Results 2016 – April

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14 Torbay members ran in four different parkruns.

PLYM VALLEY 5K parkrun #189
Saturday 30th April 2016

A total of 208 runners took part.

8 Alexander BLY (20:22)

SHEFFIELD HALLAM 5K parkrun #291
Saturday 30th April 2016

A massive 610 runners took part.

2 Charlie BAKER (17:14)
PARKE 5k parkrun #109
A total of 146 runners took part.
5 Shaun MCKERNAN (21:48) –
19 Brian LEWIS (23:44) –
20 Stephen WILBRAHAM (23:48) –
28 Craig MCGUIRE (24:36) –
29 Anthony RAINE (24:37) –
35 Mark BRUCE (25:14) –
38 Maria THALLER (25:25) –
75 Robert WELLS (28:21) –
101 Kirsten MUNDY (32:08) –
105 Michele SANDHU (33:15)

Saturday 30th April 2016
A total of 271 runners took part.

92 Steve CARR (24:02) – 121 Sara Jane CROZIER (25:43)

Sunday 24th April 2016

2016 London Marathon Group Photo

At the London Marathon a close battle for the honour of first finisher for Torbay AC took place between two of the Clubs top elite men Simon Longthorpe and Lee Turner, with Turner making a fast start running 33 minutes to the 10k distance marker and Longthorpe sightly slower at 36 minutes, by halfway Turner was on 73 minutes with Longthorpe at 76 minutes. At the 35k (21miles) with only 7k to go for the full 42K (26.2 mile) distance, Longthorpe was just 3 seconds behind him but, in the last 7 kilometres Simon manage to increase his lead over Lee to claim first Club runner home spot in an outstanding (2:36:43) with Turner in at an excellent (2:43:50) Amongst the other Torbay finishers were Kirsten Mundy (5:23:05) and Melissa Barlow (6:23:49) both running their first marathon while Naomi Flanagan broke the Guinness world record by 31 minutes dressed as Fairy Tinker Bell and beating Kelly Holmes by 3 minutes. Brian Lewis was hoping for better, but someone knocked him over at 18 miles causing him to walk a couple of times, after weaving in and out though runners this made the distance half mile longer to finished in (3:59:48) Nick Cull finishing with a 3:57:34 PB wanted to say thanks to the club for the opportunity of running London and proud to be wearing his Torbay AC vest, a fantastic experience and great atmosphere, but most of his thanks go to Debbie Drake (3:59:10, PB) who found him at 22 miles having a little struggle. “She got me going again and we pretty much ran to the line together, a truly inspiring moment for me because of her help” said Nick

Torbay AC results
192 Simon Longthorpe (2:36:43) – 485 Lee Turner (2:43:50 ) – 2900 Mark Harding (3:07:54) – 2990 Naomi Flanagan (3:08:34, 1st Tinker Bell and now Guinness World Record Holder & beat Kelly Holmes by 3 minutes) – 9098 Nick Robinson (3:42:31, PB 23 minutes) – 9837 Chris Billing, (3:45:20) – 13378 Nick Cull (3:57:34, PB) -14011 Debbie Drake (3:59:10, PB) – 14233 Brian Lewis (3:59:48, nasty fall at 18 miles but still continued to finish ) – 26163 Sally Shoolbraid (4:47:01) – 26695 Anne Lucas (4:49:25) – 32752 Kirsten Mundy (5:23:05, 1st Marathon) – 37544 Melissa Barlow, Melissa (6:23:49, 1st Marathon)

2016 London Marathon Nick and Debbie

Sunday 24th April 2016

2016 Madrid Marathon Nigel Fenn

Torbay AC’s Nigel Fenn ran on the streets of Madrid, hosting the Madrid Popular Marathon, one of the most important sporting events of the many that take place across Spain. The event is part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the biggest running circuit in the world with the warmth of the enthusiastic, sport-loving Madrid crowd ithe icing on the race’s cake. Nigels finishing time was 3 hours and 8 mins

