Athletes racing in run-up to Christmas

Martyn Breslan, Andy Philippou, Charlotte Philippou and Chris Marshall

Martyn Breslan, Andy Philippou, Charlotte Philippou and Chris Marshall - Credit: Submitted

Torbay AAC athletes were still out and about racing in the run-up to Christmas.

Last weekend was the Extremely Jolly Christmas Run - this is Jolly Runnings Christmas Cracker!

The long 10k takes place along pathways, woodland trails and fields at Escot and in one of the fields nestles a 30-metre waterslide for festive fun to get in the Christmas spirit. 

Martyn Breslan

Martyn Breslan - Credit: Submitted

First home for the club was Martyn Breslan in third place with a time of 55:48, 28 Chris Marshall (1:16:28), 43 Andy Philippou (1:19:33), 165 Charlotte Philippou (1:48:10).

The Devon County Cross Country results showed strong performances from Team Torbay with prizes claimed across the age categories. The racing was fierce and muddy.

Cross country team

Cross country team - Credit: Submitted

Third placed in the under-20 women's race was Holly Lehman-Liberal (20:39). Third in the senior women team was Sarah Harrison (23:03), Hayley Ratcliffe (23:22) and Nadine Lee (26:17).

The ladies' team also claimed third place in the masters team.

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The under-17 men third place were Ben Osmond (17:54), James Larkin (19:16) and Sam Barnaby (19:40).

On behalf of Torbay AAC , we send condolences on the passing of Ken Robertson from Mid Devon CC. A true gentleman inspiring generations of cyclists and making an invaluable contribution to South West sport. Chapeau!