Results 2016 – October

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PARKE 5k parkrun #134
Saturday 29th October 2016

4 Shaun MCKERNAN (20:33) – 17 Stephen WILBRAHAM (22:47) – 41 Josie RATCLIFF (26:54) – 50 Hayley JEFFERY (27:37) – 120 Gemma RADCLIFFE (35:15) – 124 Kirsten MUNDY (35:49)


EXETER RIVERSIDE 5k parkrun
Saturday 29th October 2016

32 Jake HARKER (20:21) – 82 Steve CARR (22:57)


THE SAHARAN CHALLENGE
Sunday 23rd October 2016

The 53 Mile SAHARAN CHALLENGE did not faze Torbay A.C’s Debbie Drake and Irene Hewings when they lined up with 100 other adventurers to take on this unique Challenge. A tough trek of 2 Marathons over 2 Days through some of Morocco’s most stunning landscape, past tiny desert villages, through the stunning Draa Valley, where after the first 26 tough miles, the camp awaited complete with traditional Bedouin Tents and a well deserved hot meal, before resting under the stars, before continuing adventuring on across the lunar landscape on the edge of the Sahara towards the Saharan finish line. Irene Hewings and Debbie Drake completed the 53 miles in 11 hours and 10 mins raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.


EXMOOR STAGGER
Sunday 23rd October 2016

Torbay’s Lee Turner accepted the “Come to Exmoor and challenge yourself” invitation to The Exmoor Stagger – Exmoor’s classic trail run now in its is 20 this year! With over 15 miles of trail and an ascent of over 3600ft in the outstanding scenery – this was not one for the faint hearted. A very creditable performance was put in by Lee Turner who completed the Stagger in (2:03:06)


TAVY 7
Sunday 23rd October 2016

Torbay’s Peter Monaghan Graham Arkell and Tessa Hearfield ran The Tavy7 a seven mile road race along country lanes in beautiful West Dartmoor. One of the oldest established races in the local race calendar, with Pete Monaghan finishing 3rd in (41:46) Tessa Hearfield 219th in (1:03:31) Graham Arkell 324th in (1:08:44)


GREAT SOUTH RUN
Sunday 23rd October 2016

Four Torbay AC members, including 21 year old Louise Hooker taking on her second race for the Club, ran in the 10 mile Great South Run on a fast and flat course past the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth, including the Portsmouth Dockyard, home of HMS Victory, past Spinnaker Tower, finishing on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight.
Louise Hooker showed her future potential by finishing in (1:13:06) with 2268th Paul Frissen (1:19:12) – 2362 Karen Frissen (1:19:34) – 8268 Phil Perkins (1:37:50)


PARKRUNS
Saturday 22nd October 2016

Twelve members ran At Parke parkrun #134 where 4th finisher was Alexander BLY (20:14) – 28 Morgan ALCOCK (23:35) – 29 Megan WEBBER (23:43) – 44 Tim PETERS (24:44) – 57 Kieran RAINE (26:00) – 79 Fleur RICKLIN (27:21) – 85 Lisa BELSTEN (27:37) – 97 Michele SANDHU (28:38) – 109 Heidi OSTLER (29:34) – 119 Kathleen ALCOCK (30:09) – 133 Anthony RAINE (32:38) – 146 Gemma RADCLIFFE (34:12) At the Hereford parkrun 36th was Steve CARR (23:45)


GREAT WEST RUN
Sunday 16th October 2016

Nine Torbay AC runners ran in The Ashfords Great West Run with an exciting if not wet start to the 13.1-mile route through the heart of Exeter giving it all the energy of a city centre road race, combined with country lanes and stunning views across Exeter. 2,500 took part in the event with Phil Wylie first finisher in 1:10:10. Leading the Torbay members home in 32nd place was Jon Parkinson (1:23:29) – 41 Andrew Longthorpe (1:24:59) – 76 Nigel Fenn (1:28:36) – 80 Chris Billing (1:28:44) – 93 Steve Weeks (1:30:15) – 133 Neil Dawkins (1:32:30) – 135 Alex Snell (1:32:25) – 673 Phil Bates (1:50:23) – 1762 Elizabeth Bubeer (2:20:17)


EDEN HALF MARATHON
Sunday 16th October 2016

At the Eden Half Marathon Torbay’s Steven Sharp’s aim was a sub two hour finish on this very hilly and on the day muddy half with a 290 metre elevation gain over the man-made spoil heaps known as the ‘Cornish Alps’. Steven Sharp did achieve his aim by finishing 220th in (1:56:08)


Parkruns
Saturday 15th October 2016

At the Walsall Arboretum parkrun finishing 14th Naomi Flanagan (19:14) at Parke parkrun #133 3rd finisher was Martyn Breslan (19:10) – 10 Russell Hart (21:08) – 43 Steven Rowe (25:40) – 46 Stephen Lofthouse (26:04) – 53 Fleur Ricklin (27:26) – 67 Michele Sandhu (28:57) – 82 Debra Pressley (30:34) At the Exeter Riverside parkrun 106th was Steve Carr (24:19)


WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – PLYMOUTH
Sunday 11th October 2016

