Results 2015

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133 Race reports since  beginning of January 2015


ARRAN FIRST AT PARKE 5K parkrun #65
Saturday 27th June 2015

6 Torbay members enjoy a nice morning of running at Parke. Arran was first home for Torbay in just over 18 minutes. Shaun McKernan gain a personal best time of just over half a minute finishing 8th in 21:31. Cassandra ran her second Parke parkrun and finished 28:23 same time as her first Parke parkrun. It was Sarah Addis first ever parkrun today.

1 Arran Tocknell (18:01) – 8 Shaun McKernan (21:31, new PB) – 32 Gary Brenton (25:00) – 48 Emma Gilboy (26:15) – 65 Cassandra Harrison (28:23) – 121 Sarah Addis (40:48, First Timer)


PETE FIRST AT EXETER RIVERSIDE 5K parkrun
Saturday 27th June 2015

1 Peter Monaghan (16:47)


ARRAN WINS BURRATOR HORSESHOE RUN
Saturday 20th June 2015

The Burrator Horseshoe Run is a 7 mile moorland run from Meavy and out over Dartmoor, via Burrator Reservoir, Sheepstor Dam, Sheepstor Summit (369m), Guttor Tor Summit (357m), Ringmoor Down and Meavy River Ford.
The Burrator Horseshoe is a scenic, challenging moorland run, starting and finishing at Meavy Village Green. It is a part of the Meavy Oak Fair, a traditional village green fair held annually.

1 Arran Tocknell (41:01)


PARKE 5K parkrun #64
Saturday 20th June 2015

3 Russell HART (18:49, New PB)
6 Richard WALLACE (19:52)

PARKE 64 RUSS WICHARD


EXETER RIVERSIDE 5K parkrun #44
Saturday 20th June 2015

1 Simon LONGTHORPE (16:14)
104 Kirsten MUNDY (27:39)


SOUTH WEST SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday 20th June 2015

SOUTHWEST SCHOOLS CHAMPS 2015

Results of the Magnificent 5 who competed for Devon in the South West schools champs. today at Exeter. Megan jun girl 200m PB in heat 26.53, then another PB 26.52 placing 4th in final. Becs made final in Inter girl 100m and 200m, 7th in 100m 13.01, and 8th in 200m, ran PB in 200m heat 26.80. Elyse won Inter girl heat in 25.88, then placed 2nd in final in 25.78 behind UK ranked No 1 200m sprinter in her age group. Both Elyse times inside National schools Entry time. Hayden 6th in Inter boy 1500m in PB 4:20.27. Lillian sen girl came good, won the south west title easily winning the 400m hurdles, equalling her PB from last week with 64.06, National schools entry time, also won a tight competition in the long jump with a best 5.36m, another PB for Lill. Lill will be going to the National schools in Gateshead, Elyse should make the team, 50/50 whether Megan will get a place.


IRONMAN 70.3 ITALY
Sunday 14th June 2015

Louise Oldridge flew the flag for Torbay Tri Club at Ironman 70.3 Italy and battled through the scorching 34 degree temperatures to take 5th place in her age category in a time of 5h 30m 58s. Tackling a rough 1.2 mile sea swim (40m 03s) followed by a 56 mile bike (2h 52m 35s), the heat was then on during the final 13.1 mile run (1h 50m 02s).Ironman 70.3 Italy Louise Oldridge


COTSWOLD 113 MIDDLE DISTANCE TRIATHLON
Sunday 14th June 2015

Back home and Graeme Kay was also competing over the same distance, at the Cotswold 113 Middle Distance Triathlon. On a course suiting those chasing fast times, Graeme crossed the line in an impressive 5h 12m 57s and recorded a rather swift 2h 33m for the bike leg in the process.


WINDSOR OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON
Sunday 14th June 2015

Ross Morley-Trapnell visited the capital and mixed it up with the elite at the Olympic distance Windsor Triathlon. Cheered on by the crowds, Ross finished over 4 minutes faster than last year in 2h 51m 39s. Rich Carus also continued to show great form at the Olympic distance as he enjoyed the sun to complete the Bristol Harbourside Triathlon in 2h 32m.

Windsor Triathlon 2015 Ross Morley Trapnell


YEOVIL MARATHON
Sunday 14th June 2015

Torbay Ac’s Martyn Ellis and Matthew Day ran in the Yeovil Marathon at the weekend, with 500 runners in the event being held to aid of 2 charities; the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and the Yeovilton Military Wives Choir, the route ran around picturesque villages near Yeovil. Martyn Ellis running his very first marathon was in 24th position after 2 miles but managed to work his way through the field to finish 11th in an excellent time of 3.03.52 which should qualify him for a ” good for age” place in the London marathon next year. Club colleague Matthew Day running his 7th marathon finished in 48th place in 3:32:34

11th Martyn Ellis (3.03.52) – 48th Matthew Day (3:32:34)


PLYM VALLEY CHALLENGE    
Sunday 14th June 2015

Torbay AC’s Neil Downer ran in the Pym Valley Challenge of 7 country miles starting from Tor Bridge High, Estover, into the beautiful Plym Bridge woods out to Hatshill Wood, below Bickleigh Village returning along the river valley after navigating 2 disused rail bridges.
 
22 Neil Downer (55:48)

DEVON SCHOOLS COMPETITON,
4 TORBAY GIRLS WIN 8 COUNTRY STANDARD PERFORMANCES BETWEEN THEM
Saturday 13th June 2015

Devon School 2015Devon schools, 4 girls – 8 county standard performances between them, 2 County titles, 6 Personal Bests, 1 S.W. No. 1 ranking,

Full results
Megan Webber 100m 1st 12.91 PB, 200m 2nd 26.65 PB,
Verity 100m 4th 13.73,
Elyse 100m 1st 12.74, 200m 1st 26.14,
Becs 100m 2nd 12.92 PB, 200m 2nd 26.81 PB,
Emily 80m Hur 3rd 12.58 PB,
Sasha long 2nd 4.68m, triple 2nd 10.28m PB,
Chelsea 100m 5th 13.70 PB 200m 7th 28.41 PB,
Lillian Goddard 400m hur 1st 64.06 PB, 400m 2nd 60.44, long 2nd 5.09m,
Hayden Fey 1st 1500m 4:21.91,
Julian 2nd Javelin 43.49m PB,

Selected for Devon next Saturday,
Megan 200m, Elyse 200m, Becs 100m & 200m, Lillian 400m Hur & long, Hayden 1500m, Selected but unavailable Emily 80m hur and Sasha triple.
Those 5 who have been selected you must go on the Devon schools athletics website and e mail reply to confirm you will compete next week once the team is listed.


Pearson Cup date now confirmed as Sunday July 19th at Norton fields
which is behind Dartmouth Leisure centre at the top of the hill. Junior Coaches are looking for a good turn out of 30 of our juniors. Date in your diary.


PARKE 5k parkrun
Saturday 13th June 2015

Torbay’s Pete Monaghan was 1st home at the Parke parkrun on Saturday in 18:19 min, followed by Club-mates Russell Hart 3rd with a new PB in 19:16, Richard Wallace 7th in 20:57. Roger Brewer 58th in 28:25 and Kirsten Mundy 87th in 33:01

1 Peter Monaghan  (18:19) – 3 Russell Hart (19:16, New PB) – 7 Richard Wallace (20:57) – 58 Roger Brewer (28:25)- 87 Kirsten Mundy (33:01)

DEVON OPEN TRACK AND FIELD MEETING
ROUND 2 of 4 – Tavistock Athletic Track
Sunday 7th June 2015

Good turnout of 15 Torbay Athletic club members at Tavistock today, 2 adults and 13 juniors.

Main highlights
Lillian Goddard 3 wins in under 20 400m hurdles, 400m and javelin, PB in 400m with 59.40
Elyse Leech 
moves up an age group wins under 20 100m 13.0 and 200m Emily 80m hurdles 4th in 13.03 and PB in long with 4.62m
Avalon Vowles 
wins 100m 14.30 and 150m plus PB in long. Grace 2 2nd in Shot 6.12m and high 1.25m
Maisey Dommett 
PB in long,
Verity Woods
100m 4th 13.76 and 3rd shot 7.28m
Plenty of PB’s from our under 10 / 11 from Shona Silvester, Samuel Hart, Freya Caskey-Sutton, Stefan Filip

Seniors
It was first Devon Open experience for Phil Bates who won the mens vet 800 metre race.
Martyn Breslan won the 200 metres and 5000 metres

Full results Click here

Devon Open 2015 Team Table Round 2

Devon Open 2015 Tavistock  Phil1Devon Open 2015 Tavistock Martyn1Devon Open 2015 Tavistock Shaun2

TORBAY AC RESULTS

U10 Boys – Stefan Filip
600m –  Position 12 – Result 2.23.97 – 0 Points
75m –  Position 15  – Result 13.44 – 0 Points
Long Jump –  Position 8  – Result AC 2.75 – 3 Points
Vortex –  Position 22  – Result 11.22 – 0 Points
3 Points

U10 Girls – Freya Caskey-Sutton
600m –  Position 9  – Result 2.21.86 – 2 Points
75m –  Position 10  – Result 12.77 – 1 Points
Long Jump –  Position 2 – Result 3.28 – 9 Points
Vortex –  Position 2 – Result 19.56 – 9 Points
21 Points

U11 Boys  – Samuel Hart
150m –  Position 4 – Result 25.58 – 7 Points
75m –  Position 9 – Result 12.57 – 3 Points
Long Jump –  Position 10 – Result 3.16 – 2 Points
12 Points

U11 Girls – Shona Silvester
150m –  Position 2 – Result 23.99 9 Points
75m –  Position 3 – Result 12.09 8 Points
Long Jump –  Position 6 – Result 3.22 – 5 Points
22 Points

U13 Girls  – Avalon Vowles
100m –  Position 1 – Result 14.30 – 10 Points
150m –  Position 1 – Result 21.65 – 10 Points
Long Jump –  Position 3 – Result 3.62 – 8 Points
28 Points

U13 Girls – Team Torbay AC
4 x 100m Relay –  Position 1 – Result 63.15 – 10 Points
10 Points

U13 Girls – Maisey Dommett
800m –  Position 7 – Result 2.59.34 – 6 Points
High Jump-  Position 2 – Result 1.15 – 9 Points
Long Jump –  Position 2 – Result 3.71 – 9 Points
24 Points

U13 Girls – Grace Winsor
High Jump –  Position 5 – Result 1.25 – 7 Points
Shot –  Position 2 – Result 6.12 – 9 Points
16

U15 Boys  – Shaun McKernan
3000m –  Position 2 – Result 11.00.03 – 9 Points
U15 Boys Shot –  Position 2 – Result 8.11 – 9 Points
18 Points

U15 Girls – Verity Woods
100m – Position 4 – Result 13.76 – 7 Points
Long Jump –  Position 4 – Result 4.09 – 7 Points
Shot –  Position 3 – Result 7.28 – 8 Points
22 Points

U17 Women – Emily Joseph
80m H –  Position 4 – Result 13.03 – 7 Points
Triple Jump –  Position 3 – Result 9.13 – 9 Points
Long Jump –  Position 4 – Result 4.60 – 7 Points
23 Points

U17 Women – Sasha Denis
Long Jump –  Position 3 – Result 4.76 – 8 Points
Triple Jump –  Position 2 – Result 9.22 – 10 Points
17 Points

U20 Women – Elyse Leech
100m –  Position 1 – Result 13.0 – 10 Points
U20 Women 200m –  Position 1 – Result 26.19 – 10 Points
20 Points

U20 Women – Lillian Goddard
400m –  Position 1 – Result 59.40 – 10 Points
400m H –  Position 1 – Result 66.80 – 10 Points
Javelin –  Position 1 – Result 22.83 – 10 Points
30 Points

Senior Men – Martin Breslan
200m –  Position 1 – Result 29.35 – 10 Points
5000m –  Position 1 – Result 19:27.83 – 10 Points
20 Points

Vet Men – Phil Bates
100m –  Position 5 – Result 14.85 – 6 Points
1500m –  Position 5 – Result 5:30.51  – 7 Points
800m –  Position 1 – Result 2.33.45 – 10 Points
23 Points

GRAND TOTAL 309 POINTS (T.B.C)


BLACKPOOL SANDS TRIATHLON
Sunday 7th June 2015

Blackpool Sands Triathlon 2015

Sunshine and blue skies greeted Torbay Tri Club as they turned out in mass for the inaugural Blackpool Sands Triathlon on Sunday. With a chilly 750m sea swim to start the race, this was followed by challenging but scenic 20k ride along to Slapton before returning to finish with a 5k run. Scott Watkins was first back for an impressive 3rd place overall while Andrew Longthorpe also finished inside the top 10.

