This is a Torbay Athletic Club Grand Prix Race (Multi Terrain)
Please view our Grand Prix page for details
TORBAY MENS TEAM WINNERS
2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (2nd 2006 & 2008)
Sunday 2nd August 2015
Very well done to all Torbay members at Totnes 10k, Juniors and Seniors.
Well organised race by the Teignbridge Trotters.
The race its self is nearly all off road, following alongside the beautiful River Dart. It starts and finishes on Borough Park and uses the Totnes Leisure Centre as its HQ.
Torbay has won men team prize again (6 to count) with five members in top ten you would had thought Torbay would win it easily though Exmouth Harriers had 3 members in top 8 including the race winner but only they only had four members in front of our sixth man Andrew Longthorpe. Torbay Team finished with a cumulative time of 3:47:01 just 4 minutes 49 seconds quicker than 2nd place mens team Exmouth Harriers.
Simon Longthorpe first Torbay member home in 3rd place overall and 2nd MV35. Arran Tocknell manage to pip Lee Turner for 4th place by 11 seconds. Arran was 2nd Senior Man and Lee was 3rd MV35. Peter Monaghan finished 7th overall and broke the course record for MV50. .David Tomlin was our tenth man home and was second MV40.
Torbay men has won the team prize 8 times in 9 years and 7 times in a row.
2nd Overall was James Baker from Chichester Runners AC, James finished first in yesterdays Parke 5k parkrun breaking the course record and being the only runner ever to break the 17 minute barrier. Today he finished 10 seconds behind Ethopian Exmouth Harrier runner Berihu Hadera.
Scott Watkin and Charlie Baker support our 42 senior members at the start and finish, Scott with a broken foot and Charlie Baker with a broken arm. Hopefully they will be fixed in a few weeks.
Marnie Woodley was first Torbay lady home and won FV35 category. Sarah Wake was 2nd club lady home. Sally Davies won her age category FV60.
After the race runners enjoyed the famous selection of Trotter cakes, a BBQ and wash down with a pint from the beer tent. Almost 600 runners took part
3 Simon Longthorpe (35:53) – 4 Arran Tocknell (37:08) – 5 Lee Turner (37:19) – 7 Peter Monaghan (37:44) – 10 David Tomlin (38:23) – 28 Andrew Longthorpe (40:34) – 32 Richard Wallace (40:52) – 49 Kevin Fine (41:56) – 58 Nigel Fenn (43:01) – 60 Jerry Hocking (43:23) – 63 Martyn Zak Griffiths Breslan (43:39) – 71 Neil Downer (44:55) – 77 Anthony Raine (45:41) – 126Brian Lewis (49:30) – 135 Marnie Woodley (50:20) – 150 Mike Davies(51:21) – 153 Stephen Wilbraham (51:23) – 163 Neil Fisher (52:01) – 166Sarah Wake (52:10) – 167 Steve Sharp (52:15) – 180 Ray Brown (53:12) – 182 Paul Taylor (53:19) – 189 Rachel Longthorpe (53:36) – 191 Ray Wilson (53:43) – 193 Emma Gilboy (53:46) – 212 Simon Gilboy (54:43) – 195 Peter McCaig (53:50) – 217 Karen Frissen (54:55) – 223 Darren Munn (55:21) – 234 Irene Hewings (55:59) – 244 Ian Hayward (56:27) – 245 Sassie Tickle (56:35) – 249 Kieth Simpson (56:53) – 273 Sally Davies (58:07) – 278 Lisa Haley (58:12) – 288 Janine Callard (58:57) – 318 Tessa Hearfield (1:00:51) – 320 Anita Merritt (1:01:15) – 337 Phil Perkins (1:02:38) – 359 Andrew Park (1:04:17) – 363 Victoria Hinchliffe (1:05:00) – 389 Anne Lucas (1:07:25)
TOTNES 1 MILE FUN RUN
Shaun McKernan led the Torbay juniors home finishing 2nd overall in the 1 mile fun run in a time of 4:44. There was about a dozen juniors running in the event. 1-mile Fun Run was around the perimeter of Borough Park Totnes. This always proves really popular and gives all those taking part the chance to complete a safe, measured 1-mile course..
