Results 2016 – May

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2016 Bampton Tiverton Alix ReynoldsBAMPTON TO TIVERTON ROAD RACE
Monday 30th May 2016

7mile 125yards road race from Bampton to Tiverton, starting at the White Horse in Bampton at 10.30 finishing at the Peoples Park in Tiverton.
Bampton, a historic Charter Town, lies in mid Devon close to the Somerset border, and is on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.

The first Bampton to Tiverton Road Race was held on 22 April 1946 with 27 competitors. The 7-mile race has been held on Easter Monday virtually every year since but due to Easter road works the race was postponed to end of May bank holiday.

From Tiverton Football Club runners catch a FREE bus to the start line in Bampton at the White Horse where the Road Race will being following the nice country roads of Devon with nice views of the Exe valley around you, to Bolham where runners climb the steepest hill of the course and run past the front lodge of Knightshayes Court and across a bridge over the North Devon Link Road. The race finished in Peoples’ Park, Tiverton.

Three Torbay members ran the race. Graham Reynolds was first home for Torbay. Amelia Hall won her age category FV45.

60 Graham Reynolds (50:36) – 62 Amelia Hall (50:48, 1st FV45) – 134 Alix Reynolds (1:01:31)

Sunday 29th May 2016

Nottingham was a hub of triathlon activity at the weekend as it played host to both the Outlaw Half and Emergency Services National Championships.
Going long over the Outlaw middle distance was Jamie Stevenson, who continues to show he’s one of the clubs strongest triathletes. Recording a PB 33min swim and fast 2hr 35m on the bike, Jamie narrowly missed out on going sub 5hrs with a 5.02.07 finish.
Torbay Tri’s Graeme Kay was in sprint action as he raced around the 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run course. Taking his winter training to race day, Graeme finished with a swift time of 1.12.45

Sunday 29th May 2016

japhet koech

Well done to Japhet Koech finishing 3rd in Edinburgh Marathon in 2:22:46.
Japhet was in a 2 second lead at 10k in 32:49, he passed the half marathon distance in 1 hour 9 minutes. At the finish line the winner was Kenyan Boaz Kiprono (2:19:53) followed by Morocon Abdelhadi El Mouaziz 2:20:13) followed by Japhet 2 minutes later. Couple of years ago Japhet finished the Edinburgh Marathon wearing a Torbay Athletic Club vest.  Click here to read more

PARKE 5k parkrun
Saturday 28th May 2016

Jeremy Hocking (19:48, New PB) – 12 Shaun McKernan (21:48) – 13 Jake Thorn (21:53) – 28 Stephen Wilbraham (23:52) – 45 Maria Thaller (25:28) – 48 Craig McGuire (25:52) – 50 Ian Hayward (26:01) –  55 Lisa Haley (26:37, New PB by 2 minutes) – 86 Fleur Ricklin (30:18) –  111 Michele Sandhu (32:05)

Saturday 28th May 2016

3 Peter Monaghan (17:27) – 50 Steve Carr (22:46)
Saturday 28th May 2016
117 Kirsten Mundy (28:33)
WALSALL ARBORETUM 5k parkrun #221
Saturday 28th May 2016
37 Stuart Sweatman (21:38)
LANHYDROCK 5K parkrun #123
Saturday 28th May 2016
83 Robert Wells (28:13)

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Torbay Tri made home advantage count as they produced a show of red and orange racing around Clennon Valley at the Torbay Triathlon. Comprising of a 400m pool swim, 15k bike around the VeloPark and 5k run on the fields, in his first ever triathlon Tim Watson led home the team and claimed an impressive 2nd place while Cathy Parkinson won the overall female title. In rather wet conditions on the bike course and soggy fields under foot, the club was well represented by 12 members among almost 80 finishers and with three in the top five.

