Results October 2015

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Saturday 30th October 2015

At the Buckingham 5K parkrun finishing in an excellent 4th place was Alexander Bly in 20:03 gaining another personal best time by over 84 seconds and the fastest junior runner overall in the age 11 to 14 age category (166 runners took part).
Running the Parkrun at Exeter the day before racing the Templer Ten was Kirsten Mundy in 30:02 also running were Maria Thallert 24:50
and Sara Jane Crozier in 26:15 a total of (221 runners took part).
At the Parke parkrun 34th was Simon Gilboy in 25:56 with Robert Wells 62nd in 29:15 (129 runners took part)

Sunday 25th October 2015Snowdonia Marathon 2015 Eileen Severn

Three Torbay AC members tackled the Snowdonia Marathon, one of the UK’s toughest, most picturesque and friendly marathons which encircles Mt.Snowdon a very popular event too as 2500 places for the 33rd Snowdonia Marathon were snapped up in less than 2 days after opening on the 1st of January. Eileen Severn said after completing her 5th ‘Snowdonia’ ” It was tough this time, the weather added a bit of spice !!! very wet for three quarters of the race, but this was my 70th birthday challenge!!! finishing in 5:58:12 as 3rd FV65+, with Colin Shoolbraid 4:09:48 and y
Sally Shoolbraid 5:15:15.

Bristol Bath Marathon Richard CarusBRISTOL TO BATH MARATHON
Sunday 25th October 2015

Torbay AC’s Scott Watkins and Richard Carus ran in the new Bristol-to-Bath marathon.

The 26.2 mile race started in Bristol city centre and took in the Portway and roads through Hanham, Bitton and Kelston before finishing in Royal Victoria Park, Bath with 6,500 runners starting in the race.

Adam Holland, from Newark in Nottinghamshire, was first across the line in a time of 2 hrs 31 minutes and 29 seconds. Clare Prosser won the women’s race in 2 hrs 52 minutes and 50 seconds.Overall in 13th place was Scott Watkins 2:50:54 with Richard Carus finishing a very creditable 617th in 3:37:26

Sunday 25th October 2015


With Torbay taking 1st and 3rd spots in the Half and 1st Lady in the 10k

Twenty One Torbay Athletic Club members ran in the Dart Vale races which were run over three different distances a marathon, half marathon and 10 kilometres.

2015 Churston Flyer Naomi Flanagan Pete Monaghan 1000wDart Vale 10k is mainly flat course with the Half Marathon route headed out towards Chudleigh, was a one lap course with a few big hills the Full Marathon being two laps of the same course taking in those hills twice!

MARATHON Steven Sharp running his first ever marathon finished in 4:28:59 with Garry Hooker 21st in 3:26:38 and Brian Lewis 60th in 3:59:36

in the HALF MARATHON it was 1st, 3rd placings for Torbay AC 1st Peter Monaghan 1:16:47 1st V50 – 3rd Adharanand Finn 1:22:02 1st MV40 – 15th Neil Downer 1:31:24 – 24th Neil Dawkins 1:34:20 – 62nd Ian Hayward 1:49:18 – 69th Ray Wilson 1:50:06 1st MV65, – 74th Roger Matthews 1:51:26

DART VALE 10k Naomi Flanagan was first lady finisher in 39:17 in overall 8th place with 4th Jeremy Hocking 38:20, 1st MV40 — 39th Simon Gilboy 47:11 – 40 Michael Singleton-Green (47:20) – 43 Emma Gilboy 48:01,1st FV35 – 46 Jo Loten 48:20, 3rd MV45 – 53 Rob Pressling 49:03, 2nd MV65 – 66 Debbie Webber 51:22 – 67 Tim Peters 51:23 – 73 Ian Sharrock 52:12, 3rd MV60 – 79 Mark Hardy 52:53 – 110 Anne Lucas 55:42, 3rd FV65 – 113 Colin Wilson 56:22

Sunday 25th October 2015

In the TAVY 7 Cathy Parkinson claimed an excellent 2nd FV50 award finishing in 50:09 on this 7 mile hilly road race at Tavistock.

Sunday 25th October 2015

Emma Stevenson ran the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon which started and finished adjacent to the Town Hall, the course headed out of town into the National Trust’s Clumber Park finishing in 1:48:30

Saturday 24th October 2015

At the PARKE 5k Bovey Torbay Junior Alix Bly knock over a minute of his previous time and finishing 4th overall out of 101 runners in a time of 21:27

Sunday 8th October 2015

Continuing a hugely successful season for Torbay Tri Club, four members made a short trip to race in the Dartington Duathlon Standard Distance event and returned with several awards. Comprising of a 10km run / 40k bike / 5k run around the estate and local roads, Scott Watkins brought the team home with 2nd place overall while Jon Parkinson impressed with a top 10 finish. The age groupers also had plenty to celebrate as Wendy Urban continued her return to form with 1st Female Super Vet and David Gow-Smith was rewarded with 3rd Male Super Vet.

