11 athletes from Torbay Athletic Club competed in Sunday’s final Westward League Cross Country Race in Redruth. With little wind and dry ground conditions some speedy performances were achieved by both adult and junior members of the club. Standout performances on the day were Paige Quinn who won the U15 Girls race by well over a minute and Theo Glew who came runner up in the U15 Boys race. These performances helped to secure a total of four trophies at the awards ceremony. The standout team performance throughout the season went to the U15 boys team of Theo Glew, Oscar Eve and Gwilym Lewis who came 2nd place in the league. The mens vets team of Steve Weeks, Anthony Raine and Ian Hayward finished in a respectable 5th place overall. Individual awards over the whole season went to Paige Quinn who came 2nd in the U15G category and Theo Glew who came 3rd in the U15B category. Steve Weeks was awarded a new club trophy for the best senior man donated in memory of Trevor Honeychurch who sadly passed away last April. Trevor was a founder member of the Westward League and worked tirelessly for Torbay AAC.
Results on the day were as follows:
SM/VM – 8,100m – 50 Edward Falkingham 33:57, 64 Steve Weeks 35.23, 73 Anthony Raine 36:30, 81 Martyn Breslan 38:04, 82 Ian Hayward 38:14.
U15B – 4,000m – 2 Theo Glew 13:32, 12 Oscar Eve 15:38, 14 Gwilym Lewis 16:39.
SW/VW – 4,900m – 35 Heather Eve 22:55, 38 Chloe Weeks 23:26.
U15G – 4,000m – 1 Paige Quinn 14:33.
Last weekend shone for The Hamledown Hammer and the Hamledown 7 with the bitterly cold wind not holding back the Torbay AAC runners. On the 7 mile route Leon Berry stormed home to break the tape in first place in a time of 1:02:56 with Peter Henderson not far behind.
1st Leon Berry 1:02:56
22 Peter Henderson 1:27:40.
On the longer Hammer Half marathon route the hills and wind were no obstacle for Torbay athletes.
45 Heather Eve 2:09:05
63 Ian Hayward 2:13:50
English Saucony Cross Country Nationals
was an amazing day and experience, with some difficult runs but lacking mud and bad weather.
Steve Weeks: 980, 52:09 12k
Chloe Weeks 102, 29:16 6k
Sunday 26 February club members Rachel Collins, Chris Stolworthy and Glen Hawkins ventured into Cornwall on a beautiful sunny day to take part in the Looe 10 Miler. The course was undulating and included three challenging major climbs. A very enjoyable scenic route was enjoyed by all. Results as follows…
Glen Hawkins and Rachel Collins crossed the line together placed 425th in 1:58:36
Chris Stolworthy 522nd in 2:34:01
There was also Portsmouth Coastal Half, epic run! Natasha Syratt came in with a PB in a time of 1:55:42