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Provisional dates for Westward Cross Country League 2017 – 2018

Sunday 8th October – Stover
Sunday 12th November – Newquay
Sunday 3rd December – Exeter
Sunday 14th January – Westward Ho !
Sunday 11th February – Plymouth
Sunday 4th March – Redruth


Westward League Round 3 Results

Women:  exeter_ladies

Men: exeter_men


Devon Cross Country Championship Results – dev_champs


Westward League Race in Plymouth on Sunday 11th October.

Race timetable
12.15pm U11 Boys/Girls 1600m
12.30pm U17M/U17W/SW 5200m
1.10pm U13 Girls 2500m
1.30pm U13 Boys 2500m
1.50pm U15 Girls and Boys 3200m
2.10pm Senior Men 8600m

Please see click below for maps of course.

Westward League Plymouth 2015

Westward League Plymouth 2015 U11 Map

There is a car boot sale on at the same time so parking may be limited.

If anyone needs a lift please let me know and we will arrange transport. (mattday@barnabassports.co.uk, 07791 329311)


 

Below are dates and venues for the new Westward League Cross Country Season. Open to all Torbay AC runners of all abilities. We arrange transport and each race is a great day out.
No need to register or enter just turn up and run. Matthew Day will post details here before each race.

Fixtures 2015 – 2016

Westward League (provisional dates)

Sunday 11th October – Plymouth

Sunday 8th November – Newquay

Sunday 6th December – Exeter

Sunday 10th January – Westward Ho !

Sunday 14th February – Stover

Sunday 20th March – Redruth

South West Cross Country Championships

No date yet – Usually first Sunday in January

Southern Championships

Saturday 30th January 2016 – Parliament Hill, London

National Championships

Saturday 27th February 2016 – Donnington Park, Castle Donnington

JUNIORS FREE
TORBAY ATHLETIC CLUB WILL PAY FOR ALL TORBAY ATHLETIC CLUB JUNIOR MEMBER ENTRY FEE FOR ALL SIX WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY RACES FROM OCTOBER 2015. RACE FREE TO ALL JUNIOR MEMBERS

SENIORS £6 
TORBAY ATHLETIC CLUB SENIOR MEMBERS MUST INDIVIDUALLY PAY £6 TO MATTHEW DAY TO COMPETE IN THE WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY FROM OCTOBER 2015.
IF YOU RUN ONE RACE THEN YOU PAY £6.
IF YOU RUN MORE RACES THEN YOU ONLY PAY £6 AT THE FIRST RACE YOU ENTER.  DO ALL SIX AND ITS GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY (= £1 A RACE)

THIS MAY BE A GOOD TIME TO BUY CROSS COUNTRY SPIKES.
There may be still be some cheap deals from last years shoes stock
www.startfitness.co.uk/mens/footwear/cross-country-spikes.html
www.startfitness.co.uk/ladies/footwear/cross-country-spikes.html
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WOW!! WHAT A GREAT SEASON (2014-2015)

Well done everyone for such a great season for Team Torbay. 58 club members took part in the Westward League, we have run well, had a great time and had such a brilliant team spirit which was noticed by others and resulted in us being given the Westward League ‘Team of the Year’ award.

Well done to everyone and especially the coaches and parents of the juniors. Its been so good to see so many juniors running and to have so many travelling all the way to Redruth to run yesterday was brilliant.

Below are the results from yesterday and include the overall results for the season.

Already looking forward to next season with plans including:

  • Further extending the number of club members taking part in Westward League and maintaining the fantastic team spirit.
  • Gaining some overall medals, we had several runners and the vet men’s team finishing 4th – 6th this year so only just outside the medals.
  • A trip to the Southern Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill in January
  • A trip to the National Cross Country (somewhere in the North of England) in February

Thanks everyone for running, your support, driving and being such a great team.

