Results 2016 February

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Sunday 28th February 2016

2016 Hammeldown Arran Tocknell

Four Torbay AC members Arran Tocknell, Jon Parkinson, Andy Longthorpe and Brian Lewis ran in the first running of the Granite Tor’s Half-Marathon – The ‘Hameldown Hammer’ with Arran Tocknell taking first place in this inaugural event. This 98% trail race started and finished at Widecombe-in-The-Moor, at the foot of Hamel Down which rises high and steep, surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most iconic granite Tor’s. The Hameldown Hammer was a tough, challenging trail race, designed to be a serious test of endurance with an ascent of over 600m, plus grassy, rocky, sometimes muddy tracks and forestry glades. Most significantly, there is a double ascent of the Hameldown Ridge, but after the finish you could enjoy a large local roast beef lunch!
1st Arran Tocknell (1:31:59) Jon Parkinson – Andrew Longthorpe – Brian Lewis

Sunday 28th February 2016

At the Dalwood Three Hills Challenge Torbay’s Jerry Hocking finished 10th in (1:15:19) after approximately ten miles of multi-terrain running with fields, river crossings, forest tracks and three punishing climbs tough hills around Dalwood nr Axminster billed as a “Lovely race with varied terrain but there was a great atmosphere”

Saturday 27th February 2016

In The Moonlight Flit 10k night run from Totnes Torbay’s Mark Bruce was 8th finisher and first Male V40 in (52:40) The event has two tough, hilly loops of mixed terrain ranging from tarmac to mud and with plenty to keep you on your toes. It also features the now legendary Postbox Hill and Charcoal Burners, the best off-road descent in the area.

Sunday 28th February 2016

Brian Hall gained a PB at The Brighton Half Marathon (1:54:15) This was the 26th year of one of the first major “half’s” in the running calendar, the race is now one of the most popular events in the UK.

5K Parkruns
Saturday 27th February 2016

Across the world at the Albert parkrun in MELBOURNE Australia Cassandra Harrison finish 74th out of 311 runners and gained a personal best time of (23:00) nearer to home at the CHELTENGHAM parkrun David Tomlin was first finisher in (17:29) out of 360 runners.
At PARKE Bovey Tracey 46th finisher was Maria Thaller (27:37, NEW PB) 48 Ian Hayward (27:42) – 69 Sara Jane Crozier (29:41, New PB) – 75 Robert Wells (30:37)- 78 Kirsten Mundy (30:51, New PB) – 103 Michele Sandhu (33:53)
At the EXETER RIVERSIDE parkrun finishing 10th was Alexander Bly (19:27, PB)

Sunday 21st February 2016

Torbay AC’s Ian Tyson ran in the original Hampton Court Half Marathon which is run over a fast, flat and visually interesting course that borders the river-side grounds of the magnificent Hampton Court Palace to the South West of London, where “Henry V111” will be waiting to cheer you on. Ian finished 29th out of 3815 runners in (1:21:32)

Saturday 20th February 2016

Torbay AC was represented at six 5K Parkruns around the country, these organised weekly timed runs are free all over the world, held in pleasant parkland on weekend mornings, runs are open to all – from juniors and first timers to Olympians and octogenarian and here are are the results from Torbay AC runners who took part in six parkruns from Devon to Lincolnshire.

At Parke in Bovey Torbay’s Russell Hart was first finisher in (20:44) with Shaun Mckernan 6th ( 23:06) and Phil Bates 25th (25:41).
At Exeter’s Riverside 18th finisher was Alexander Bly in (21:03).
At the tough Mount Edgecumbe parkrun 25th home was Robert Wells (30:51), while in the PLYM VALLEY 56th finisher was Maria Thaller
(27:04) Further away at the Highbury Fields run at Islington, London, 145th home was Michele Sandhu (29:15) The furthest away was Tim Lewry finishing first in (20:52) running in the Witham Way Country Park Boston parkrun in South Lincs

Sunday 14th February 2016

2016 Cross Country Stover Ladies Team

Torbay A.C. Cross Country Team were in action at Stover for the 5th Westward League Cross Country where the tough very muddy hilly course was a good test of stamina and fitness especially for the senior men running almost 9km on the toughest course in the series.

In the 5000 metre ladies race Wendy Urban finished a creditable 32nd (21:43) -Karen Frissen 52nd (25:17) – Kirsten Mundy 77th (30:18) – Fay Cameron 81st (31:27)

In the 8900 metre Men’s event Anthony Raine finished 64th (39:44)- Matt Day 67th (40:40)- Paul Frissen 84th (43:18)- Steve Wilbraham 96th (45:42)-Craig McGuire 105th (47:28) Steve Sharp 109th (49:03)- Dennis Doy 113th (52:50)

A special mention goes to Hayden Fey who finished an excellent 3rd in the 5000 meter U17 boys race

This competition was part of the Westward League Cross Country Race Series which consist of 6 races, Plymouth, Newquay, Exeter, Westward Ho!, Stover the next and last race is Redruth in March.

Sunday 14th February 2016

Two Torbay runners ran at The Humdinger and Hurtle at North Taunton. The Humdinger is a challenging and hilly Half Marathon with over 1000ft of ascent with The Hurtle approximately just 5 miles a little flatter but still with some hills for those who do not want the Half Marathon distance. Both ran well with Nick Cull finishing 37th in The Humdinger in (1:39:05) with Sarah Wake finishing 19th in the Hurtle in (35:42).

