SDAC
South Devon Athletic Club
Paignton, Devon
3k Winter Series

This is a 3k Road Race Challenge that is open to any member of the club. It runs from September-February . That's 5 races, one each month (no race in December). Your best 3 times count toward winning the Darren Turner Trophy and there is also an award for Most Improved time over the 5 races.

Meet at Torbay Leisure Centre at 6:20, leave the TLC at 6:30, jog to Marine Parade, Preston for a 7pm start. Race finishes in Tanners Road, Goodrington.

The races are organised by Alan & Lynda Sloman and their team.

2016-17

Race 1 - 27th September 2016 The first round in a series of five 3K's for the Darren Turner Memorial Trophies.

3k Oct 2016

Conditions were ideal tonight. Dave Hampton, although running tired, had a PB coming home first in 9min 43 secs followed home by Michelle Cowley also with a PB of 10.55. Third was Kevin Ashworth in a PB time of 11.43 closely followed by Marc Walpot in 11.47. It was a dead heat for 5th place between Rory Treharne and Marc Jones in 12 minutes. Guest runner Marleena from Finland ran it in 12.52, Steve Hookins 12.55, Kerry Bell 13.15, Sue Hayes 13.31, Jeremy Goddard 13.38, Jodie Lee (new club runner) 13.47, Chris Reece 13.59, Guy Henderson 14.06, Kris Taylor 14.19, Roger Webb 14.39, John Drennan 14.55, the injured Val Mcclean 14.59, Ang Scoble 15.02, Marina Blay 15.17, Sharon Pascoe PB 15.21, Mark Holman 15.32, Tracy Elford 15.36, Anita Carpenter 15.40, Erica Warwick 15.48, Claire Cornish 16.04, Sandra Maine 16.46, Ken House 20.39, Rosie Brown (guest runner) 21.58 and our Honorary President who walked it in 24.14. A fantastic effort by everyone. Next round will be 25th October.

Race 2 - 25th October 2016

A perfect evening for running saw Dave Hampton take off in his usual sprint running style. But a guest runner Nickolas kept within 10 yards of him for the first 2K with Dave gradually pulling away to equal his PB in 9.43, Nickolas finished in 10.04 and has threatened to be closer next month. 3rd home was Colin Peters in 11.09, Kevin Ashworth 4th in 11.40 closely followed by Marc Walpot in 11.42 with Marc Jones on their heels in 11.54. Next Rory Treharne in 11.57, Vince Langdon 12.16, Mark Stockman 12.35, Steve Hookins 12.44 with Jeremy Goddard coming back from injury in 12.54. First Lady home Jodie Lee in 13.51, 2nd was Val McClean 14.12 followed by Roger Webb 14.58, Ang Scoble 15.26, Heather Coverdale 15.42, Mark Holman 15.44, Claire Cornish  and Steff Bartlett (having their usual chat) came home together in 17.18 (Good luck Steff for your marathon in Dublin on Sunday from all at SDAC). Nick Oxley next in 17.20 with Rosie and Sadie following. Round three is on 22 November.

Race 3 - 22nd November 2016

This was the third leg of SDAC winter 3k series. The weather was perfect, no excuses tonight. 29 runners set off from Preston, Dave Hampton set the pace as usual but snapping at his heels until 400 meters from the finish was our guest runner Niklas Surdqvist (he has been running with us for 2 months whilst studying at a local language school). Dave finished in his PB time of 9.43 (for the third time) Niklas had a PB in a respectable time of 9.52 it was a great race between them. Third home was James Dent with Marc Walpot close on his shoulder their times were 11.34 and 11.36. Kevin Ashworth followed in 11.50, Marc Jones next with a PB of 11.51. Then Rory Treharne 11.57, Vince Langdon 12.05, the remaining men's times are Chris Reece 14.11, Roger Webb 14.59, John Drennan 15.11, Mark Holman 15.15, Nigel Scarrott 16.20, Nick Oxley 17.15, and walker John Barrett in a PB time of 23.32.
In the ladies race Sue Hayes 13.27 comfortably held off Jodie Lee with a PB of 13.42, third home Kris Taylor 14.16 followed by Anita Carpenter in 14.41 a PB by 59 seconds. Unable to separate the next two Ang Scoble and Claire Cornish 15.08 (with a PB for Claire) followed by Marina Blay 15.34, Heather Coverdale 15.35 who had a battle to the finish line. Heather Maddock just got the better of Erica Warwick in times of 16.02 and 16.05. Steph Bartlett did a faster time getting to the start (stuck in traffic) than her time of 17.20, Christine Walpot 19.20, Sadie Heathcote 22.12 PB and Rosie Brown 23.43 PB brought the race to a close.
The fourth race of the series is on Tuesday 3rd January which will also be the first GP event of 2017. BE THERE.

