It was another super weekend weather wise for running and a host of different events were undertaken by members of Okehampton Running Club (ORC).
The weekend started off with the juniors heading off to Tavistock for the Tamar Trails parkrun, this is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event held at Gulworthy.
Meg helped Laurence round on her first parkrun, only to be outsprinted by him at the finish! Great running and PB’s were achieved for everyone.
Arthur 23:25, Stanley 25:32, Laurence 30:42 and Meg 30:47
Clayre Buccaneer Grice took her stepdaughter to the UK Running Events Inflatable 5k at Exeter. You have to pit your wits against ten giant inflatable obstacles that will let you flip, bounce & boing your way around an incredibly fun 5k course!
Pure Trail races held the Deep River Trail races at Fingle Woods which had 10k and half marathon distances.
Joe Lane and Richie Pike completed in the 10k. Joe had a great race, his time of 46:33 gaining him a sneaky third place podium finish after the runner in front of him got lost!
Hannah Susorney and Will Seviour – completed the half marathon, Hannah said it was ‘perfect weather, steep hills, and lots of fun!’
Lucy headed off to Portsmouth for the Great South Run, a lovely 10-mile route around the town. She finished in a time of 1:39, spurred on by a great crowd.
Hayden Bond kept up his winning streak – he ran in the Tavy 5k run from Tavistock College which takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. He took first place in 17:18 – well done Hayden.
Just 2 weeks after he ran the London Marathon, Roger Voaden ran the Plym Trail Marathon on Saturday and had a great victory completing it in 3.11.06.
Chris Turner tackled the Plym Trail Half Marathon on Sunday. This is an out and back route, starting with up and down a short hill along the trail before turning and coming back. It’s nearly all downhill on the way out making for a tough return leg!
Chris was very pleased to finish 1st with a PB of 1:23:21 – well done Chris.
John Binns headed to York for the Marathon which was deferred from last year. Usually, John is supporting his wife Anne on her marathons, but finally he got to do his first after many disappointments over the last 2 years. The training plan worked, and he achieved his goal of sub 4 hours coming home in 3:50:41 an amazing time for his 1st effort.
Paul Evison, Mike Westland and Geoff Hill set off on Sunday for the Weston-super-Mare half marathon, also just 2 weeks after Paul ran the London Marathon. In fact, he had forgotten he had even entered it as the rescheduled date clashed with another event, so didn’t enter, or so he thought, until 10 days ago when the reminder came in the form of his race number in the post!
The runners set off from Marine Parade taking in the glorious sites of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding picturesque Somerset villages, finishing a quarter of a mile out to sea on Weston’s Grand Pier.
First home was Geoff Hill in an excellent time of 1:28:55 followed by Paul Evison and Mike Westland both in good times of 1:48:20 and 1:51:05 respectively.
A great weekend of running by everyone.