Full results: Scott Watkins 1h 14m 29m, Andrew Longthorpe 1:16:28, Lee Turner 1:18:13, Jamie Stevenson 1:19:12, Jason Mann 1:19:34, Patrick Roberts 1:23, Nigel Fenn 1:25:39, Gary Brenton 1:34:25, Lucy Goldsmith 1:36:31, Jonathan Cowlingt1:41:30, Katharina Roberts 1:47:04, Rachel Longthorpe 1: 47:46, Emma Stevenson 1:48:13.

Phot0 – Torbay Tri Club at Blackpool Sands


COTSWOLD WOMENS SPRINT TRIATHLON
Sunday 7th June 2015

Cotswold Womens Triathlon 2015

Soaking up the sunshine, it was fast action for the ladies of Torbay Tri Club as they competed in the Cotswolds Women’s Sprint Triathlon. Comprising of a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run, leading the club back was Cathy Parkinson who claimed 3rd in her age group with a time 1h 20m 05s. Alix Reynolds crossed the line soon after in 1:28:30 and Debra Pressley completed the trio in 1:35:57.


PARKE 5K parkrun #62
Saturday 6th June 2015

Well done to Kieran running his first Parke parkrun for this year with his father. Kieran has ran his 7th parkrun (5 at Parke) He need to run only 3 more parkruns to be award a number 10 white T-shirt. He only has 5 more months of running with his father. Once he 11 years old he allow to run on his own. He is counting down the days.

55 Kieran Raine (26:36) – 56 Anthony Raine (26:37)


EAST ALLINGTON 10K
Saturday 6th June 2015

Torbay Ac’s Roger Matthews was 27th in (54.17 ) in the first years running of the East Allington 10k and Fun Run, the route was all on road, some of which was pretty hilly! finishing back at the local school.


THE TORBAY RACE FOR LIFE
Sunday 7th June 2015

Torbay AC’s Cassandra Harrison ran the Torbay Race for Life in 29:33 on Sunday, this 5K event took place at the Torbay Velopark and Leisure Centre to raise funds for life-saving cancer research, as well as allowing those taking part to be more active.


DARTMOOR DISCOVERY 2015DARTMOOR DISCOVERY ULTRA MARATHON
Saturday 6th June 2014

Torbay Athletic Club’s David Tomlin was leading the Dartmoor Ultra Marathon a 52 km (32 miles) road race, which tests you both mentally and physically up to 20 miles when he suffered severe leg cramp which forced him to a walk/run but still to continue on, to complete the race finishing 16th in (4:30:39) out of 194 finishers.

Starting in Princetown the route passes through Dartmeet, Poundsgate, Newbridge, Ashburton, Buckland in the Moor, Widecombe in the Moor, and Postbridge, before making its way back to finish in Princetown.


DAWLISH DASH
Thursday 4th June 2015

Twenty two Torbay AC members ran the Dash which started and finished at Dawlish Warren, the route took runners ran out and back along the Warren sands, where they had to leap over groynes and avoid the many barrel jellyfish washed up on the beach before running the footpaths to Dawlish and back….

1 Arran Tocknell (20:30) – 2 Peter Monaghan (20:38) – 17 Martyn Breslan (23:56) – 20 Stephen Lofthouse (25:05) – 23 Anthony Raine (25:19) – 35 Peter McCaig (26:33) – 39 Brian Lewis (26:55) – 42 Nick Dance (27:29) – 46 Paul Frissen (27:54) – 56 Sarah Wake (28.43) – 59 Simon Gilboy (29.06) – 60 Nick Robinson (29.15) – 67 Raymond Wilson (30.09) – 68 Ray Brown (30.15) – 70 Karen Frissen )30.35) -74 Irene Hewings (30.56) -80 Steve Rowe (31.39) -87 Janine Callard (32.32) -90 Tessa Hearfield (32.46) -93 Anita Merritt (33.10) -99 Andrew Park (33.39) -102 Nick Hayes (34.13)


RUN EXE SUMMER 5k – Round 3 of 6
Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Run Exe r3 2015 Martyn ssss

Eight Torbay Athletic Club members ran the 3rd round of 6 in the Run the Exe Summer 5k series, now organised by City Run, on a great traffic free and pancake flat 5km route along footpaths and cycle tracks around Exwick Playing Fields and the River Exe Flood Relief area. Peter Monaghan improved his time from last round and was the first Torbay member home with Adharanand Finn not far behind. It was Martyn Ellis and James Wilbraham’s first race wearing the Club Vest, with personal best times recorded for James Wilbraham, Shaun Mckernan, Martyn Ellis and Martyn Breslan. In the race of 117 runner’s where there were 49 running sub 20 minute times.

7 Peter Monaghan (16:36, 1st MV50) – 16 Adharanand Finn (17:10, 2nd MV40) – 35 Martyn Ellis (18:44, pb) – 37 Martyn Breslan (19:09) – 44 Shaun McKernan (19:38, pb) – 63 Phil Bates (21:02) – 71 James Wilbraham (21:47, pb) – 117 Dennis Comissar (37:13)

Run Exe r3 2015 James Wilbraham4

Run Exe r3 2015 Shaun McKernan3


SOUTH WEST TRACK AND FIELD MEETING – MILFORD SCHOOL
Sunday 31st May 2015
Elyse
Some excellent performances from the 2nd S.W. league meeting at Millford school on Sunday. Dry and windy conditions, tailwind for the sprinters and hurdlers. Plenty of PB’s from the Torbay group. Avalon 2nd in 100m 13.9 PB and 2nd in 200m 29.7 PB. Verity PB in both Hurdles 14.6 and 200m 28.8. Elyse PB in 200m 25.7 – under 17 club record, and inside English schools entry time. Emily PB in 80m hurdles 12.9 in 3rd, PB in 200m 27.7, Becs 3rd in 300m 42.7 PB Lillian 1st 400m in new PB 59.8, 1st high in 1.50m, Hayden new PB in 1500m 4:20.8

Photo above :- Elyse Leech with her 100m and 200m gold medals


Richard CarusLONDON TRIATHLON
Sunday 31st May 2015

Sharing the same streets and water as the Brownlee brothers over the weekend, athletes from Torbay Tri Club competed in the Vitality World Triathlon in Hyde Park, London. Despite the terrible wet conditions, Richard Carus crossed the blue carpet finish in an impressive time of 2h 31m 25s over the Olympic distance. With thousands of triathletes competing over the two days, also racing in the Sprint distance were Manuela Austin and Zoe Thornton who recorded times of 1h 44m 30s and 1h 37m 46s respectively, with Zoe taking over 5 minutes off her previous best time.

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES SPRINT TRIATHLON
Friday 29th May 2015

Ross Morley-Trapnell visited Nottingham to compete in the Emergency Services Sprint Triathlon. Pleased with his time of 1h 19m 35s, wet conditions made the bike all the more challenging although the sun appeared for the run to the finish.


JON 5th IN PARKE 5k parkrun
Saturday 30th May 2015

Three Torbay AC members ran the parkrun at Parke Bovey Tracey on Saturday, with two of the runners Simon Gilboy and Cassandra Harrison making their first run in Torbay AC colours, with Jon Pressling deciding to try out a parkrun for the first time.

Results
5 Jon Pressling (20:37) – 60 Cassandra Harrison (28:23) – 8 Simon Gilboy (24:30)


PETE 3rd IN EXETER RIVERSIDE 5k parkrun
Saturday 30th May 2015

Torbay’s Peter Monaghan finished 3rd at Exeter Riverside parkrun, just 4 seconds outside his personal best time of 16:48, with club member Sarah Wake gaining a new personal best time of 22:52 min.

Results
3 Peter Monaghan (16:52) – 47 Sarah Wake (22:52)


ARRAN SECOND IN UMBORNE UG 10K
Saturday 30th May 2015

Two Torbay members Arran Tocknell and Neil Downer travelled to Umborne which nestles in the heart of East Devon in area of outstanding natural beauty to run The Ug a 10k run which was posted as “rather undulating” not mentioning 3 big hill climbs! 3k was on roads and the rest on tracks and fields, starting and finishing at the village Hall.

Tocknell started the race in 4th place,moving up to 3rd spot after 2 miles, a mile later he caught and passed the second placed runner managing to pull a decent distance away, but couldn’t quite catch the race winner finishing 2nd in 39:59 with Downer finishing at 49:17 in 13th place out of 100 runners

Results
2 Arran Tocknell (39:59) – 13 Neil Downer (49:17)


CHARLIE WINS BRECON BEACONS TRAIL RUNNING SERIES HALF MARATHON
Saturday 30th May 2015

Torbay Athletic Club member Charlie Baker won this round of National Trail Running Series, although due to a route marking error everyone was sent the wrong way and ended up running an extra 4 miles. The series takes in 8 beautiful National Parks across the United Kingdom, ranging from the Scottish highland mountain range of the Cairngorms, right down to the beautiful coastline of South West Cornwall. Baker completed the 17 miles ! in 2:08:14


BRISTOL 10k
Sunday 31st May 2015

At the Bristol Torbay’s Scott Watkins and Kirsten Mundy with over 12,000 other runners took part in the Bristol 10k, now one of the fastest growing and most popular events of its kind in the UK. The race is a RunBritain grand Prix event, which included some of the top athletes in the UK with fast flat a route this 10k offers great potential for fast times starting and finishing on Bristol’s historic Harbour side.

Results
99th Scott Watkins (35:23) – 5545 Kirsten Mundy (58:19)


GEOPARK TRIATHLON – PAIGNTON VELOPARK
Sunday 24th May 2015

Geopark Triathlon 2015 Jon Parkinson Zoom
Photo – Jon Parkinson crossing the finish line for 2nd place overall.

Excellent weather conditions at Clennon Valley for the first (sell out) VeloPark Triathlon organised by GeoPark Adventure. 200 competitors (67 adults and 133 children) took on the pool swim; Velopark ride and beautiful lakes run in a very successful, fast contest!

21 Torbay Tri Club members 9 Senior and 12 Junior turned out in mass for the Geopark Triathlons taking place at Paignton’s Velopark. Staged around Clennon Valley pool, the Velopark and Clennon fields, it was the seniors who started things off with Jon Parkinson leading the team in for 2nd place overall in a time of 53 minutes and the fastest run split of the day. A number of athletes were making their triathlon debut including Stephen Lofthouse, Wendy Urban and Cassandra Harrison while Tony Hodge epitomised the spirit of the sport by lending team-mate Tim Lewry a spare wheel to save him from a DNF after suffering a puncture.

Full results
2nd Jon Parkinson (53:00), 10th Stephen Lofthouse 1(58:40), 13th Pete Coish (1:00:28), 14th Tony Hodge (1:00:39), 16th Tim Lewry (1:00:54), 19th Wendy Urban (1:01:38) – , 22nd Rob Pressling (1:05:30) – 29th Cassandra Harrison (1:05:23) – 30 Terry Windeatt (1:09:24)

For the juniors competing over shorter distances, many were also getting a taste for the sport and entering their first triathlon. Both Henry Sanderson and Heidi Bettesworth raced to victories in their respective Tri Star categories while other finishers included William and Emma Harrison, Ted and Louis Vian, Isabelle Sanderson, Eddie and Lauren Walley, Jessica Schwartz, Jade and Jaz Sweatman.

Tri Start (age 8)
10 William Harrison (18:36)

Tri Star 1 (age 9 & 10)
6th Ted Vian (16:19) – 15 Eddie Whalley (18:03)

Tri Star 2 (age 11 & 12)
1st Henry Sanderson (23:04) – Emma Harrison (30:41) – Heidi Bettesworth (30:58) – Jessica Shwartz (35:42) – 34 Lauren Whalley (34:50)

Tri Star 3 (age 13 & 14)
7th Louis Vian 31:37( – 15 Isobelle Sanderson (33:29) – 21 Jasmine Sweatman (37:53)

Youth (age 15)
2nd Jade Sweatman (1:10:35)

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IRONMAN LANZAROTE
Sunday 24th May 2015

Renowned for its’ extreme heat and windy conditions, there’s a reason why Ironman Lanzarote 2015 Mike DaviesLanzarote is considered one of the toughest and most respected locations for an Ironman triathlon and Torbay Tri Club’s Mike Davies finished in what race organisers described as ‘extraordinary tough conditions’ on Saturday. Completing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in a time of 16 hours:12mins:15 seconds, it was an incredibly long day and journey for the experienced triathlete, which tested his endurance, strength and mental toughness to the limit.

Photo – Mike Davies receiving his Lanzarote Ironman finishers medal


ROADFORD LAKE TRIATHLON
Sunday 24th May 2015

Roadford Lake is an absolute stunning location to hold triathlons as it has everything!!
A fresh water lake to swim in, with stunning spectators views from many positions, a great bike route with views across the lake, Dartmoor and surrounding area and a fantastic off road run on the country park that has it all!! Roadford Lake has everthing for all the family with, camping, showers, watersports for kids and “grown up kids” with climbing frames and much much more! A great location to spend the weekend!!

Two Torbay Tri Members completed the Standard distance triathlon, a 1500m Open Water Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run.

