Jamie Barnett travelled to Beachley near Chepstow to take part in The Speedway 10k. The race location was on the Welsh side of the Severn Bridge.
It’s a flat, fast, 2 lap course with huge PB potential. The race is setup with the intention of getting very strong men and women’s fields together to create a fast race!
Conditions were not ideal, but weren’t horrendous either, so a good race was on the cards. Jamie went out hard and gave it all he had, and finished in 32:37, a new PB and Club Record by 1 minute and 5 seconds.
This great performance earned him 12th Place, which he was delighted with.
Going into the race, Jamie was ranked the 42nd fastest on paper, so to beat 30 potentially faster athletes was a great performance!
Graydon Widdicombe travelled with Jamie and gave him great support.
The Dawlish Coastal Dash took place on Thursday 13th June.
This was another Club Championship race, so there was a large contingent of Teignbridge Trotters on show. This was a 4 mile multi terrain race, which started and finished at the Boathouse pub on Dawlish seafront. The route took the runners along the promenade, before venturing down onto the sandy beach for a mile. Having endured this obstacle, the runners were treated to some tarmac and woodland paths. It was an out and back course, so the run along the beach beckoned!! A fast, flat stretch along the promenade took the runners through the finishing line.
The race was well organised by the Dawlish Coasters. The evening weather conditions were just about perfect, with cool, cloudy conditions.
Ian Langler was the first Trotter home, finishing in a great 8th place, in a time of 25:00. Ian is really starting to show the form he was in a few years ago!
The other Trotters positions and times: Scott Wiggins (20, 27:51), Hannah Jones (21, 27:59), Peter Hayward (22, 28:17), Susanna Goffe (23, 28:57), Bon Rymel (27, 29:25), Paul Sharples (28, 29:26), Kathryn Steemson (32, 30:00), Kim Knight (38, 30:47), Peter Blakesley (41, 31:14), Scott Knight (42, 31:23), Eamon Crowe (44, 32:00), Corinne Bright (58, 32:47), Kirsty Bowman (59, 32:48), Richard Keatley (64, 33:31), Ruth Johnson (33:55), Mark Wotton (71, 33:58), Sally Ingledew (73, 34:14), Eleanor Taylor (79, 34:30), Sue Tremlett (82, 34:53), Andrew Watson (87, 35:20), Stuart Moulson (88, 35:32), Jennie Roberts (96, 36:18), Suzie Mills (104, 36:37) with a new course PB, slicing 6:03 off her previous best, Rosey Oakes (127, 39:53), Andy Distin (143, 42:17), Darren Petch (152, 43:32). There were 166 finishers.
The event was won by Adam Holland, who won the event in 2018. Adam won in a time of 21:35.
Andy Distin travelled to Gloucestershire on Sunday 16th, Fathers Day, to take part in the Cheltenham Challenge.
There were three multi terrain races on offer, a 5k, 10k and a half marathon. Andy opted for the half!! The race was organised by the counties charity based Caring For The Communities.
The race route took the field along public foot paths, sections of the Cheltenham Circular foot path, along the Cotswold Way and Winchcombe Way.
As the race set off, the runners were treated to 3 miles of quiet country roads, passing through Prestbury village, before heading on towards Cleeve Hill. A long tough climb greeted the runners, as they made their way up to join the Cotswold Way and Winchcombe Way. Having tackled this particularly muddy stretch, they headed north across the top of Cleeve Hill. At this point, the race enjoys great views of Cheltenham and Malvern from the highest point of The Cotswolds. The Cotswold Way was then re-joined at the golf course, before descending through a forest towards Southam. A fairly flat section of course through farmland and Prestbury village took the now very tired runners back to the finish on the racecourse. There were 320 metres of ascent in total.
Andy completed the very tough race, in very testing conditions in 3:40:42, to finish in 275th place. A great performance Andy! There were 295 finishers.
Three Teignbridge Trotters took part in the Burrator Horseshoe on Saturday 15th June. The sun shone while climbing the Tors on the Moors.
The race organisers were Richard Best with support from Colin Kirk Potter, Run Venture, Tamar Trail Runners, Tavistock AC, and Meavy Oak Fair committee.
Monies raised will be going to local charities and clubs organising.
The 6+mile race was run in conjunction with Meavy Oak Fair. The route took the runners across the moor from Meavy, via Burrator Reservoir, Sheepstor Dam, Sheepstor Summit (396m), Gutter Tor Summit (357m), Ringmoor Down and the cooling Meavy River Ford. Susanne Westgate rates the route as one of the best road routes on Dartmoor!!
All three of our Clubs representatives ran really well, in a hugely demanding race.
Ella Bowles led the trio home, finishing in 89th position, in a great time of 01:02:57. Ella’s great performance won her the FV 60 age category award.
Ian Bowles clocked a time of 01:06:45 to finish in 106th spot, and Susanne Westgate crossed the line in 01:19:23 to finish in 154th place. There were 166 runners.
The winner of the event was Ceri Rees, representing Wild Running. Ceri took first place in a great time of 00:40:52.
Sue Tremlett and three friends from Exeter took part in the Hope 24 hour race, held at Newnham Park near Plymouth. It occupies a beautiful woodland valley at the heart of a 1500 acre country estate on the foothills of the Dartmoor National Park.
The race started at noon on Saturday and finished at noon on Sunday. The idea is to run as many 5-mileish laps as you like (one lap qualifies you for a medal). You can enter solo or as part of a team and there are prizes for each category and team size.
Sue and her team mates ran well, although one of the team picked up an injury, so she walked her laps plus 2 solos, one walking. Sue ran 5 laps and walked one, and the last lap they completed together.
The scenery was lovely, and the course was all trails. The weather was great until the early hours of Sunday. It was a really great event, well organised and very friendly and supportive. The event suits all abilities, with plenty of options as to what you wanted to do, either running/walking or both, and as a team or solo.