Full Results (103 finishers) – Scott Watkins 2nd (2:07:41), Jon Parkinson 10th (2:17:07), Wendy Urban 23rd (2:28:30), David Gow-Smith 32nd (2:33:18)

Sunday 18th October 2015

Torbay AC had two members finish in the top ten from the thirteen who competed in Exeter’s Great West Run which was started by Olympian Jo Pavey and saw amongst 4000 runners run an exciting 13.1-miles route through the city

6 Simon Longthorpe (1:13:27) -10 Petter Monaghan (1:16:46) – 53 Nigel Fenn (1:25:40) –  56 Martyn Ellis (1:26:00) – 431 Brian Lewis (1:42:45) – 815 Rachel Longthorpe (1:49:55) – 566 Adam Hill (1:45:00) – 1031 Nick Robinson  (1:53:05) – 1014 Keith Simpson (1:55:02) – 1710 Sara Crozier  (2:05:43) – 2013 Graham Arkell (2:11:20) – 2478 Kirsten Mundy (2:27:07)  – Elizabeth Bubeer 2673 (2:38:26)

Saturday 17th October 2015

Four TAAC members ran in the parkruns, at Parke Bovey Tracey with a total of 120 runners taking part.51st Robert Wells (28:02) – 70th Sarah Sweatman (30:48) – 71st Stuart Sweatman (30:48)
At Hagley parkrun Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Sophie Evans finished 11th (20:03) with 128 runners taking part.
In Preston Lanchire 5k parkrun 124th was Deborah Drake (26:34) with 129th Irene Hewings (26:39).
The Bournemouth parkrun with 375 runners taking part saw Cassandra Harrison finish 148th in 25:40

Sunday 11th October 2015

7 Neil Downer (1:40:22) – 10 Naomi Flanagan 1:50:31)

Sunday 11th October 2015

2015 Oxford Half Marathon Ian Tyson

One of Torbay’s newest members Ian Tyson ran the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday, this was a brand new 13.1 mile route taking in some of Oxford’s most recognisable features, starting at St. Giles it passed the famous Radcliffe Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, the Bodleian Library, and many of Oxford University’s world-famous Colleges. Tyson put in an excellent performance amongst the field of 7500 runners to finish 53rd in 1:21:01.

5K Parkruns
Saturday 10th October 2015

2015 Torquay to Blackpool Irene and Debbie parkrun

At the Hereford parkrun, running this as part of their Torquay to Blackpool Ultra Marathon to raise money for Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, Deborah Drake finished 72nd in 27:32 with 75 Irene Hewings finishing 75th in 27:37 a total of 168 runners took part while at the Plymvalley parkrun Maria Thaller finished 11th in 25:00 with a total of 169 runners taking part.At Parke parkrun Bovey Robert Wells finshed 60th in 28:16. with 109 runners taking part and at Exeter Riverside parkrun 90 Kirsten Mundy finished 90th in 26:20 with a total of 189 runners taking part.

Sunday 11th October 2015

Torbay Clubs Vet. Ladies top age category
A record turnout of 40 Torbay AC Club Members ran in first round of the six Westward League Cross Country events, which was held in Central Park Plymouth on Sunday, putting in many superb performances. In the ladies race the Torbay Clubs Vet. Ladies top the age category with Wendy Urban FV50 finishing first in her age group and first home for Torbay, followed by Louise Oldridge first FV45, Cathy Parkinson 3rd FV 50 and Kirsten Mundy running her first cross country race finished an outstanding 5th in the FV35 Cat. In the U17 men’s category 15 year old Hayden Fey one of the youngest competitors finished 6th overall. In the Mens race Jon Parkinson finished 4th MV45

2015 Cross Country Westward League Plymouth Winning Ladies
Team results were

Senior Women 5th,
Vet Women 1st
U13 Girls 3rd,
Senior Men 16th,
Vet Men 5th,
U15 Boys 13th,
U13 boys 8th place

Torbay individual results….Senior and U17 Women: 5200 metres
Wendy Urban: 22:35 14th (1st FV50) Louise Oldridge 23:17 26th (1st FV45) Cathy Parkinson 23:38 32nd (3rd FV50) Hayley Ratcliff 27:46 74th (8th FV45) Karen Frissen 28:16 78th (7th FV50) Kirsten Mundy 31:47 102nd (5th FV35)