17th Jason Mann (2:30:02, 1st MV50) – 47th Frank Reay (2:50:37, 3rd MV50)


DEVON SCHOOLS / DEVON COUNTY AA PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

Devon County AAA Pentathlon 2015

18 competed in Devon County champs. yesterday.
21 medals won – 4 gold, 9 silver, 8 bronze,

County Champions Elyse won under 17 100m 12.70 PB and 200m 26.13,

Hayden wins under 17 1500 4:21.35 PB, and Emma Moore won under 13 70m hurdles 13.38 PB.

Other good performances from Grace Windsor 2nd under 13 shot 6.20m PB and 3rd high with 1.25m plus 4th in long with PB 3.81m.

Avalon 4th in 100m in PB 14.32.

Megan in under 15 2nd in 200m 27.11 after 3rd in 100m in 13.21,

Verity PB in 100m in 13.67 placing 7th, 3rd in shot with 7.62m Under 17 girls performed well –

Sasha 2nd long PB 4.83m,

Emily 2nd 80m Hurdles in PB 13.08, 3rd shot 8.08m, 3rd triple in PB 9.72m,

Becs 2nd in 300m in PB 43.16.

Lill had a busy day at under 20 level 400m hurdles 2nd PB 66.77, 400m 2nd PB 60.1, long 3rd 5.03m shot 2nd 7.03m Jamie 3rd in both long 4.19m and high 1.35m,

Oakley PB in 1500m in 5th with 5:10.32,

David Roots 7th in 300m in 54.20.

County standard performances achieved by Elyse in 100/200,

Becs in 300m, Megan in 100/200, Sasha in long,

Lill in 400 hur/long/400 These 5 should now be aiming to make the Devon schools team.

Emily and Hayden not far of the mark.

Good group of under 13 girls notched up loads of PB’s between them, to many to list here.


TORBAY TOMLIN WINS DYMOCK HALF MARATHON
Sunday 24th May 2015
David Tomlin Dymock Half Marathon 2015 3

At the twenty fifth Dymock Half Marathon Torbay AC’s Dave Tomlin claimed another 1st spot on the podium.The Half Marathon started and finished at Dymock a small village in the Forest of Dean district of Gloucestershire, with the course passing through the rolling countryside of the Gloucestershire Herefordshire borders with a sprint to a finish at Dymock’s cricket club; home of the fourth annual Dymock Festival.
RESULTS
1st David Tomlin (1.16.23)


MUSKIE MADNESS
Saturday 23rd May 2015

Torbay AC new member Martyn Ellis had an excellent first run out for the Club at The Plymouth Musketeers Running Club’s “Muskies Madness” event a 5.5 mile race route starting and finishing at King’s Tamerton Community Centre Plymouth. The race covered a multi-terrain undulating course on woodland tracks, riverside paths and roadside pavements.

RESULTS
13 Martyn Ellis (31:00) – 167 Tessa Hearfield (54:40)


RUSSELL HART SECOND AT PARKE 5k parkrun #60
Saturday 23rd May 2015

Torbay AC’s Russell Hart took on his first parkrun last Saturday and led home his Club team-mates, to finish second not far behind Geoff Davey from Teignbridge Trotters, Richard Wallace finished not far behind Hart in 5th place with new PB’s claimed by Victoria Hinchliffe and Shaun Mckernan.

RESULTS
2 Russell Hart (19:25) – 5 Richard Wallace (19:52) – 14 Shaun McKernan (21:52) – 60 Emma Gilboy (26:34) – 76 Roger Brewer (29:17) – 77 Victoria Hinchliffe (29:23)

Richard Wallace Russell Hart Parke parkrunIMPORTANT NEW CAR PARKING CHARGES FROM JUNE AT PARKE parkrun.
this revenue will be help Parke National Trust maintain the pathways estate infrastructure and toilets etc. If you are a volunteer you can collect a free parking permit from the Run Director at the start line for only the Saturday’s when you are helping.

You can buy a National Triust membership which will include free parking at any National Trust Estate. There are many parkruns on National Truist Estate, Killerton is a National Trust property.

With every membership..
Free entry and parking at over 300 historic houses, gardens and countryside and coastline spaces
Members’ Handbook the complete guide to all our places
Regional Newsletters packed with details of special events at locations near you
Three editions a year of our magazine
Free pair of binoculars when you pay by Direct Debit.

PRICE
Individual £60.00 or (£5.00 Monthly Direct Debit)

WEBSITE
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EXETER UNIVERSITY AQUATHLON
Sunday 16th May 2015

Blues skies and sunshine greeted athletes at Exeter University for the final round of Exeter Tri’s aquathlon series. Representing Torbay Tri Club were Cassandra Harrison and Ruth Gornall, competing in their second event and recording significant PB times of 36m12s and 43m:00s respectively over the sprint distance of a 600m pool swim and 5k run.


SOUTH DEVON 10K AND FUN RUN
Saturday 16th May 2015

16/05/2015  South Devon College 10k run. - Photo mandatory Credit: Andy Styles - Tel: 01626 872731 - Mobile: 07834214253 Andy Styles Photography TQAS20150516D-011_C

It was a 1, 3, 4 this year for Torbay AC at the South Devon 10k on Saturday with Torbay’s Arran Tocknell and David Tomlin leading the race from the start with South Devon AC’s David Hampton chasing hard, the pair pulled further ahead of Hampton at the 3k marker, but unfortunately after this Tocknell last years winner, was forced to pull out of the race suffering stomach cramp just a mile from finished. Tomlin pushed on hard to win, with Hampton claiming second place followed by Torbay’s Scott Watkins third and Charlie Baker finishing fourth. Last Saturday’s race was the fifth year of this event starting and finishing at the South Devon College Campus, with the course remaining the same a stunning route, involving quiet country lanes, footpaths and bridleways, taking in views of the River Dart and Mill Pond at Stoke Gabriel.

In the Fun Run the first junior home was from Torbay AC, with Torbay’s Charlie Cuff doing amazingly well although not feeling confident as he arrived late with the runners having already started, but he completed it, with his cousin Ollie helping him along the way to received a “lovely finishers medal” with Mum also saying ” he did so well thank you all and please thank your lovely marshal’s at the event”.

22 members ran. First race for club for Manny Austun. Nice to see Marnie Woodley back racing.

Results
1 Dave Tomlin (37:10) -3 Scott Watkins (38:53)- 4 Charlie Baker (39:59) – 6 Ryan Benny (41:41) – 16 Stephen Lofthouse (44:44)- 18 Alex Snell (45:31) – 23 Martyn Breslan (46:34) – 35 Brian Lewis (48:03) – 36 Peter McCaig (48:29) – 42 Marnie Woodley (49:49) – 57 Adam Hill (51:55) – 75 Ray Wilson (53:43) – 88 Lisa Haley (56:11) – 91 Ian Heywood (56:31) – 100 Irene Hewings (56:31)  – 102 Sassie Tickle (57:23) -108 Andrea Kingdon (58:15) – 123 Ian Sharrock (1:00:04) – 125 Janine Callard ( 1:00:11) – 126 Anita Merritt (1:00:11) – 161 Nick Hayes (1:05:14) – 212 Manny Austin (1:19:34)


THE OTTERY 10K
Saturday 16th May 2015

Pete Monaghan claimed fourth spot but won his age category at the Ottery 10K , a fairly flat course following a roughly circular route along minor roads around the town of Ottery St Mary.The Race was won by unattached runner James Denne in 32:26 with 233 finishers
4th Peter Monaghan (35:32)


THE IMERYS TRAIL HALF MARATHON
Sunday 17th May 2015

Torbay AC’s Charlie Baker finished third in the Imerys Trail Marathon having finished 4th in the South Devon 10k the previous day. Organised by the St Austell Running Club and Imery’s it was a slick operation, which offered a unique one day only experience for runners on the land of Cornwall’s China Clay Industry with the industrial past providing a challenging and spectacular course.

3rd Charlie Baker 1:26:25


PETE WINS ARMADA 5K
Wednesday 13th May 2015

1 Peter Monaghan 17:03


MALLORCA 70.3 TRIATHLON
Sunday 9th May 2015

MallorcaTri 2015
Photo – Katharina and Patrick Roberts

Lining up amongst 3800 athletes and 54 nationalities, Torbay Tri Club went international at the weekend as four members completed the world’s biggest middle distance triathlon – Ironman Mallorca 70.3. Comprising of a 1.9k sea swim, 90k bike through mountainous steep climbs and hairpin descents, it was the final half marathon run in searing 34C heat which proved the most challenging to reach the finish line and collect their well earned medals. Patrick Roberts was first back for the club in a PB of 5.39.21 and was able to cheer on his team-mates as Gareth Noble followed soon after in 5.48.23 while Patrick’s wife, Katharina (in her first middle distance race), crossed the line in 7.00.31, shortly before Manuela Austin in 7.11.46 for a PB also.

Full results:
Patrick Roberts 5.39.21, 1198th (30.07 swim, 2.50.34 bike, 2.06.22 run),
Gareth Noble 5.48.23, 1470th (37.19, 2.56.37, 2.03.42),
Katharina Roberts 7.00.31, 2723rd (41.07, 3.45.23, 2.19.54),
Manuela Austin 7.11.46, 2793rd (37.58, 3.52.36, 2.28.08)

Photo – Katharina and Patrick Roberts

1st SOUTH WEST ATHLETIC LEAGUE MEETING

10 Juniors teamed up with Newton Abbot for the first South West league meeting today, Highlights – Megan 2 PB’s in 100m 13.1 county standard, and 800m in 2:30.9, 200m in county stan. 26.9 Emma Moore 2 PB’s in 100m 15.1 and 200m 31.8 Verity 2 PB’s in 100m 14.0 and shot 7.68m plus good long jump with 4.17m Elyse back to form with a 13.0 in 100m and new club record of 26.4 in under 17 200m. both county standard. Julian in good shape with PB’s in 100m 12.3, 200m 24.6 and hammer 20.55m Lill put in some solid performances after sickness in morning – 100m 13.3, 200m 26.7 and a quality county standard 5.06m in long jump. Hayden solid run in 800m in 2:09.8, Kelis PB in 800m and shot, Sasha in long, Becs in 100 and 200, performed well. Conditions OK but could have been better. Next south west league meeting at Millfield school on May 31st


2011Lustleigh10k__LeeLee second in Ivybridge 10k
Saturday 9th May

Torbay’s Lee Turner finished second in 34.22 at the Ivybridge 10k on a relatively fast course despite the steep hill from Bittaford to Moorhaven. Wild Running’s Ceri Rees took top spot in 33:03, but still outside the course record held by ex Torbay star Kairn Stone, which stands at an impressive 31.08. Last year’s runner-up and 2012 winner Peter Monaghan was sixth in 35.29 and the first over-50 athlete home in a field of 698 finishers.

RESULTS
2 Lee Turner (34:2, 1st Senior Man) – 6 Peter Monaghan (35:29,1st MV50) – 31 Kevin Fine (38:48) – 78 Anthony Raine (42:17) – 84 Stephen Lofthouse (42:32) – 118 Brian Lewis (44:34) – 182 Greg Fine (46:50) – 187 Neil Dawkins (46:56) – 204 Dance Nick (47:42) – 231 Ray Brown (48:55) – 233 Sarah Wake (48:57) – 270 Linda Philippou (49:52) – 278 Raymond Wilson (50:04) – 320 Steven Sharp (52:01) – 327 Ian Hayward (52:09) – 341 Irene Hewings (52:34) – 390 Tessa Hearfield (53:51) – 410 Andrew Park (54:29) – 447 Colin Wilson (55:27) – 469 Vicky Hinchliffe (56:16) – 514 Nick Hayes Torbay (58:18) – 604 Kirsten Mundy (1:02:16) 698 finishers


SHAUN FIRST AT PARKE 5k parkrun #58
Saturday 9th May 2015

PARKE 51 Shaun McKernan
SHAUN FIRST AT PARKE 5k parkrun. Torbay AC’s junior runner Shaun Mckernan led the whole field of parkrunners at Bovey most of the way round a wet muddy course, giving a final push on the last hill to finish first overall in a time of 22 minutes 34 seconds, as this was McKernan’s 10th parkrun he will now receive a free number 10 white parkrun t-shirt. Not far behind McKernan was Alexander Bly finishing 9th in a time of 24:33, having done 8 parkruns he will need two more before he receives his t-shirt. All junior’s receive a free t-shirt from parkrun once they have completed 10 runs. Adults receive a free t-shirt on their 50th run. Volunteers need to volunteer 25 times for their free t-shirt

RESULTS
1 Shaun McKernan (22:34) – 9 Alexander Bly( 24:33)


HACKNEY HALF MARATHON
Sunday 9th May 2015

On a flat fast half marathon course that shows off Hackney and its many green spaces including the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Steve Rowe knocked 6 minutes 33 seconds off of his best half marathon time to finish 3694th in a field of 13500 in a time of 1:53:26. Now in its third year, Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon has firmly marked its position as one of the top ten half marathons in the UK.