Race 4 - 3rd January 2017

Club members were thrown in at the deep end with this 3k also being their first Grand Prix of 2017, run on the third of January. Quite a few members rang in sick or with new year blues but we still had a field of 26. Results as follows: 1st Dave Hampton, taking it easy due to sickness, came home in 9.52. 2nd Liam Lindon in 10.59, 3rd Kevin Ashworth in 11.50, 4th Marc Jones in 12.05, Ryan Rudge 12.50, Steve Waddington 14.50, John Drennan 14.52, Mark Holman 15.30, Dave Cubberley 18.06, Ken House 21.37 ( at the tender age of 85 ). Walker John Barrett 23.42 and two guest runners Shane Carpenter 18.21 and Richard Coverdale. 18.49. The ladies race was won by Michelle Cowley in 11.14 (3rd overall) 2nd Kerry Bell 13.17, 3rd Jodie Lee 13.40, 4th Sue Hayes 13.59, 5th Krissy Taylor 14.12. Followed by Val Mcclean 14.36, Anita Carpenter 14.57, Heather Coverdale 15.46, Erica Warwick 16.11, Heather Maddock 16.19, Marina Blay 16.20, Sadie Heathcote 19.36, Rosie Brown 22.47. The last round will be on February 7th 2017.

3k-feb17

Race 5 - 7th February 2017

The last 3K of the winter series 2016/17 was held on 7th February.
Dave Hampton, still suffering with a viral infection, set off in his usual 'catch me if you can method' coming home in 9.53, followed by Liam Lindon in a PB of 10.42. Third home, return of the come back kid, James Dent in 11.17, next Marc Walpot 11.32, Rory Treharne 12.02 and Steve Hookins with his best run of the season,12.39. Guest runner Chris King 12.58, Chris Reece 13.20, Roger Webb 14.38, Nick Oxley 15.55, Mark Holman 16.03, Richard Coverdale (guest) 18.15, John Drennan 19.00, Ken House 21.34 and walker John Barrett in a PB of 23.12.
In the ladies race, Michelle Cowley came storming home in a PB of 10.54 followed by the ever youthful Kerry Bell in 13.05, 3rd home Sue Hayes 13.27. Val Mcclean 14.12, Kris Taylor 14.18, guest runners Rosie Wallis 14.42, and Caitlin Moss 14.48 who both ran with junior coach Vince Langdon 14.48, Claire Cornish 15.09, Steph Bartlett 15.52 and Sadie Heathcote 19.00.
The series winners are Dave Hampton and Michelle Cowley.
The most improved in the series will be announced on Awards Night which will be held at Brixham Cricket Club on 25th February. Please be there.

MEN
27th September
25th October
22nd November
3rd January
7th February
LADIES
27th September
25th October
22nd November
3rd January
7th February
Kevin Ashworth 11:43PB 11:40PB 11:50 11:50   Steph Bartlett   17:18 17:20   15:52
John Barrett
24:14   23:32 23.42 23:12 Kerry Bell 13:15     13:17 13:05
Shane Carpenter       18:21   Marina Blay 15:17   15:34 16:20  
Richard Coverdale       18:49 18:15 Rosie Brown     23:43PB 22.47  
Dave Cubberley       18:06   Anita Carpenter 15:40   14:41PB 14:57  
James Dent
    11:34   11:17
Claire Cornish
16:04 17:18 15:08PB   15:09
John Drennan 14:55   15:11 14:52 19:00 Heather Coverdale   15:42 15:35 15:46  
Jeremy Goddard
13:38 12:54       Michelle Cowley 10:55PB     11.14 10:54PB
Dave Hampton 9:43PB 9:43 9:43 9:52 9:53 Tracy Elford 15:36        
Guy Henderson 14:06         Sue Hayes 13:31   13:27 13:59 13:27
George Holman
    15:15 15:30  
Sadie Heathcote
    22:12PB 19:36 19:00
Mark Holman 15:32 15:44     16:03 Jodie Lee   13:51 13:42PB 13:40  
Steve Hookins 12:55 12:44     12:39 Heather Maddock     16:02 16:19  
Ken House
20:39     21:37 21:34 Sandra Maine 16:46        
Marc Jones 12:00 11:54 11:51PB 12:05   Val McClean 14:59 14:12   14:36 14:12
Vince Langdon
  12:16 12:05    
Sharon Pascoe
15:21PB        
Liam Lindon       10:59 10:42PB Ang Scoble 15:02 15:26 15:08    
Nick Oxley
  17:20 17:15   15:55
Krissie Taylor
14:19   14:16 14:12 14:18
Colin Peters   11:09       Christine Walpot     19:20    
Chris Reece 13:59   14:11   13:20 Erica Warwick 15:48   16:05 16:11  
Ryan Rudge       12:50              
Nigel Scarrott
    16:20                
Mark Stockman
  12:35                  
Rory Treharne
12:00 11:57 11:57   12:02            
Steve Waddington       14.50              
Marc Walpot 11:47PB 11:42PB 11:36   11:32            
Roger Webb 14:39 14:58 14:59   14:38            
Guest Runners                    
Marleena 12:52                    
Nickolas Surdqvist   10:04 09:52                
Chris King         12.58            
Rosie Wallis         14:42            
Caitlin Moss         14:48            

