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Awards Night - Saturday 3rd March 2018

On Saturday 3rd March South Devon AC celebrated the achievements of their runners at Brixham Cricket Club. Well done to all our runners and congratulations to those who won an award!

Senior Grand Prix

Senior Female

1st - Michelle Cowley

2nd - Kerry Bell

3rd - Sue Hayes

Senior Male

1st - David Hampton

2nd - Marc Walpot

3rd - Vince Langdon

Age Category

FV35 - Karen Bumby

FV40 - Anita Carpenter

FV45 - Sue Hayes

FV50 - Kerry Bell

FV55 - Heather Coverdale

MV45 - Vince Langdon

MV50 - Marc Walpot

MV60 - Roger Webb

MV65 - Steve Waddington

12 Out of 12 Grand Prix Races

David Cubberley

John Drennan

Club Championships

Female

1st - Kerry Bell

2nd - Sue Hayes

3rd - Anita Carpenter

 

 

Male

1st - David Hampton

2nd - Marc Jones

3rd - Keith Belt

 

Age Category

FV40 - Sadie Heathcote

FV45 - Tracey Elford

MV60 - Roger Webb

Athlete of the Year

Senior Female - Michelle Cowley

Vet Female - Kerry Bell

 

Senior Male - David Hampton

Vet Male - Jeremy Goddard

Cross Country

Vet Female - Yvette Smith

 

Senior Male - David Hampton

Vet Male - Vince Langdon

Track and Field

Steve Waddington

Off Road

Female - Jodie Lee for City to Sea and Bovington Marathon

Male - Jeremy Goddard for Atacama Crossing

Road Race - Up to 10K

Female - Kerry Bell - 1st Chance 10k

Male - Keith Belt - 1st Chance 10k

Road Race - 11K to 19 Miles

Female - Kerry Bell - Bideford Half

Male - Colin Peters - Bideford Half

Road Race - 20 Miles, Marathon & Ultra

Female - Heather Maddock - Bournemouth Marathon

Male - Colin Peters - London Marathon

3K Darren Turner Trophy

Female - Sue Hayes

Male - David Hampton

Most Improved Female - Christine Walpot

Most Improved Male - Vince Langdon

Most Improved Runner

Female - Michelle Coles

Male - Stuart Batten

Coach of the Year

Vince Langdon

Club Woman of the Year

Steph Bartlett - for obtaining £2000 Tesco Bags of Help Scheme and work on committees

Club Man of the Year

Chris Reece - for Club Kit, Web Page, Facebook, Club notice board, Club Records

The raffle raised £179 for the Chair's charity, which this year is Devon Air Ambulance.

Junior Grand Prix

Under 9 Girl – Lizzie Bumby

Under 9 Boy – Ben Hardwicke

Under 10 Girl – Hannah Carr

Under 10 Boy – Robert Hayes

Under 11 Girl – Zoe White

Under 11 Boy – Josh Shapter

Under 13 Girl – Holly Langdon

Under 13 Boy – Francis Hayes

Under 15 Girl – Ellie Morris

10 out of 10 Grand Prix Events

Hannah Carr, Lauren Carr, Lizzie Bumby, Robert Hayes & Francis Hayes

Junior Athlete of the Year

Under 9 Girl – Kahlen Denham & Maja Davies (equal scores)

Under 9 Boy – Jacob Shapter

Under 10 Girl – Lauren Carr

Under 10 Boy – Thomas Hart

Under 11 Girl – Robyn Harris

Under 11 Boy – Angus Graham

Under 13 Girl – Leah Curtis

Under 13 Boy – Matthew Langdon

Under 17 Girl – Caitlin Moss

Junior Cross Country

Junior Girl – Hannah Carr

Junior Boy – Sam Barnaby

 

Most Improved

Junior Girl – Evie Rowe

Junior Boy – Harry Clayton

Karen Tucker Memorial

Lauren Carr

New Torbay Park Run Awards

Most Improved Boy / Girl – based on their percentage improvement from their 1st Park Run time to their best Park Run time:

Caitlin Moss (22.25%) – next best Hannah Carr (19.28)

Francis Hayes (14.21%) – next best Matthew Langdon (11.54)

