On a very wet and windy Sunday 26th January, 20 Teignbridge Trotters took the drive to North Devon to run the “Braunton 10” , a tough 10 mile race run by North Devon Road Runners. It took the 267 runners on a very undulating course and at the six mile point ran them along the top of some hills right into a head wind and driving rain. One of the lanes was also flooded full of very cold water.
Daryl “Tarquin “Milford ran into 11th in a strong time of 1.03.32 and Lance "skippy" Mason was 18th in 1.06.09 and picking up first vet 50 and Roger "chairman" Hayes completed in 1.08.55 31st .Craig Churchill did 1.13.04 (45th ) and Andrew "monkey" Ludlam had a great race and completed in 1.16.49(65th)
Other trotters did the following - Stewart Dunn 1.17.16 (70th) Tracy Elphick brought the Trotter ladies home in 1.17.44(73rd)Gary Watson 1.18.59 (80th),Graydon Widdicombe 1.19.44(85th) John "skins" Skinner 1.19.49(87th) Peter Blakesley 1.20.02 (89th) a personal best time for him , Nathan "lovely" Elphick 1.21.43 (103rd) Tamsin Cook 1.25.11 (130th) Pete Aston 1.25.19(132nd) Dave Dunn 1.30.01(160th) Mark Wotton 1.30.52(163rd)Ruth Johnson 1.31.23 (166th) Sally"marathon queen" Ingledew 1.32.31 (181st)Stephen Wallace 1.35.35(200th) and Katrina Zaple completed the team in 1.42.48(241st).
Teignbridge Totters Helen Anthony and Keith Anderson travelled to Dunkeswell, near Honiton on Saturday 25th January to join 150 other runners in the 16 mile “Blackdown Beast” Run, organised by Honiton Running Club. This non-competitive event was mainly off-road in very muddy conditions, and even involved negotiating a surly-looking bull with his harem of heifers. Funds raised through the entry fees were donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. The route involved four legs, with a welcome break after the first 8 miles for mulled cider and pasty provided by the ladies of the local WI. Helen and Keith finished together with fellow runner Mandy Wheeler in 3hr 16min, who runs for South West Road Runners, and agreed it was a challenging yet hugely rewarding event.(thanks Keith)
REMEMBER - "5KM TIME TRIAL" AT BRUNEL THIS WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY!CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SO WEAR YOUR TEIGNBRIDGE TROTTERS VEST !
Report by Fizz
PHOTOS-TOP-Peter gets a PB at Braunton MIDDLE -Tracy back on the scene BOTTOM-Keith and Helen with Mandy at the Beast .