U15 Girls:3200 metres,
Meg Webber 13:36 12th

U13 Girls-2500 metres, Raphaela Donahue 11:14 14th, Harley Adkins 13:00 24th place Lily Milnes 13: 04 25th place, Maisey Dommett 13:05 26th place, Lily Bates 13:24 28th place Lily Roberts 15:02 30th place

U11 Girls-1600 metres

Lily Noble 10th 7:15 Ella Rogers 15th 7:24 Emma Harrison 25th 7:45 Leah Warren 32nd 8:18 Sky Warner 36th 8:27 Grace Roberts 37th 8:32 Mia Ratchitt 39th 8:41 Rose Downs 40th 8:42 Olivia Horton 42nd 8;58

Senior Men: 8600 metres-
Jon Parkinson 44th 32:53 (4th MV45) Martyn Zak Griffiths Breslan 59th 34.26, Matt Day 103rd 37.52 (12th MV40), Anthony Raine 105th 38.09 (11th MV45), Stephen Wilbraham 130th 40.36 (17th MV45), Paul Frissen 137th 41.43 (19th MV45) Phil Bates 148th 43.32 (22nd MV45) Steve Sharp 153rd 45.08 (23rd MV45) Denis Doy 164th 49.50 (8th MV 60)

U17 Men – 5200 metres
Hayden Faye 19 :19 6th U15 Boys – 3200 metres Jamie Morrison 13:41 24th, U13 Boys – 2500 metres Alexander Bly 8:47 7th, Alex James 11 :22 27th

U11 Boys – 1600 metres
William James 16th 7.01, Kieran Raine 19th 7.10, Joshua Taylor 20th 7.13 Jack Luscombe 26th 7.51 Harvey Bates 33rd 8.52The next race is Newquay on the 8th November.

Sunday 4th October 2015

2015 Churston Flyer Winning Team 1500w
2015 Churston Flyer Naomi Flanagan Pete Monaghan 1000w34 Torbay Athletic Club Seniors and Juniors competed in the Churston Flyer 5 mile or the 1 mile Fun Run at the weekend with the Club sweeping the board in the Flyer.

A field of runners from all over the West Country took to the lanes around Churston for this annual event organised by South Devon Athletic Club on the almost flat five mile course with just a couple of short hills starting and finishing near Churston Grammar School with the course heading out towards Brixham turning back at Furzeham to finish in the school grounds.

Last Years winner Peter Monaghan was once again the race winner in 28:39, beating Christian Hewitt of Tiverton Harriers by almost a minute with his local rival David Hampton from host club finishing 3rd. This win takes Monaghan’s race wins to 9 in the current year,Torbay had three finishers in the top five with Andrew Longthorpe finishing fourth in 28:47 with new member Ian Tyson running in his first race for the Club
finishing 5th in 29:12.
2015 Churston Flyer Jo Loten 1000w
Torbay Athletic Club’s new member Naomi Flanagan, running in club colours for the first time, was the Ladies winner beating Ellie Dominey by almost half a minute to finish in 11th place overall. There was a new team prize on offer this year to the first 7 Club runners 2 of which had to be ladies and with Torbay finishers Pete Monaghan, Andy Longthorpe, Ian Tyson, Martyn Breslan, Jerry Hocking, Naomi Flanagan home this required new member Jo Loten to help claim this award when she finished 41st overall and also won her FV45 category.

Torbay results :-
1 Peter Monaghan (27:41, 1st MV50) – 4 Andrew Longthorpe (28:47, 1st MV40) – 5 Ian Tyson (29:12, 2nd Senior Man) – 7 Martyn Breslan (30:25) – 10 Jerry Hocking (30:38) – 11 Naomi Flanagan 1st Lady (30:40) – 15 Kevin FIne (31:21) – 21 Anthony Raine (34:19) – 23 Glynn Hughes (34:37) – 24 Nicholas Cull (34:46) – 26 Stephen Wilbraham (34:54) – 29 Brian Lewis (36:14) – 33 Nick Dance (36:45) – 35 Simon Gilboy (37:21) – 38 Raymond (38:37) – 41 Jo Loten 1st FV45 (39:12) – 42 Emma Gilboy (39:12) – 44 Linda Philippou (40:09) – 47 Craig McGuire (40:53) – 48 Lisa Haley (40:56) – 52 Phil Perkins (42:58) – 54 Anne Lucas (44:05) – 57 Colin Wilson (45:47) – 62 Sarah Sweatman (47:34) – 65 Stuart Sweatman (47:36)


The 1 mile Fun Run took place wholly within the school grounds with nine Torbay juniors giving superb performances and some very quick times. First home for Torbay was Jamie Morrison finishing 2nd Overall in 5:49 with junior girl Raphaela Donaghue finishing first girl and 3rd overall in 6:09. Jade Sweatman was 2nd girl in 6:10.