2nd Tim Watson 47.58, 4th Jon Pressling 51.27, 5th Andrew Gunther 51.38, 11th Frank Reay 54.27, 13th Tim Lewry 55.50, 18th Pete Coish 58.14, 21st Vince Langdon 1.00.04, 22nd Cathy Parkinson 1.00.22, 38th Becky George 1.04.31, 44th Terry Windeatt 1.05.42, 47th Rob Pressling 1.06.16, 63rd Jo Coish 1.14.17

The juniors from Torbay AC also put in a good show and were out in large numbers across the various distances for their age groups. With many competing for the first time in triathlon, the next generation of triathletes is looking strong.

Tri Start – 8th Sienna Beadle 12.44
Tri Star 1 – 2nd William James 16.49, 8th Max Renton 17.54, 19th Joshua Taylor 19.24, 30th William Harrison 20.29
Tri Star 2 – 4th Henry Sanderson 24.08, 7th Morgan Alcock 25.09, 26th Emma Harrison 30.54
Tri Star 3 – 1st James Alcock 28.51, 7th Alexander Bly 32.40, 18th Finlay Ostler 38.32, 28th Alex James 54.00

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Continuing his demanding Ironman training, Torbay Tri’s Rich Carus headed to the Devon/Cornwall border to test himself over the standard distance of 1500m lake swim, 40k bike and 10k run. Into the chilly lake waters and Rich emerged before getting down on his aero bars for two laps of country roads that included a few short hills to test the legs. Onto the run and it was a rather muddy trail affair but with the sun shining Rich still managed to enjoy the scenery to finish in 37th and a solid time of 2hrs 47mins. Next up is the 113 triathlon that’s just 3 weeks away.

Saturday 21st May 2016

2016 Muskie Madness Lisa Haley Maria Thaller
Photo from Left..Lisa Haley, Maria Thaller

Maria Thaller and Lisa Haley joined nearly 200 other runners to take on the Muskie Madness event organised by the Plymouth Musketeers RC with the 5.5 mile “Madness” rote taking runners around a multi-terrain undulating course taking in Ham Woods, tracks, riverside paths and some pavement starting and finishing at King’s Tamerton Community Centre Plymouth, Both Maria Thaller and Lisa Haley gain personal best times with Maria also claiming 3rd senior lady spot and 6th overall in 44:16, with Lisa Haley finishing 2nd in her age group in 46:06.

Saturday 21st May 2016

2016 Burator 10k Steve Carr

Two TAAC runners ran in the new Burrator 10K a fast, flat route organised in “daylight” by The Wild Night Runners, this was almost all on tarmac with a stunning setting and going one complete around the Burrator reservoir Brian Lewis completed this in 43:53 with a new 10k PB with Steve Carr in at 55:26 there was a £200 bonus for the first man to break 30 minutes but 1st Home was Tom Merson of Exmouth in 33:20.

Saturday 21st May 2016

Three at the The East Allington 10k starting and finishing at the Primary school with a route around the South Hams country roads some of which were pretty hilly! second home was Steve Weeks (42.27) – 23 Paul Frissen (50:07) – 33 Karen Frissen (53.42)

HAGLEY 5k parkrun #86
Saturday 21st May 2016

in Christchurch, New Zealand 12th finisher was Sophie Evans (20:19) first female in a total of 106 runners, while on the same day at 9am at the

PARKE parkrun #112
Saturday 21st May 2016

5th home was Magnus Christie (22:36) and at the

PANSHANGER 5k parkrun
Saturday 21st May 2016

in Hertfordshire’s Panshanger Park near Hertford was Michele Sandhu running entirely off-road on a mixture of dirt paths, grass, gravel and forest finishing in (28:27) with 302 runners taking part.