BIDEFORD 10K
Sunday 9th May 2015

At the Bideford 10k a popular run between Bideford and Instow taking in some of Torridgeside’s outstanding beauty, including a section of the renowned Tarka Trail, Amelia Hall finished 133rd in a time of 47:38 and 2nd in her age category.


RUN EXE SUMMER 5K – ROUND 2 OF 6
Tuesday 5th May 2015

Photo attached
from left Shaun Mckernan, James Wilbraham, Oakley James, Martyn Breslan, Hayden Fey, Peter Monaghan, Adam Hill, Brian Lewis

Run Exe Summer 5k R2 2015 Small

Nine Torbay Athletic Club members ran the second round of six Run Exe Summer 5k. The event is organised by City Run. A nice traffic free and pancake flat 5km run on footpaths and cycle tracks around Exwick Playing Fields and the River Exe Flood Relief. This event is suitable for people chasing PB’s along with novice runners. It was a lovely warm evening for running along the river Exe.

Peter Monaghan led the club home in 3th place in 16:45. Torquay Boy Grammar School Hayden Fey ran his first 5k time and comfortable finish sub 18 minutes in 13th place.

Many members improved on their times from last month round one. Martyn Breslan was the biggest improver on the night by 55 seconds and new member James Wilbraham was the second biggest improved by 47 seconds. Junior Torbay Grammar School boys Oakley James and Shaun McKernan both improved and manage to break 20 minutes. Amelia Hall also improved.

It was first 5k race for 15 year old Hayden Fey finishing in 13th position overall.

RESULTS
3 Peter Monaghan (16:43) – 13 Hayden Fey (17:43) – 29 Martyn Breslan (19:15) – 36 Shaun McKernan (19:55) – 38 Oakley James (19:58) – 54 Adam Hill (21:31) – 55 Brian Lewis (21:34) – 57 James Wilbraham (21:48) – 64 Amelia Hall (22:57)

There are 4 more races in the Series….
7.30pm Start – Rd 3: Tuesday 2nd June, 7.30pm Start – Rd 4: Tuesday 7th July, 7.30pm Start – Rd 5: Tuesday 4th Aug, 7.30pm Start – Rd 6: Tuesday 1st Sept *7pm Start. Entry Fee is £8 17 years and over or £5 under 17.
FULL RESULTS


David Tomlin BluebellTHE BLUEBELL BLUNDER
Sunday 3rd May 2015

Torbay’s Dave Tomlin smashed the course record at the The Bluebell Blunder 10k finishing almost a minute ahead of his nearest rival Andrew Stephens of Monross Trailblazers in a time of 42:53. The Blunder is a tough off road race near Lydney, Gloucestershire taking runners through fields, stiles, jumping falling trees and a lovely fields of bluebells through the forgotten valley which leads to Redbrook. (1 Dave Tomlin 42:53)

 

 


Sophie Evans Hammer New ZealandNew Zealand’s HANMER FOUR SQUARE HALF MARATHON
Sunday 3rd May 2015

Sophie Evans showed the Torbay AC colours on the other side of the world in New Zealand’s Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon. Sophie finished the tough hilly race which takes competitors on a unique journey through Hanmer Forest amongst some amazing mountain scenery. Sophie Evans finish in a time of 1 hour 38 minutes.

 

 


HARTLAND HEARTBREAKER
Sunday 3rd May 2015

In Hartland Heartbreaker Torbay’s Simon Longthorpe finished 2nd with his team mate Jon Parkinson not far behind in 3rd place. Living up to its name the Heartbreaker is a tough 18 mile off road, multi terrain running race, with sections of exposed cliff tops, muddy tracks, uneven paths, long sections off path with no discernible route, river crossings, steep, slippery difficult sections (some with ropes) and generally a real tough, long and challenging run.

RESULTS…
2 Simon Longthorpe (2:33:10) – 3 Jon Parkinson (2:39:06)


CREDITON CRUNCH 10k
Sunday 3rd May 2015

Three Club members ran the Crediton Crunch, a multi-terrain 10k race organised each year by the Crediton Running Network, a lovely run with a super flat first mile.

RESULTS…
29 Martyn Breslan (46:40) – 91 Ray Brown (58:44) – 131 Tessa Hearfield (1:03:24)


GLASTONBURY 10K
Sunday 3rd May 2015

Torbay’s Emma Gilboy travelled to Somerset with husband Simon, where they both ran The Glastonbury “ROUND THE TOR” 10K event, this is one of the largest races in the Somerset on a mainly rural course that undulates around the ancient and mysterious Isle of Avalon, starting and finishing within a stones throw of the alleged burial place of King Arthur within the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey. Simon Gilboy finished just ahead of Emma in 192nd spot in a time of 49:06, with Emma not far behind in 209th position in a time of 49:46.


SALTASH HALF MARATHON
Sunday 3rd May 2015

Torbay’s Gary Hooker and Sally Davies ran The Saltash Half Marathon which is a tough road run organised by the Saltash Mayfair Committee and the Tamar Trotters. The race follows a tough hilly course through town and country lanes with good views over the Tamar Estuary.

RESULTS…
22 Gary Hooker (1:33:21) – 121 Sally Davies (2:04:46)


DEVON OPEN TRACK AND FIELD MEETING – BRAUNTON
Sunday 26th April 2015

Devon Open Meeting Braunton 2015In photo from left Stephen Wilbraham, Martyn Breslan and Robert Wells

Devon Open Table 2015Record 220 athletes competed at North Devon Braunton Track and Field at the first of four Devon Open Track and Field Meeting,

16 Torbay Athletic Club members took part in many events including the 5000 Devon AA Championship. There was 13 juniors with many winning their events. This was the first time for many years that Torbay adults joined the Torbay juniors in the Devon Open.

The Highlights for Torbay….
under 11 grils – Good performances in 75m and long from Shona Silvester

under 13 girls – Emma Moore wins 70m Hur in 13.86, 3rd in 100m 15.9, Georgia wins 100m 15.7. Grace Winsor 2nd in three events. Georgia Davies wins 100 metres.

Devon Open Table 2014Torbay won the girls relays 4 x 100 metre relays, Shona Silvester, Georgia Davies – Emma Moore – Grace Winsor

Under 15 girls Megan Webber triple wins in 100m, 200m PB in 26.84 County standard time, PB in 300m 43.8,

under 17 ladies – Lillian Goddard wins 400m in PB and county standard time 60.44,

Under 17 men – Hayden Fey 2nd in 800m 2:09.12, Julian Martin wins 400m in PB 56.26,

Under 15 boys – Shaun McKernan wins 3000 metres, 2nd in Shot putt and Jamie Morrison 3rd in Long jump.

Vet man – Robert Wells does well in the 100 and 200 metre finishing 4th and 3rd.

RESULTS
U10 Girls – Ella Rogers
17th 75m (15.41, 6 points) – 10th 600m (2:27.68, 6 points) – 13th Long Jump (2.2, 5 points) – 11th Vortex (10.1, 7 points)

U11 Boys – Samuel Hart
9th 600m, 6 points – 12th – 75m (13.29, 4 points) – 9th Long Jump (3.25, 4 points) – 10th Vortex (22.1, 5 points).

U11 Girls – Shona Silvester
7th 600m (2:15.5, 6 points) – 6th 75m (13.05, 6 points) – 2nd Long Jump (3.44, 9 points) -8th Vortex (14.42, 6 points)

U13 Girls – Georgia Davies
1st 100m (15.7, 10 points) – 4th 150m (23.35, 7 points) – 3rd Shot (5.4, 8 points)

U13 Girls – Emma Moore
1st 70m Hurdles (13.86, 10 points) – 3rd 100m (15.9, 8 points) – 6th 150m (23.68, 5 points)

U13 Girls – Grace Winsor
2nd High Jump (1.20, 10 points) – 2nd Long Jump (3.61, 9 points) – 2nd Shot (5.7, 9 points)

U13 Girls
1st 4 x 100m Relay (1:02.75, 10 points)

U15 Boys – Shaun McKernan
1st 3000m (11:02.67, 10 points) – 4th Discus (17.78, 7 points) – 2nd Shot (6.90, 9 points)

U15 Boys – Jamie Morrison
3rd Long Jump (3.96, 8 points)

U15 Girls – Megan Webber
1st 100m (13.93, 10 points) – 1st 200m (26.84, 10 points) – 1st 300m (43.8, 10 points) – 8th Long Jump (3.4, 4 points)

U17 Men – Julian Martin
1st 400m (56.26, 10 points)

U17 Men – Hayden Fey
2nd 800m (2:09.12, 9 points)

U17 Women – Sasha Denis
1st Long Jump (4.51, 10 points) – 2nd Triple Jump (9.66 , 9 points)

U20 Women – Lillian Goddard
1st 400m (60.44, 10 points)

Senior Men Martyn Breslab
5th 5000m Devon AA Champs (19:25.5, 6 points)

Vet Men 1 mile – Stephen Wilbraham
6th 1 mile (6:15.08, 6 points) – 5th 5000m Devon AA Champs (20:43.2, 6 points)

Vet Men – Robert Wells
4th 100m (14.70, 8 points) – 3rd 200m (29.29, 8 points)

The next meetings are in Tavistock on 7th June, Plymouth 12th July and back to Braunton 9th August.


DONUT DUATHLON
Saturday 25th April 2015

Photo (left – right) Sarah Wake, Cathy Parkinson, Gary Brenton, Tony Hodge, Tim Lewry, Scott Watkins, David Pressley, Rob Pressling.Donut2015

Eight athletes from Torbay Tri Club took to the grass and Torbay Velopark at Clennon Valley for the maiden Donut Duathlon. Comprising of a 5k run/15k ride/2.5k run, Scott Watkins lead from the start and never looked back to take the victory by over 4 minutes. With four of the team finishing inside the top ten, great times were produced by all as they sported the new club kit in colourful fashion for the first time.

Results: Scott Watkins 1st (54:53), Gary Brenton 6th (1:04:44), Tony Hodge 7th (1:05:03), Tim Lewry 8th (1:05:35), Cathy Parkinson 14th (1:07:41), Sarah Wake 22nd (1:11:59), David Pressley 23rd (1:12:09), Rob Pressling 27th (1:12:58).


LONDON MARATHON
Sunday 25th April 2015

London Marathon 2015Photo From left Anne Lucas. Chris Leaman. Craig McGuire. Ryan Benney

Eleven Torbay AC members were running with Paula Radcliffe the former three time winner and the current world record holder in her final marathon along with 38,000 fund raisers, amateur runners and elite athletes in the 26.2 Mile London Marathon on Sunday, this was the largest field of runners in the event’s 35-year history.

First home for the Club was Adharanand Finn in 2:50:49 achieving a personal best time by 5 minutes. Emma Stevenson the first lady finisher for the club in 3:56:40. Ryan Benney had an outstanding run in his first marathon, aiming for a sub 3 hour 10 minutes, was very happy to finish in 3:09:02, while Anne Lucas was running her 4th “London” at age 67, finished in 4:22:21 and Debbie Drake finished her 20th marathon run in 4:08:38. Craig McGuire and Eve Bates were running their first Marathon distance along with club mate Andrea Harkin who gained a place through the Make-A-Wish Foundation raising an incredible £2,929.58 managing all that training between her family and other commitments. Andrea Kingdon running her 2nd Marathon finished with an incredible 20 minute PB in 4:36:39 picked to run by Project 26.2 from over 1000 entries in a women’s running magazine, reporting her progress throughout her training to a coach who wrote a personalised training plan for her.

RESULTS…

837 Adharanand Finn (2:50:49) – 2830 Ryan Benney (3:09:02) – 5478 Richard Carus (3:26:46) – 8371 Chris Leaman (3:41:05) – 12772 Emma Stevenson (3:56:40) – 16083 Deborah Drake (4:08:38) – 19648 Anne Lucas (4:22:21) – 21799 Eve Bates (4:30:01) – 21919 Craig McGuire (4:30:27) – 23451 Andrea Kingdon (4:36:39) – 35096 Andrea Harkin (5:56:07)


Kirsten Mundy 50th 5k parkrunKIRSTEN MUNDY COMPLETE HER 50TH PARKRUN

Four members ran four different 5k parkruns over the weekend, Kirsten Mundy achieved the honour of being the first club lady to complete 50 parkruns at Dulwich, while Victoria Hinchliffe travelled to Keswick in the Lake District for her parkrun and Stephen Lofthouse decided to do his parkrun at Crystal Palace before watching the London Marathon. Emma Gilboy chose to run the local Parke parkrun at Bovey Tracy in 24:49 gaining a PB.

