Finally, after over a year it was a return to proper racing with a busy weekends running for South Devon AC runners.
Starting on Friday evening it was the Erme Valley relays where SDAC fielded five senior and one junior team. Some fantastic performances from everyone especially the junior ladies but a special mention to new members Harry Harrison and Ellie Jordan who both ran great times. Harry ran the fastest leg for the club in 14:42 which put him 49th out of 386 overall, great running. Well done also to Neil Jordain and Chris Cornish running their first relays for the club. It was a great atmosphere and well organised as usual by Erme Valley Harriers and thanks to Colin for organising.
Saturday saw the welcome return of parkrun with a good number from SDAC running and volunteering. Despite the relays the evening before Ben Reed and Neil Jordain both recorded new PB’s and Dani Waters also ran a new PB and was 2nd lady.
On Sunday Ben and Neil continued their race streak by running the Stoke Gabriel Carnival 10K (ish) with Alex Magee, Liam Lindon and Jeremy Goddard. Alex was first back for the club on the tough and scenic route around Stoke Gabriel – bacon butties and cider were well earned!
Matt Dalton competed in the South West Coast 2 Coast Challenge Ultra taking first place in a great time of 11:25:46, well done Matt.
Erme Valley Relays: 29th 66:55 SDAC Gingerbread Men: John Hiscoke 16:31, Neil Jordain 18:58, Ben Reed 16:44 Harry Harrison 14:42 46th 74:08 SDAC Peach Melbas: Vince Lagdon 19:10, Steve Carr 19:51, Jeremy Goddard 18:35, Colin Peters 16:32 53rd 77:07 SDAC Chocolate Brownies: Stuart Batten 15:48 Chris Reece 23:35, Chris Cornish 21:04, John Hiscoke 16:40 60th 79:29SDAC U18 Ladies: Lauren Carr 18:53, Maddie Kidd 21:27, Lizzie Bumby 19:26, Hannah Carr 19:43 64th 80:52 SDAC Lemon Drizzles: Guy Henderson 19:24, Keith Belt 20:27, Ellie Jordan 19:30 Brian Marjoram 21:31 85th 88:02 SDAC Fondant Fancies: Michelle Coles 22:54, Steph Bartlett 26:32, Claire Cornish 18:12, Karen Bumby 20:24
Torbay Velopark parkrun: 17 Alex Magee 20:02, 21 Ben Reed 20:23 (PB), 25 Jonathan Hiscoke 21:44, 30 Dani Waters 22:00 (PB), 59 Neil Jordain 24:16 (PB), 60 Steve Wright 24:21, 94 Kate Maslin 26:34, 119 Emma Magee 28:25, 183 Alison Ford 32:56, 189 Jean Lyle 33:52, 248 Eileen Severn 50:03