Redruth and overall league results – men

Redruth and overall league results – women


Herald 2015 March XC Team Award


WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY FINAL RACE – Redruth, Sunday 1st March

Next Sunday is the last fixture of a very successful Cross Country Season for Torbay. So far 56 club members have taken part in the Westward league, a massive increase from last season!

The race is open to all club members, even if you haven’t raced cross country this season your very welcome to join us and run this race. Just turn up with club vest, pay £1 / 50p juniors (I will collect money before race)  and run, no need to pre-register, no numbers, just run and at the end pass your finishing token to me.

Details are below for Redruth, I have 3 spaces in my car if anyone needs a lift, just let me know.

With the best 5 of 6 races to count (4 out of 6 for juniors) we have a few club members lying just outside the medals:

Megan Webber – 4th in u15 girls

Henry Sanderson – 4th in u11 boys

Matt Day – 4th in v40 men

Denis Doy – 4th in v60 men

The Men’s vet team are also in 4th place.

Anthony Raine is just outside the top 30 overall and 6th in MV45, with a low score in Exeter, a good run on Sunday should see Anthony move up in both the overall and MV40 categories and possibly into the medal places for MV45.


WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY FINAL RACE – Redruth, Sunday 1st March

Race times and distances

12.15: u11 boys and girls (1600m)

12.30: Women, u17 women & u17 men (4,900m)

1.05: u13 girls (3,000m)

1.20: u13 boys (3,000m)

1.35: Men (8,100m)

2.20: u15 girls (4,000m)

2.40: u15 boys (4,500m)

The race takes place at Redruth school, prizes will be awarded afterwards. If you need a lift please let me know ASAP.

Course Map

How to get to venue


WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS – Race 5 of 6: Bovey Tracey

Torbay Athletics Club put on a superb performance at the penultimate Westward League at Parke, Bovey Tracey on Sunday 8th February.

Over a muddy and hilly woodland course, Shaun McKernan battled bravely to take third place in the U15s while Megan Webber continued her great form to finish eighth, despite racing the day before in an inter-county event. This leaves Megan 4th place in the league with one more race left.

The U13s showed great strength over the woodland loop. Verity Woods (12th ) and Lily Bates (13th ) finished well, sealing strong overall league positions of 15th and 16th. Alexander Bly’s blistering performance for his first X country for Torbay secured an excellent 9th place in a tough field.

The gold and red of Torbay dominated the U11s line up. Henry Sanderson stormed home in second place after a sensational sprint finish, and is now 4th place in the league. Fantastic first runs for Lily Noble (8th ) and Xavier Bly (18th ) revealed a promising future for these young athletes and determined runs from Keiren Raine (22nd ) and Josie Ratcliff (10th ) saw their overall league positions jump to 12th and 15th . Meanwhile, the Torbay U11s kept flooding across the finish, with great runs from Emma Harrison (11th – league position 12th), Lily Milne (12th – league position 14th ), Rose Downs (19th – league position 43rd), Keely Bell (15th – league position 8th) and Olivia Horton (20th – league position 9th) in the girls race and Jack Luscombe (28th – league position 14th ) and Harvey Bates (30th – league position 15th ) in the boys race.

The Senior Ladies also showed their colours, with strong runs from Hayley Ratcliff (51st ), Tracey Sanderson (71st ), Eve Bates (88th ) and Ruth Gornall (91st ).

Full Results – Men

Full Results – Women

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WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY AT REDRUTH – FINAL RACE OF SEASON

The final fixture will be held at Redruth on Sunday 1st March, where the trophies will be presented. I will post details here and on our Facebook page as soon as I receive them.


 

WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY AT WESTWARD HO! (Race 4 of 6 in the series)
Sunday 11th January 2015

IN PHOTO….FROM LEFT
Olivia Horton, Emma Harrison, Kelis James, Rose Downs, Keely Bell, Harvey Bates, Kieran Raine, Jack Luscombe.
2015 Westward Ho Cross Country

21 Torbay Athletic Club Members ran the 4th Westward League Cross Country Race in the series. This race was located in North Devon at Westward Ho! The course was very exposed by cliffs near the coastline. Conditions on the day was very tough with strong blustery winds and rain.