Dulwicu 5k parkrun
Saturday 25th April 2015

Result
124 Kirsten Mundy (27:30)


KESWICK parkrun
Saturday 25th April 2015

Result
40 Victoria Hinchliffe (28:37)


EMMA GAINS NEW PARKE parkrun PB #56
Saturday 25th April 2015

Result
31 Emma Gilboy (24:49)


CRYSTAL PALACE parkrun
Saturday 25th April 2015

Result
15 Stephen Lofthouse (21:21)


MANCHESTER MARATHON
Sunday 19th April 2015
Manchester Marathon 2015Claimed as the UK’s Flattest, Fastest and Friendliest Marathon, The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford is Superfast course with great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Manchester United Football Club, plus a massive medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers!

All four Torbay members achieved outstanding performances with Anthony Raine first home for the club with a personal best improvement time by 15 minutes,with team mate Stephen Wilbraham finishing 1 minute behind him in 3 hours 30 minutes, next home was Alix Reynolds who had the biggest personal best achievement by 23 minutes at 4:12:22. Roger Matthews running his first marathon and finished at 4:19:22.The Race was won by Paul Martelletti from Run Fast ltd in 2 hours 17 minutes.

Results
1956 Anthony Raine (3:29:38) – 2252 Stephen Wilbraham (3:30:51) – 5171 Alix Reynolds (4:12:22) – 5531 Roger Matthews (4:19:22)


PLYMOUTH HALF MARATHON
Sunday 19th April 2015
Plymouth Half Marathon 2015Runners were greeted with glorious weather at Plymouth’s Half Marathon with 3,944 participants taking to the iconic start line on The Hoe. Over 2,600 local school pupils also completed their own collective half marathon distance, taking on the final mile of the Schools’ Challenge directly after the start of the main race. The Half Marathon race winner was ex Torbay AC star Kairn Stone now running in the colours of Newham and Essex Beagles, finishing five minutes ahead of his nearest rival in a time of 1 Member Scott Watkinshour 9 minutes and 47 seconds current Torbay AC member Scott Watkins also produced an excellent performance finishing 25th overall in 1:22:02, other Club members running were Sarah Wake, Brian Lewis, Ray Brown, , Elizabeth Bubeer,Simon Langler, Steve Sharpe Mark Hardy, Adam Hill, Brian Hall and Steph.Bartlett

Results
25 Scott Watkins (1:22:00) – 392 Brian Lewis (1:39:14) PB – 730 Adam Hill (1:46:48) – 742 Ray Brown (1:47:17) – 861 Sarah Wake (1:48:51) – 1065 Steve Sharpe (1:51:27) – 1116 Simon Langler (1:52:17) – 1389 Mark Hardy (1:56:25) – 1727 Brian Hall (1:58:52) – 3180 Elizabeth Bubeer (2:23:39) – 3317 Steph Bartlett (2:28:29)


HALDON HEARTBEAT
Saturday 18th April 2015

Haldon Heartbeat 2015Torbay A.C ‘s Dave Tomlin won the Haldon Heartbeat in 49.56 just 7 seconds away from course record set by club-mate Lee Turner, but 2 minutes ahead of Garry Smart from Teignbridge Trotters. Tomlin also won his age V40 category. Also competing were Martyn Breslan, Ray Wilson and Tessa Hearfield over the 8.5 miles of a windy off road course around Harcombe Woods on the Haldon hills.

Results
1 Dave Tomlin (49:56) 1st V40, 22 Martyn Breslan (1:01:24), 64 Ray Wilson (1:11:01), 106 Tessa Hearfield (1:22:19)


PARKE 5k parkrun #55
Saturday 18th April 2015

18 Alexander Bly (24:29)


RUN EXE SUMMER 5K – ROUND 1 OF 6
Tuesday 14th April 2015

Run Exe Summer 5k Round1 2015Eight Torbay Athletic Club members ran the first round of 6 Run Exe Summer 5k. The event is now organised by City Run. A great traffic free and pancake flat 5km run on footpaths and cycle tracks around Exwick Playing Fields and the River Exe Flood Relief. This event is suitable for people chasing PB’s along with novice runners.

Arran Tocknell led the club home in 7th place in 16:45. James Wilbraham ran his very first race ever and surprised himself and his father in 22:35 and he finished 71st out of 104 athletes. Shaun Mckernan was just a few seconds short of breaking 20 minutes. This was first time James ran a race with his brother Shaun and father Stephen. It was a lovely warm evening for running along the river Exe.

There are 5 more races in the Series….Rd 2: Tuesday 5th May, 7.30pm Start – Rd 3: Tuesday 2nd June, 7.30pm Start – Rd 4: Tuesday 7th July, 7.30pm Start – Rd 5: Tuesday 4th Aug, 7.30pm Start – Rd 6: Tuesday 1st Sept *7pm Start. Entry Fee is £8 17 years and over or £5 under 17.
Website http://www.city-runs.co.uk/events/run/run_exe_summer_5k_series/

Each event is open to both individual round entries and series entries (basically if you can’t do all the races you are still welcome to run in individual rounds!)

Results
7th  Arran Tocknell (16:46) – 47th Shaun McKernan (20:02) – 49th Martyn Breslan (20:10) – 50th Oakley James (20:11) – 57th Stephen Wilbraham (20:45) – 71st James Wilbraham (22:35) – 74th Amelia Hall (23:23) – 102nd Dennis Comissar (36:44)


OSPREY SPRINT TRIATHLON
Sunday 12th April 2015

Torbay Tri Club’s Frank Reay continued his great start to the season at the Osprey Sprint Triathlon in Portland, Dorset. Competing in the Super Vet category, Frank claimed an impressive 2nd place in his age group and was only 30s behind the winner, completing the 300m swim, 17k bike and 5k run in cold conditions to finish in 1:05:54 and 31st out of over 200 finishers.

Two members from Torbay Tri Club made the short trip to sunny Dawlish for the staging of the latest round of Exeter Triathlon Club’s popular aquathlon series. Comprising of a 600m pool swim and 5k run, Cassandra Harrison produced an impressive 9:54 swim to finish in 37:08 while Ruth Gornall clocked 44:51. Having completed their first aquathlons and still smiling as they crossed the finish line, both athletes are now looking forward to the next event in May.


Peter Monaghan Exeter 10k MCCPETER MONAGHAN WINS NEW EXETER 10K
Sunday 12th April 2015

Many members ran but still no results available yet, will keep checking their website today.
Torbay AC Peter Monaghan wins the new Exeter 10k event organised by MCC promotions.
Course started at Duckes Meadow with one lap of the playing field, then out for two laps round the riverside park before returning to the start. Peter Monaghan won the race in a time of 34 minutes 58 seconds

Mens Result – 1 Peter Monaghan (34:55) – 49.Brian Lewis (63.51)
Ladies Result – 63.Kirsten Mundy (67.54)


NICK ROBINSON GAIN 19 MINUTE  PB IN ROTTERDAM MARATHON
Sunday 12th April 2015

Torbay AC’s Nick Robinson achieved a massive 19 minute personal best improvement time to finish in 6,592 place out of 11,879 finishers at the Rotterdam Marathon which is well known for its fast times, professional organization and the many enthusiastic supporters along the course.

Result
6592 Nick Robinson (4.05.14)


TORBAY CHARLIE IS 26th OUT OF OVER 10’000 RUNNERS IN YORKSHIRE HALF MARATHON
Sunday 12th April 2015

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon is a new event on the streets of Sheffield boasting a field of over ten thousands. The route started and finish in the city centre taking in some of the City’s landmark sites

Result
26th Charlie Baker (1:21:11)


Nick Hayes Taunton Half MarathomTAUNTON HALF AND FULL MARATHON
Sunday 12th April 2015

Two new club members Garry Hooker and Neil Downer both ran their first race for Torbay Athletic Club along with Club members Sally Shoolbraid and Nick Hayes.

Hooker was the only member to run the full marathon, with Neil Downer finishing first member home for the club in the half marathon. Both races started and finished at the Somerset College of Arts and Technology with the undulating route passing through the main streets of Taunton and out into the Somerset countryside.

Half Marathon Results
69 Neil Downer 1:32:15) – 1628 Sally Shoolbraid (2:08:36) – 1245 Nick Hayes (2:16:52)

Marathon Result
18 Garry Hooker (3:09:22)


2011Lustleigh10k__LeeLEE TURNER WINS EXMOOR COASTAL SERIES HALF MARATHON
Sunday 12th April 2015

After winning the South Devon Half Marathon at Beesands in February, which was the first of the 10 events in the Coastal Series organised by Endurancelife. Turner won the Exmoor Half Marathon on Saturday in 1:35:25 almost two minutes ahead of second place Jack Brown. The Exmoor stage took place in the lesser known western area of the National Park where a trail runner’s mecca lies encompassing stiff climbs and long descents. This Coastal Series is definitely a grueling test of endurance for even the very hardest trail and fell runners. Still to go in the series are Suffolk, Gower, Dorset, Anglesey, Northumberland, Sussex, Pembrokeshire, Flete


OPEN WARM UP TRACK AND FIELD MEETING
Sunday 12th April 2015

7 Torbay Juniors made the trip to Yeovil today, brief highlights –
Elyse wins 100m and 200m in U.17 in 13.3 & 27.8,
Megan Webber 2nd in 300m and 800m, wins 100m in new PB 13.1
Hayden new PB in 3000m 9:50.9
Lill wins U.20 400m in 62.2 and now knows what lactic acid can do to you,
Emily new PB in javelin,
Verity new PB’s in shot 7.00m and long 4.18m
Kelis PB in 800m
Strong cross wind all day, all performances affected by wind and chilly conditions towards late afternoon


PARKE 5k parkrun #54
Saturday 11th April 2015

Five Torbay members ran this weeks Parke parkrun in much dryer and less boggy conditions with Shaun Mckernan, Kirsten Mundy, Robert Wells all having PB runs. Mckernan has now completed 9 parkruns and will be awarded a free white number 10 junior T-shirt once he completed his next parkrun. Kirsten Mundy has completed an amazing 49 parkruns and will gain a red number 50 t shirt on her next parkrun.

RESULTS
12 Shaun MCKERNAN (22:26) – 14 Stephen WILBRAHAM (22:38) – 69 Robert WELLS (27:20) – 94 Roger BREWER (29:44) – 116 Kirsten MUNDY (32:56)


TORBAY’S PETER MONAGHAN SHOWS HIS FORM IN OPENING ARMADA SUMMER 5K SERIES
Wednesday 8th April 2015

Peter Monaghan Armada 5kTORBAY Athletic Club’s Peter Monaghan won the opening Armada Network Summer 5k Series race at Saltram Park. Monaghan, who competes in the over-50 category, finished in a time of 16.55, which was 26 seconds in front of Ben Morrish in second. Former Commonwealth Games marathon runner Stuart Hall, another over-50 veteran, was third in 17.29. Erme Valley Harriers’ Owen Parkin came home in fourth (17.34), just ahead of Plymouth Musketeers’ Alan Ryder in fifth (17.36). First women home was Tavistock’s Alice Rogers, who clocked 19.28. There was a sprint finish for the second female spot, with Plymouth Harriers’ Jane Allison (20.26) just edging out Tavistock’s Natasha Farrington by a second. There will be five more 5k races in the series at Saltram. The next one will take place on May 13.


TORBAY DAVE TOMLIN FINISH 5th IN GUERNSEY FESTIVAL OF RUNNING

David Tomlin GuernseyTorbay AC David Tomlin ran the Guernsey festival of running event which comprised of four races over four days over the Easter Weekend. The races are held in different parts of the island and David cycled around to all the events.

David started well on Good Friday with a 10k race finishing 6th overall, he won his age 40 age group and his time was 34:54. The nest day David ran the 4¾ mile cross country race a Guernsey classic featuring common land and coastal paths and finished 6th in a time of 27:28. He then completed a 4 x 2 miles team cross country relay race and on the Bank Holiday Monday completed the weekend with a 1:16:11 and finished 3rd. David finished 5th overall for the weekend. Half Marathon after 4 days of racing. David Tomlin banged out a Guernsey Half Marathon time of 1:16:11 and finished 3rd at the end of four days of running races


Cathy and Jon Parkinson Hale 5HALE 5 MILE RACE
Sunday 5th April 2015

Torbay AC husband and wife Cathy and Jon Parkinson was flying the club colours at the Hale 5 mile, Hale is a small village on the banks of the River Mersey, South Liverpool.

Cathy Parkinson showed these northern lot there was lots of life in the running legs still…Cathy was first vet, 7th lady overall in 33.05 and it was a PB by 40sec!!! It was nice and flat course. Jon Parkinson was 6th overall and was, 2nd vet in a time of 28.03

 


TORBAY SIMON 3rd IN EXE TO AXE
Sunday 5th April 2015

Torbay Simon Longthorpe finished 3rd in the 20 miler Exe to Axe Race. There was four stages to this race, Stage one Exmouth to Budleigh to Exmouth (Straightforward
Four miles) Four miles)

Stage two Budleigh to Sidmouth (a little over 6 miles with some
great views). great views).

Stage three Sidmouth to Branscombe Mouth (a little over 6 miles
and where it starts to get serious).

