A fantastic team performance saw South Devon AC juniors lift the Pearson Cup in the yearly contest between four local clubs. In recent years the competition has been dominated by Torbay but thanks to hard work by head coach Vince Langdon and all the junior athletes South Devon won the cup after a seventeen year wait. They finished on 296 point with Torbay 277, Dartmouth 267 and Newton Abbot 208. Fifteen out of the twenty-three squad won medals and Oscar Mytton won best under 10 boy. Thanks to all the parents and coaches who came and supported on the day and also thanks to Dartmouth AC for hosting a great event.
The SDAC winning squad: Marcelle Pritchard, Maisie Bennett, Millie Bumby, Rowan Alexander-Kemp, Ruaraidh Robinson, Oscar Mytton, Lana Cory, Melissa Bonnett, Ben Hardwick, Jim Colbert, Theo Glew, Bess Hazel, Evie Rowe, Lauren Carr, Hannah Carr, Connie Mercer, Ava Sams, Harry Clayton, Robert Hayes, Daniel Reilly, Luke Le Huray, Jack Luscombe, Thomas Eastman
It was also a busy week for SDAC seniors with multiple races. Three runners took on the Ashburton 10k with Steve Wright completing his first race in a great 54:22. Friday night was the ever popular Erme Valley relays and SDAC fielded four teams. Despite the hot weather there was fierce competition as ever with the best result being the men’s senior team placing 13th overall. SDAC relay squad was Dave Hampton, Alex Magee, Liam Lindon, Jonathan Hiscoke, Colin Peters, Jeremy Goddard, Neil Hayes, Mark Walpot, Anthony Waters, Richard Jarvis, Emma Magee, Dani Waters, Val McClean, Rachel Irish, Michelle Moore and Karen Bumby.
Despite the relays the previous evening Alex Magee went on to win Torbay parkrun the next morning with other club members at various parkruns. Torbay parkrun was also Lauren Carr’s 50th parkrun!
Ashburton 10k: 57 Steve Wright 54:22 , 67 Anita Carpenter 56:12, 126 Alison Ford 1:13:19
Torbay parkrun: 1 Alex Magee 18:48, 27 Marc Jones 21:58, 40 Lauren Carr 22:53, 50 Kate Maslin 23:54, 78 Michelle Cowley 25:27, 79 Jonathan Hiscoke 25:29, 84 Emma Magee 25:56, 102 Neil Hayes 27:01, 115 Roger Webb 27:38, 136 Hannah Carr 29:04, 139 David Cubberley 29:09, 191 George Milton 33:06, 201 John Drennan 33:29
Parke parkrun: 59 Lorraine Henderson 28:08, 60 Guy Henderson 28:08
Teignmouth parkrun: 32 Hugh Slater 25:04
Eden parkrun: 19 Stuart Batten 20.54, 136 Michelle Coles 28.26
Torbay Junior parkrun: 4 George Milton 08:40 New Pb