Seven trotters took on the Granite Way challenge - the event is a multiple lap race of the Granite Way cycle path, where the route takes you through Dartmoor with fantastic views, starting and finishing from the old Okehampton Railway station.
There were two distances available - 10 miles and 20 miles.
In the 10 mile event, Kevin Woodard came in 1st place with a PB of 59:51. In the 20 mile event, Tracy Elphick was 2nd female to cross the line in a fantastic 2:27:00.
10 mile results are; Kevin Woodard (1) 59:51:00, Bob Small (36) 1:21:10 and Sharon Still (86) 1:46:20.
20 mile results are; Tracy Elphick (12) 2:27:00, Hannah Jones (20) 2:37:30, Emma Boobyer (23) 2:41:40 and Wendy Goldthorp (37) 2:51:40
4 Trotters competed in the Yeovil Half Marathon this weekend. Conditions were good for running, with the course being quite tough with its hills.
Rob Cooper completed his first half for four years and managed to achieve a PB by knocking off 6 minutes from his last half.
Chris Jones also managed to achieve a new PB - taking 3 minutes off his previous PB at Bideford only a few weeks ago. Chris puts his latest achievements down to the training and support he's received since joining the Trotters in January.
Mandy Wheeler came away with not only a new PB but also managed to set herself a new V45 Club record - shaving 3 minutes off the previous record!
Sadly, Jamie Barnett pulled up at 8.5 miles after experiencing foot pain early on in the race - not wanting to risk injury before London in April, Jamie made the tough decision to pull up in order to manage the injury and focus on his next event on Good Friday.
Full results - Mandy Wheeler (102) 1:30:48, Chris Jones (161) 1:35:28 and Rob Cooper (233) 1:39:52.
Teignbridge Trotter, Pete Kirby, ran the Gloucester 20 miler on Sunday 25 March. Pete finished the race in 2:58:32 and was the 1st Male Vet 65/69. Conditions were cool, dry & sunny for this 3 lap run with 2 hills on each lap. This popular race was sold out with 600 runners & was really well organised by Gloucester Athletic Club.
A large team of Trotters completed the well regarded LDWA Devonshire Dumpling on Sunday 25th March. Organised by the Long Distance Walkers Association, the check points are notorious for being very well stocked with cakes, sandwiches, pizza, sweets, scones with cream and jam, juice, ginger beer, teas, coffees etc, and Trotters took full advantage of these stations.
The course starts and ends at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall and took the entrants around a very muddy and challenging course, but with stunning views along the way in what was good running weather. At some points the mud was ankle deep and very tough going with some steep hills, but the Trotters enjoyed the day out. The route took in some beautiful sea views and also quant villages, as the runners went past Woodbury, Lympstone, Sandy Bay before heading back to finish area.
This event is incredible value for money at £9 and the aid stations together with the friendly organisation makes it fantastic, but sadly this is the last year this event is being ran, although Trotters are looking at future LDWA events to enter.
There were several groups taking part in the completely self navigated run through the East Devon countryside.
Group 1 - Allen Taylor, Roger Hayes, Adam Johnstone, Christian Robinson and Derek Skinner.
Group 2 - Graydon Widdicombe, Lucy Evans, Neil Pallant, Emma Donovan, Ruth Johnson, Kim Nichols, Lance Mason and Sally Ingledew.
Sharon & Paul Sharples ran together and reported that they had a great time staggering around with a map and most importantly they are still married!!
Jim Donovan ran on his own in just under 6 hours, whilst Richard Keatley walked this event in just over 9 hours, making it his 94th marathon to date.
There are no official results for this event at present.