Race Reports

November 3, 2019

A wet and wild week of running for South Devon AC! Several spooky characters were spotted on the Thursday club run and a couple of skeletons ( Dave Cubberley and Liz Lee ) were seen at the Jolly running Halloween race in Cockington. Kate Maslin kept the Halloween spirit going at the “Run with Los Muertos” while on holiday. The fun continued on Sunday at the Templer Ten where despite the conditions and a shorter course there wa...

October 27, 2019

South Devon AC’s Grand Prix series continued on Sunday with the Tavy 7 which was also hosting the Ross Shield. It’s lovely scenic undulating route over Dartmoor and SDAC fielded a squad of twenty-three runners. Alex Magee and Michelle Cowley were first back for the club but across the field there was some great runs and improvements on previous race times, well done all!

For the Juniors it was parkrun’s and Hannah Carr, Lauren...

October 13, 2019

It was a quiet weekend for most South Devon AC runners with only a few traveling to races. Dave Cubberley spent the weekend in the woods starting with Haldon Forest parkrun and then running the Dark Woods 10K. Claire Cornish and Rod Keen enjoyed a well-earned beer and pasty after running the Eden Project half marathon in rather wet and muddy conditions. The rest of SDAC had to make do with local parkruns with Stuart Batten and...

October 6, 2019

It was a very successful weekend at Bournemouth Marathon Festival for South Devon AC runners both seniors and juniors with nearly everyone recording PB’s. For the marathon it was a lovely sunny day and despite the headwind along some of the seafront sections Alex Magee was first back for the club in a brilliant 3:13:04. Stuart Batten and Michelle Coles both recorded PB’s with Michelle taking a massive thirty-one minutes of her...

September 29, 2019

On Tuesday South Devon AC held the next instalment of the Clubs 3K series which counts as the Club Championship. A gentle breeze and light drizzle seemed to be good conditions for running as five PB’s were recorded out of the 27 runners,  thanks to Alan and his team for another smoothly run race. PB’s were for Jon Hiscoke, Alex Magee, Max Taylor Stuart Batten and Claire Cornish – full results on club website.

At the weekend it...

September 22, 2019

Sunday was the next race in South Devon AC’s Grand Prix series at the Killerton 10K. Torrential rain just before the race didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm and fortunately the rain stopped and held off long enough for everyone to get around the course. The course is a series of loops and switchbacks through the grounds and woods at Killerton house with plenty of hills and some slippery descents. The race is run in a series of...

September 15, 2019

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...

September 8, 2019

Another busy weekend of racing for South Devon AC runners with local races and overseas adventures.

Kevin and Laura Ashworth teamed up to take on the Budapest half marathon which runs along the river Danube taking in the city sites. Finishing in 01:36:26 they were 41st out of 943 teams and 15th in their age category.

Saturday was the City to Sea marathon running from Exeter to Babbacombe – four South Devon runners ran the marath...

September 2, 2019

The best performances this week were from South Devon AC’s juniors. Not only did Lauren and Hannah Carr take first and second female in the Wigan 10k family mile race, Lauren was the overall race winner! Despite having run Croxteth parkrun the day before in a respectable time of 25:35 Lauren left everyone for dust winning in 6:16 – a fantastic time.

It’s also been good to see the juniors continuing to train and race in the summ...

August 25, 2019

Friday evening was the Torbay Road Relays at the Velopark and hosted by Torbay Athletic Club. South Devon AC fielded six teams on a lovely evening and a great time was had by all with some great running and epic sprint finishes! The best results were for the MV50 and the FV40 teams placing 2nd and 3rd respectively in their categories.

Bank Holiday weekends also means Plym Trail marathons run by First and Last Running – Steve Ho...

August 18, 2019

South Devon AC runners were making the most of our glorious local scenery running the Torbay Athletic Five Bays Challenge on Sunday. It’s a multi-terrain race over beaches, shingle, public footpaths and a long section of rocky and tree root strewn Coastal Path. Great views but at a cost of steep climbs and descents and a total of 423 steps to either run up or down. The largest collection of these is out of Fishcombe Cove which...

August 11, 2019

Two SDAC senior runners were in action this weekend - Dave Cubberley completed the Bridport Jurassic Coast 10k and Steve Hookins ran the Salisbury 54321 50km. Dave described the Jurassic 10k as very tough and hilly but with great scenery and great marshals, he finished 65th in 1:48:27. The 54321 50k is a multi-terrain race in the Salisbury Wessex area through lanes, trails and country estates, Steve finished 117th in 5:40:55.

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August 4, 2019

South Devon AC runners had a great morning out at Totnes 10K on Sunday – a well organised and enjoyable race hosted by Teignbridge Trotters. As well as the mens and ladies teams winning prizes there was some great individual results and prizes won. Dave Hampton was 5th overall and first Senior Male, Michelle Cowley was 4th lady and 1st Senior Female and Laura Ashworth won 2nd in her age group. In the junior fun run Lauren Carr...

July 28, 2019

Lots of South Devon AC runners in action this week with three taking on the hilly Kingsbridge Carnival 10k in the week. Saturday saw the usual suspects at parkrun and Sunday was the Stoke Gabriel Carnival 10k and Prusty Plod.

Neil and Sue Hayes ran at Stoke as part of their wedding anniversary celebrations so congratulations to them!

After training hard for Sundays Outlaw Ironman at Nottingham Vince Langdon was a bit disappointe...

July 21, 2019

Only a few race results this week and a good attendance at parkrun.

After running Torbay parkrun on Saturday Lauren Carr went on to win the Junior parkrun on Sunday with a new PB.

The majority of people saved their energy for the highlight of the week – the SDAC birthday cruise! Thanks to Captain Colin for organising another great evening and Jon and Jenny Hiscoke for supplying a fantastic birthday cake!

Thoughts and best wishes...

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