Torbay AAC hosted the Five Bays Challenge on Sunday. Thanks to sponsors WBW Solicitors and Winners 2000 Fitness along with the support of club members made the event a huge success.

The race is now becoming a popular annual event and is a 10k multi-terrain race over beaches, tracks, coast paths, roads and includes as many as 423 tricky steps with a total climb of 360 metres. Many Torbay AAC members were helping with marshalling and other jobs on the day which meant just 6 athletes from the club took part. First home for the club in 3rd place overall and 1st MV50 was Pete Monaghan. Other results on the day were 11 Matthew Smith 50:21:00, 50 David Maxwell 59:32:00, 97 Ray Brown 68:06:00 (1st MV70), 105 Ian Sharrock 69:15:00 and 125 Tessa Hearfield 73:19:00.27

Pete Monaghan V50 who finished 3rd

Torbay AAC athletes took part in the club’s Annual 5k Club Championships which consists of 12.5 laps of the grass track at Torre Valley North. This is an annual event for the club and includes a fun social barbecue afterwards in memory of the late John Childs who started the barbecue theme at the event.

Torbay AAC’s long standing member and stalwart Eric Barber presented prizes to the overall winners and Club President and Coach Jan Barrett presented Age Category prizes. The overall male winner in a speedy time of 18:05 was Kevin Fine and the overall female winner in an equally impressive time of 22:24 was Fiona Holden. Age Category winners were Senior Male – Kevin Fine, M35 – Steve Weeks, M45 – Nick Robinson, M55 – David Maxwell, M65 – Ray Brown, Senior Female – Kav Solder, F35 – Cassandra Harrison, F45 – Fiona Holden and F55 – Janine Callard.

Fiona Holden receives her trophy from Cub President Jan Barrett

Tas Felstead travelled to Badminton on Saturday to compete in the 10 mile Tough Mudder where Tas tackled 25 obstacles involving mud, ice, water and lots of tough climbing.