Saturday 23rd April 2016

At PARKE parkrun a total of 110 runners took part with 29th Ian Hayward (25:38) – 48 Robert Wells (28:10) at the EXETER RIVERSIDE parkrun a total of 183 runners took part 57 finisher was Torbay’s Steve Carr (23:39

Sunday 17th April 2016

Five Torbay AC members ran in The Plymouth Half Marathon with Steve Weeks leading them home in 153rd place with a 2.5 min PB in 1:30:11 followed by 309 Richard Carus (1:36:34)-1235 Rachel Longthorpe (1:53:11)- 1422 Keith Simpson (1:53:15)- 1435 Shaun Collier (1:56:23) This was a much celebrated traffic-free road race taking in all that is great about Plymouth, a total of 4,734 people took part in the full half marathon, while 2,600 children and 500 teachers completed the schools challenge, running the last mile of their 13.1 miles on the day. The first person to cross the finish line on Plymouth Hoe in a time of 1 hour 11 minutes was Phil Burden, from Taunton. Eleanor Davis, from Cornwall, was the first women to complete the 13.1mile (21km) route in 1 hour 17 minutes.

Dave Tomlin claimed first place by over 2 mins at The Magnificent Eastnor Castle Seven on an undulating 7 miles rural course over footpaths, tracks and through woodland culminating in the ‘Orrible’ climb to the Obelisk! David’s time was 44:15

Sunday 17th April 2016

At the BRIGHTON MARATHON Christ Billing ran his first race for Torbay AC achieving a PB on this marathon route that takes you around the sights of the city, winding through the city streets, finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront, one of the UK’s favourite 26.2 milers. Chris gave a massive thank you to Kevin Fine and the rest of the training group level 6 for all the extra training and tips! Chris managed a PB finishing in 3:21:11

Sunday 17th April 2016

The famous five Torbay AC Veteran runners took on The Five Tors on Bodmin Moor a challenging fell race of 8.3 miles, starting from Minions taking in Tor’s Tregarrick, Kilmar, Bearah, Sharp and Cheesewring, then descending all off road to the disused railway which still has the stone sleepers requiring careful co-ordination, but it does provide a view of some of the most brilliant and beautiful countryside in Cornwall 1st home for Torbay in 21st place David Gow-Smith 1:06:46 and 1st MV55-59, 128th David Pressley 1:29:28 and 6th MV60-64,166th Sally Davis 1:40:31 2nd FV60-64, 167th Mike Davis 1:40:31 9th MV60-64,176th Debra Pressley 1:50:35 3rd FV60-64

5K Parkruns
Saturday 16th April 2016

Dave Tomlin (17:19) was 1st finisher at the Cheltenham parkrun #166 with 284 runners taking part while at the Plymvalley parkrun #187 finishing 47th was Maria THALLER (26:10). Parke parkrun #107 first home for the Torbay Club in 21st was Ian HAYWARD (26:10) 37 Robert WELLS (28:31) 64 Michele SANDHU (33:43) Exeter Riverside parkrun #88 71st Steve CARR (24:18) Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #44 5th Jeremy HOCKING (19:19)

Sunday 10th April 2016

2016 Manchester Marathon Jon Pressling

Torbay AC athlete and Tri coach Jon Pressling improved his best marathon time by 30 minutes at the Greater Manchester Marathon which was run in Trafford on a new super fast course billed as the flattest in the UK and possibly one of the flattest in the world, with awesome entertainment and support along the course.The race village also moved to Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire Cricket Club with the finish outside. Finishing after his 3:06:36 run Jon said “The legs are sore but worth all the pain, thanks to everyone who’s supported me on my marathon journey, training with me and giving advice it all came together on the day very happy! “

Sunday 10th April 2016

A lone Torbay AC Club runner Charlie Baker took on The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon, which incorporates a ‘triple test’ giving entrants a chance to be crowned ‘King of the Hill’ or ‘Queen of the Hill’ in a timed hill climb or triumph in a 10K largely-downhill sprint section to cross the finish line first and lift the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon title. Charlie succeeded in achieving a PB on this hilly course finishing in 1:18:41 and treating this as a warm up to running the Lake Toya Marathon in Japan on May 15th.

