Saturday saw our second race in the summer series, the Great West Fell Race. With 13 runners ORC was well represented and first ORC home was Rob Hicks, winner of the Cosdon Hill Race three weeks earlier, who had another brilliant run, finishing in 38.47, and coming second to a very sharp Peter Devonport of Bude Rats. Katie Littlejohns won the First Lady with a terrific run in 52.22 with Lucy Skye coming third in 56.31. Other ORC times; Hugh Robinson; 46.33, Greg Millar; 55.18, Jason Ewing; 56.17, Charlotte Collyer; (1st FV40)1.00.26, Andy Collyer; 1.00.27, Hannah Ramsey; 1.01.55, Christine Fritsch; 1.05.22,Danielle Fullford-Brown; (1st FV50)1.08.29, Sarah Haigh; 1.14.112. Unfortunately Andy Vallance had to retire after pulling a calf muscle on the descent from High Willhays.
Several ORCs saved their legs to run the Totnes 10k the next day. This multi-terrain race was described as flatish with one hill, but but in reality this was a tough 10k with an undulating course, a couple of steep hills following twisting paths through fields, woodland and riverbank trails. Roger Voaden was the first ORC home in a very good time of 40.39 to take the 2nd MV50 prize. Jane Jackson was the first of the two ORC ladies finishing in 54.14, to claim 1st FV60 and just 2 seconds short of the FV60 course record with its £25 prize!
Other ORC times; Robert Kelly; 41.42, Chris Turner; 42.47, Paul Carter; 44.00, Nick Seccombe; 46.23, Mags Jarvis; 1.02.09.