1st Samuel Yearling (4:42) WINNER from Plymouth Tri Club
2nd Shaun Mckernan (4:44) FIRST TORBAY JUNIOR
6 Dean Featherstone (5:32) – 11 Kieran Raine (5:57) – 12 William James (5:59) – 13 Joshua (6:00) – 14 Lilly Noble (6:01) – 21 Jack Luscombe (6:11) – 28 James Alexander (6:30) – 33 Ella Sandbrook (6:34) – 69 Brian Lewis (7:58) – 99 Katie Luscombe (9:03) Brian Lewis was running with maybe his daughter Phoebe Lewis
TOTNES 10K – SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST 2015 – starts 11am
The race its self is nearly all off road, following alongside the beautiful River Dart. It starts and finishes on Borough Park and uses the Totnes Leisure Centre as its HQ. Where there are plenty of toilets (including extra portoloos), showers and changing facilities. Refreshments will be available, including
Start and finish at Totnes Pavilion, Borough Park
£11, discounted £9 ARC/EA affiliated (non-refundable)
** £2 additional cost for entries on the day **
Cheques payable to ‘Teignbridge Trotters’
Post entries to: Totnes 10K, 69 Teignmouth Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8UR along with A5 SAE
STRICT RACE LIMIT OF 600
Awards to 1st 5M/5F
1st 2 in: MU18/M35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70, FU18/F35/40/45/50/55/60
First 2 Male Teams (6 to count)
First 2 Female Teams (4 to count)
Quality medal to all finishers
PA System – Car parking – BBQ & Beer Tent – Trotters famous cakes! – Changing Facilities – Showers – Bag Store
the famous selection of Trotter cakes! If the weather permits, then we hope to have a BBQ and beer tent.
There is a race limit of 600 so it is advisable to enter early. 2014 saw us exceed that limit with a huge on the day entry. We won’t be able to allow that in 2015. Once we hit 600 entries that’s it! Please check our website for an ongoing list of entrants.
We will once again be staging a 1-mile Fun Run around the perimeter of Borough Park – Starting at 10.25am. This always proves really popular and gives all those taking part the chance to complete a safe, measured 1-mile course. Prizes for 1st & 2nd M/F U10, U13 & U15 – Awards for all finishers – Entry £3.00 – We will be taking entries before race day as well as on the day.
Since the Trotters took over the staging of the Totnes 10K back in 2000, we have presented Totnes Caring with £12,500.00. As a club we are thrilled to support such a worthwhile local charity.
Please enclose an A5 SAE envelope with your entry.
For all race enquiries please email email@example.com
WINS 6th MENS TEAM PRIZE IN A ROW
TOTNES 10K 2014
Torbay AC Elite Men win their 8th in a row team prize at Totnes 10k since 2007
and Torbay Juniors were amazing in the Totnes Fun Run.
Click on this link to view the results www.teignbridgetrotters.co.u
Sunday 3rd August 2014
44 Club Members took on the Totnes 10k and the Totnes Fun Run. 33 Seniors in the 10k and 11 Juniors in the Fun Run.
The race its self was nearly all off road, following alongside the beautiful River Dart. It started and finished on Borough Park and used the Totnes Leisure Centre as its race HQ. Where there are plenty of toilets, showers and changing facilities. Refreshments was available, including the famous selection of Trotter cakes!
The weather was superb so runners enjoyed the BBQ and the beer tent.
The race limit of 600 was broken by 31. Almost 100 more then last year.
1st Tom Merson from Exmouth Harriers broke the course record for 2nd year in a row with a new time of 33:55.