There are 6 races in the Westward League series and prizes will be award to best athletes from Devon and Cornwall in their age category at the end of the competition.

Cross Countty is running loops in fields which is often muddy and slippery. Athletes wear trainers with sharp metal spikes to help grip.

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run loops on surfaces of grass, and earth in open country, and include lots of hills. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and athletic club teams by a points-scoring method.

Torbay under 15 Girl Megan Webber is leading her age group in the Westward League.

First race was the Under 11’s Developement Race 1600 metres
9 Keely Bell (7:53) – 10 Emma Harrison (8:10)- 11 Kelis James (8:27)

Second Race was senior and vet Ladies comprising of 1 small lap and 3 large laps. Total 5000 metres.
Karen Frissen was first Torbay home in 57th place in a time of 31 mins 21 secs but she 7th in the Vet 50 Category Overall) Her position will likely improve if she completes the last two races at Bovey Tracey and Redruth.

Ladies Results 57 Karen Frissen (31:21) – 63 Eve Bates (32:07) – Freya Bell (39:38)

Third Race was the Under 13’s Girls race comprising of 2 small laps and one large lap. Total 3200 metres
14 Maisey Dommett (16:15) – 15th Verity Woods – (16:20) – 18 Lily Bates (17:55)

Under 15 girls 1 Small and 2 Large 4,000m
3 Megan Webber (18:03) Megan Webber currently top place in Westward League!!!!!

under 11 boys 1600 metres
13 Kieran Raine (7:10) (Kieran overall league position 5th) – 15 Mikey Webber (7:21) 18 Jack Luscombe 7:59) – 20 Harvey Bates (8:38 secs)

Senior Men 1 Small and 5 Large laps Total 8,800m
Jon Pressling – 39th, 36 mins 33 secs (overall league position 66)
56 Anthony Raine (38:36) – 65 Matt Day (40:06) – 75 Martyn Breslan (41:27) – 78 Stephen Lofthouse (41:48) – 90 Paul Frissen (43:44) – 106 Steve Sharp (47:11)

In the Vet 40 category Matthew Day is in 6th overall position, MV45 Anthony Raine 6th & Stephen Lofthouse 8th

There are two more Westward League races remaining in the series, the next race will be at the Parke National Trust Estate at Bovey Tracey on the 8th February.
The last race will be a long journey to Redruth in West Cornwall on 1st March.


 

ENGALAND ATHLETICS SOUTH WEST CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday 4th January 2015

Results Excel File > South West Cross Country Championship 2015 Resuls

Seniors/Vets…. 83 Jon Pressling (42:17) – 96 Anthony Raine (44:35) – 105 Martyn Zak Griffiths Breslan (45:48) – 109 Stephen Wilbraham (47:04)

U15…. 47 Shaun McKernan 18:41

U11 Boys….6 Henry Sanderson (6:09) – 57 Kieran Raine (7:22) – 62 Josie Ratcliff (7:28) – 68 Edward Vian (7:40) – 81 Lily Milnes (8:06) – 86 Keely Bell(8:22) – 88 Mia Ratcliff (8:27) – 93 Olivia Horton (8:39)

South West Cross Country Champs Junior Boy 2015 South West Cross Country Champs Junior Pair 2015 South West Cross Country Champs Junior Trio 2015South West Cross Country Champs Junior Group 2015South West Cross Country Champs Senior 2015


 

WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – EXETER
(including the Devon Championships)
Sunday 7th December 2014

The League and Devon Cross Country Championship was held on fields next to Exeter Arena with the tough hilly course making it a good test of stamina and fitness for all of the 36 Torbay Athletic Clubs athletes The competition part of the Westward League Cross Country Race Series consists of 6 races, Plymouth, Newquay, Exeter, Westward Ho, Bovey Tracey and Redruth.