 

 
2015-16

Race 1 - 22nd September 2015

3k Oct 2015

This 3K was a very special evening; many who ran knew we had a world record holder, Martin Rees who is on holiday in Shaldon, running as a guest.

Martin, aged 62, holds 55 world records including a 10K at Cardiff which he ran earlier this month in a time of 33:20.

Our own Dave Hampton knew nothing about Martin or his records, but as usual he started the race at an unbeatable pace finishing in 9.49, having had trouble on the way with a white van man. Martin chased him in earnest finishing second in a very respectable 10.07, he was followed home in third place by James Dent on his comeback trail in 10.50. Fourth was Rod Keen in 11.12, 5th Colin Peters in 11.17, 6th Marc Walpot in 11.22, 7th Marc Jones in 11.46, 8th Ian McClean in 11.51, 9th Kevin Ashworth in 11.58, 10th Mark Stockman in 12.07 PB, 11th Rory Treharne in12.09, 12th Dave Bamforth in 12.27, 13th John Drennan in 14.16, 14th Mark Holman in 14.25 PB and 15th Roger Webb in 15.00.

The ladies race was a battle until Louise Lewry pulled away in the home straight to be first home in 13.04 with Sue Hayes in 2nd in 13.30, 3rd Val McClean in 13,37, 4th Krissy Taylor also in 13.37, 5th Marina Blay in 15.07 and Tracy Elford next in 15.14 just edging out Erica Warwick also in 15.14.

Race 2 - 27th October 2015

3k - 27 Oct

South Devon AC held their second 3k Winter series race for the Darren Turner Trophy on Tuesday evening, 27th October. Dave Hampton set the pace with a little more in reserve 10.02, followed by James Dent 10.55 and guest runner Jamie Duffield 11.16 (nice to see him back), they stayed together until James pushed the button and opened a gap. Fourth man was Ian McClean 11.31 followed by Kevin Ashworth 12.02 who fought off one of last Sunday's marathon men Marc Jones 12.03. The next two could not be separated Mark Stockman 12.27 and marathon man Rod Keen also 12.27. Then came a battle all the way down the finishing straight for 1st lady Sue Hayes 14.00 just getting the better of Val McClean 14.03 and Krissy Taylor 14.05. Next home John Drennan 14.29 followed by the race monster Roger Webb 15.00. Lucy Carpenter 15.10 fought off Tracy Elford 15.13, Marina Blay 15.29, Erica Warwick 15.44, Heather Coverdale 16.31. Then the ever popular Ken House 20.35 who asked "what happened to the front to back Rule?". Next race will be 25th November; guest runners are welcome.

Race 3 - 24th November 2015

Tonight we had our smallest field ever due to illness, injury etc. Dave Hampton shot off into an unassailable lead (he said the cold air got to him) but still came home in a respectable 10.04, followed by Jamie Dent, who has not run a yard since the last 3k, his time 11.30. In third place in a time of 11.37 was Ian McClean followed by Rod Keen in 11.45. On the come back trail having been injured for 4 months a welcome return to Michelle Cowley in 11.50. Next in 6th place came Kevin Ashworth (Mr metronome) in 12.04, 7th was Mark Stockman in a creditable time of 12.35. Sue Hayes 8th and second lady in 14.03, John Drennan in 14.22 closely followed by 3rd lady and 10th overall Valerie McClean 14.29. Kerry Bell came next, also just back from injury, in 11th place in 14.45, 12th (the race monster) Roger Webb in 15.10. In 13th with the biggest smile of the night came Erica Warwick in 15.55. Guest runner Matt next in 16.53 followed by the ever young Ken House in 20.20. He still would like to know why nobody did the usual front to back.

