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 previous marathon time. Jon Hiscoke was running his first marathon and his dedication to training paid off as he finished in 3:42:19 – a great time for a first marathon, well done Jon! Also at the festival were juniors Lauren and Hannah Carr and both ran in the Juniors 2K race. They both placed really well out of a field of 321 runners and both recorded PB’s!
Closer to home Marc Jones ran the Dartmoor 3 in 1 which is three races featuring five, four and three Tors. The quicker you finish the more rest you have between races – Marc finished in a cumulative time of 4:26:41.
Sunday saw Richard Jarvis running the Plymouth Ocean City 10K in a great time of 46:09 and with plenty of SDAC runners both senior and junior at our local parkruns it was a great weekend of racing for the club!
Bournemouth Marathon: 81 Alex Magee 3:13:04 (PB), 187 Stuart Batten 3:28:36 (PB) , 314 Jonathan Hiscoke 3:42:19 (PB), 625 Jeremy Goddard 4:02:08, 846 Michelle Coles 4:15:29 (PB)
Bournemouth Junior 2k: 13 Lauren Carr 7:45 (PB) , 68 Hannah Carr 8:42 (PB)
Dartmoor 3 In 1: 47 Marc Jones 04:26:41
Plymouth 10K: 244 Richard Jarvis 46:09
Torbay parkrun: 13 Marc Walpot 20:17, 29 Kate Maslin 22:34, 36 Piers Calascione 23:09, 38 Jack Luscombe 23:11 (PB), 40 Keith Belt 23:12, 41 Alex Magee 23:13, 79 Jack Beard 25:11 (Pb), 85 Hugh Slater 25:35, 86 Neil Hayes 25:36, 124 Yvonne Robinson 28:13, 134 Emma Magee 28:35, 135 Jonathan Hiscoke 28:36, 144 David Cubberley 29:18, 187 Alison Ford 32:08
Torbay Junior parkrun: 6 Evie Rowe 08:55