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6 Henry SANDERSON 20:44, (New PB!) – 34 William JAMES (24:50) – 38 Tim PETERS (25:02) – 41 Lily BATES (25:14) – 44 Josie RATCLIFF (25:22, New PB!) – 87 Michele SANDHU (29:39) – 92 Hayley RATCLIFF (29:48) — 95 Mia RATCLIFF (29:52) – 125 Alexander JAMES (34:48) – 129 Gemma RADCLIFFE (34:58) – 130 Nicholas JAMES (35:30) – 138 Bobbi BLACKMORE (37:35) – 146 Iona FUSCO (43:22) – 147 Alistair FUSCO (44:23)
EXETER RIVERSIDE 5k parkrun #120 Saturday 26th November 2016
5 Peter MONAGHAN (17:19) – 243 Steve CARR (33:03)
3000 metres EXETER ARENA TRACK RACE
Monday 21st November 2016
Group Photo attached from left (Back) Fleur Ricklin, Sara Crozier, Debbie Drake, Lilly Bates, (Front) Eve Bates, Naomi Flanagan.
16 Torbay Athletic Club members took part at the Exeter 3000 metre track race. For many it was there first experience running on a real athletic track. Nothing like the boggy lumpy summer only tracks we have in Torbay.
The event was held at the South West’s premier athletics stadium all weather track at Exeter Arena.
On the night each runner had to complete 7½ laps of the 400 metre track (almost 1.9 miles).
There was races on the evening with the slowest runners in first race (E race) and fastest (A race) in last race, including a one-mile race for children under 11 years old consisting of 4 laps.
Conditions on the night were cold and dry but for the E and C race there was a very heavy shower.
The event attracted well over 120 athletes from most of Devon and beyond.
There were age category awards for athletes. There was many very good wins for Torbay Athletic Club.
Many runners were as young as 11 years old competed with the adults and vets in the 3000 metres event.
For the first time they held a “Try The Track 3k Race” For people who have never run on the track before or are new to running competition in the E race. This race was for people of 15 minute or slower predicted time.
The Torquay based club boast a number of amazing juniors and seniors with a record turnout for this event. 2014 7 members took part, 2015 13 members took part and this year a record 16 took part
Torbay Peter Monaghan was the fastest male vet 50 of the night and 3 overall running in the A race completing 3000 metre in 9 minutes 53 seconds. He was the fastest in his age 50 group and in the same race Torbay Junior Alexander Bly was the fastest under 15 boy of the night.
Torbay Naomi Flanagan was the fastest lady of the night finishing in 10 minute 57 seconds running in the B race.
Torbay Lily Bates won the D race and was the fastest under 15 girl of the night.
Torbay Xavier Bly won the 1 mile under 11s race in 5 minutes 47 seconds winning by 9 seconds and Torbay Ella Rogers was the fastest girl in 6 minutes 45 seconds and Bobbi Blackmore was second fastest 8 year old girl of the night.
Prizes was awarded for first 3 past post in each seeded race, regardless of age or gender.
One Mile Race – 1 Xavier Bly (5:47) – 5 Ella Rogers (6:45) – 13 Bobbi Blackmore (8:20)
The 2nd Westward League event in the Cross Country Series was held at Newquay on Sunday 13th November. 35 Torbay AC junior and senior athletes made the journey to Cornwall producing some brilliant performances. Xavier Bly produced the stand out performance of the day by winning the U11 boys race. Xavier shows great potential of becoming a top endurance athlete. James Alcock also impressed by finishing 3rd in his U15 boys race. Top 10 places were also achieved by Alexander Bly in the U15 boys and Lily Noble in the U11 girls race.
