It was the end of an era on Thursday for South Devon AC with Alan Sloman and his team running their last winter 3K before handing over to a new team. Alan has been running the 3K winter series of five races for thirteen years – a fantastic contribution to the club. Thirty six club members ran the 3K which was as well organised as ever – many thanks to Alan and his team for their efforts.
Saturday was Parkrun day with Dave Cubberley making the pilgrimage to Bushy Park which is the birthplace of Parkrun and Marc Jones running his 50th Parkrun at Torbay.
Sunday was the penultimate race in the SDAC Grand Prix series with the Bicton Blister. Although the weather was kind the course was very wet, muddy and hilly – an ideal Cross Country! Alex Magee and Dani Waters were first male and female back for the club and Lorraine Henderson won 2nd in her age category, well done all.
On Tuesday five SDAC juniors headed to the track at Exeter to run the 3K race and the mile race for U11. Some great times recorded with Lauren Carr fastest for the club in the 3K with 12:26 and Daisy McKenna running a fantastic 6:39 for the mile race.
Hannah and Lauren Carr ran Haldon Parkrun and Hannah and Lizzie Bumby ran the Trust Coleton race on Sunday.
Bicton Blister: 33 Alex Magee 1:15:01, 42 Colin Peters 1:16:48, 111 Anthony Waters 1:27:44, 112 Dani Waters 1:27:45, 120 Jeremy Goddard 1:29:13, 191 Lorraine Henderson 1:39:48, 192 Guy Henderson 1:39:48, 254 George Holman 1:46:59, 274 Rachael Irish 1:50:55, 281 Roger Webb, 1:51:25 286 Mark Holman 1:52:03, 300 Anita Carpenter 1:54:57
Torbay parkrun: 6 Alex Magee 18:56, 25 Marc Jones 21:32, 60 Piers Calascione 23:27, 63 Brian Marjoram 23:40, 100 Hugh Slater 26:30, 166 Christine Walpot 30:26, 192 Alison Ford 33:28
Bushy parkrun: 957 David Cubberley 31:35
Haldon parkrun: 16 Lauren Carr 25:31, 34 Hannah Carr 30:08
Torbay Junior parkrun: 2 Theo Glew 07:27 (Pb)