Results XC Exeter 2014 Under 11 groupOn the day there were two sets of results one for the Westward League, another for the Devon Cross Country Championship this produced a record turnout of Club members running in the six different age category races and the first time for almost 20 years that Torbay Athletic Club had such a high number of junior athletes in all age groups, with the girls and boys securing points on the day in every age category and two of the young athletes comfortably qualifying for places in 2015 Devon County Squad.

The first race included 14 junior girls and boys competing from Torbay Athletic Club in the Under 11 age group race which consisted of one lap, 1650 meters, of the muddy undulating grass course with conditions on the day very cold and windy making it tough going for the younger age group. For the boys, Henry Sanderson, Kieran Raine and Mikey Webber were very quick off the start line managing to get amongst the fastest of the 61 juniors racing. As the raced progressed Torbay’s girls soon crept up the pack with Kelis James putting a excellent effort into the middle part of the race finishing first girl home for Torbay closely followed by Emma Harrison. Henry Sanderson Torbay’s fastest boy in the Under 11s endurance squad, was first to finish again yesterday in an amazing time of 6 minutes 12 seconds. Very well done to both Maddie Vasey (11 years old) and Christian Vasey (8 years old) this was the first time they had competed in a cross country race. Each of the juniors competing in the Westwood League must compete in 4 out of the 6 races. Henry Sanderson who has competed in all three races so far is currently in 3rd place overall for the Under 11s, followed by Olivia Horton in 6th and Kieran in 9th place. Torbay’s under 11s endurance runners are certainly a group to be keep a close eye on as their results so far in this season’s Westwood League are demonstrating some very quick times.

The next race consisted of the under 17 Men and all Ladies including Vet Ladies. James Sanderson was first home for Torbay in 19:36 and is currently 10th overall in the series, Karen Frissen was first lady home winning the 3rd FV50 category. Freya Bell had an excellent run in her first race for the Club.

Results XC Exeter 2014 Under 15 Girl Megan WebberThe 3rd race was Under 13 girls running 3000 metres Torbay had three girls entered, Maisey Dommett was first home in 21st position in 12:21.

Fourth race was Under 13 boys also running 3000 metres, Reuben Vasey finished 21st in 12:53.

In the fifth race over 3900 metres Megan Webber finished 3rd, the highest position of all club members on the day, with her time of 15:44 also qualified her to represent Devon.

Results XC Exeter 2014 Under 15 boysNext race was Under 15 boys including 3 boys from Torbay Boys Grammar School, two of them new members, Hayden Fey and Shaun McKernan running their very first race, both had outstanding runs for the Club. Hayden Fey had an amazing race finishing the 3900 metre course in 6th place overall in 13:41 which also qualified him to run for Devon. Next home was Oakley James in 17th place with Shaun McKernan was only 20 seconds behind him these three boys were the 3rd fastest Club team in the race.

The very last race of the day was the Senior and Vet Mens race with a large field of almost 170 athletes running the 8900 metres.There were 9 Torbay men in this race, first home for Torbay was Henry Irvine in 18th place in a time of 30:21. The Men’s Team is currently in 11th place in the 59 Senior Men’s Teams with the Vet Men team 7th place in the 39 teams.

RESULTS
Under 11 Boys (Overall=Best 4 races in series of 6)
8th Henry Sanderson (6:12 overall 3rd) – 20th Kieran Raine (6.54 overall 9th) – 24th Mikey Webber (7.14) – 29th Jack Luscombe (7.46 overall 12th ) – 35th Harvey Bates (7.26) – 37th Christian Vasey (10.30)

 Results XC Exeter 2014 U1G1 1 Results XC Exeter 2014 U11B 4

Under 11 girls
11th Kelis James (7.34 overall 10th) -12th Emma Harrison (7.37) – 13th Lily Milne (7.41 overall 12th) – 15th Keely Bell (7.49 overall 11th) – 17th Olivia Horton (8.04 overall 6th) – 18th Josie Ratcliff (8.10 overall 13th) – 23rd Maddie Vasey (9.55) – 24th Mia Ratcliff (9.57)