On the day results: SENIOR & VET MEN (8550 metres) – 19 Tim Watson – (29.51) – 81 Martyn Breslan (33.52) – 118 Anthony Raine (36.16) – 152 Stephen Lofthouse (41.13) – 153 Nick Robinson (41.33) – 155 Steven Sharp (41.43) – 157 Craig McGuire (43.04) – 158 Keith Simpson (43.07) – 161 Vasile-Valeriu Chirita (44.53) – 165 Denis Doy (48.35) U17 MEN (4990 metres) – 15 Hayden Fey (19.05) – 18 William Rutland (20.26) – 19 Jamie Morrison (20.39) U15 BOYS (4520 metres) – 3 James Alcock (16.20) – 8 Alexander Bly (16.49) – 24 Jake Haker (19.40) – 28 Alexander James (21.56) U13 BOYS (3075 metres) – 23 Henry Sanderson (12.19) – 25 Myles Begley (12.42) – 26 Morgan Alcock (12.49) – 37 Kieran Raine (13.40) U11 BOYS (1730 metres) – 1 Xavier Bly (6.15) – 20 Joshua Taylor (07.10) – 43 Harvey Bates (08.38) SENIOR & VET LADIES (4990 metres) – 89 Fay Cameron (24.42) – 99 Hayley Ratcliff (25.17) – 104 Sara Crozier (26.03) – 114 Eve Bates (26.28) U17 GIRLS (4990 metres) – 138 Hannah Raine (35.00) U15 GIRLS (3970 metres) – 25 Lily Bates (19.25) U13 GIRLS (3075 metres) – 27 Josie Ratcliff (14.28) – 30 Emma Harrison (14.47) U11 GIRLS (1730 metres) – 8 Lily Noble (07.16) – 23 Mia Ratcliff (8.02) – 36 Kareema Bijou (09.36)
RIVIERA ROCK RUN Saturday 12th November 2016
The Riviera Rocks were no problem for the Torbay AC ladies, who claimed a One Two Three on the podium, at the GeoPark hosted Riviera Rock Run event with Cathy Parkinson finishing 1st Lady (1:07:57), Julia Gow-Smith 2nd Lady (1:12:28), Debbie Drake 3rd (1:13;59). In the overall event Jon Pressling finished a very creditable 3rd place in (55:28) with 10th Brian Lewis (1:08:09) and 23rd Ian Hayward (1:13:19) The event competitors ran the 12 km by firstly making their way out of Goodrington, after running the length of the beach; joined the SW Coastal Path, through the beaches of Broadsands, Elberry Cove and Churston Cove before joining the John Musgrove Heritage Trail that skirts Churston Golf Course. This was is a truly awesome multi-terrain trail run a challenge to first timers and experienced runners alike finishing
Torbay AC’s Arran Tocknell claimed a podium spot in (59:41) at the Templer Ten, a multi terrain event with 90% of off road running through Stover Country Park as well as the fields at Teigngrace, starting and finishing in the wonderful grounds of Stover School near Newton Abbot. There were many outstanding performances from the Clubs 18 members who ran these 10 demanding miles,
TEMPLER TEN – 1 MILE RACE Sunday 6th November 2016
5 Torbay A.C. Juniors took part in today’s 1 mile fun. Ela Rogers won the award for 1st U13 girl home in an impressive time of 06:40, Joshua Taylor won the award for 2nd U13 boy home in 6:38. Full results were 7th Joshua Taylor 6:38, 8th Ela Rogers 6:40, 9th Stefan Filip 6:45, 22nd Alex James 7:43 & 32nd Aaron Smith 8:23
Another podium spot was claimed by Simon Longthorpe for Torbay when five members took on the Drogo 10 with a chance to experience the 10(ish) miles of hilly, muddy cross-country terrain and enjoy! if you dare look up from the stony track!, the stunning views of the Teign valley and a tackle the infamous Hunter’s Path hill in this challenging event.
At the PARKE 5k parkrun 48th was Hayley Ratcliff (26:56) – 63 Fleur Ricklin (28:13) – 116 Gemma Radcliffe (34:40)
The KILLERTON 5k parkrun
167th was Anita Ley (27:39)
At the BRIGHTON AND HOVE parkrun with 407 runners 238 Michele Sandhu (26:52)
In the BLACK PARK parkrun with 606 runners
509 Nicholas Cull (35:14)
TORBAY ATHLETIC CLUB 5.3 MILE TIME TRIAL Thursday 3rd November 2016
Both Tuesday and Thursday Time Trial will be merged together in the Time Trial Excel File for November 2016