Fastest Boy & Girl – based on Park Run’s published age graded results:

Holly Langdon (70.13%) – next best Hannah Carr (68.72)

Sam Barnaby (68.30%) – next best Angus Graham (68.13)

Track & Field Awards

Middle Distance (800 & 1500m) – Ellie Morris for 800m at the Tavistock Open

Throws – Matthew Langdon for Shot Put at the Tavistock Open

Jumps – Holly Langdon for High Jump at the Tavistock Open

New Years Day Run 2018

South Devon AC runners and guests gathered together at Berry Head to set off on their annual New Years Day jaunt from back to Goodrington along the coastal footpath. Some members doubled the distance by running to and from Berry Head. 

 

The weather was very kind staying dry throughout the 6 mile run, although conditions were very muddy and challenging in places.

 

Happy New Year!

Jingle Bell Jog - Thursday 14th December 2017

South Devon AC put on their Santa suits for the clubs “Jingle Bell Jog” on Thursday running 4.5 miles around Paignton before a Christmas meal at Cantina in Goodrington.

SDAC 20th Anniversary

South Devon AC celebrated their 20th anniversary this September. The club's chair, John Drennan, organised a 20 hour relay round Paignton Green starting at 10pm on Saturday 23rd and finishing at 6pm on Sunday 24th.

 

A terrific number of club members, including some of our juniors signed up to run laps, mostly in hour shifts. The total number of laps run was an amazing 465 and £200 was collected for the chair's charity, Rowcroft.

 

On holiday in Croatia Lynda and Alan Sloman and Jean Grierson-Jackson did their bit to increase the number of laps by running 10 miles at 6.30am on Sunday morning in their club colours.

Awards' Night

On Saturday 25th February 2017 South Devon AC celebrated the achievements of their runners at Brixham Cricket Club. Well done to all our runners and congratulations to those who won an award!

Senior Grand Prix

Senior Female - Michelle Cowley

Senior Male - David Hampton

Vet 50 Female - Kerry Bell

Vet 50 Male - Colin Peters

Vet 45 Female - Sue Hayes

Vet 55 Male - Mark Holman

Vet 60 Male - Roger Webb

12 Out of 12 Grand Prix Races

Tracy Elford, Roger Webb & John Drennan

Club Championships

1st Female - Michelle Cowley

2nd Female - Gemma Body

3rd Female - Sue Hayes

Vet 45 Female - Tracy Elford

Vet 50 Female - Kerry Bell

Vet 60 Female - Brenda Grant

1st Male - David Hampton

2nd Male - Rod Keen

3rd Male - Roger Webb

Vet 60 Male - John Drennan

Vet 65 Male - David Naish

Athlete of the Year

Senior Female - Michelle Cowley

Senior Male - David Hampton

Vet Female - Kerry Bell

Vet Male - Mark Jones

Cross Country

Roger Webb

Track and Field

Steve Waddington

 

Off Road

Female - Yvette Smith

Male - Mark Jones

 

Road Race - Up to 10K

Female - Michelle Cowley

Male - Keith Belt

Road Race - 11K to 19 Miles

Female - Michelle Cowley

Male - Colin Peters

Road Race - 20 Miles, Marathon & Ultra

Female - Gemma Body

Male - Colin Peters

Fastest Marathon

Female - Gemma Body

Male - Colin Peters

Alan Sloman 3K Darren Turner Award

Female - Michelle Cowley

Male - David Hampton

Most Improved Female - Sadie Heathcote

Most Improved Male - Nick Oxley

 

Most Improved Runner

Female - Bridget Williams

Male - Steve Maddock

Coach of the Year

Vince Langdon

Club Women of the Year

Karen Bumby & Lucy Carpenter

Club Men of the Year

Guy Henderson & John Drennan

At SDAC's Awards' Night the raffle raised £156 for the Chair's charity, which this year is Rowcroft.