2nd was James Baker all the way from Chichester Runners & AC in 35:20.
3rd Andrew Chambers from Bristol and West AC 36:37
Then Torbay Athletic Club Simon Longthorpe finish 4th in 36:46 with team mate Peter Monaghan just behind in 5th in 37:05.
next Torbay members were Arran Tocknell finishing 8th, Lee Turner 10th and Adharanand Finn 12th.
Torbay had 5 members in top 12 and Jon Pressling finishing 24 easily gave Torbay a easy win.
Torbay Athletic Club won its 7th in a row mens team prize, and also 3rd and 5th winning lots of booze.
1st Mens Team Prize for Torbay Athletic Club – Totals (positions 63) – (Times 3:49:21)
4 Simon Longthorpe, 5 SImon Longthorpe, 8 Arran Tocknell, 10 Lee Turner, 12 Adharanand Finn, 24 Jon Pressling.
2nd Mens Team Prize Exmouth Harriers – Total (positions 259) – (Times 4:13:18)
3rd Mens Team Prize for Torbay Athletic Club – Totals (positions 375) – (Times 4:30:25)
37 Ryan Benney, 41 Kevin Fine, 68 David Gonzalez, 70 Anthony Raine, 71 Martyn Breslan, 86 Stephen Wilbraham.
4th Mens Team Prize for South Devon Athletic Club – Totals (Positions 627) – (Times 4:48:31)
5th Mens Team Prize for Torbay Athletic Club – Totals (positions 849) – (Times 5:08:10)
117 Tim Peters, 127 Nick Dance, 129 Greg Fine, 147 Colin Shoolbraid, 159 Phil Bates, 170 Ray Brown
4th Ladies Team Prize for Torbay Athletic Club – Totals (positions 188) – (Times 3:46:49)
19 Stephenie Townsend, 40 Rachel Longthorpe, 52 Irene Hewings, 77 Tessa Hearfield
Category Prize Winners….
Simon Longthorpe 2nd MV35, 2nd MV40 Adharanand Finn, Peter Monaghan 1st MV45, David Hyde 2nd MV70.
Torbay Athletic Club Seniors Results…
4 Simon Longthorpe (36:46) – 5 Peter Monaghan (37:05) – 8 Arran Tocknell (37:33) – 10 Lee Turner (38:17) – 12 Adharanand Finn (38:56) – 24 Jon Pressling (40:44) -37 Ryan Benney (42:39) – 41 Kevin Fine (42:46) – 71 David Gonzalez (45:53) – 74 Anthony Raine (46:04) – 77 Martyn Breslan (46:10) – 92 Stephen Wilbraham (46:53) – 127 Tim Peters (49:28) – 143 Nick Dance (50:24) – 145 Greg Fine (50:29) – 163 Stephenie Townsend (51:43) – 168 Colin Shoolbraid (51:53) – 184 Phil Bates (52:45) – 195 Ray Brown (53:11) – 197 Ian Hayward (53:19) – 227 Gary Brenton (55:05) – 251 David Hyde (56:06) – 255 Roger Matthews (56:12) – 258 Rachel Longthorpe (56:17) – 268 Michael Singleton-Green (56:33) – 278 Ray Wilson (56:58) – 294 Irene Hewings (57:36) – 308 Steven Rowe (58:38) – 359 Tessa Hearfield (1:01:13) – 368 Eve Bates (1:01:53) – 407 Sally Shoolbraid (1:03:30) – 439 Colin Wilson )1:04:59) – 454 Anne Lucas (1:05:59)
Totnes Fun Run…
Very Well Done to all Torbay Juniors at Totnes 10k, wasn’t just the sun shining today.
Once again there was a fun run of about 1-mile around the perimeter of Borough Park. There wa a record number of entries.
Prizes was awarded to 1st & 2nd Male / Female under 10, U13 & U15 in the fun run
First Home for Torbay claiming third poduim place was Oakley James few seconds abehind Michael Barber from Islander Running Club and Samuel Yearling from Plymouth Tri Club.
