Runners battle weather and course to complete ultra marathon

Stuart Batten, Dani Waters, Antony Waters and Michelle Coles.

Stuart Batten, Dani Waters, Antony Waters and Michelle Coles. - Credit: Submitted

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.

Jon Hiscoke, Liam Lindon, Colin Peters and Harry Harrison took part in the Run Exe Relays.

Jon Hiscoke, Liam Lindon, Colin Peters and Harry Harrison took part in the Run Exe Relays. - Credit: Submitted

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.

Hannah Carr, Lauren Carr and Ava Sams volunteering at ParkRun and Junior ParkRun.

Hannah Carr, Lauren Carr and Ava Sams volunteering at ParkRun and Junior ParkRun. - Credit: Submitted

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

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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.