Results XC Exeter 2014 U11G 6 Results XC Exeter 2014 U11G 2

Under 13 Boy
21st Reuben Vasey (12.53)

Results XC Exeter 2014 U13B 1

Under 13 Girls
21st Maisey Dommett (12.21) – 25th Verity Woods (13.06) – 27th Lily Bates (13.31, overall 14th) – 29th Isobel Sanderson (14.39)
Team 7th out of 18

Results XC Exeter 2014 U13 Start

Results XC Exeter 2014 U13G 5Results XC Exeter 2014 U13G 4Results XC Exeter 2014 U13G 3Results XC Exeter 2014 U13G 1

Under 15 boys
6th Hayden Fey (13.41) – 17th Oakley James (15.48) – 19th Shaun McKernan (16.08) –

Under 15 Girls
3rd Megan Webber (15.44)

Under 17 Boys
25th James Sanderson (19.36 overall 10th)

Results XC Exeter 2014 U11 James SandersonResults XC Exeter 2014 James Sanderson Start

Senior and Vet Ladies Results
86th Karen Frissen (24.18) – 98th Eve Bates (25.06) – 117th Freya Bell (32.11)Eve has improved her overall position to 75th overall
Torbay Senior Ladies team are currently 23rd out of 68th and vets team are 19th out of 40.

Results XC Exeter 2014 Karen FrissenResults XC Exeter 2014 Ladies Results XC Exeter 2014 U11 Eve Bates

Senior and Vet Men
18th Henry Irvine (30.21) – 55th Charlie Baker (32.47) – 98th Matthew Day (36.20 overall 40th, 6th MV40) – 109th Stephen Wilbraham (37.25 overall 55th,10th MV45) – 110th Anthony Raine (37.30 overall 41st, 7th MV45) – 124th Stephen Lofthouse (38.19 overall 46th, 9th MV45) – 136th Paul Frissen (39.42) – 150th Martyn Breslan (41.25 overall 52nd) – 165 Dennis Doy (47.05, 5th MV60)
Very well done to all who competed !

DEVON CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – EXETER

Under 13 Girls
16th Maisey Dommett (12:21) – 18th Verity Woods (13:06) – 19th Lily Bates (13:31)

Under 15 Boys
5th Haydyn Fey (13:41) – 16th Oakley James (15:48) – 17th Shaun McKernan (16:08)

Under 15 Girl
4th Megan Webber (15:43)

Senior Men
14th Henry Irvine (30:21) – 32nd Charlie Baker (32:47)

Vet Men
25th Matthew Day (36:20) – 27th Stephen Wilbraham (37:25) – 28th Anthony Raine (37:30) – 34th Paul Frissen (29:42) – 39th Martin Breslan (41:25) – 44th Denis Doy (47:05)

Vet Ladies
31 Karen Frissen (24:20, 3rd FV50)

WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – NEWQUAY

4 Photos to be added

Eve Bates, Haley Jeffery, Tracey Sanderson, James Sanderson
Maisey Dommett, Lily Bates
Oakley James
Lily Milne, Josie Ratcliff and Mia Ratcliff all running in to finish almost together
Mia Ratcliff, Olivia Horton both running in to finish

The second of six races in the Westward League’s Winter Cross Country race series took place at Newquay Sport Centre. There was a total of 8 races on the day running on wet and slippery fields around the leisure centre.
Last month Torbay Athletic Club had 32 members running at Plymouth. For almost two decades Torbay AC only had a couple of member competing in this entire Westward league. Newquay being the second furthest to travel was expected to be low on number competing but we had a great turnout with many treating the event as a day out.
Last year at Newquay only four Torbay AC members turned up to run. This year we had a massive 25 member who ran in most of the eight events at Newquay.
Torbay is now recognised as the main cross country club in the local Torbay area.