A total of 34 Torbay A.C. Athletes, 23 of them from the Junior Club, took part in the first Westward League Cross Country Race in Plymouth’s Central Park on Sunday. 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.These events attract some of the best endurance athletes in the South West and the Torbay Club made a great account of themselves. For some this was their first taste of cross country running which demands strength, stamina and speed. in fields which is often muddy and slippery. Athletes wear trainers with sharp metal spikes to help grip
Stand out performances for the club were James Alcock, Xavier Bly and Ella Rogers who finished 3rd, 4th and 11th in their U15s Boys,U11 Boys and U11s Girls Races respectively.
Complete results were as follows:- U11 G: 11 Ella Rogers (07:54), 22 Leah Warren (08:26), 30 Mia Ratcliff (08:53), 31 Lauren Gale (08:53), 38 Bobbi Blackmore (09:47), 43 Kareema Bijou (10:47) U13G: 26 Josie Ratcliff (12:35), 31 Emma Harrison (13:01), 35 Olivia Horton (14:58); U15G: 24 Lily Bates (15:54).Senior Women: 87 Fay Cameron (28:01), 92 Hayley Ratcliff (28:41), 95 Lisa Haley 28:57, 99 Sara Crozier 29:25, 122 Sophie Webber 31:47, 123 Eve Bates 31:50; 133 Kirsten Mundy 35:21; U11B: 4 Xavier Bly 06:35, 15 Will James (07:26), 17 Josh Taylor (07:30), 25 Stefan Filip (07:42), 27 Joe Gale (07:43), 46 Harvey Bates (09:45); U13B: 25 Morgan Alcock (11:23), 34 Kieran Raine (12:08); U15B 3 James Alcock (11:37), 27 Alex James (19:00); U17B: 19 Jamie Morrison (24:13); Senior Men: 56 Martyn Breslan (34:40), 119 Anthony Raine (39:11), 141 Steve Sharp (45:09), 179 Val Chirita (52:48).


PARKR 5K parkrun #132
Saturday 8th October 2016

6 Russell HART (20:45) – 29 Colin SHOOLBRAID (25:00) – 30 Ian HAYWARD (25:02) – 69 Heidi OSTLER (28:59) – 64 Michele SANDHU (28:37) – 116 Gemma RADCLIFFE (35:21) –


CHESTER MARATHON
Sunday 2nd October 2016

The MBNA Chester Marathon is the UK’s number 1 road marathon, as voted by Runners’ World in 2012 & 2013.  With a spectacular start and finish at Chester Racecourse, the route passes all Chester’s iconic landmarks, then heads out into the Cheshire & North Wales countryside, before returning along the banks of the River Dee for an unforgettable finish.

8 Lee Turner (2:39:12)


THE SOUTHERN TENNESSEE POWER CLASSIC
Sunday 2nd October 2016

This peaceful, remote valley in the region of southern Tennessee, known as the Cumberland Plateau, plans to host the seventh annual Southern Tennessee Marathon & Half Marathon, set for the early fall season of 2016. The course runs through the historic city of Winchester, the birthplace of both legendary entertainer Dinah Shore and longtime University of Tennessee football coach Philip Fulmer. Nestled in the valley of the Elk River, near the Tims Ford Lake and Dam, and about a 20-minute drive from the nationally-renowned campus of the University of the South, Winchester offers a course filled with rolling hills along scenic country roads, through the nearby town of Decherd and across a bridge that takes runners over one of the easternmost fingers of the Tims Ford Lake. Experience true southern charm during the event as local volunteers and race enthusiasts line the streets to cheer you on!

Whilst on vacation Karen and Paul Frissen ran in the Southern Tennessee Power Classic Half Marathon finishing 9th and 10th overall saying “it was a great run and a nice day, hot and sunny”. Running together the pair finished in 1:48:20 with Karen Frissen second lady home and Paul Frissen also winning his age category..

9 Karen Frissen (1:48:11, 2nd Lady Overall) – 10 Paul Frissen (1:48:11, 1st MV50)

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BOURNEMOUTH HALF MARATHON
Sunday 2nd October 2016

The Bournemouth Half Marathon billed as ’Running as it should be’ with beautiful coastal views and a chance to run the seafront past Boscombe Pier to a spectacular finish at Bournemouth Pier Torbay’s Steve Carr completed the event in (1:55:50)


BURNHAM ON SEA HALF MARATHON
Sunday 2nd October 2016

A fast, flat single circuit on rural unclosed roads, ideal for PBs.

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At the Burnham-on-Sea Half marathon with 203 finishers Sara Jane Crozier finished 135th in (2.00.51)


SOUTH WEST COAST PATH CHALLENGE
Sunday 2nd October 2016

Phil Bates and Brian Lewis took on the new South West Coast Path Challenge run from Mill Bay, East Portlemouth along the coast toward Hallsands, Bee Sands, Start Point lighthouse and Slapton finishing at Little Dartmouth. This was supposed to be a 17.5 mile event with 1343 m of climbs, but the pairs watches made it well over 19 miles with Phil Bates finishing in 4:59:21 and Brian Lewis 4:23:45 saying “It was very tough, but great weather and amazing views”.


PARKRUNS
Saturday 1st October 2016

At Parke #131 Jeremy Hocking finished 5th in (20:04) Simon GILBOY 54th (27:39) Naomi Flanagan 1st Lady (25:53) Emma Gilboy 4th Lady (25:53) Fleur RICKLIN 9th Lady (28:20) Heidi OSTLER 11th Lady (28:45) Gemma RADCLIFFE 36th Lady (37:44) At Burnham & Highbridge Sara Jane Crozier 14th (27:35) Kirsten Munday 24th Lady in (29:21)


MABLETHORPE HALF MARATHON
Sunday 2nd October 2016

47 Stephen Wilbraham (1:36:04)