Saturday 21st May 2016

13 Shaun McKernan (20:21) – 32 Stephen Wilbraham (21:48) – 55 Craig McGuire (23:03) – 111 Fleur Ricklin (27:04) – 142 Terry Wimdeatt (30:17)
191 runners

Saturday 14th May 2016

Fifteen Torbay AC members ran the 8¼ mile hilly Haldon Heartbeat Trail run, this multi terrain route started and finished at Exeter racecourse and included, country lanes, private heathland and Forestry Commission land in and around Haldon Forest. Arran Tocknell battled with Carl Mott from Torrington AC and it was neck and neck until last 600 metres but it was Tocknell who found the extra energy to pull away to claim first place with a 12 second lead giving him a third win at this event and Torbay AC runners first podium spot every year since 2011.Wendy Urban won her age category and Torbay AC also won the Mens Team award (Arran Tocknell David Gow-Smith, Martyn Breslan and Anthony Raine)

1 Arran Tocknell (49:25) – 14 David Gow Smith (56:43) – 20 Martyn Breslan (59:26) – 27 Wendy Urban (1:00:46) – 30 Anthony Raine (1:01:26) – 38 Brian Lewis (1:04:11) – 41 James Hartridge (1:05:08) – 60 Nick Robinson (1:07:37) – 63 Paul Frissen (1:09:10) – 68 Ian Hayward (1:10:57) – 75 Ray Wilson (1:13:27) – 77 David Pressley (1:13:53) – 90 Denis Doy (1:17:56) – 96 Tessa Hearfield (1:20:00) – 110 Debra Pressley (1:24:44)

Sunday 15th May 2016

2016 Bideford 10k Lee Turner 2016 Bideford 10k Torbay AC

At the Bideford 10k seven Torbay AC members put in some excellent performances on a course which billed as “challenging but a good opportunity for runners to achieve a fast time” this was moderately flat with a combination of road and track taking in some of Torridge-side’s outstanding beauty, including a section of the Tarka Trail
Lee Turner finished third in a fast 34:12 to lead the Torbay contingent home followed by 81st Amelia Hall (44:17) – 106 Matthew Botting (45:24) – 146 Mark Bruce (47:11) – 76 Jo Loten (48:26) – 180 Katie Codling (48:38) – 245 Raymond Wilson (50:58) – 323 Steve Carr (53:14)

Sunday 15th May 2016

2016 Swashbuckler Middle Distance Triathlon Ben Hearne 2016 Swashbuckler Middle Distance Triathlon Eve Bates2016 Swashbuckler Middle Distance Triathlon

Photo – Ben Hearne after the Swashbuckler Middle Distance Triathlon
Photo – Jamie Stevenson, Emma Stevenson, Cassandra Harrison, Jon Pressling, Rob Pressling.

Novice, Sprint, Standard and Middle distance….Torbay Tri put the race miles in this weekend. Going longest and in his debut over the 1.2mile swim, 56mile bike and 13.1mile run at the Swashbuckler Middle Distance Triathlon was new club member Ben Hearne . Inspired by the New Forest course, that included a river swim, Ben put a winter of hard training to solid use with a very impressive 5.06.26 finish.
Claiming 3rd Super Vet at the Cotswolds 51.5 Standard Triathlon was Frank Reay racing around the Olympic distance course in 2.28.38. Taking to the open water for the first time this season, Frank is set for another year of fast racing.
Enjoying the sun along the Exe Valley, Tiverton was home for the sprint distance racers to put some fast times down. Jamie Stevenson led home the club for 11th place overall and one of the fastest bike splits of the day as the team created a blur of orange and red around the 400m swim, 25k bike and 5k run course. The female team also placed 3rd overall to cap a fine race day by all.

Jamie Stevenson 1.08.39, Jon Pressling 1.11, Nigel Fenn 1.13.11, Becky George (2nd Vet 50) 1.26.07, Julia Gow-Smith 1.28.06, Emma Stevenson 1.29.50, Cassandra Harrison 1.30.37, Rob Pressling 1.32.54
Eve Bates completed the team and recorded a PB over the novice distance of 200m swim, 18k bike and 2.5k run in a time of 1.02.10

Sunday 15th May 2016

2016 Japan Marathon Charlie Baker

Toyako marathon, lake toya, Hokkaido, Japan . Lake Tōya is a volcanic caldera lake in Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The lake is nearly circular, being 10 kilometers in diameter. Lake Toya is home to a huge number of sporting activities all year round, from skiing in winter to IRONMAN in summer. One of the lake’s popular springtime sporting events is the Toyako Marathon, held just as the famous cherry blossom season begins.