Member who ran the first race at Plymouth last month found their overall league position had improved after racing the second event at Newquay but member who miss the first race found their overall league position did not improve. Members are encourage to enter as many races as possible so their overall league position improves.

The next race is at Exeter Arena on Sunday December 7th and will also incorporate the Devon championships. Torbay AC is expecting over 40 members to take part.

Everyone at the club ran really well at Newquay espeically the juniors for many of them it was their first cross country race and first race wearing club colours.

UNDER 17 MEN / SENIOR VET LADIES
The first race on the day started was the Under 17 men with the senior and vet Ladies running 5380 metres.
Torbay AC only under 17 man was James Sanderson and he had a great run and finish 22nd place (22 mins 25 secs) His overall league position is now in the league competition is 12th.

First Torbay club member lady home was Louise Oldridge who also ran well and finished 23rd, 6th FV40 (22m 04 secs) Louise overall league position in the Senior category is now 20th and now 5th for the FV40 category.

Next was a new member Tracey Sanderson who finished 89th (27m 14 secs) Tracey overall league position is now 149th.

Eve Bates 100th (28m 15 secs) Eve overall league position is now 77th

Torbay had another new member to complete the ladies team and this was Hayley Jeffery (Ratcliffe) 102nd (28m 17secs) Haley overall league position is now 157th.

UNDER 13 GIRLS
There was two under 13 Girls running 3000 metres for Torbay in the next race, New member Maisey Dommett ran her first cross country for Torbay and was 20th (12m 51 secs) Maisey overall league position 31st
Lily Bates wasn’t far behind finish 26th (13m 57 secs) Lily overall league position 17th

UNDER 11 GIRLS
Next race was the under 11 Girls which included four new club members running their first cross country race. The distance was 2000 metres.
Lily Milne was first home 17th (10m 16 secs) Lily overall league position is now 28th
Josie Ratcliff 18th (10m 18 secs) Josie overall league position is now 29th
Mia Ratcliff 19th (10m 21secs) Mia overall league position is now 31st
Olivia Horton 20th (10m 26 secs) Olivia overall league position is now 8th.

UNDER 11 BOYS
Next race was the under 11 Boys. The distance was also 2000 metres.
Henry Sanderson 6th (7m 46 secs) Henry overall league position is now 5th
Kieran Raine 21st (8m 40 secs) Kieran overall league position is now 11th
Jack Luscombe 26th (9m 22 secs) Jack overall league position is now 14th

UNDER 15 GIRLS
Next race was Under 15 girls, Torbay Megan Webber was the only club member in this event and she had to run 3900 metres.
Megan Webber was 12th (16m 28 secs) Megan overall league position is now 8th

UNDER 15 BOYS
Oakley James was the only member in this race and had to run 4350 metres, he finish 17th (18 mins) Oakley overall league position is now 21st

SENIOR & VET MEN
The last race of the day was the Senior Men and Vet Mens race, together they ran in very wet and windy conditions which made the 9100 metre course even more slippery.
Jon Pressling was first home for Torbay men in 61st place (34m 22 secs) Jon overall league position is now 42nd
Martyn Zak Griffiths Breslan finished 84th Place (36 mins 04 secs) Martyn overall league position is now 51st
Matthew Day 92nd (37 mins 17 secs) overall league position 55th
Anthony Raine 93rd (37 mins 40 secs) overall league position 58th
Iain Donnelly 96th ( 37 mins 40 secs) overall league position 54th
Stephen Lofthouse 99th (37 mins 48 secs) overall league position 57th
Stephen Wilbraham 108th (38 mins 18 secs) overall league position 65th
Steve Sharp 157th (43 mins 41 secs)
Denis Doy 170th (48 mins 50 secs)

MV40 Category Positions
Matthew Day – 17th (overall league position 10th)
Iain Donnelly – 18th (overall league position 9th)