Jade Sweatman first Torbay Girl
Well Done All and click on this link to view the results www.teignbridgetrotters.co.uk
Torbay Athletic Club Juniors Results…
3rd Oakley James (4:55) – 13 Jade Sweatman (5:50) – 25 Harlee Adkins (6:16) – 27 Jack Luscombe (6:28) – 28 Kieran Raine (6:29) – 32 Kelis James (6:36) – 33 Callum Hodge (6:39) – 36 Jasmine Sweatman (6:43) – 38 Avalon Vowles (6:47) – 39 Jake Peters (6:47) – 46 Hannah Raine (7:02)
WINS 5th MENS TEAM PRIZE IN A ROW
Torbay AC made it 7 wins in a row dating back to 2007 at Totnes 10k 2013
The multi terrain course starting and finishing in Borough Park Totnes is nearly all off road and quite challenging in places with a nasty hill in the woods which was slippery and muddy. The race distance a little longer than a 10k and with challenging terrain made for much slower times than a road race.
By winning the First men’s team prize Torbay AC made it 7 wins in a row dating back to 2007.
The Club also produced the biggest and strongest representation at the event with 32 members completing the race.
First home for Torbay AC was Simon Longthorpe in 4th position in 36:50, just missing out of a podium place.
New to the club Lee Woodruff running his first 10k, had a great run in 43:50..Martyn Breslan had a good run breaking in to the top ten and finishing sub 40 minutes. Arran Tocknell had a massive stitch and had to stop for 90 seconds but manage to continue and finish in 21st. position.
The 3rd Men’s Team prize was also claimed by Torbay, consisting of Russell Hart, Jake Thorn, Kevin Fine, Stephen Wilbraham, Anthony Raine and Steven Monaghan.
Torbay Ladies had strong competition from Exmouth Harriers, but good performances from all four Torbay ladies gave their club the win.
3rd Ladies team prize was also Torbay’s consisting of Irene Hewings, Rachel Longthorpe, Linda Philippou and Tessa Hearfield, just beating neighbouring South Devon AC top ladies team.
Race winner and new course record holder was Tom Merson from South West Road Runners in a record time of 34:22, breaking the two year record by 35 seconds and winning by almost a minute ahead of Andrew Chambers from Bristol and West.
Torbay’s age category winners were…
Simon Longthorpe 2nd MV35, Pete Monaghan 1st MV45, Jon Parkinson 2nd MV45, Ray Brown 2nd MV65
Stephenie Townsend 1st FV35, Cathy Parkinson 1st FV45, Wendy Urban 1st FV50
WINS 4th MENS TEAM PRIZE IN A ROW
Torbay AC Men wins Totnes 10k team prize 2012
More than 440 runners completed the scenic off-roader along the banks of the River Dart and Dartington Estate. Conditions were difficult with plenty of mud and water, which made it very slippery. In defiance of the atrocious conditions there were three course records set.
TORBAY AC took the men’s team prize at a stormy running of the Totnes 10k. With treacherous conditions underfoot on the river bank footpaths, off-road shoes were required to stay upright.
The race was part of Torbay AX’s grand prix series and 38 members braved the conditions to take part. As well as the men’s prize the ladies team were second and there were age-group wins at MV40, MV55, FV60, MV65 and MV70.
The men’s team prize went to Torbay AC comprising of Lee Turner, Jon Parkinson, Pete Monaghan, Russell Cleave, Kevin Fine and Dean Titchener amassing a miserly 98 points.
