Updated: Feb 13, 2020
For their first marathon most people pick a flatter course, but South Devon AC member Liam Lindon decided on the South Devon marathon at Beesands in tribute to a family member. The course is picturesque and punishing with a rating of severe! With its blend of jagged rocks interspersed with idyllic sandy coves this area of coastline is beautiful and hugely inspiring. Despite coming back from injury and the bonus miles over 26.2 Liam finished 89th in 6:55:12.
The previous weekend was the South West Cross Country and SDAC had three runners in the Vets category enjoying the wet and muddy 6km course at Sidford.
At the 3rd Indoor Devon Sportshall league held at Plymouth, SDAC took a small but committed team to compete against the local athletics clubs in Devon. All members of the eight strong team scored points and SDAC secured 10 podium finishes which is fantastic, well done team!
CTS South Devon Marathon: 89 Liam Lindon 6:55:12
South West XC: 33 Roger Webb 37.28, 38 Steve Waddington 44.07
Sportshall team: Melissa Bonnett, Lucy Bright, Oscar Mytton, Ava Sams, Lauren Carr, Hannah Carr, Evie Rowe, George McDonald-Smith
Torbay parkrun: 21 Kate Maslin 21:32, 36 Jonathan Hiscoke 22:59, 49 Marc Walpot 23:25, 59 Brian Marjoram 23:56, 64 Lauren Carr 24:13, 75 Richard Jarvis 24:30, 79 Hannah Carr 24:38, 94 Mark Robinson 25:06, 102 Alex Magee 25:31, 131 Andrea Wall 26:46, 140 Hugh Slater 27:15, 183 Laura Cooper 29:43, 247 Rebecca Turner 33:25
Parke parkrun: 6 Matthew Dalton 21:37, 78 Roger Webb 32:00, 81 Dave Naish 32:20
Torbay Junior parkrun: 1 Theo Glew 07:47