This was the 42nd marathon with unbeatable scenery, balmy weather and music to help runner on their way, Toyako Marathon is an irresistible event in Japanese runner’s calendar.

Charlie ran Lake Toya Marathon Japan in 2.59.32 sporting a Torbay vest. He got through the first 30k in 2 hours and then started to fade but he never walked and was delighted with sub 3hours! Beautiful course.
Photo was taken by Charlie the night before Marathon in Japan.

Photo – Scenic photo of Mount Usu was taken by Charlie the night before his Marathon in Japan.

Sunday 15th May 2016

Peter Monaghan Exeter 10k MCC

The Ottery 10k is a fairly course run on country lanes around Ottery St Mary with the Start/Finish at Ottery Cricket Club
Finishing 4th was Torbay’s Peter Monaghan in (35:24) with super vet William Valentine finishing 203rd in 1:11:28.

Saturday 14th May 2016

Parkrun Celebrated their I Millionth runner milestone on Saturday after it all started in 2004 with a group of friends who decided to meet up every week for a run and a cup of coffee. Now more than a million people in the UK have taken part in the free, weekly 5 km runs.

This weekend at Parke parkrun #111 finishing 13th was Jake Thorn (22:52) – 26 Stephen Wilbraham (24:27) – 55 Robert Wells (28:14).
At the Plymvalley parkrun #191 in 40th spot was Maria Thaller (23:57). Exeter Riverside parkrun #92 saw Steve Carr finish 65th (23:20).
At Lanhydrock parkrun #121 108th was Nicholas Cull (36:56) while at Brighton & Hove parkrun #449 in 302nd place was Michele Sandhu (27:37)

Saturday 7th May 2016

2016 Ivybridge 10k Cathy Parkinson
Photo attached of Cathy Parkinson

33 Torbay AC members ran the Ivybridge 10k.

There was a record number of 775 entries in this years event. This spectacularly 10k scenic race started in Ivybridge Station Car Park and finished at Ivybridge Rugby Club. The course is relatively fast, despite the steep hill from Bittaford to Moorhaven. The last 6km from of the route was almost all downhill, normally making for a fast 2nd half of the race.

Two Torbay members finished in the top 9. There was many personal best times. Maria Thaller smash her previous best time of over 52 minutes by over 4 minutes in a tme of 48:36. Irene Hewings gain a PB too.

Cathy Parkinson won her age category and Peter Monaghan was 2nd in his age category.

5 Peter Monaghan (35:27) – 9 Ian Tyson (36:20) – 18 Jeremy Hocking (38:11) – 24 Kevin Fine (38:27) – 40 Steve Weeks (39:52) – 62 Neil Dawkins (42:24) – 71 Anthony Raine (42:41) -89 Stephen Wilbraham (44:12) – 95 Brian Lewis (44:36) = 106 Shaun McKernan (45:08) – 107 Cathy Parkinson (45:13) – 144 Phil Bates (47:04) – 165 Steven Sharp (48:10) – 168 Mark Bruce (48:14) – 180 Maria Thaller (48:36, PB 4 minutes) – 188 Lisa Haley (48:47) – 191 Linda Philippou (48:53) – 195 Paul Frissen (49:00) – 201 Karen Frissen (49:13) – 258 Kate Codling (50:49) -291 Steve Carr (52:00) – 303 Brian Hall (52:28) – 308 Raymond Wilson (52:40) – 318 Irene Hewings (52:58) – 329 Sara Jane Crozier (53:23) – 417 Colin Wilson (56:12) – 460 Phil Perkins (57:57) – 461 Nick Hayes (58:00) – 462 Stephen Lofthouse (58:00) – 460 Phil Perkins (57:57) – 488 488 Andy Philippou (59:05) – 516 Mark Hardy (59:54) – 558 Anne Lucas (1:01:40) – 652 Tracey Jolly (1:07:25)

