On Sunday 14th September, Teignbridge Trotters staged the Ladies 10K. Starting and finishing at the picturesque Dornafield Caravan and Camping site in Newton Abbot, the race was ran in good weather conditions on this undulating route.
The race was especially poignant this year because a minute’s silence was held in memory of Teignbridge Trotter Dennis Milstead and runners paid their respect before his wife Jacquie sounded the race gun. In common with previous years it also raised money for Bowel Cancer UK, the charity of choice for caravan park owner Peter Dewhirst.
Leading the 163 women home was Teignbridge Trotters own Helen Anthony, which is Helen’s first race win, with a time of 39:27. There were 32 Trotters running in the event and the club also claimed the team prize with the first 4 ladies making up the team. Eyvol Aston also claimed 3rd V40 with a time of 43:12.
Ladies captain Caroline Clark was targeting under 60-mins and she achieved that whilst some Trotters managed PBs including Emily Levey, Kirsty Bowman, Kelby Peters and Victoria Buxton.
Full results are:
Helen Anthony (1, 39:27), Melanie Dunn (7, 42:29), Eyvoll Aston (9, 43:12), Mandy Wheeler (10, 43:15), Hannah Walsh (15, 46:02), Abigail Blee (25, 48:23), Kirsty Bowman (27, 49:02), Kate Lenthall (28, 49:09), Clare Youngman (39, 51:24), Becky George (41, 51:57), Tracy Elphick (48, 52:31), Jennie Roberts (50, 52:38), Donna Walker (51, 52:50), Cath Pilton (55, 53:17), Emily Levey (60, 53:50), Caroline Hayes (64, 54:08), Stephanie Ross (73, 55:15), Sarah Seymour (76, 55:41), Ann Donnelly (83, 56:24), Angela Blakesley (93, 57:44), Lauren Deer (99, 58:19), Tina Caunter (101, 58:25), Caroline Clark (105, 58:42), Sharon Hutchins (111, 59:09), Victoria Ratcliffe (122, 1:00:56), Sarah Charnley (134, 1:03:25), Julie Webb (135, 1:03:39), Victoria Buxton (143, 1:05:28), Kelby Peters (144, 1:05:28), Heather James (148, 1:07:18), Emma Ilses (149, 1:07:31) amd Mahnaz Soufian (153, 1:09:41).
On Sunday 14 September, Peter Kirby ran the Oldbury Power Station 10 mile road race. Thornbury Running Club stages the race, which is on a flat course on quiet, country roads and lanes. In good running conditions, Peter completed the course in 76mins 30secs.
Report by Graydon Widdicombe
Pictures by Nigel Penwarden
Top: Helen Anthony on her way to her race win.
Middle: Trotters group photo.
Bottom: The ladies team prize winners.