Results September 2015

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Sunday 20th September 2015

Sydney Half Marathon 2015 Sophie Evans
Torbay AC’s Sophie Evans travelled across from NZ to Australia to run the Blackmores Half Marathon in Sydney, described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia. Starting at Bradfield Park on Milson’s Point the route goes over the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finishes at the Sydney Opera House. The Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually with runners, joggers and walkers of all skill levels and ages experiencing a challenge on a fun day out with a chance to explore the extraordinary scenic views of Sydney. Sophie finished 259th in 1:31:19

Sunday 27th September 2015
Newton Abbot Ladies 10k Maggie Czapiewska ZOOM

One of Torbay’s newest members 15 year old Junior runner Maggie Czapiewska ran in her very first race representing the Club finishing the first member home in 48:05 winning trophy for 2nd under 18 age category, with Lisa Haley also gaining a personal best time on the scenic course along undulating rural lanes passing through the local hamlets of Ogwell and Denbury. Starting and finishing at the beautiful Dornafield Caravan and Camping Site. The Torbay AC Ladies results were

20 Maggie Czapiewska (48:05) – 28 Lisa Haley (51:32) – 29 Linda Philippou (51:35) – 38 Cassandra Harrison (52:39) – 81 Anne Lucas (59:19) with 170 finishers

Sunday 27th September 2015

Five Torbay AC members ran in the return race of the popular Autumn Trail Run held in the Newnham Park Estate.The Multi Terrain event of approximately 8 miles takes in grassland, woods, paths and trails including a number of river crossings 1st F/V50 was Wendy Urban 39th in 55:38, 20th and 2nd M/V 55 was David Gow-Smith in 51:35, 40th James Hartridge 55:39, 118th Ray Brown 1:06:51, 180th Tessa Hearfield in 1:15:16, there were 254 finishers

Peter Monaghan Exeter 10k MCCTAUNTON 10k
Sunday 27th September 2015

Peter Monaghan finished 4th in 34:17 and won his age category in the Taunton 10k, also running in this event was his son David Monaghan who finished 68th in 43:18.

Starting in the road outside Blackbrook Pavilion the gently undulating circular course heads through the residential Holway area of Taunton before following country roads through the picturesque village of Stoke St Mary and then into narrow lanes passing the Golf Driving Range and the hamlet of Haydon before crossing the M5 and returning to the Finish inside the Pavilion grounds.

Sunday 26th September 2015

Barnsatple Marathon 2015 David Tomlin

David Tomlin also finished 4th and won his age category in the Barnstaple Marathon in a time of 2:49:45 this race was predominately off road on a flat, tarmac footpath, straddling the Taw Estuary, starting and finishing at Rock Park. Photo with his girlfriend who ran her first marathon and won a trophy

Sunday 27th September 2015

Joshua Taylor had the 2nd highest overall score in the under 11 boys pentathlon event held at Exeter Arena, this was Joshua’s first track competition where demonstrated a star in the making, performing consistently well in each of the 5 events: 60 metre huddles, long jump, shot putt, 60 metre sprint and 600 metre.

Saturday 26th September 2015

Plymvalley 5k parkrun
195 runners took part with Maria THALLER 67th in 26:46

Barnstaple 5k parkrun
141 runners took part Simon GILBOY finished 45th in 23:24 with his wife Emma GILBOY 47th in 23:43

Parke 5k parkrun #78
113 runners took part 6th home was Shaun McKernan in 20:57 – 11th Neil Downer 21:30 – 27th Stephen Wilbraham 23:52 – 38th James Skupham 25:23 – 52 Robert Wells 27:38 – 109 Nicholas Cull 43:14.

Exeter Riverside parkrun
186 runners took part with Sarah Sweatman finishing 113th in 27:34 and husband Stuart Sweatman 114th in 27:35.

Sunday 20th September 2015

Doone Run 2015 Arran Tocknell ZOOM

Arran Tocknell claimed his 5th Doone Run win in a personal best time of 1 hour and exactly 9 minutes. The 10 mile multi terrain Doone Run has taken place every year since 1983, over the stunning Exmoor scenery legendary home of Lorna Doone, from which the Run has taken its name. The race is a great personal challenge being one of the toughest courses of its distance in the UK, starting and finishing in the seaside village of Lynmouth the route encompasses paths, roads through wooded glades, along river banks and a climb of over 2000 feet.

Sunday 20th September 2015

Pete Monaghan finished second in the Cotleigh Canter a 10K road race which started and finished in the village of Cotleigh near Honiton. The 10K was two laps of the 5K race route. Monaghan’s time was 35:13 finishing just behind Jake Smith from Axe Valley Runners.