WINS 3rd MENS TEAM PRIZE IN A ROW
TOTNES 10K 2011
Sunday 7th August 2011
Mens 1st Team Winner & 2nd Ladys Team
4th Lee Turner 4th Man 36:57) – 7th Peter Monaghan 1st MV45 (38:02) – 9th Jon Parkinson 2nd MV40 (38:15) – 24th Russell Hart (40:51) – 34th Frank Reay (42:30)
54th Stuart Parkes (45:07) – 58th Dean Titchener (45:14) – 81st Stephen Wilbraham (46:41) – 82nd Stuart Sweatman (46:50) – 91st Glynn Hughe s(47:51) – 96th Steve Monaghan (48:12) – 139th Ray Brown (51:14) – 143rd Laura Brown (51:23) – 166th Ian Hayward (52:32) – 175th Julian Jones (52:49) – 178th David Hyde 2nd MV6053:04) – 201st Ian Sharrock 54:36) – 217th Irene Hewings (55:27) – 257th Andrew Parks (57:39) – 269th Tessa Hearfield (58:09) – 284th Michaela Lane (58:53) – 288th Anne Lucas 1st FV60 (59:07) – 360th Phil Perkins (1:03:28) – 374th Andrea Wall (1:04:53) – 383rd Emma Butt (1:05:38) – 390th Alexandra Pickford (1:05:52) – 494 finishers
Russell Harts wife Lousie ran her first race and finished 333rd in an excellent time of 1:01:58.
WINS 2nd MENS TEAM PRIZE IN A ROW
Sunday 1st August 2010. 11:00 am
Torbay Athletic Club dominated the Totnes 10k
report by Ray Brown.
Torbay Athletic Club dominates the Totnes 10k Race
More than 30 Torbay AC members turned up at Borough Park near the Totnes Leisure Centre last Sunday, this being the starting and finishing point for one of England’s most attractive 10k races .
The tough and hilly mainly off-road course, which was organised once again by Newton Abbot’s Teignbridge Trotters, follows the river Dart along winding foot paths and Bridlepaths, and attracts an increasing number of runners each year, with this time a record 576 runners starting.
This steadily improving race was as usual safely marshalled with military precision, and when the predicted hot sun failed to materialise, the cooling cloud cover enabled James Baker from Chichester Runners AC to beat the men’s course record by an amazing 32 seconds. Nicola Brookland from Bristol won the ladies race with Lucy Commander finishing 2nd, whilst Torbay’s Wendy Urban (FV45) finished closely behind to claim 3rd.
Torbay’s Lee Turner finished 3rd, only 23 seconds behind Jon Hamblyn of Aldershot Farnham & District. Overall, Torbay AC produced quite spectacular results, coming first with both the men’s and ladies’ teams with all six Torbay Athletic Club Men’s Members finishing in the top 20.
1st Mens Team: Torbay Athletic Mens A Team (photo below)
Lee TURNER, Pete MONAGHAN, Jon PARKINSON, Andy LONGTHORPE, Jon MARSDEN, Nigel FENN.
2nd Mens Team: Exmouth Harriers Race
3rd Mens Team: Torbay Athletic Club Mens B team
Stephen WILBRAHAM, Russell CLEAVE, Kevin FINE, Phillip, FULL, Rick WHITE, Ray BROWN.
Wendy Urban finished 3rd and helped the Torbay Athletic Club ladies team claim 1st Ladies Team Prize.
