Another good week of racing for South Devon AC with races ranging from one mile to ultramarathons. On Thursday it was the annual Club mile race round Paignton green, it was an ideal night for running with a keen wind down the back straight and a tailwind on the home straight. Some great times were run with three PB’s recorded, Dave Hampton and Michelle Cowley were the fastest male and female. Thanks to Alan for organising and the team of volunteers helping him.
On Saturday there was several races with the Cream Tea Caper at Exeter being the local one. Steve Hookins completed eight laps to tick off another marathon distance in his quest for 100 marathon membership.
Marc Jones went off to Wales to compete in the 10 Peaks set in the Brecon Beacons. It’s a tough 89km course with nearly 5000m of ascent and requires self-navigation and an extensive kit list. Marc had a great race and finished in 15th in a time of 21:29:26.
Jeremy Goddard ran the Chiltern Wonderland which is a 50-mile loop taking in the scenic paths and trails around the Chilterns and Thames Valley finishing 40th in 9:22:39.
Of course Saturday is also parkrun day and as well as the usual suspects at our local parkrun as well as some parkrun tourism, Hannah and Lauren Carr both ran Hereford parkrun and both set new PB’s.
Club Mile: Dave Hampton 5:06, Alex Magee 5:12 PB, James Dent 5:23, Michelle Cowley 5:33, Colin Peters 5:40, Stuart Batten 5:46 PB, Max Taylor 6:00, Antony Waters 6:01, Richard Jarvis 6:03, Dani Waters 6:06, Rory Treharne (Guest) 6:24, Serena Jury 6:33, Guy Henderson 6:45 PB, Sue Hayes 6:54, Rachel Irish 7:08, Anita Carpenter 7:27, Michelle Coles 7:37, Yvonne Robinson 7:50, Dave Cubberley 8:20
Cream Tea Caper: 58 Steve Hookins 8 Laps 5:07:30
10 Peaks: 15 Marc Jones 21:29:26
Chiltern Wonderland: 40 Jeremy Goddard 9:22:39
Torbay parkrun: 26 Richard Jarvis 21:40, 28 Alex Magee 21:53, 77 Hugh Slater 24:30, 87 Neil Hayes 24:49, 94 James Waddell 25:21, 161 Emma Magee 29:30, 162 Jonathan Hiscoke 29:30, 19 David Cubberley 31:13
Hereford parkrun: 29 Lauren Carr2 2:34 New Pb, 100 Hannah Carr 28:08 New Pb
Teignmouth parkrun: 13 Rodney Keen 22:02 New Pb, 151 Brenda Grant 35:05
Unisee parkrun (Bremen): 29 Alison Ford 32:32
Hove Promenade parkrun:102 Keith Belt 23:21
Torbay Junior parkrun: 2 Theo Glew 07:58, 10 Evie Rowe 09:31