2015 Churston Fun Run Jamie Morrison Croped

Torbay A.C. junior results as follows:-
2 Jamie Morrison (5:49) – 3 Raphaela Donaghue (6:09, 1st girl) – 4 Jade Sweatman (6:10, 2nd girl) Kieran Raine (6:16) – Joshua Taylor (6:20) – Alex James (6:41) – Stefan Filip (6:43) – Shona Silvester (6:50) – Jasmine Sweatman (7:12)

2015 Minster Challenge Arran TocknellSunday 4th October 2015

Torbay Athletic Club’s Arran Tocknell won this race by over 5 and half minutes in 45:38 to beat local East Devon rival Ollie Caute of Axe Valley Runners.

This was Tocknells 9th race win this year with team mate Neil Downer finishing 13th in 56:30.

The Challenge is just under 8 miles of undulating East Devon countryside starting and finishing from Axminster College. The course offering country lanes, footpaths, fields, streams and wooded areas with plenty of mud and tough hills worthy of its name.

Saturday 3rd October 2015

2015 Torquay to Blackpool Irene and Debbie parkrun

For Debbie Drake and Irene Hewings the Exeter Riverside parkrun on Saturday was a few extra miles of their 350 mile 2 week ultra marathon run to Blackpool which started day before by running from Torquay along the coast path to Exeter. They plan to run Hereford and Preston parkruns during their run. Irene was first in her age category with Debbie 3rd. Exeter Riverside Parkrun results 61st Maria THALLER 24:36, First Timer! – 87th Kirsten MUNDY 27:08, New PB! – 101st Irene HEWING 28:06, First Timer! – 102nd Deborah DRAKE 28:07, First Timer! – 160th William VALENTINE 32:44, New PB at the
Plym Valley Parkrun 93rd Robert WELLS 27:25

Sunday 4th October 2015

In perfect weather Torbay’s Phil Bates ran the Chester marathon which started and finished at Chester Racecourse close to the city centre, with a fast and predominantly flat closed roads course covering 19 miles in England and 7 miles of the North Wales countryside and villages; returning along the banks of the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at the Racecourse. Phil found it hard work at the end as his calf muscles where telling him they had had enough! his finishing time was a creditable 3:48:12 and he was happy just to have finished it.

Sunday 4th October 2015

2015 Bournemouth Half Marathon Mark HardyThree Torbay runners ran at Bournemouth two in the Marathon and one in the Half, with the Bournemouth Marathon Festival bringing many distances together in one unique festival of running. The course is fast and picturesque, making it a must-do for anyone looking to set a PB and with 6 races to choose from there is something for all abilities.

The Marathon race winner was Boaz Kiprono (Kenya) in 2:16:00 with Torbay’s Martyn Ellis finishing 45th in 3:06:17 and Stephen Lofthouse,struggling with a sore knee, finished 1166th in 4:36:54 In the Half Marathon Mark Hardy knocked 90 seconds off his half marathon PB to finish 1087th in I:54:52. New member Katie Codling  gained a new personal best time of 1:47:09 and finished 676th

Sunday 4th October 2015

Torbay’s Lee Turner and Neil Dawkins ran in the Cardiff Half Marathon. Lee finish 46th out of 22000 runners and was 12th in his age category. Neil Dawkins finished in a time of I:34:22. The Welsh race included some hills .The route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic building. Advertised as a predominately flatand fast course makes it ideal for beginners and professionals alike although there were hills around Penarth and at mile 12.

Torbay Results
46 Lee Turner (1:13:23) – 1197 Neil Dawkins (I:34:22)

Sunday 4th October 2015

Cathy Steps up to Middle Distance 

GetAttachmentA long and committed season of training and racing paid off for Torbay Tri Club’s Cathy Parkinson as she completed her maiden Middle Distance triathlon in the New Forest. Starting with a 1.2 mile swim in the calm lake waters, this was followed by a beautiful 56 mile ride through the New Forest National Park before the final 13.1 run to the finish line. Having enjoyed her debut at the distance, Cathy clocked an impressive finish time of 6:15:52 and also claimed 2nd place in her age category.

Photo – Cathy Parkinson at the New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon

Come the end of the triathlon season and having already completed Ironman UK in the summer, Paul Mulley still found plenty of speed to record a PB of almost 2 mins at Weston-super-Mare Triathlon. Comprising of a 450m swim, 20k bike and 5k run, Paul finished an impressive 32nd from almost 100 finishers with a swift time of 1:10:50