Deep River Trail 10km, Polruan Shuffle & Granite Way 10 & 20 mile

Pure Trail Deep River Trail 10km

Starting and ending at Castle Drogo this scenic 10 Kilometre trail race is known for its undulating but scenic terrain around Fingle Woods. Lucy Gooding took on the challenge finishing in a very  respectable time of 1hr 18 minutes.

Purple Gecko Events Polruan Shuffle

This 12.5 mile race takes runners along 12.5 miles of scenic South West coast path from Looe to Polruan. It is a fund raiser for Childrens Hospice South West. Karen Vallance completed the route in 2 hrs 46 mins 20 seconds to take 1st age category position. Jo-Anne Turner followed with a time of 3 hrs 11 mins 28 seconds.

Exeter City Community Trust Granite Way 10 mile and 20 mile.

The Granite Way 10 and 20 Mile races have become increasingly popular in the racing calendar. A flat out and back 10 mile course repeated for those doing the 20. Many runners use the 20 Miler as a spring marathon training run. Four ORC members took on the 20 this weekend. Patrick Steel was first ORC home followed by Tom Poland in 2.27.29 then Paul Evison and sole female entrant Karen King.

In the 10 mile race Robert Kelly ran well but finished in obvious pain with an injury. His time was 59.41. He was second to Chris Turner who also ran a good race. 59.14. Claudine Benstead was first ORC lady home followed by Kate Wilson. Full results are not available at time of writing but I can state that Claudine Benstead won her age category and came 3rd female overall with a time of 1 hr 9mins 32 Seconds.