Sunday 20th September 2015

Torbay’s Steve Sharp ran the Truro Half Marathon on Sunday with the intention of finishing in under 2 hours, the race started and finished at the piazza on Lemon Quay, with a loop around the city to start before heading out towards Playing Place via the Newham Trail then on via very mixed route on and off trails with some very steep hills before returning to the Quay. Steve finished in 1:57:18 beating his previous time by 6 minutes with 518 other finishers.

Saturday 19th September 2015

At the Weymouth 5k parkrun Roger Matthews finished 123rd in 26:39, while at Parke 5k parkrun 43 Robert Wells finished 43rd in 28:29

Sunday 13th September 2015
2015 Weymouth Tri Graham Reynolds Jamie Stevenson
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Graham Reynolds & Jamie Stevenson at the start of Weymouth Middle Distance Triathlon

Jamie Stevenson and Graham Reynolds from Torbay Tri Club competed at Weymouth Middle Distance Triathlon and came away with impressive performances for entirely different reasons. For Jamie, months of strict training and dedication paid off with an outstanding finish time of 4:49 while for Graham even reaching the start line was a sign of determination following months of injury and he was rewarded with a time of 6:04. Both triathletes achieved well earned PB’s for the distance, which covers a challenging 1.2m sea swim, 56m bike and 13.1m distance.

Sunday 13th September 2015

Mike and Sally Davies visited Anglesey for the rather unique Sandman Triathlon, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Comprising of a 1k sea swim, 60k bike and 10k trail run, Mike posted a time of 3:41:52 while Sally finished shortly after in 3:51:52 to also win her age category.

Sunday 13th September 2015

2015 Great North Run Tessa, Ray Anne and her husband larger

In Photo from Left Bob Cooksley, Anne Lucas, Tessa Hearfield and Ray Brown

Torbay’s Anne Lucas finished 4th in her age group in the Great North Run with Ray Brown, Tessa Hearfield and Sarah Sweatman also running along with the 57,000 competitors, making this the largest half marathon in the world. Devised in 1981 by former Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist and commentator Brendan Foster on the 13.1 mile route between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. For Anne Lucas this was her 23rd Great North Run finishing an amazing 4th in her FV65 age group in 2:05:31. Anne Partner Bob Cooksley ran his 5th Great North Run in 2 hours 55 minutes. Ray Brown finishing in 1:48:37, Tessa Hearfield in 2:02:45 and Sarah Sweatman in 2:24:13.

Sunday 13th September 2015

2015 Bristol Half Marathon Brian Hall
Torbay A.C’s Nick Robinson, Brian Hall and Kirsten Mundy ran in the Bristol half marathon which started in 1989 attracting 1,000 runners and grown now to over 16,000. The race started and finished in Bristol’s historic Harbour side, with the level course taking competitors out and back through the stunning Avon Gorge under Clifton Suspension Bridge. Kirsten Mundy having run a Cornish parkrun the day before still manage to get a PB by over 6 minutes in 2:17:44 in 5838th place with Nick Robinson improving his previous time by 2 minutes finishing 1904th in 1:45:23 and Brian Hall also gained a personal best time of 1:55:14

Saturday 12th September 2015

Parke parkrun 11092015

Torbay’s Russell Hart finished first in the PARKE 5k parkrun in Bovey Tracey with Shaun McKernan 6th in 21:45 Stephen Wilbraham 23rd (24:05), Simon Gilboy 39th (25:23), Emma Gilboy 42nd(25:40), Roger Matthews 46th(26:04), Craig McGuire 63rd (28:01), Cassandra Harrison 66th(28:32), Magnus Christie 71st (29:41).
While at the Penrose parkrun at Helston Kirsten Mundy finshed 47th in 31:37 before taking on the Bristol Half the following day.

WORLD IRONMAN 70.3 CHAMPIONSHIP – World Ironman Champs 70.3 2015AUSTRIA
Saturday 5th September 2015

Completing an Ironman 70.3 triathlon is tough enough but imagine racing against the best in the World Championships and qualified for the honour. Well that’s exactly what Louise Oldridge from Torbay Tri Club did recently in Austria, tackling a 1.2m lake swim, 56m bike course and 13.1m run. Having originally qualified from the gruelling Ironman UK 70.3 at Wimbleball, the World Championship event in Zell-am-See, Austria was the culmination of months of intense and committed training which saw Louise push herself to the limits to achieve her triathlon ambition. Not to be phased by being surrounded by the world’s top triathletes and despite bike mechanical issues, Louise crossed the line in Austria with a fantastic time of 5:44:16

Picture – Louise with her well earned finishers medal

Sunday 6th September 2015

Torbay AC’s Pete Monaghan won the Bridgewater 10k in a time of 34:30,

while in the Half Marathon event Gary Hooker finished 40th in 1:31:19.