Junior Grand Prix

Girls' Under 10 - Zoe White

Boys' Under 10 - Josh Shapter

Girls' Under 11 - Holly Langdon

Boy's Under 11 - Francis Hayes

Girls' Under 13 - Chloe Richards

 

10 out of 10 Grand Prix Events

Robert Hayes & Francis Hayes

 

Junior Athlete of the Year

Under 10 Girl - Hannah Carr

Under 10 Boy - Alfie Harris

Under 11 Girl - Eve Campbell

Under 11 Boy - Matthew Langdon

Under 13 Girl - Sophie Dale

 

Junior Cross Country Girl

Robyn Harris

 

Junior Cross Country Boy

Angus Graham

 

Most Improved Girl

Chloe Connor

 

Most Improved Boy

Robert Hayes

 

Karen Tucker Memorial

George Jackson Greenham

New Year's Day Run

South Devon AC runners before setting off on their annual New Years Day jaunt from Berry Head back to Goodrington along the coastal footpath.

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Jingle Bell Jog - Thursday 22nd December 2016

South Devon AC assembled before their annual Jingle Bell Jog around the streets of Paignton, and beyond, to view the sometimes spectacular Christmas lights with which people have decorated their houses.

Beat the Tide - Sunday 14th August 2016

Well done the the SDAC ladies team came 2nd at the annual Paignton Regatta Beat the Tide competition.

 

The event challenges teams to build the sturdiest mound of sand they can muster as the tide stays far down the beach, then climb on top of it and cling on while the waves race in and lap around them.

 

Various techniques were on display, from those who went for height to teams who constructed elaborate wave defences in front of their mounds of sand.

 

The SDAC ladies donated half their winnings to the Regatta's Charity, Action Duchenne, and the other half to our Chairman's charity, the Haven in Paignton.

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Quiz Night - Saturday 9th April 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to the Quiz Night on Saturday. It was a great evening as usual and we raised a total of £73.00 for the Haven in Paignton. Once again, thanks must go to John Drennan for organising the evening.

 

The Quiz Night will be held at the Torbay Inn on Fisher Street on Saturday, 9th April at 7:30pm. Cost will be £2.00 per person, with all proceeds going to the Haven in Paignton. Maximum of four members per team and there will be a cash prize for the winning team.There will also be a Grand Raffle - please bring contributions!

Awards' Night - Saturday 5th March 2016

South Devon AC celebrated a very successful awards' night at Brixham Cricket Club. The juniors were first to receive their awards with the following prizes being won:

Athlete of the Year:

U 10 boy - Jack Adams
U10 girl - Zoe White
U11 boy - Max Pritchard
U11 girl - Livvy Greenway
U13 girl - Chloe Richens

 

Grand Prix:

U10 girl - Holly Langdon
U10 boy - Francis Hayes
U11 girl - Isabelle Smith
U11 boy - Jack Tsigarides
U13 girl - Chloe Richens

 

Award for completing all 10 races:

Josh Shapter

The Karen Tucker Award:

Austin Pritchard

 

Cross Country awards:

Matthew Langdon and Sophie Dale

 

Most Improved Athletes:

Josh Shapter and Eve Cambell

 

Senior Awards

Athletes of the Year

Dave Hampton and Gemma Body, Marc Jones and Heather Maddock.

Grand Prix winners:

1st Male - David Hampton,
2nd Male - Colin Peters and
1st Female - Michelle Cowley
2nd Female - Louise Lewry
Over 60 Male - John Drennan
O45 Female - Sue Hayes

Most Improved Athlete:

David Hampton and Louise Lewry

 

Robert Forbes trophy:

Vince Langdon for the fastest age graded marathon time
Marc Jones for his many ultra marathons

SDAC also held a raffle which raised £151 for The Haven which is the chair's charity of the year.

Jingle Bell Jog - Thursday 17th December 2015

'So here it is Merry Christmas' South Devon AC gathered for their annual Jingle Bell Jog around Paignton to oooh and aaah at people's Christmas lights; this year we had an angel, a couple of elves, many Mr and Mrs Christmases and Baloo the Bear with a fairy lights enhanced tutu. Afterwards we went to the Torbay Inn for food and banter.We held a raffle which raised £66 for the Chair's charity, this year it is The Haven in Paignton.

AGM - Thursday 19th November 2015 at 8:15pm

The AGM will be held in the Beesley Room at Torbay Leisure Centre after our running session. All club members are invited to attend.

