Results 2017 – January

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SOUTH WEST CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday 8th January 2017

Torbay A.C had 20 of their members competing at the Regional South West Cross County Championships held at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday 8th January. 17 of those members were from the Junior Section of the club which is a great credit to the junior coaching team who put a significant deal of time and effort in preparing the young athletes for these big events. This championship race attracts the very best endurance runners in the South West with some competitors running for both their Club and County teams. Torbay A.C. Juniors had 3 members running for both Club and County. James Alcock and Alexander Bly in the U15 Boys Race and Shaun McKernan in the U17 Mens Race. It was young Xavier Bly who once again produced the standout performance of the day finishing 2nd in the U11 Boys Development Race. In the U15 Boys James Alcock finished 7th and was the 2nd Devon athlete over the finish line, helping his Devon County Team finish 2nd place in the County Championship. Alexander Bly and Shaun McKernan also both put in solid performances in their Devon vests to ensure that the County Team finished runners up in both the U15 and U17 Boys Championships. On the day results:

Senior & Vet Men (8,550 metres) – 62 Martyn Breslan (33.35) – 88 Anthony Raine (36.55) – 104 Mark Bruce (41.09)
U17 Men (5,700 metres) – 34 Shaun McKernan (22.10) – 40 William Rutlan (23.05) – 44 Jamie Morrison (24.31)
U15 Boys (4,400 metres) – 7 James Alcock (13.43) – 21 Alexander Bly (14.28) – 56 Jake Harker (16.31) – 60 Alexander James (19.56)
U15 Girls (3,200 metres) – 51 Lily Bates (11.44)
U13 Boys (2,800 metres) – 17 Henry Sanderson (8.06) – 42 Morgan Alcock (8.35) – 49 Myles Begley (8.54) – 64 Kieran Raine (9.38)
U13 Girls (2,800 metres) – 57 Emma Harrison (9.50) – 62 Josie Ratcliff (10.01)
U11 Boys (1,600 metres) – 2 Xavier Bly (4.46) – 20 William James (5.12)
U11 Girls (1,600 metres) – 20 Mia Ratcliff (5.44).


FIRST CHANCE 10K
Sunday 8th December 2016

Flat course around Exeter’s Riverside Valley Park, with PB potential. Traffic free.
28 Torbay Athletic Club members ran the first big Devon 10k race of 2017. Phil Wylie from Cheltenham Harriers was the clear winner. There was a battle for second place with Tony Brewer Mile High club beating Mark Ryall Marshall from Milton Keynes AC. Torbay Simon Longthorpe was first local runner finishing 4th in 33:12 followed by team mate Ian Tyson in 34:22 in 6th.
There was a good number of club members gaining personal best time, Ian Tyson, Sara Crozier, Nick Robinson, Andy Philippou, Linda Philippou, Debbie Drake and Gemma Radcliffe Category Winners Jon Parkinson 2nd M45-49. Amelia Hall 1st F45-49, Cathy Parkinson 2nd F50-54, Tessa Hearfield 1st F60+. 512 finishers.

Torbay Results….
4 Simon Longthorpe (33:12) – 6 Ian Tyson (34:22) – 14 Jon Parkinson (35:39) – 45 Kevin Fine (37:38) – 52 Jason Hurford (37:59) – 55 Russell Hart (38:44) – 57 Chris Billing (38:46) – 116 Cathy Parkinson (43:29) – 118 Amelia Hall (43:33) – 136 Nick Robinson (44:39) – 152 Gary Brenton (45:34) – 156 Nicholas Cull (45:51) – 167 Adam Hill (46:07) – 173 Deborah Drake (46:24) – 180 Stephen Lofthouse (46:44) – 181 Jo Loten (46:44) – 183 Emma Gilboy (46:51) – 195 Linda Philippou (47:39) – 199 Raymond Wilson (47:56) – 212 Simon Gilboy (49:13) – 223 Sara Crozier (49:46) – 227 Tessa Hearfield (49:52) – 239 Andy Philippou (50:25) – 266 Eve Bates (51:47) – 319 Steve Carr (54:44) – 399 Anne Lucas (59:41) – 419 Gemma Radcliffe (1:01:28) – 425 Kirsten Mundy (1:02:00)


