A trio of Teignbridge Trotters made the short trip to Ashcombe on Sunday 9th August, to take part in the Winding Paths Summer Trail Series. There were two 10k races and a 5k race on offer.
This was to be the first opportunity for our Club runners to test out their fitness levels under race conditions, having had their training disrupted due to the coronavrus.
All the new safety rules were put in place to make the event as safe as possible for the runners and all the volunteers.
The weather conditions were very warm for both race start times, which were at 10:30 & 13:30.
Tamsin Cook, Philip Norden and Mark Wotton all ran superbly well. Philip was the first Trotter home,finishing 27th in a time of 01:07:32. Tamsin was next home, clocking a great time of 01:17:02 to finish in 48th place. Mark 'grizzly' Wotton crossed the line in 50th spot, completing the tough course in 01:19:44.
There were 69 entrants in total.
The event feedback was very positive, with a special mention for the very supportive marshals.
Kurt Read travelled to Cheshire, to take part in the Tatton Park 10k organised by RunThrough. The post corronavirus race was held on August 9th around the grounds of the historic estate owned by the National Trust.
All the necessary safety measures were put in place to satisfy the authorities. The start was conducted in waves, based on estimated finish times. The fastest athletes started first. The course was a fast, undulating road race. The weather conditions were extremely warm with temperatures approaching 22 degrees at the 08:30 start time. The entry fee included free entry into the park, a chipped time result, a unique themed medal and free event photos!
Kurt ran a great race on his comeback to competitive running. He clocked an impressive time of 00:45:41 to finish 111th.
The race was won by Adam Peacock posting a fantastic time of 00:31:53.
There were 362 entrants.