Final Stage Branscombe Mouth to Seaton – Final Stage Branscombe Mouth to Seaton -just under 4 miles.

3rd Simon Longthorpe 2:43:47


RECORDS TURNOUT FOR ANNIVERSARY PARKE 5k parkrun #53
Saturday 4th April 2015

Parke cakesRecord turnout of 200 parkrunners completed the 5k timed run, the first Parke parkrun anniversary which started this time last year. At the finish line here was lots of free cakes for the runners.

6 Torbay Athletic Club members took part. There was personal best times for Gary Brenton, Victoria Hinchliffe and Kirsten Mundy. in the last year over 50 Torbay AC members have ran the Parke parkrun. In the last 12 months 1529 people have completed the Parke 5k parkrun. Total of over 5792 runs. Total distance covered by parkrunners 28’960 and 1356 people have enjoyed getting personal best times. Throughout the world there are 319 parkruns and over 6 million people have taken part.

Tornay AC results…
37 Gary Brenton (23:45, new pb) – 46 Phil Bates (24:25) – 59 Louie Vian (25:06) – 92 Ted Vian (27:26) – 118 Victoria Hinchliffe (29:45, new pb) – 170 Kirsten Mundy (33:45, new pb)

Only one Torbay member Sarah Wake she ran the Exeter Riverside parkrun and finished 50th out of 141 runners
50th Sarah Wake 24:09


EXE TO AXE
Sunday 29th March

The race started at the Foxes Hole Car Park on the Exmouth Sea Front and follows the East Devon
Coastal Path for 20 miles finishing on the Esplanade at Seaton.

Torbay Simon Longthorpe finished 3rd in a time of 2:43:47


2015 Dartington Duathlon SpringFrank Claims 1st Title of Season
Sunday 29th March

Driving wind and rain failed to deter the hardened spirits of three Torbay Tri Club members who battled to complete the annual sprint distance Dartington Duathlon on Sunday. Facing an amended course, resulting in a shortened 3 lap bike course and plenty of challenging hills throughout the 5km/15km/2.5km, around 150 finished the race set around the beautiful Dartington Hall Estate. Leading the club home and claiming the Super Vet title was Frank Reay in 24th position (1:08:09), followed by Gary Brenton in 60th (1:15:04) and Jonathan Cowling in 93rd (1:23:12).

Photo included – left to right as Gary Brenton, Frank Reay and Jonathan Cowling


FOREST OF DEAN SPRING TRAILS HALF MARATHON
Sunday 29th March

From Speech House in the Forest of Dean Torbay AC’s Nick Robinson ran the Spring Trails Half Marathon with 2500 other competitors, following a undulating course through the Forest of Dean along Forestry Commission tracks.
520 nick Robinson (1:50:13)


RUN EXMOOR
Sunday 29th March

Two Torbay AC members ran well in the Run Exmoor 2015 event from Simonsbath, on a challenging 10 mile course over beautiful moorland in the heart of Exmoor.
267 Martyn Breslan (1.31.26) – 350 Steven Rowe (1.46.54)


PARKRUN 5k parkrun #52
Saturday 28th March 2015

At the Parke parkrun Bovey Tracey four Torbay AC members Charlie Baker, Alexander Bly, Emma Gilboy and Roger Brewer produced excellent performances with Charlie Baker finishing with a personal best 18:48 time.
1 Charlie Baker (18:48) – 20 Alexander Bly (23:58, PB) – 40 Emma Gilboy (26:01) – 72 Roger Brewer (29:54)


CHELTENHAM parkrun
Saturday 28th March 2015

Also well done to David Tomlin 1st at Cheltenham parkrun in 17.15.


EXETER AGE UK 10k
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Twelve Torbay Athletic Club members took on the Exeter 10k race with some considerable success, as three of its runners finished in top four positions, Lee Turner 1st, Peter Monaghan 3rd and Adharanand Finn 4th with a PB time. Charlie Baker also finished in 10th place with Greg Fine claiming the 1st MV60 spot. This was a big improvement for the leaders on last years event when Turner finished fourth with Finn finishing 10th. This year Brian Lewis also gained a PB by 1 minute in the race which was organised to raise funds for Age UK Exeter, starting in Pricesshay the route took runners through the City and down to the Exeter Quayside with a fast flat stretch of running alongside the river Exe finishing at the Quay. There were 729 finishers.

Torbay results:-
1 Lee Turner (33:12) – 3 Peter Monaghan (34:22) – 4 Adharanand Finn (34:47) – 10 Charlie Baker (35:23) – 16 Kevin Fine (37:42) – 51 Julian Jones (41:55) – 93 Greg Fine (45:07) – 97 Brian Lewis (45:19) – 189 Mark Hardy (49:43) – 197 Brian Hall (49:57) – 248 Sassie Tickle (51:54) – 320 Nick Hayes (54:44) – 348 Victoria Hinchliffe (55:26)


MAD MARCH HARE 10k
Sunday 22nd March 2015

Torbay results :-
86 Ray Wilson (50:52)


David Tomlin Tavy13TAVY 13
Sunday 22nd March 2015

Five Torbay AC members ran the Tough Tavy 13, with Dave Tomlin finishing second on the brand new testing hilly single lap course with steady on and off hill climbs for 8 miles, eventually finishing on the athletics track at Tavistock College. Tomlin had a good race against Stuart Hall from the Devon & Cornwall Fire Service who was the eventual winner, with Tomlin finishing just 53 seconds behind him in 1.19.05 and first MV 40 Ray Brown took the 1st MV 65 spot in 1:56:36 there were 374 finishers

Torbay results :-
2 David Tomlin (1:19:05) – 68 Stephen Lofthouse (1:38:14) – 178 Mike Davies (1:52:53) – 203 Ray Brown (1:56:36) – 266 Tessa Hearfield (2:05:05)


PARKE parkrun #51
Saturday 21st March 2015

At the PARKE parkrun Bovey Tracy seven Torbay AC athletes competed with new personal best times on the course recorded by Emma Gilboy and Ted Vain

TAAC Results
14 Shaun McKernan (24:21) – 16 Louie Vian (24:50) – 24 Emma Gilboy (25:35, New PB) – 31 Ted Vian (26:21, New PB) – 32 Steph Vian (26:23) – 49 Robert Wells (28:06) – 68 Roger Brewer (30:42)


ROCK SOLID RACE 5k
Sunday 22nd March 2015

Billed as Serious Obstacle Racing Playground it is one of the biggest Obstacle Race events in the UK, the course at Escot Park just outside Exeter is the muddiest in the UK with 30 serious obstacles and punishing terrain to master. Torbays AC Rachel Kidd ran the 5k event with thirty obstacles to overcome in 1:44:07.


BIDEFORD HALF MARATHON
Sunday 8th March 2015

Nine Torbay AC runners competed in The Bideford Half Marathon on Sunday with Irene Hewings the Clubs only prize winner finishing 2nd in her age category with Nick Robinson recording his personal best half marathon time on this virtually level course along country roads and half on what was formerly the railway line now the Tarka Trail between Bideford & Great Torrington. There were 849 finishers, the winner again this year being Shaun Antell from Bideford AAC in 1:10:50.

Torbay Results….
Stephen Lofthouse (1:30:28) – 320 Ray Wilson (1:44:38) – 385 Nick Robinson (1:47:32, pb) – 387 Steven Sharp (1:48:05) – 394 Jon Cowling (1:48:46) – 409 Sarah Wake (1:50:15) – 437 Irene Hewings (1:52:49) – 556 Anne Lucas (1:58:22) – 640 Andrew Park (2:04:02)


Milton Keynes Half MarathonMILTON KEYNES HALF MARATHON
Sunday 8th March 2015

At the the Milton Keynes Festival of Running a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and 20 miler were included, In the Half Marathon two Torbay athletes Mark Hardy and Brian Hall ran personal best times, Mark Hardy who has only been running with the Club for exactly a year now and having lost over 4 stone has steadily improved his 10k and half marathon times, recording a PB at Milton Keynes by 13 min. finishing in 1:56:33, saying he is know looking forward to the next years event and hopefully getting even quicker!

Torbay AC results…
917 Mark Hardy (1:56:33) – 1114 Brian Hall (2:02:08)


Hayden and MeganUK INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP at Cofton Park, Birmingham
Saturday 7th March 2015

Each County/District selected up to 12 athletes of their best athletes to run per event at the Inter Counties with the first 4 finishers scoring for its team award. Torbay AC’s Megan Webber and Hayden Fey, who qualified to run for Devon had a great race. Megan Webber finished 6th for Devon in the Under 15 Girls 4000 metre event with Hayden Fey finishing in an excellent 3rd place for Devon in the under 15 boys 4500 metres event.

Torbay AC results…
158 Hayden Fey (19:20) – 197 Megan Webber (21:47)

 


PARKE 5k parkrun #50
Saturday 7th March 2015

Seven Torbay AC club members ran Parke parkrun with much improved conditions underfoot, Torbay’s Shaun McKernan held joint lead up to the top of the first big hill alongside Joseph Perry from Erme Valley Harriers who finally managed to pull away with McKernan finishing in an impressive 4th spot and first home for Torbay. Personal best times were recorded for Mckernan, Louie Vain, and Ted Vain.

Torbay AC results…
4 Shaun McKernan (22:30, PB) – 12 Phil Bates (23:48) 16 Louie Vian (24:10, PB) – 17 Gary Brenton (24:43) – 36 Emma Gilboy (26:29) – 49 Ted VIAN (27:17,PB) – 50 Steph Vian (27:18)


David Tomlin 50th parkrun 2KILLERTON 5k parkrun
Saturday 7th March 2015

David Tomlin finish his 50th parkrun at Killerton in 50th place wearing his Roman Centurion costume, usually finishing in first place today he decided that everything had to be 50 so he finished 50th in that record breaking costume. parkruns are absolutely free and once a park runner completes 50 parkruns they are award with a red running shirt with a BIG 50 on it.

Torbay AC results…
50 David Tomlin (24:05)


EXETER RIVERSIDE 5k parkrun
Saturday 7th March 2015

Simon Longthorpe finished in first place at the Exeter Riverside parkrun in 16 minutes 42 seconds
1 Simon Longthorpe (16:42)


PARKE 5k parkrun #49
Saturday 28th February 2015

Torbay AC results…
23 Louie Vian (24:56) – 39 Emma Gilboy (26:37) – 65 Robert Wells (30:07)


TORBAY ATHLETIC CLUB WINS TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD AT WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY
Sunday 1st March 2015

2015 XC Redruth GroupThe final event in the Westward League 6 race Cross Country Series was held at Redruth last Sunday, with the event organisers selecting Torbay Athletic Club for its team of the year award for its members outstanding support for this years series. For several years the Torbay Club had been represented by only a couple of athletes but this year the Clubs determination to make its mark resulted in it being one of the biggest teams of the 28 athletic clubs competing. Fifty-eight of its club members took part producing brilliant team spirit, great determination and performances in sometimes poor weather conditions on demanding and often very muddy and slippery off road courses, where the wearing of “spikes” is vital to successfully compete. Thanks to the coaches and parents of the juniors the Club has had a large number of juniors running in all age category races in the series, the final journey all the way to Redruth to compete made it an outstanding achievement. On the day Emma Harrison was 8th in the under 11 girls race with her team mate Keely Bell 10th, Kieran Raine was 9th in the under 11 boys and 14 year old Shaun McKernan finished 6th in the under 15’s race.

After the final event finished the prize presentation was held with awards going to the top teams and athletes in their age categories from the Devon and Cornwall series.

Torbay’s Men’s Vets team finished 4th overall just missing out on a prize, the Under 15 boys team finished 5th as did the under 13 girls. 14 year old Megan Webber finish 5th overall in the under 15 girls. Karen Frissen was 9th overall in the Ladies Vet 50 Category. Matthew Day finish 6th in the Men’s Vet 40 Category Anthony Raine finish 8th in the Men’s Vet 45 Category , Stephen Lofthouse 10th, Stephen Wilbraham 12th, Paul Frissen 20th and Dennis Doy was 4th Men’s 60+ Category
Torbay Athletic Club Results on the day

Under 11 Girls (1 mile / 1600 metres)
8 Emma Harrison (6:48) – 10 Keely Bell (7:14) Under 11 Boys (1 mile / 1600 metres) 9 Kieran Raine (6:22) – William Harrison (7:44)

Under 15 Boys (4500 metres) 6 Shaun McKernan (22:30)

Ladies (4900 metres) 34 Sarah Harrison 26:48) – 36 Karen Frissen (27:09)

Men (8100 metres) 47 Anthony Raine (36:55) – 55 Stephen Lofthouse (36:07) – 58 Matthew Day (39:39) – 65 Stephen Wilbraham (39:26) – 69 Martyn Breslan (39:39) – 89 Stephen Sharp (44:28) – 93 Dennis Doy (47:23)

Very well done to all of team Torbay !