Starting and ending and at the Morganians Rugby Football Club the 10k route uses the experience of the Half Marathon and follows the same course out until the junction with Stawell Road where it turns around and follows the same picturesque route back.

RUN EXE SUMMER 5K Round six of 6.

Tuesday 1st September 2015

TOTNES 10k 2015 Shaun ZoomFive Torbay Athletic Club members ran in the final round of 6 in the Run the Exe Summer 5k series, on the traffic free route along footpaths and cycle tracks around Exwick Playing Fields. Torbay Veteran Peter Monaghan had run his fastest 5k for 20 years in the last round 5 of the series, but this time was only just 10 seconds slower and still the overall winner with fastest average time of 16:38 also winning his age category.

Final scoring was based on the best 5 results out of 6.

Torbay’s Shaun McKernan wons the under 15 competition beating Harvey Thompson from Exeter Harriers with a 19:05 average getting much faster since the first round.

Amelia Hall won the age 45 category with average of 23 minutes.

Torbay AC Results for the Round 6 event:-
2 Simon Longthorpe (16:01) – 3 Peter Monaghan (16:43) – 19 Martyn Ellis (18:37) – 20 Shaun McKernan (18:40) – 68 Amelia Hall (22:56)

CARDIFF 10k and 2K
Sunday 6th September 2015

Torbay’s Sarah Wake along with over 4000 runners completed in the city races organised solely by the Kidney Wales events team. Since the event first began in the mid-eighties, the Cardiff 10K has developed into one of the most respected races of its kind in the country. Sarah finished in 597th position in 45:52.

Saturday 5th September 2015

Before her efforts in the 10k on Sunday Sarah Wake ran the 5K Cardiff Parkrun finishing 112th in 22:54 with former Torbay AC member Steven Waldron finished the 5k in 16:48, this event attracts over 600 runners, joggers and walkers every Saturday.

While in NZ Sophie Evans finished first lady and seventh
overall in 19:46 at the Hagley parkrun #48 at the other side of the world, the first time she had broken 20 minutes.

Maria Thaller ran her very first parkrun at the Plym Valley parkrun #154 Plymouth finishing 81st in 26:33 while at the Lanhydrock parkrun #85 in Cornwall Kirsten Mundy fin
ished 89thin 33:05. Kirsten has now run more parkruns than any other Torbay AC member.Richard Wallace Russell Hart Parke parkrun

Five Torbay members ran the P
arke parkrun at Bovey Tracey with three finishing in the top 4. Russell Hart first from Torbay overall in 18:33 with Richard WALLACE 3rd in 19:46 – Jeremy HOCKING 4th in 20:03, Simon GILBOY 29th in 25:11 and Emma GILBOY 33rd in 25:53.

Graham Reynolds ran the Conway 5k parkrun #34 in Wales finishing 34th in 23:38 ,the event took place at the RSPB Nature Reserve, Llandudno Junction,

The City to Sea Ultra 53 and 23
Sunday 6th September 2015

City to Sea 2015 Irene Hewings

The City to Sea 53 is a tough 53 mile ultra from Exeter Quayside to Babbacombe Downs. The THHN City to Sea events are being organised by Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, with all profits from going towards helping families by raising funds to give more families affected by serious illness and bereavement, memories to treasure forever said organiser Brian Lewis. The 53 mile route from followed the riverside from Exeter followed by the brutal South West Coast Path from Shaldon to Watcombe before using the John Musgrave Trail to Cockington then heading out to Berry Head before returning to the finish on Babbacombe Downs. There was also the City to Sea 23 from Exeter Quayside to Babbacombe Downs, along the same route to Watcombe then continuing on the coast path to Babbacombe, with a sting in the tail as they drop down towards Oddicombe and then climb the steps beside the Babbacombe Cliff Railway.

Torbay AC results from City to Sea 53 :- 1st City to Sea Ultra Team –
Stephen Lofthouse – Martyn Breslan – Nick Hayes in 10 hrs 30 minutes

Ultra 23 mile route times were :-
14th Anthony Raine 4:03:51,16th Steph. Vian 4:12:50, 28th Steven Rowe 4:42:37, 35th Irene Hewings 4:51:45, 37th Steven Sharp 4:58:59, 46th Trystan King 5:25:29