1st Ladies Team: Torbay Athletic Club Ladies A Team (photo below)
Wendy URBAN, Cathy FEWINGS, Marnie TOCKNELL, Yasmin KEDDAD
2nd Ladies Team: Torbay Athletic Club B Team
Janine CALLARD, Tessa HEARFIELD, Lesley FOSBROOK, Sally CARTER,
3rd Team went to Womens Running Network
Individual Prize Winners
1st Male Vet 40 won by Jon Parkinson (photo below)
2nd Male Vet 45 won by Pete Monaghan
2nd Male Vet 55 won by Phillip Full
1st Female Vet45 won by Wendy Urban (photo below)
1st Female Vet 55 won by Lesley Fosbrook (photo below)
3rd 0:36:35 TURNER, Lee
6th 0:37:46 MONAGHAN, Peter (2nd MV45)
8th 0:37:49 PARKINSON, Jon (1st MV40)
14th 0:39:53 LONGTHORPE, Andrew
18th 0:40:40 MARSDEN, Jon
20th 0:40:56 FENN, Nigel
27th 0:41:57 URBAN, Wendy (1st FV45)
34th 0:43:19 WILBRAHAM, Stephen
35th 0:43:28 CLEAVE, Russell
46th 0:44:54 FINE, Kevin
52nd 0:45:32 FULL, Philip (2nd MV55)
59th 0:46:05 WHITE, Richard
63rd 0:46:37 FEWINGS, Cathy
97th 0:48:44 TOCKNELL, Marnie
100th 0:48:56 BROWN, Ray
109th 0:49:17 KEDDAD, Yasmin
113th 0:49:19 WILSON, Raymond
153rd 0:52:19 HYDE, David
172nd 0:53:13 MONAGHAN, Steve
178th 0:53:25 DONOVAN, John
199th 0:54:25 CALLARD, Janine
233rd 0:56:56 HEARFIELD, Tessa
235th 0:56:57 FOSBROOK, Lesley (1st FV55)
242nd 0:57:17 VALENTINE, William
289th 1:00:05 CARTER, Sally
321st 1:02:16 PERKINS, Phil
325th 1:02:28 HEWINGS, Irene
326th 1:02:41 PARK, Andrew
352nd 1:04:24 BARBER, Eric
424th 1:09:02 WALL, Andrea
463rd 1:14:04 FOSBROOK, Ian
WINS 1st MENS TEAM PRIZE IN A ROW
Totnes 10k Results
Sunday 2nd August 2009
4th 37:35 TURNER, Lee, 7th 38:07 TOCKNELL, Arran, 8th 38:45 PARKINSON, Jon, 9th 38:57 MONAGHAN, Peter, 17th 40:27 COYSH, Stephen, 20th 40:47 HART, Russell
38 0:43:16 WILBRAHAM, Stephen, 46 0:44:04 FINE, Kevin, 57 0:45:09 DOOLAN, James, 63 0:46:30 DAVIES, Hadleigh, 68 0:46:56 EPPS, Ben, 72 0:47:07 ABUSAG, Nayim, 83 0:47:39 PETERS, Tim, 96 0:48:40 LISTER, Steve, 119 0:50:46 FULL, Philip, 126 0:51:23 BROWN, Ray, 134 0:51:46 MONAGHAN, Steve, 135 0:51:51 GLOVER, Rachel, 152 0:52:38 WILSON, Raymond, 154 0:52:47 HYDE, David, 157 0:52:53 MUNN, Darren, 193 0:55:17 LISTER, Jenny, 198 0:55:29 DONOVAN, John, 235 0:58:23 CALLARD, Janine, 238 0:58:31 HEARFIELD, Tessa, 242 0:58:48 PERKINS, Phil, 248 0:59:01 LAYTON, Barry, 252 0:59:25 HEWINGS, Irene, 288 1:01:28 PARK, Andrew, 311 1:03:32 HOLGATE, Helen, 328 1:04:31 PICKFORD, Alexandra, 406 1:13:48 SIMS, Rosemary, There were 448 finishers
TORBAY ALMOST WINS MENS TEAM PRIZE IN A ROW
Totnes 10k Results
Sunday 3rd August 2008
The unseasonable weather made the off road Totnes 10k very slippery in places but the rain didn’t deter the 30 Torbay A C runners and they were rewarded with some fine performances. Leading the team home was Adam Carlson who finished 3rd in a time of 37 minutes 25 seconds And Helen Parkinson was clear winner in the Ladies race by over a minute in 41 minutes 36 seconds. Not to be out done by the younger members of the club 72 years young, Eric Barber cycled from Torquay to Totnes ran the race came 2nd in his age group in a time of 55 minutes 06 second and then bicycled back home.