Henry Irvine Grizzly 2015THE GRIZZLY – Dash to Delirium
Sunday 1st March 2015

Nine Torbay Athletic Club members ran at Seaton in the Grizzly, known as the toughest race in the West-country and the UK, as it’s “twentyish” miles of a multi-terrain running along the coast through Beer and Branscombe puts its contestants through a muddy, very hilly and “beachy” course including the usual a very deep boggy section which was again extremely difficult. The race winner for the third time was Ceri Rees from Wild Running who sometimes trains at Torbay AC in 2:17:45, in second place was Torbay’s Henry Irvine, who decided to run this event again after a disappointing run last year, finishing 16 minutes faster in 2:19:56 just over 2 minutes behind Rees. Tony Foster who did a 73 miles bike ride day before was really pleased with his performance of 2:50:43 and being the second fastest Torbay runner.

Torbay AC results
2 Henry Irvine (2:19:56) – 44 Tony Foster (2:50:43) – 210 Ryan Benney (3:16:05) – 211 Alex Snell (3:16:06) – 630 Paul Mulley (3:51:40) – 882 Neil Fisher (4:13:34) – 1092 Anita Merritt (4:30:03) – 1161 Janine Callard (4:38:55) – 1168 Tessa Hearfield (4:38:56)

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BATH HALF MARATHON
Sunday 1st March 2015

The British runners stole the show in the elite field but there were also
seven Torbay AC runners who all achieved excellent performances amongst the field of nearly 13000 runners in the 34th year of this event. Torbays Lee Turner was fastest member home in 73 minutes finishing 35th with vet 50 Peter Monaghan 2 minutes behind in 56th place. Adharanand Finn gained a personal best time of one minute finished in 77 minutes. Cathy Parkinson was first Torbay lady and Club chairman Greg Fine had a very good run finishing in just under 100 minutes, there were 11,558 finishers. The British runners who stole the show in the elite field taking first place in the men’s and women’s races. For the first time in 12 years a British male Paul Martelletti took top spot finishing in 1:05:28 In the women’s race, Cornwall AC’s Emma Stepto V40 took first place in 1:13:50, the first British female to win the Vitality Bath Half Marathon since 2010 saying “It wasn’t far off my PB but I’m training for the London Marathon at the moment which is a lot of mileage so I wasn’t expecting a PB. I wanted to have a training run to see what form I was in, and wasn’t expecting to win.”

Torbay AC results
35th Lee Turner 1:13:15
56th Peter Monaghan 1:15:09
87th Adharanand Finn 1:17:41 PB 1 minute
1070th Cathy Parkinson 1:35:08
1354 Greg Fine 1:39:07
4474 Alix Reynolds 1:59:02
10643 Andrea Harkin 2:43:37.


PARKE 5k parkrun #48
Saturday 28th February 2015

At the Bovey PARKE parkrun there were excellent performances from Louie Vian (24:56) – Emma Gilboy (26:37) – Robert Wells (30:07)
while at the CHELTENHAM parkrun Dave Tomlin led the field home in 17:33


NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP – Parliament Hill, London
Saturday 21st February 2015

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There were records galore achieved at the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships, held at Parliament Hill, London on Saturday.

The numbers entered were already very high and the numbers running matched this. Firstly 5283 runners finished across the 10 Races, nearly 600 up on the previous best.

On a day that was very wet and muddy underfoot, the conditions were cool but dry with some sunshine but neither of these put the athletes off. From the first race onwards numbers competing were high culminating in 2005 runners finishing in the Senior Men’s race over the 12K course. The Men’s and Women’s Championships were first held jointly in 1995, the previous best of 1948 finishers came in 1996 when the race was held at Newark and previous entry restrictions were lifted.

The Senior Women’s record also went with 865 coming home an increase of 157 on last year’s record, while the two youngest age groups in action also saw records. This is good for the sport in general with 433 under 13 Girls crossing the finish line and 395 under 13 Boys finishing. The other age group to notch up a record was the under 17 Women’s category where 235 came home compared with last years record of 211. There was a near miss in the Junior Women’s race 130 finishing compared with last years record of 134.

There were good numbers in all other races with 379 completing the under 15 Girls, 371 the under 15 Boys, 280 the under 17 Men and 190 the Junior Men. So despite the mud – and there was plenty of that around – many thousands went home happy after a very competitive day at London’s famous venue.

Torbay Results

Senior Ladies… 646 Karen Frissen (48:39) 865 finishers
U15 Boys… 357 Shaun McKernan (22:36) 371 finishers
Senior Men…

1070 Anthony Raine (55:30) – 1383 Stephen Lofthouse (59:16) – 1389 Matthew Day (59:20) – 1594 Martyn Breslan (1:02:31) – 1742 Paul Frissen (1:05:47) – 1803 Stephen Wilbraham (1:07:20) – 2005 Finishers


PARKE 5k parkrun #47
Seven Torbay AC members ran Parke parkrun at Bovey Tracey with Victoria Hinchliffe, Steph Vian and Ted Vian all recording personal best times.
RESULTS…
17 Louie Vian (24:37) – 20 Gary Brenton (25:03) – 34 Emma Gilboy (26:58) – 50 Ted Vian (28:39) – 51 Steph Vian (28:39) – 61 Robert Wells (29:33) – 74 Victoria Hinchliffe (30:22)


KILLERTON 5k parkrun
Torbay AC ‘s David Tomlin was the only Club member to run in the Exeter Killerton parkrun finishing first in 17:15.


Tomlin also finished second by 4 seconds later that evening in the
HALDON 10k

Night Run starting and finishing next to the main Haldon Forest car park, this was the third in the four part night running series, with all competitors wearing head torches. The running surface is generally fairly smooth so ideal for beginners and fast runners alike. Tomlin ran extremely well but after leading most of the way was pipped at the post by just 4 seconds to record a 40.03 run.


DEVON SPORTSHALL ATHLETIC LEAGUE PLYMOUTH
Sunday 8th February 2015

RESULTS
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Devon Sportshall Athletic 2015 Feb Group


ARMADA RELAYS
Sunday 15th February 2015

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2015ArmadaRelaysHayden2The Armada Relays are run over pathways within Central Park Plymouth, there were 43 teams of four members competing with each runner doing a 2.5 mile circuit of this hilly course, Start/finish changeover & Race HQ were at the Plymouth Life Centre. Twenty four members in 6 teams ran for Torbay AC with two teams finishing in top 8.

This was the first experience for the four Torbay junior boys to run in relay race, they did extremely well leading their age category for first 3 legs, but were unfortunately beaten at the line into second place to finish in a very creditable 8th position overall on the day. The Men’s Vet 60 and Ladies Vet 45 teams both won their age groups, with the Torbay senior men which included vets 40s, finishing 5th overall. In the senior Ladies team Emma Gilboy ran two legs as someone couldn’t make it on the day running the 2nd leg only 45 seconds slower then her first. It was a big day for Debbie Webber and Lisa Hayley also Craig McGuire, who joined two weeks ago, all having never run in a race before.

TEAM RESULTS
2015ArmadaRelaysJames35th Senior Men – Kevin Fine 15:17, Neil Dawkins 16:43, Phil Bates 16:42, Martyn Zak Griffiths Breslan16:38 – Total 65:20
8th U18 Boys – Hayden Fey 15:42, Oakley James 16:28, Shaun Mckernan 17:16, James Sanderson 17:07 – Total 66:33
18th Senior Men – Stephen Lofthouse 16:40, Steve Sharp 18:50, Stephen Wilbraham 17:00, Craig McGuire 19:16, Total 71:46
31st Senior Ladies -.Emma Gilboy 19:06, Debbie Deb Webber 22:02, Emma Gilboy 19:55, Lisa Haley 19:51, Total 80:54
32nd FV45 – Irene Hewings 20:14, Linda Philippou 19:28, Debra Pressley 31:43, Hayley Radcliff 20:03, Total 81:28 WINNERS
35th MV60- Ray Wilson 20:00, Colin Wilson 21:35, Dave Pressley 20:00, Andrew Park 22:04, Total 83:39 WINNERS

RESULTS IN TIME ORDER :-
2015ArmadaRelaysLisaKevin Fine (15:17) – Hayden Fey (15:42) – Oakley James (16:28) – Martyn Breslan (16:38) – Stephen Lofthouse (16:40) – Phil Bates (16:42) – Neil Dawkins (16:43) – Stephen Wilbraham (17:00) – James Sanderson (17:07) – Shaun Mckernan (17:16) – Steve Sharp (18:50) – Emma Gilboy (19:06) – Craig McGuire (19:16) – Linda Philippou (19:28) – Lisa Haley (19:51) – Emma Gilboy (19:55) – Dave Pressley (20:00) – Hayley Radcliff (20:03) – Ray Wilson (20:00) – Irene Hewings (20:14) – Colin Wilson (21:35) – Debra Pressley (21:43) – Debbie Webber (22:02) – Andrew Park (22:04)

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FIRST TIME AND FIRST AT PARKE parkrun #46
Saturday 14th February 2015

Torbay’s Charlie Baker and girlfriend Sassie Tickle ran their first parkrun ever with Baker taking first place in 19:15, while Louie Vian recorded a personal best time.
1 Charlie BAKER (19:15) – 14 Louie VIAN (24:31) – 37 Emma GILBOY (27:10) – 41 Alexander BLY (27:31) – 45 Sassie TICKLE (27:44) – 64 Ted VIAN (29:19) – 68 Robert WELLS (29:43)


PLYM VALLEY parkrun
Saturday 14th February 2015

Stephen Wilbraham and Shaun Mckernan ran their first Plym Valley parkrun at Plymbridge Plymouth. The course was mostly flat with one short hill but half of the course was extremely muddy “almost like running on ice” with many parkrunners slipping over.

32 Shaun MCKERNAN (24:00) – 33 Stephen WILBRAHAM (24:04)


EXETER HALF MARATHON
Saturday 14th February 2015

4 Henry Irvine (1:20::12) –


PARKE 5k parkrun #45
Saturday 14th February 2015

1 Charlie BAKER (19:15) – 14 Louie VIAN (24:31) – 37 Emma GILBOY (27:10) – 41 Alexander BLY (27:31) – 45 Sassie TICKLE (27:44) – 64 Ted VIAN (29:19) – 68 Robert WELLS (29:43)

PLYM VALLEY parkrun
Saturday 14th February 2015

32 Shaun MCKERNAN (24:00) – 33 Stephen WILBRAHAM (24:04)


WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY BOVEY TRACEY
Sunday 8th February 2015

Torbay AC Under 11 team

Torbay Athletics Club put on a superb performance at the penultimate Westward League at Parke, Bovey Tracey. This was the 5th race in the series of six for the Club members held around a scenic muddy and very hilly course For was the young Bly boys this was their first time competing for team Torbay in the Westwood league. It was also an exciting event for the under 15 boys and girls who ran a combined event, with Shaun McKernan aged 14 and very new to the club leading the field until at least half way to eventually finishing 3rd. Megan Webber continued her great form to finish 8th despite racing the day before at an Inter County event, this leaves her in 4th place with the one event left.

Thirteen Torbay juniors ran in the under 11 group which was an amazing turnout with fantastic runs from Lily Noble 8th and Xavier Bly 18th revealing a promising future. Henry Sanderson stormed home to take 2nd place in this event, he will now be racing in Redruth next competing for a medal position in his age group. In the Senior Men’s event Gareth Noble ran his first race for Torbay finishing 2nd home for the Club in 61st place. The Senior Ladies also showed their colours with strong runs from Hayley Ratcliffe’ Tracey Sandersons, Eve Bates and Ruth Gornall

With the best 5 out of 6 in the series to count, final positions will only be fully clear after the last race in the series on Sunday 1st March at Redruth, completing the best season for over two decades for the Torbay Club at a Cross Country Event.