Sunday 10th April 2016

At the Tavy 13 a popular half marathon Ian Hayward put in a good performance of I:55:30 at this demanding event after tackling the streets and some hilly country lanes around Tavistock finishing on the towns athletics track.

5K Parkruns
Saturday 9th April 2016

At Bovey Tracey’s Parke parkrun finishing 106th was Michele Sandhu (33:50) while at Exeter Riverside’s event 55th finisher was Steve Carr (24:13),at Killerton 213th home was William Valentine (34:32) and at Longrun Meadow Taunton in at: 78th spot was Sarah Wake (24:05)

Tuesday 5th April 2016

8 Peter Monaghan (16:56) – 38 Shaun McKernan (18:54) – 59 Anthony Raine (20:12) – 69 Stephen Wilbraham (20:48)

Sunday 3rd April 2016

In Paris on Sunday Ian Tyson was really happy to get his first full marathon completed in the 20 degree heat along with the other 41,708 finishers, saying ” the heat took a lot out of us!” a beautiful course, taking in most sights starting in Champs Elysée, along the Seine and the place de la Concorde, Versailles, Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Bastille a great race Ian’s result time was an excellent 3:08:07

2016 Paris Marathon 3 2016 Paris Marathon 2 2016 Paris Marathon 1

1549 Ian Tyson (3:08:07)

Sunday 3rd April 2016

Eight Torbay AC runners took on the Taunton Half Marathon Race which started and finished at the Somerset College of Arts and Technology, with the undulating route passing through the main streets of Taunton town centre and out into the Somerset countryside through many pretty villages.

Race leader James Laing enjoyed a big 90 second lead for most of the race with Torbay’s Simon Longthorpe in second place slowly reducing the gap, in the last few miles of the winding country lanes he spotted Laing in the distance, chasing harder now he steadily closed in until they were almost neck and neck as they approached the finish but Laing just managed to win in the final sprint for that line. Longthorpe though did have a personal best time of 1 hour 12 minutes and Torbay AC did win the Men’s Team prize beating the Royal Marines with all three runners finishing within the top 9 places Simon Longthorpe 2nd, Arran Tocknell 5th and Pete Monaghan 9th the Royal Marines had 4th 6th and 12th finishers

In the Ladies race Naomi Flanagan claimed 2 prizes, 4th Lady finisher and second Senior Lady in just three seconds over 1:26:00.

Peter Monaghan won the MV50 category with Nick Robinson improving his Half PB run by 3:30 minutes.

2016 Taunton Half Marathon Start

2016 Taunton Half Marathon

2nd Simon Longthorpe (1:12:19) – 5th Arran Tocknell (1:17:13) – 9 Peter Monaghan (1:18:15, 1st MV50) – 38 Naomi Flanagan (1:26:03. 4th Senior Lady) – 51 Garry Hooker (1:28:26) – 149 Stephen Wilbraham 1:40:04) – 175 Nick Robinson (1:41:50) – 514 Sara Crozier (1:58:33)

Sunday 3rd April 2016

On the 13th year of the Exe to the Axe multi-terrain race three Torbay AC members Brian Lewis 5:16:09, Sally Davies 5.43.56 and Mike Davies 5.43.57 put in excellent performances on this tough event ,with 4,000 feet of climb following the breath taking East Devon Jurrasic Coast path for approx. 20 miles, starting in Exmouth and finishing in Seaton.

PARKE 5K parkrun
Saturday 2nd April 2015

1 David Tomlin (18:49) – 5 Jeremy Hocking (20:33) – 44 Ian Hayward (26:43) – 95 Michele Sandhu (34:29)

Saturday 2nd April 2015
9 Shaun McKernan (19:56) – 42 Craig McGuire (22:46) – 79 Stephen Wilbraham (24:56)

BRIGHTON & HOVE 5k parkrun
Saturday 2nd February 2016

13 Alexander Bly (18:58)