Totnes 10k Results – Sunday
3rd August 2008
3rd 37m:25s CARLSON, Adam, 6th 38m:29s MONAGHAN, Peter, 14th 39m:45s PARKINSON, Jon, 23rd 40m:51s LONGTHORPE, Andrew 28th 41m:36s PARKINSON, Helen (Winner), 56 45m:27s WHITE, Richard, 62 45m:51s DAVIES, Hadleigh, 70 46m:20s EPPS, Ben, 85 47m:40s BUTCHER, Jeremy, 99 49m:28s HUGHES, Glynn, 107 49m:57s WILBRAHAM, Stephen, 116 50m:38s BROWN, Ray, 127 51m:14s FISHER, Neil, 128 51m:19s PETERS, Tim
137 52m:06s HYDE, David
148 52m:57s GLOVER, Rachel
159 53m:42s BARLOW, Winston
172 55m:02s MUNN, Darren
174 55m:06s BARBER, Eric
186 55m:37s VALENTINE, William
187 55m:40s COWELL, Kevin
204 56m:40s SCOTT, Julie
209 57m:32s HEARFIELD, Tessa
213 57m:41s DONOVAN, John
228 59m:00s PARK, Andrew
235 59m:41s GRIMWOOD, Alan
263 1h:01m:49s CALLARD, Janine
286 1h:04m:00s PICKFORD, Alexandra
327 1h:09m:00s CARTER, Sally
360 1h:17m:51s SIMS, Rosemary
WINS MENS TEAM PRIZE
Totnes 10k Results
Sunday 5th August 2007 @ 11am
Torbay Athletic Club Win both Men and Ladies Team Prizes at Totnes 10K.
Over 500 runners entered the highly competitive Totnes 10K multi terrain race – which is actually nearer 7 miles than the 6.2miles that a 10k normally is. Held over woods, tracks, fields and some road, this race (organised by the Teignbridge Trotters Running Club) once again held true to form by being a scorching day, in the nine years this race has been held the weather has always been hot and sunny,!!
Torbay once again had a large contingent of 33 members taking part in the race, proving they are a force to be reckoned with by winning both the men and ladies team prizes.
However even allowing for the heat on the day, it was still muddy and slippery in the woods (from all the rain of the previous weeks) leading to a few casualties including young 15 year old Sean Minto who took a nasty tumble and had to be taken away in an ambulance with a suspected broken toe!
Helen Parkinson ran well finishing as third lady, while using the race as a sharpener prior to defending her World Champion Quadrathlon title in the Czech Republic next weekend. Wendy Urban finished as fourth lady, also taking second in her age category. Pete Monaghan was fourth overall, continuing his good run of form and won his V40 age category with Jon Parkinson gaining second in his Male Vet 35 category.
A group photo of all Torbay members running in the Totnes 10k, along with a photo of the start showing Pete Monaghan and Jon Parkinson in with the leading runners.