Saturday 13th February 2016

Torbay AC’s Simon Longthorpe won the Exeter Half Marathon in 1.15.31, where the race route was hastily altered due to an incident being dealt by the police near the canal. As Sara Crozier’s GPS watch had only recorded 12.7 miles to the new finish, on this altered route she continued for another 0.4 of a mile until it read 13.1 miles!, completing the distance in under 2 hours for the first time beating her previous PB by 6 minutes. Sarah official position and time was 130th out of 218 in (1:56:21) over the 12.7 miles.

Saturday 13th February 2016

At Bovey on Saturday this was a first time parkrun for Lisa Haley finishing 39th in (29:25) also the first Parke parkrun for Maria Thaller who finished 42nd in (30:23) also running from Torbay AC were 69th Robert Wells (53:00) – 22 Craig McGuire (26:50) 55 Michele Sandhu (34:55) . At the third running of the Mount Edgecumbe parkrun, the latest and possibly the most scenic parkrun in the South West. Two Torbay members found out what the Mount means in the Edgcumbe , as first half of the course is up hill through the park and woods to the top where the views of South Hams, Plymouth and River Tamar are outstanding if you can look up! Shaun McKernan finished 5th out of 60 in (23:08) and Stephen Wilbraham 10th in 25:46)

Monday 8th February 2016

Seven and a half laps of the track in a Seeded 3km race and an Under 11 Mile Race at Exeter Arena were the challenges for some of the Torbay juniors. In the 3K U15 ‘s Alexander Bly (11.04,) Kyan Tandy (11:05) Harry Edwards (11.28), U17 Kit Monaghan (12.01) all had good runs ran. In the 1 mile race for under 11’s with 4 laps of track 8th Ella Rogers (7.02) 9th Joshua Taylor (7.08)

PARKE 5k parkrun #98
Saturday 13th February 2016

Lisa Haley ran her very first parkrun at Parke Bovey Tracet and it was first Parke parkrun for Maria Thaller. Craig McGuire for first home for Torbay. Conditions was wet but not as bad a last Saturday. Michele has completed 47 runs and only need to run three more parkrun for her free red 50 parkrun tshirt.

22 Craig McGuire (26:50) – 39 Lisa Haley (29:25) – 42 Maria Thaller (30:23) – 55 Michele Sandhu (34:55) – 69 Robert Wells (53:00)

MOUNT EDGCUMBE 5k parkrun #3
Saturday 13th February 2016

Two Torbay runners was the first club members to try out the new Mount Edgcumbe 5k parkrun. This was the 3rd event and the pair found out what the ‘Mount’ really means in the name Mount Edgcumbe parkrun. The rain had just stopped in time for the ferry crossing and stay dry during the run.

This is the most scenic parkrun in the South West. To get to the event you need to drive to Admiral Head Ferry Terminal Plymouth for the 8 minute ferry crossing the River Tamar to Mount Edgcumbe the Cornwall.

The Start is very close to the ferry dock. The first half is mostly up hill through the park and woods to the field at the very top for the best views of the city of Plymouth, South Ham coast and River Tamar. The second half of the course was back down the hill through the woods to the Mount Edgcumbe house. The Shaun McKernan finished 5th out of 60 and Stephen Wilbraham 10th.

5 Shaun McKernan (23:08) – 10 Stephen Wilbraham (25:46)

Sunday 7th February 2016

2016 Fulford Five
Twenty Three Torbay Athletic Club athletes ran in the Fulford Five road race a well established 5 mile event to test out your fitness on a double route around the streets of Exmouth town and a very windy seafront. First home for the Club was Lee Turner claiming second podium place, just half a minute behind race winner with the Club scooping up many category awards as well,

2016 Fulford Five Lee Turner

Naomi Flanagan 5th lady overall and 2nd senior lady, Emma Gilboy 3rd Female Vet 35, Jo Loten 2nd Female Vet 45, Irene Hewings 3rd Female Vet 55, Sally Davies 3rd Female Vet 60, Anne Lucas 2nd Female Vet 65. Torbay also won first and third lady team prizes and the second mens vet team award.

Torbay Results
2 Lee Turner (26:56) – 8 Peter Monaghan (27:56) – 30 Kevin Fine (30:47) – 49 Steve Weeks (32:19) – 50 Naomi Flanagan (32:24) – 61 Neil Dawkins (33:53) – 75 Graham Reynolds (34:59) – 92 Gary Brenton (36:29) – 95 Nick Robinson (37:00)- 99 Jo Loten (37:15) – 108 Emma Gilboy (38:01) – 118 Simon Gilboy (38:34) – 126 Greg Fine (39:07) – 129 Mike Davies (39:30) – 138 Debbie Drake (40:47) – 140 Irene Hewings (40:52) – 153 David Pressley (42:22) – 173 Sally Davies (44:26) – 177 Andrew Park (44:51) – 181 Alex Reynolds (45:54 ) – 183 Anne Lucas (46:09) – 190 Debra Pressley (47:17) – 225 William Valentine (54:17)

Sunday 7th February 2016

These were all effected by the atrocious weather on Saturday morning, which only the most determined runners turned out to run in. At the Exeter Riverside parkrun Simon Longthorpe finished first out of 109 runners with the timing system malfunctioning due the heavy rain so all were given a time of 59:59 !. At Parke parkrun in Bovey only 54 runners took part in the lowest turnout ever amongst these were two Torbay members finishing 31st was Robert Wells in 30:07 and 45th Michele Sandhu 35:50. Robert completed his 50th run today and will soon receive his free red 50 parkrun tshirt.