2016 Ivybrdige 10k Kevin Fine 2016 Ivybridge 10k Anthony Raine

Saturday 7th May 2016

Torbay Richard Wallace and Craig McGuire signed up to take on the World’s Biggest Assault Course. Over 20 miles of running with 200 individual obstacles. These are grouped together in zones throughout the course. Held in the grounds of Burghley House, Stamford. The course included a number of world record-breaking challenges – including the world’s longest monkey bars, the biggest stand-alone structural obstacle, the highest platform jump, an unfeasibly long cat crawl and obstacle racing’s highest pyramid of hay bales. Other obstacles included energy-sapping inflatables, mud runs, huge wooden frames, vertical walls and the Water Wipe Out zone.

It’s a huge outing whichever way you cut it and it’s not over when it’s over as you’ve got sport’s most notorious after-party to contend with the other side of the finish line. Of course, you’ll want to concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other to get the miles under your belt and put the obstacles behind you.

The action was followed by a huge party with ex-Radio 1 DJ Dave Pearce entertaining the crowds.

Richard and Craig completed the challenge with nearly 4000 over athletes. Richard finished 1378th in 6:18:08 and Criag 1816th in 6:42:11.

Moors Valley parkrun #26
A total of 287 runners took part.
2 Jon Pressling (18:05)
53 Cassandra Harrison (23:44)
Parke parkrun #110
A total of 130 runners took part.
55 Robert Wells (28:26) – 80 Michele Sandhu (31:56) – 81 Heidi Ostler (31:59)
Exeter Riverside parkrun #91
A total of 273 runners took part.
89 Steve Carr (24:11)

Sunday 1st May 2016

Two members of Torbay Tri made the short trip to Exeter Uni for the final round of Exeter Tri’s Aquathlon Series. Enjoying the heated outdoor pool, Cassandra Harrison was the quicker of the pair in the water over 600m while Jon Pressling clocked the fastest run split of the day over the hilly 5k course. Cassandra improved on her finishing time from last year with 36.09 while Jon crossed the line in 30.58

Sunday 1st May 2016

First round of Devon Open Track and Field was last Sunday in Plymouth. On the day there was a lot of running races from 75 metres up to 5000 metres. there was also many jumping and throwing events. Winners of each event earned a maximum of 10 points, 2nd 9 pointes, 3rd 8 points etc. About a dozen teams from Devon compete for club points.

A very good turnout from Torbay Athletic Club especially from the juniors improved the club overall team score compared to previous years. In 2014 the club score 136 points 7th place. Last year score of 306 points in 4th place. 2016 score of 471 points finishing in 3rd place.

New Vet male member Vasile-Valeriu Chirita did extremely well in his first competition for Torbay winning three events.

There are three more meetings this summer in this series, 2 meetings in Braunton and 1 in Tavistoke.

Under 10 year olds Boys ….
600metre, 5th Stefan Filip, 2:19.97.
75 metres race 5th Aaron Smith 12.58, 8th Stefan Filip 13.08.
Long Jump, 6th, Stefan Filip 3.04 metres, 8th Aaron Smith, 2.92.
Vortex, 11th Aaron Smith 15.54, 9th Stefan Filip 16.53.

Under 10 year olds Girls ….
600m, 13th Skye Warner 2:54.06, 14th Lauren Morrison 2:54.86.
75m, 11th Lauren Morrison 14.54, 14th Skye Warner 15.11.
Long Jump, 10th Skye Warner 1.95, 3rd, Lauren Morrison, 2.39.
Vortex, 3rd, Lauren Morrison, 11.37, 6th, Skye Warner, 10.62.