scribed by Wendy Urban
4th MONAGHAN, Peter M40 38m 09s (MENS TEAM WINNER)
7th PARKINSON, Jon M35 39m 15s (MENS TEAM WINNER)
9th TURNER, Lee All Men 39m 22s (MENS TEAM WINNER)
19th GOW-SMITH, David M45 41m 42s (MENS TEAM WINNER)
26th WILBRAHAM, Stephen All Men 42m 57s (MENS TEAM WINNER)
31st PARKINSON, Helen All Ladies 43m 15s (LADIES TEAM WINNER)
32nd LONGTHORPE, Andrew All Men 43m 20s (MENS TEAM WINNER)
37th FINE, Kevin All Men 43m 59s
44th URBAN, Wendy F40 44m 26s (LADIES TEAM WINNER)
52nd WHITE, Richard M45 45m 34s
77th FEWINGS, Catherine F40 47m 46s (LADIES TEAM WINNER)
80th FINE, Greg M50 48m 37s
81st HUGHES, Glynn 48m 41s
83rd EPPS, Ben All Men 48m 44s
98th WILSON, Raymond M55 49m 53s
103rd BROWN, Ray M60 50m 05s
105th TOCKNELL, Marnie All Ladies 50m 11s (LADIES TEAM WINNER)
119th LISTER, Steve M50 51m 05s
121st WRAY-MCCANN, Hugh M40 51m 11s
133rd HUNTINGTON, James M40 52m 03s
154th BARBER, Eric M65 53m 04s
166th FISHER, Neil All Men 53m 38s
173th FULL, Philip M55 54m 11s
187TH FRENCH, Alan M55 54m 26s
184th HEARFIELD, Tessa F50 54m 58s
208th LISTER, Jenny F50 56m 23s
220th DONOVAN, John M50 57m 28s
246th GRIMWOOD, Alan M45 59m 38s
261st PARK, Andrew M55 1h 00m 41s
313rd DRAKE, Debbie F40 1h 04m 46s
392nd PICKFORD, Alexandra F55 1h 11m 28s
453rd SIMS, Rosemary F45 1h 20m 07s
TORBAY ALMOST WINS MENS TEAM PRIZE
Aug 6th, 2006
Torbay just missed out on winning themens team prize as Pete Monaghan and Lee Turner are unable to compete in team events after transferring from another athletics club
Once again an excellently organised event by the Teignbridge Trotters drew 25 Torbay AAC members to compete in the Totnes 10K, there were 453 finishers from all over the south west who enjoyed great views and scenery running alongside the river dart.
Allthough advertised as a 10K this mainly off road race is further than the normal 6.2 miles being nearer 7 miles in distance – which is reflected in the slower than normal times for a 10k race.
Although the weather was hot it was kind enough to give some cloud cover for the majoity of the race and, therefore, some excellent results where obtained.
Torbay just missed out on winning the team prize as Pete Monaghan and Lee Turner are unable to compete in team events after transferring from another athletics club, having to wait a six month period before competing for a new club. However the Torbay men had an excellent showing with 5 in the top 20, Pete Monaghan taking 2nd prize in the male vet 40 category and Jason Mann winning the male vet 45 category.
Wendy Urban also had a good run to finish as 3rd lady overall which was only 2 seonds outside her winning time of 2003. She was beaten by the ladies winner Heather Foundling-Hawker of Honiton running club and Helen Parkinson in 2nd place who currently runs under Bideford AAC vest but has moved to Torbay and is now training with Torbay AAC.
Tessa Hearfield ran well to come in as second in the female Vet 50 category and last but definitely not least! —
Cathy Fewings enjoyed a more leisurely race at Totnes whilst accompanying her sister Claire Comber in her first ever race. Well done Claire another budding athlete in the offing!!!
Cathy was entitled to take it easy having won the first lady prize at the very tough Strete Challenge 10 the day before.
12 Arran Tockwell 38.51
13 (2nd v40) Pete Monaghan 39.01
14 (1st V45) Jason Mann 39.04
17 Andy Longthorpe 39.28
20 Lee Turner 39.45
33 Russell Hart 41.20
46 (3rd lady, 2nd v40) Wendy Urban 43.10
90 Benn Epps 47.17
92 Ray Brown 47.30
94 Alan Fewings 47.46
109 Ray Wilson 48.34
114 Neil Fisher 49.06
129 Nick Dance 49.54
147 Darren Munn 50.57
179 Alan French 52.35
191 Rachel Glover 53.10
209 Julie Scott 54.15
232 Robert Bunker 56.18
233 Andrew Park 56.18
252 John Donovan 57.30
281 Alan Grimwood 59.19
288 Tessa Hearfield 59.44
299 Alison Munn 60.07
344 Alex Pickford 63.29
362 Cathy Fewings 65.14