Megan Webber 2Results and positions

U15 girls 4500m
Megan Webber: 17:48 – 8th place, overall league position 4th

U13 girls 3000m
Verity Woods: 15:06 -12th place, overall league position 15th
Lily Bates: 15:32 -13th place, overall league position 16th

U11 girls 1500m
Lily Noble: 6:24 – 8th place, overall league position 27th
Josie Ratcliffe: 6:26 -10th place, overall league position 15th
Emma Harrison: 6:34 -11th place, overall league position 12th
Lily Milne: 6:41 -12th place, overall league position 14th
Keely Bell: 6:52 -15th place, overall league position 8th place
Rose Downs: 7:27 -19th place, overall league position 43rd
Olivia Horton: 7:36 -20th place, overall league position 9th

Torbay AC Mens TeamSenior Men 9300m
Anthony Raine: 43:11- 60th place
Gareth Noble: 43:14- 61st place
Martyn Breslan: 43:22 – 62nd place
Matthew Day: 44:29 – 68th place
Stephen Lofthouse: 45:48 -83rd place
Stephen Wilbraham: 47:29-71st place,
Steve Sharp: 51:27- 117th place
Denis Doy: 60:06- 125th place

Senior Men Team
Torbay ‘A’team – 11th place
Torbay ‘B’Team – 21st place

Male Vets 9300m
MV40 Matthew Day – 8th place, Overall position in league: 4th
MV45 Anthony Raine – 11th place, Overall position in league: 6th
Stephen Lofthouse – 14th place, Overall position in league: 9th
MV60 Denis Doy – 12th place, Overall position in league: 4th

Male Vet Team
Shaun Mckernan4th place overall

U15 boys 4500m
Shaun McKernan – 16:29-3rd place

U13 boys 3000m
Alexander Bly – 12:33- 9th place

U11 boys 1500m
Henry Sanderson: 5:08- 2nd place, overall league position 4th
Xavier Bly: 5:51- 18th place
Kieran Raine: 6:03- 22nd place, overall league position 12th
Jack Luscombe: 6:44 -28th place, overall league position 14th
Harvey Bates: 7:22- 30th place, overall league position 15th


 WOKINGHAM HALF MARATHON
Chris Leaman Wokingham Half 2015
Sunday 8th February 2015

The Wokingham Half Marathon first run in 1984 attracts 3000 runners and famous celebrities including the Olympic marathon runner Liz Yelling The race starting and finishing in Cantley Park on a reasonably flat race course around the country lanes, with a downhill at the start and a short climb in the final few miles.

RESULT
357th Chris Leaman 1:33:45

 

 


HESTERCOMBE HURTLE
Sunday 8th February 2015

19 Nicholas Cull 37:14


EXETER RIVERSIDE parkrun
Saturday 7th February 2015

2 Peter MONAGHAN (17:04) – 19 Shaun MCKERNAN (21:17) – 30 Stephen WILBRAHAM (21:59)


2011Lustleigh10k__LeeSOUTH DEVON HALF MARATHON
Sunday 8th Feruary 2015

Lee Turner won the South Devon Half Marathon which is one of 10 events in the Coastal Series organised by Endurancelife. Lee completed the Half Marathon four and a half minutes ahead of second place Will Brewin. In 1:32:58
This race was run mostly on the coastal paths of South Hams.
There are 10 races in the series…Suffolk, Gower, Dorset, Anglesey, South Devon, Northumberland, Sussex, Exmoor, Pembrokeshire, Flete


PARKE 5k parkrun #44
Saturday 7th February 2015

1 David TOMLIN (18:34) – 36 Roger MATTHEWS (26:19) – 64 Robert WELLS (29:47) – 100 Michele SANDHU (37:06)

TOP TORBAY AC MEMBERS AT PARKE…
Arran TOCKNELL (17:42) – Henry IRVINE (17:48) – David TOMLIN (17:55) – Peter MONAGHAN (18:11) – Jake THORN (21:11) – Alex SNELL (21:15) – Magnus CHRISTIE (21:18) – Stephen WILBRAHAM (21:20) – Anthony RAINE (21:42) – Martyn BRESLAN (21:52) – Oakley JAMES (21:53) – Sophie EVANS (22:00) – Shaun MCKERNAN (22:40) – Phil BATES (22:41) – Stuart SWEATMAN (22:49 ) – Colin SHOOLBRAID (22:53) – Matthew DAY (22:56) – Henry SANDERSON (23:00) – Megan WEBBER (23:03) – Paul FRISSEN (23:26) – Gary BRENTON (23:52) – Stephen LOFTHOUSE (23:53) – Brian LEWIS (23:56) – Ian HAYWARD (24:18) – Alexander BLY (24:34) – Marnie WOODLEY (24:59) – Louie VIAN (25:24) – Roger MATTHEWS (25:25) – Steven SHARP (25:40) – Kieran RAINE (25:44) – Natasha STANBURY (25:52) – Emma GILBOY (26:00) – Roger BREWER (27:28) – Den DOY (28:26) – Ted VIAN (29:14) – Sally SHOOLBRAID (29:19) – Jamie HORTON (29:27) – Jasmine SWEATMAN (30:52) – Victoria HINCHLIFFE (31:11) – Eileen SEVERN (31:46) – Kelis JAMES (32:09) – Sarah SWEATMAN (35:39) – Melissa BARLOW (36:11) – Michele SANDHU (37:06) – Sam WYTON (39:55) – Nicholas CULL (48:20)


EXETER RIVERSIDE parkrun
Saturday 7th February 2015

2 Peter MONAGHAN (17:04) – 19 Shaun MCKERNAN (21:17) – 30 Stephen WILBRAHAM (21:59)

TOP TORBAY AC MEMBERS AT EXETER RIVERSIDE……
Simon LONGTHORPE (16:01) – David TOMLIN( 16:36) – Peter MONAGHAN (16:48) – Phil BATES (20:46) – Shaun MCKERNAN (21:17) – Matthew DAY (21:22) – Jake THORN (21:39) – Stephen LOFTHOUSE (21:50) – Stephen WILBRAHAM (21:59) – Kieran RAINE (23:50) – Anthony RAINE (23:51)


EXMOUTH FULFORD FIVE
Sunday 1st February 2015

2011Lustleigh10k__LeeTwenty Torbay Athletic Club members competed in the Fulford Five which is well established as one of the first road races of the year to test out your fitness on a 5 mile road race with two laps around the streets of Exmouth town and seafront. From the gun TAAC pair Lee Turner and Peter Monaghan chased hard after Exmouth AC’s Tom Merson, who eventually won the race with Jason Drew from Sidmouth Running Club second just 18 seconds ahead of Turner who claimed the third podium place, team mate Monaghan the fastest male vet 50 finished a very creditable fourth. Two new members husband and wife Dave and Debra Pressley (Former South West Road Runners) ran their first race for the Club in the famous Yellow and Red vests posting a great first run.

Torbay Athletic Club Results…
3 Lee Turner (27:15) – 4 Peter Monaghan (27:53) – 29 Kevin Fine (30:50) – 61 Stephen Lofthouse (33:52) – 68 Neil Dawkins (34:16) – 106 Paul Frissen (36:01) – 114 Mike Davies (36:30) – 126 Greg Fine (37:24) – 136 Sarah Wake (38:41) – 138 Ray Wilson (38:43) – 152 Linda Philippou (39:39) – 157 Irene Hewings (40:33) – 161 Karen Frissen (40:45) – 170 David Pressley (41:27) – 184 Sally Davies (42:27) – 206 Colin Wilson (44:18) – 212 Anne Lucas (44:46) – 222 Debra Pressley (45:53) – 224 Nick Hayes (45:59) – 228 Andrew Park (46:32)


PARKE 5k parkrun #43
Saturday 31st January 2015
8 Martyn Zak Griffiths Breslan (22:49) – 12 Shaun Mckernan (23:09) – 17 Meg Webber (24:10) – 18 Stephen Wilbraham (24:16) – 19 Alexander Bly (24:34) – 24 Louie Vian (25:24) – 33 Steven Sharp (26:27) – 38 Emma Gilboy (27:02) – 41 Kieran Raine (27:32) – 42 Anthony Raine (27:33) – 55 Ted Vian (29:14) – 56 Steph Vian (29:22) – 69 Deb Webber (30:58)

RIVERSIDE parkrun
Saturday 31st January 2015
11 Jake Thorn (21:39)


PARKE 5k parkrun #42
Saturday 24th January 2015
1 David Tomlin (19:05) – 31 Alexander Bly (25:28) – 42 Roger Matthews (26:29) – 78 Victoria Hinchliffe (31:11)

KILLERTON 5k parkrun
Saturday 24th January 2015
15 Shaun McKernan (21:23) – 21 Stephen Wilbraham (21:47)

EXETER RIVERSIDE 5k parkrun
Saturday 24th January 2015
21 Phil Bates (20:51)


TORBAY ATHLETIC CLUB CLAIM 2nd & 3rd PODUIM PLACE AT FIRST CHANCE 10K
Sunday 18th January 2015

SimonLongthorpe25 Torbay Athletic Club members ran the First road race competition of 2015. This is a fast, flat race along paths and cycleways by the Exeter Canal and the River Exe.

Weather conditions were dry but very cold.
Last year Torbay AC Simon Longthorpe finished 3rd with his teammate Lee Turner just behind in 4th. This year the pair was chasing the leader James Rodgers from North Somerset who eventually won the race just 13 seconds ahead of second place Simon Longthorpe. Lee Turner was next home in 3rd place. There was many personal best times achieved by club members including Gary Brenton, Mark Hardy and also Victoria Hinchiffe who just returned back from a long time of due to injury. For one club new member Andrea Harkin ran her first race for Torbay Athletic Club.

Torbay Athletic Club Results…
2 Simon Longthorpe (33:37, 2nd Senior) – 3 Lee Turner (33:59, 3rd Senior) – 62 Neil Dawkins (42:57) – 75 Stephen Lofthouse (43:39) – 95 Paul Frissen (45:32) – 104 Adam Hill (45:58) – 114 Gary Brenton (46:22, PB) – 122 Brian Lewis (46:43) – 127 Ray Wilson (47:24) – 173 Karen Frissen (49:47) – 187 Anthony Hodge (50:29) – 188 Linda Philippou (50:30) – 196 Ray Brown (50:43) – 204 Irene Hewings (51:02) – 237 Mark Hardy (52:47, PB) – 249 Tessa Hearfield (53:37) – 272 Brian Hall (54:55) – 276 Ian Hayward (55:04) – 288 Anne Lucas (55:37) – 293 Alix Reynolds (55:47) – 334 Nick Hayes (57:47) – 339 Victoria Hinchiffe (58:16, PB) – 372 Andrew Park (59:36) – 476 Andrea Harkin (1:09:10)


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.


PeterMonaghanA 50th Birthday win for Torbay AC’s Pete Monaghan
Sunday 11th January 2015

Herald 2015 Jan 15 JanuaryJauntLast year at age 49 Torbay Athletic Club’s Pete Monaghan finished second in the January Jaunt 10k multi terrain race, but one year on it was a very happy 50th Birthday win for Monaghan at the January Jaunt. The event started and finished in Plympton. The route being a mixture of road and off road leading to Saltram House and back, with Monaghan managing to hold off three top athletes from the local Tamar Trotters Club including Peter Waumsley who last year was just a few seconds behine Monaghan. It was a close race for all four but Monaghan felt stronger this year on the day with his time of 34:48 being his fastest on the course for five years – 1st Peter Monaghan (34:48)


Arran Tocknell wins the 10th Dawlish Oh My Obelisk race
ArranTocknellSunday 11th January 2014

The 10th anniversary of the Obelisk race was won by Torbay’s Arran Tocknell who was also the winner on the very first running of this event. The ‘Oh My Obleisk’ race is run over 10 country miles from Dawlish Leisure Centre and back, heading to the Obelisk monument at Mamhead along green lanes and forest tracks which are always very wet, very hilly and very muddy at this time of year. Last years race was won by Arran Tocknell’s club mate Henry Irvine. This year Herald 2015 Jan 15 Oh My ObeliskTocknell won the event in 1:14:08 Four other Torbay members also ran well, being couples Mike and Sally Davies, Tessa Hearfield and Ray Brown.

Torbay Athletic Club Results
1 Arran Tocknell (1:14:08) – 112 Mike Davies (1:44:54) – 178 Ray Brown (1:58:40) – 192 Tessa Hearfield (2:02:04) – 212 Sally Davies (2:09:27)


Parke 5k 5k parkrun #41
Saturday 10th Janaury.

Four Torbay Athletic Club members ran their first Parke 5k parkrun’s at Bovey Tracey, the fastest finisher was Henry Sanderson who at age under 11 years, ran the (3.1 mile) course in 23 minutes dead, the second fastest all time record for his age group, finishing 5th overall out of 113 runners. Marnie Woodley, Arran Tocknell sister, finish 23rd just 1 second under 25 minutes and the fastest in her age group. Unfortunately Victoria Hinchcliffe couldn’t break the 32 minute barrier finishing just one second above with Henry Sanderson’s sister Isobel finishing in 34:02.

Torbay Athletic Club Results
5 Henry Sanderson (23:00) – 23 Marnie Woodley (24:59) – 68 Victoria Hinchliffe (32:01) – 82 Isobel Sanderson (34:02)
Very well done to all who took part.


SOUTH WEST INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP – CARDIFF
Sunday 4th Janury 2015

Excellent day at Cardiff for the south west indoor champs. 12 juniors made the journey and competed, collecting 8 medals between them and an impressive 19 personal bests. Only winner was Megan Webber in the under 15 300m, other highlights Avalon Vowles 2nd in 200m and 3rd in 60m, new club records for Emma Moore and Emily Joseph in hurdles – bronze for Emma. Grace and Sasha Denis both 2nd in high, Megan Webber also 2nd in 1500m.

Cardiff Indoor Athletic Juniors Group 2015 Cardiff Indoor Athletic Juniors 2015


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 2015 South West Cross Country Champs Junior Group 2015 South West Cross Country Champs Senior 2015