MV45 Category Positions
Anthony Raine 12th (overall league position 9th)
Stephen Lofthouse 13th (overall league position 8th)
Stephen Wilbraham 15th (overall league position 11th)

MV60 Category Positions
Denis Doy 4th

MENS TEAM POSITIONS
Mens overall team positions in Westward League
Senior Men – 11th
Vet Men – 6th
under 17 Boys – 9th
under 15 Boys – 10th
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LADIESS TEAM POSITIONS
Ladies overall team positions in Westward League after two races
Senior Ladies: 20th
Vets Ladies: 19th
Under 15 girls: 10th
Under 13 girls: 8th

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32 Club Members ran Westward League Cross Country at Plymouth
Sunday 12th October 2014

The first of six races in the Westward League’s Winter Cross Country series took place at Central Park Plymouth and despite a number of wet days conditions were still very dry underfoot.

For almost two decades Torbay AC only had a couple of member competing in this league. During last year Matt Day was appointed Cross Country team captain, managing to encourage between 5-10 members to enter these races. This year with club membership levels increasing by around 25% more members with differing abilities were willing to take part in the cross country races, making an excellent turnout of 30 members (juniors and seniors) for this first race some taking the opportunity to wear their cross country spikes for the first time.

The first race started with a 1,500m run for the under-11 boys/girls, eight Torbay AC juniors took part in this race, followed swiftly by the U17 Boys, Girls and Senior & Vet Ladies 5,900m race. Next was the U13 girls (2,470m) event with the U13 boys (2,470m) soon after.

The men’s senior and vet event was next (8,630m) and the day’s competition concluded with a U15 girls race.

Veteran Jon Parkinson was the first home for the Club in the senior race with Charlie Baker first club senior man home.

New member Louise Oldridge, proudly wearing club’s yellow and red colours for the first claimed the first Senior Club lady spot. Senior ladies team finished 26th out of 60 Vet ladies team: 11th out of 37 the Senior Men team: 9th out of 45 Vet Men: 4th out of 32
Ladies 31st Louise Oldridge (25:49, 5th FV45) – 105th Janine Callard (32:01, 7th FV50 – 107th Karen Frissen (32:05, 8th FV50) – 115th Eve Bates (32:46) – 199th Anita Merritt (32:57)
U11 Girls 9th Kelis James (7:23) Keely Bell (7:43) Olivia Horton (8:12)

U13 Girls 28th Verity Woods (11:58) – 29th Lily Bates (12:02) – 31st Isobel Sanderson (13:47)

U15 Girls 7th Megan Webber (12:57, 7th UG15)

U11 Boys 9th Henry Sanderson (6:04) – 22nd Kieran Raine (6:42) – 25th Mikey Webber 25th (6:56) – 26th Jack Luscombe (7:02) – 36th Harvey Bates (8:14)

U17 Men 13th James Sanderson (24:17)

Men 30th Jon Parkinson (32:11, 3rd MV45) – 40th Charlie Baker (32:57) – 69th Tony Foster (34:55, 11th MV40) – 75th John Pressling (35:55) – 81st Iain Donnelly (36:43, 13th MV40) – 86th Martyn Breslan (37:26) – 87th Stephen Lofthouse (37:49, 13th MV45) = 88th Matthew Day (37:58, 15th MV40) 94th Anthony Raine (38:13, 16th MV45) – 118th Stephen Wilbraham (38:57, 19th MV45) – 129th Paul Frissen (40:52, 23rd MV45) – 137th Phil Bates (41:36, 26th MV45) – 156th Roger Matthews (45:17) 159th Nick Robinson (45:41)

There are another five Westward League Cross Country fixtures in this winter programme, scheduled monthly. The next meeting will be on Sunday 9th November 2014 – Newquay followed by 7th December 2014 – Exeter, 11th January 20 15 – Bideford, 8th February 2015 – Bovey Tracey, 1st March 2015 – Redruth


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