Tavistock Town Relays
Tavistock Town relays, one of the biggest events on the racing calendar took place on Thursday. This Tavistock AC organised event brings clubs together to compete in teams of four, each person running a 1.1mile circuit. Despite its shortness competitive runners finish looking far from their best. The relays are known for its team work and camaraderie and in some strange way is quite fun. The event was believed to host around 580 runners, 55 male teams, 47 female and 43 junior. 2nd place positions were a common theme for many ORC teams, VetWomen 45, VetW 55, ORC Junior mothers and V45Males. The ORC V50 males, Andrew Vernon, Ross Morley Trapnell, Paul Crease and Stuart Page took first place.
Amongst mixed junior results Year 7/8 boys, Arthur Hicks, Aiden Spinney, Elliott Woods and Riley Goddard took 3rd place.
Exe Estuary Marathon and Ultra Marathon
Lucy Gooding took on the marathon distance completing the course in 5 hrs 55 minutes.
The route is multi-terrain, country lanes and riverside paths starting in Topsham and passing through Cockwood, Starcross, Elton, Lympstone and finishes in Budleigh Salterton. Lucy received the big bespoke medal in picturesque surroundings near the sea.
Run Melbourne 10k and Melbourne Parkrun
On the other side of the world and in a different time zone Jo Page ran Melbourne Park Run and celebrated her 100th Park Run event.
In a last minute decision she also entered Run Melbourne choosing the 10 K distance.
The course was round the streets of Melbourne along a fast, flat course with more than 20,000 runners (over the 3 distances) and passed some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks. The race finished at the Grand Slam Oval in Melbourne’s Olympic Park.
Results 43:51 Overall: 230/5275 Gender: 31/2882Age Group: 13/871
5k Pretty Muddy Run
Karen King and son Ollie took part in the 5k Pretty Muddy run at Westpoint Exeter to raise much needed funds in aid of Cancer Research UK. Ollie took delight in getting as muddy as he could. The same could not be said for Karen!