 

Nominations for all officers and committee posts, together with motions to be discussed, must be submitted in writing or emailed to the club secretary at least 14 days before the meeting.

 

Club secretary: Liz Lee Email: dave.liz@live.co.uk

 

Quiz Night

Thanks to everyone who came to the Quiz Night on Saturday. It was a great evening and we managed to raise £129.00 for the Chair's charity, The Williams Foundation.

The Quiz Night will be held at the Torbay Inn on Fisher Street on Saturday, 16th May at 8:30pm. Cost will be £2.00 per person, with all proceeds going to the Williams Syndrom Foundation. Maximum of four members per team and there will be a cash prize for the winning team. There will also be a Grand Raffle - please bring contributions!

Delicious Dart Trail - Sunday 7th March 2015

The Delicious Dart Trail is a trail running event with a difference.

Starting at The Shops at Dartington, participants will run to the coastal town of Dartmouth, sampling a wide variety of the finest local produce along the way.

 

By the time they reach Dartmouth, participants will have clocked up 15 miles of spectacular riverside trail and tasted more than a dozen different beers, wines, liqueurs, savouries and puddings. 

Awards' Night - 27th February 2015

South Devon AC enjoyed a well attended awards' night on Friday 27th February. Brixham Cricket club again very kindly allowed us to use their club house. 2014 had been a very successful year for SDAC. We were represented at races throughout the West Country on almost every weekend of the year with many of our runners winning age categories. Some of our juniors achieved high positions in races too.

 

This year the juniors held their own Grand Prix and also represented the club in track, cross country, road and off-road races. At this year's Pearson Cup a small but determined junior team returned some excellent individual performances and supported one another magnificently.

 

The evening started with the junior awards.

 

Junior Grand Prix

 

Under 10 Girl - Holly Langdon

Under 10 Boy - Jack Adams & Matt Langdon

Under 11 Girl - Isabelle Smith

Under 11 Boy - James De Sellingcourt

Under 13 Girl - Chloe Richens

Under 13 Boy - Thomas Hocking

Under 15 Girl - Amy Artingsall

Under 15 Boy - Vaughn Lear

Under 17 Girl - Bryony Butterworth

Under 17 Boy - Ben Stockman

Athlete of the Year

Under 10 Girl - Emily Mortimer

Under 10 Boy - Francis Hayes

Under 11 Girl - Isabelle Allen

Under 11 Boy - Tommy Ash

Under 13 Girl - Phoebe De Sellingcourt

Under 13 Boy - Thomas Hocking

Under 15 Girl - Amy Artingsall

Under 15 Boy - Vaughn Lear

Under 17 Girl - Bryony Butterworth

Under 17 Boy - Ben Stockman

Junior Cross Country Awards

Holly Langdon & Matt Langdon 

 

Track & Field - Middle Distance

Lexi Dart 

 

Most Improved Junior Athlete

Zoe White 

Karen Tucker Trophy

Angus Graham 

 

 

The senior Grand Prix was hard fought with the overall results in doubt until the last race.

Senior Grand Prix

1st Female - Naomi Flanagan

2nd Female - Kerry Bell

3rd Female - Sue Hayes

1st Male - David Hampton

2nd Male - Jerry Hocking

3rd Male - Rob Leeke

Club Champs 

1st Female - Naomi Flanagan

2nd Female - Michelle Moore

3rd Female - Kerry Bell

1st Male - David Hampton

2nd Male - Jerry Hocking

3rd Male - Rob Leeke

  

Off Road 

 

Female - Val McClean

Male - Marc Jones

Cross Country 

Female - Naomi Flanagan

Male - David Hampton

    

Athlete of the Year

Female - Naomi Flanagan

Male - David Hampton

3K in house series 

Female - Naomi Flanagan

Male - David Hampton

Most Improved Female

 

Heather Maddock

Most Improved Male

 

Rod Keen

Athlete of the Year - Vets

Female - Kerry Bell  

Male - Jerry Hocking  

    

Coach of the Year

Alan Sloman 

 

Club Man of the Year

Roger Webb for representing the club in so many races over so many years

Club Woman of the Year

Tracy Elford for managing and maintaining the website

     

A raffle was held on the night which raised £111 for the Williams Foundation.

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