Runners battle weather and course to complete ultra marathon

Torbay Weekly

A quartet of South Devon AC runners battled the weather and a tough course to complete the Mendip Marauder 30-mile Ultra Marathon on Saturday.

Stuart Batten ran a great race finishing in fourth place (third male) with Dani Waters, Antony Waters and Michelle Coles all finishing with good times.

Friday evening saw a strong SDAC team at the Run Exe Relays finish in 17th place, Harry keeping his shirt on and running the fastest leg in 13:48.

As usual on Saturday, there were plenty of SDAC athletes running and volunteering at ParkRun – Ben Reed continuing his good form with a new personal best of 19:51.

On Sunday, three SDAC juniors - Hannah Carr, Lauren Carr and Ava Sams - successfully completed the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award having been volunteering at ParkRun and Junior ParkRun. A great achievement!

Run Exe Relays: Jon Hiscoke 15:52, Liam Lindon 14:15, Colin Peters 15:34, Harry Harrison 13:48

Mendip Marauder: Stuart Batten 5:08, Dani Waters 6:03, Antony Waters 6:45, Michelle Coles 7:19

Torbay Velopark ParkRun: 20 Ben Reed 19:51(PB), 38 Jonathan Hiscoke 21:32, 75 Piers Calascione 23:17, 97 Vince Langdon 24:01, 120 Hannah Carr 24:50, 137 Lauren Carr 25:32, 139 Steve Carr 25:37, 154 Kate Maslin 26:08, 202 Oscar Mytton 28:06, 225 Roger Webb 28:59, 248 David Cubberley 30:24, 283 Alison Ford 32:49, 288 Jean Lyle 33:07, 321 Brenda Grant 35:40, 347 John Drennan 38:38

Torbay Junior ParkRun: 2 Harry Kendall 07:40(PB), 5 Archer Tedstone 08:25(PB), 13 Cooper Tedstone 09:57.