TORBAY VELOPARK 5k parkrun
Saturday 7th January 2017

Torbay Junior finish 1, 2 at the Torbay Velopark parkrun #2. A total of 297 runners took part.
1 Sonny BAKER (19:32) – 8 Shaun MCKERNAN (20:40,) – 13 Michael LIBRALON (21:00) – 14 Paul TOUT (21:04) – 37 Russell HART (23:10) – 38 Craig MCGUIRE (23:10) – 43 Mike DAVIES (23:25) – 54 Hayley RATCLIFF (24:09) – 59 Cassandra HARRISON (24:29) – 67 Stephen LOFTHOUSE (24:50) – 73 David FUSCO (25:11) – 74 Alistair FUSCO (25:11) – 82 Rob PRESSLING (25:31) – 90 Mark LUSCOMBE (26:14) – 103 Heidi OSTLER (27:05) – 112 Sally DAVIES (27:35) – 118 Louise OLDRIDGE (27:47) – 130 Harvey BATES (28:59) – 131 Eve BATES (28:59) – 132 Nicholas JAMES (29:00) – 143 Ryan BENNEY (29:32) – 146 Alex SNELL (29:35) – 182 Roger MATTHEWS (31:47) – 207 Aaron SMITH (33:23) – 216 Iona FUSCO (34:14) – 276 Isabelle SMITH (42:03) –


PARKE 5K parkrun #145
Sunday 8th January 2016

A total of 168 runners took part.
60 Lisa BELSTEN (28:05) – 64 Fleur RICKLIN (28:46) – 77 Anita LEY (29:36) – 84 Michele SANDHU (30:08) – 88 David PRESSLEY (30:31) – 115 Debra PRESSLEY (33:29)


WESTWARD LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – WESTWARD HO!
Sunday 15th January 2017

Torbay A.C had 35 of their adult and junior members competing at Sunday’s Westward League Cross Country Fixture held at Northam Burrows near Westward Ho!. This fixture is normally the windiest and coldest fixture of the winter season, but athletes were spoiled this year with temperatures in double figures and only a moderate North Westerly breeze to contend with. It was James Alcock who produced the standout performance of the day finishing 2nd in the U15 Boys Race with Alexander Bly not far behind him in 8th place. In the U11 Boys Race Xavier Bly put in another great performance by finishing in 6thplace. It is looking increasingly certain that Torbay A.C. will pick up silverware in this seasons overall League Championships with the U17 Mens and U15 Boys teams both in 3rd place. Xavier Bly is currently 2nd in the U11 Boys League and Junior Coach Eve Bates is currently 3rd in the V35 League. On the day results:

Senior & Vet Men (8,600 metres) – 39 Martyn Breslan (37.28) – 73 Garry Hooker (41.42) – 91 Stephen Wilbraham (44.57) – 99 Keith Simpson (48.07) – 100 Vasile-Valeriu Chirita (48.23) – 101 Craig McGuire (48.27) – 108 Denis Doy (57.13)
Senior & Vet Women (5,600 metres) – 54 Fay Cameron (30.07) – 59 Hayley Ratcliff (31.15) – 63 Sara Crozier (31.34) – 72 Eve Bates (34.42) – 78 Kirsten Mundy (40.34)
U17 Men (5,600 metres) – 9 Shaun McKernan (24.07) – 11 Hayden Fey (24.26) – 12 Will Rutland (24.36) – 13 Jamie Morrison (26.25)
U15 Boys (4,800 metres) – 2 James Alcock (18.26) – 8 Alexander Bly (19.54) – 15 Jake Harker (22.05) – 17 Alexander James (29.42)
U15 Girls (4,000 metres) – 14 Lily Bates (20.53)
U13 Boys (4,000 metres) – 11 Morgan Alcock (17.52) – 14 Myles Begley (18.27) – 23 Kieran Raine (20.06)
U13 Girls (3,200 metres) – 15 Josie Ratcliff (15.29) – 17 Emma Harrison (15.41)
U11 Boys (2,400 metres) – 6 Xavier Bly (10.33) – 22 William James (11.18) – 23 Joshua Taylor (11.24) – 34 Stefan Filip (12.37) – 41 Harvey Bates (15.22)
U11 Girls (2,400 metres) – 8 Ella Rogers (11.53) – 17 Mia Ratcliff (13.07).


OH MY OBELISK
Sunday 15th January 2017

Tocknell claims Obelisk hat trick. Torbay AC’s Arran Tocknell proved he is king of the off road races with another impressive performance to take the title at the Oh My Obelisk race for the third consecutive year. Leading home a team of 14 from Torbay, Arran made his decisive move on the steepest section of the 11.5 mile course that saw 174 runners start off from Dawlish leisure centre before heading up to the Obelisk through muddy fields and trails. With not a flat section in sight and plenty of energy sapping hills around the course, there were still plenty of smiles and relieved faces come the finish line. Kate Codling brought home the ladies, with Tessa Heafield also claiming top prize in her age category.

1. Arran Tocknell 1.13.49, Jon Pressling 1.20.38, Jerry Hocking 1.27.17, Graham Reynolds 1.40.26, Brian Lewis 1.41.52, Mark Bruce 1.44.06, Nick Robinson 1.45.46, Matthew Botting 1.47.46, Katie Colding 1.48.55, Steven Sharp 1.56.11, Tessa Hearfield 1.57.31, Alix Reynolds 2.00.50, Cassandra Harrison 2.01.14, Ray Brown 2.05.15