Under 11 year olds Boys ….
600m, 8th Harvey Bates 2:40.27.
75m, 6th Harvey Bates 14.11.
Long Jump, 7th Harvey Bates 2.34.
Vortex, 8th Harvey Bates 9.34.

Under 11 year olds Girls ….
Girls 5 x 80m Relays Race, 3rd, Torbay AC, 77.52.
600m, 22nd Isabelle Smith 3:46.40, 6th Ella Rogers 2:19.50, 9th Lily Noble 2:22.88.
75m, 14th Ella Rogers 13.89, 19th Isabelle Smith 14.90, 7th Lily Noble 12.85.
Long Jump, 15th Ella Rogers 2.52, 19th Isabelle Smith 2.25, 2nd Lily Noble 3.11.
Vortex, 1st Ella Rogers 20.52, 11th Isabelle Smith 12.08, 5th Lily Noble 15.49.

Under 13 year olds Girls ….
100m, 10th Shona Silvester 16.05, 3rd Georgia Davies 15.06.
150m, 2nd Georgia Davies 23.23.
70m Hurdles, 4th Shona Silvester 15.45.
Long Jump, 10th Shona Silvester 3.44, 8th Georgia Davies 3.48.

Under 15 year olds Girls ….
100m, 5th Verity Woods 14.13
300m, 2nd Lily Bates 49.12
75m Hurdles, 2nd Verity Woods 14.93
High Jump 2nd Lily Bates 1.25
Long Jump 2nd Verity Woods 4.34
Shot, 3rd, Lily Bates 6.76

Under 17 year olds Men ….
1500m, 1st Hayden Fey 4.25.65, 3rd Jamie Morrison 5.19.49
200m, 1st Julian Martin 25.63, 3rd Hayden Fey 26.02
400m, 2nd Hayden Fey 55.98, 3rd, Julian Martin, 56.98, 4th Flo Goddard 59.74
High Jump, 2nd Jamie Morrison 1.50
Long Jump, 2nd Jamie Morrison 4.40

Under 17 year olds Ladies ….
100m, 1st Elyse Leech 13.42, 2nd Rebecca Roots 13.48, 3rd Megan Webber 13.51
200m, 1st Elyse Leech 27.06, 2nd Megan Webber 27.54
300m, 1st Megan Webber 42.72 3rd Rebecca Roots 43.90
300m Hurdles, 3rd Emily Joseph 48.53

Under 20 year olds Ladies ….
100m, 1st Lilian Goddard 13.27
400m, 1st Lilian Goddard 58.99

Veterans Men….
100m, 4th, Vasile-Valeriu Chirita, 15.64, 5th, Phil Bates, 16.05
1500m, 3rd Phil Bates 5.45.71
200m, 4th Phil Bates 33.38
400m, 4th Phil Bates 74.22
Discus, 1st Vasile-Valeriu Chirita, 29.90
Long Jump 4th,Vasile-Valeriu Chirita,4.08
Shot, 1st Vasile-Valeriu Chirita, 8.56
Triple Jump, 1st Vasile-Valeriu Chirita, 9.51

Sunday 1st May 2016

The Saltash Half Marathon is a tough road run organised by the Tamar Trotters. The race follows a tough, well marshalled and accurate course through town and country lanes with good views over the Tamar Estuary.

18 Chris Billing (1:35:01)

Sunday 1st May 2016

2016 Crediton Crunch Katie Codling Lisa Haley 2016 Crediton Crunch Peter Monaghan

The Crediton Crunch is a 10k (ish) multi-terrain running event raising funds for charity, supported by the Crediton Running Network.
Single lap, undulating, multi-terrain along quiet country lanes and countryside footpaths. Includes a lap of Crediton Raceway, an off-road motocross circuit!

4 Peter Monaghan (42:12) – 82 Graham Reynolds (57:11) – 93 Lisa Haley (58:49) – 100 Katie Codling (59:44) – 106 David Pressley (1:00:12) – 143 Alix Reynolds (1:04:46) – 167 Debra Pressley (1:09:20)
212 finishers

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)