Race 4 - 5th January 2016

3k - Race 4

This was an in house race and our first Grand Prix of the year. Just the event to blow away those Christmas cob webs. The weather was perfect for a 3k. The first man home was Dave Hampton in 10.06 second was Colin Peters in 11.27 and third Ian McClean in 11.50. For the ladies it was first place for Michelle Cowley in 11.33, second was Gemma Body in 11.47 and third was Yvette Smith in 14.00.
The remaining results are as follows: Men: Rod Keen 12.04, Marc Jones 12.08, Kevin Ashworth 12.29, Marc Walpot 12.35, Mark Stockman 13.15, Steve Monahan 13.22, Vince Langdon 13.45, Chris Shuttleworth 14.11, George Holman 14.31, Roger Webb 14.49, Steve Waddington 15.19, Matt 15.44, Mark Holman 15.51, John Drennan 17.15, Ken House 21.03, John Barrett 25.34.03.
Ladies Karen Bumby 14.03, Sue Hayes 14.04, Kerry Bell 14.13, Sharon Pascoe 16.03, Heather Coverdale 16.06, Tracy Elford 16.08, Erica Warwick also 16.08. We also had a guest runner Bev who completed it in 17.15. A total of 30 runners. A good start to the new year. Last 3k of the series will be on February 9th.

Race 5 - 9th February 2016

The last of South Devon AC's 3K winter series for the Darren Turner Trophies was run on the 9th February. It was a cold windy night but it did not stop 29 hardy runners turning up on the start line. Dave Hampton shot off soon opening up a gap on the rest of the field. He cruised home in 10.03, followed by Jamie Dent in a respectable time of 11.15 (only his third run of the year) 3rd home was Colin Peters in 11.18 closely followed by 1st lady Michelle Cowley in 11.20. Also on the comeback from injury was Rod Keen next home in 11.54 having just run a marathon. The remaining results are as follows; Kevin Ashworth 12.13, Marc Walpot 12.21, Vince Langdon 12.45, (with his new turbo charged hip) Steve Monaghan 12.55, Kerry Bell 13.52, Zac Ardino 14.07, Sue Hayes 14.13, Val Mcclean 14.17, Krissy Taylor 14.18, George Holman 14.48, Roger Webb 15.07, John Drennan 15.40, Heather Coverdale 15.47, Marina Blay 16.13, Fiona Stephens 16.33, Mark Holman 17.22. The ever young 84 year old Ken House came next in 21.00. We then had some of our new runners who have only been running for six weeks, Jane Stead 21.44, Sarah Greenway 21.44, running with their coach Sharon Pascoe followed by Christine Walpot 22.16, Nina Hardy 22.16 running with their coach Tracy Elford. The last person home was John Barrett who due to knee surgery can no longer run but power walked in 24.12 knocking off 1 minute 22 seconds from his January walk.

 

MEN
22nd September
27th October
24th November
5th January
9th February
LADIES
22nd September
27th October
24th November
5th January
9th February
Zac Ardino         14.07 Kerry Bell     14:45 14:13 13.52
Kevin Ashworth
11:58
12:02 12:04 12:29 12:13 Marina Blay
15:07
15:29     16.13
Dave Bamforth
12:27
       
Gemma Body
      11:47  
John Barrett       25:34   Karen Bumby       14:03  
James Dent
10:50
10:55 11:30   11:15 Lucy Carpenter   15:10      
John Drennan
14:16
14:29 14:22 17:15 15.40 Heather Coverdale   16:31   16:06 15.47
James Duffield   11:16       Michelle Cowley     11:50 11:33 11:20
Dave Hampton
9:49
10:02 10:04 10:06 10:03
Tracy Elford
15:14
15:13   16:08  
George Holman       14:31 14.48 Sue Hayes 13:30 14:00 14:03 14:04 14.13
Mark Holman
14:25PB
    15:51 17.22 Louise Lewry
13:04
       
Ken House
20:35 20:20 21:03 21.00
Val McClean
13:37
14:03 14:29   14.17
Marc Jones
11:46
12:03   12:08  
Sharon Pascoe
    16:03  
Rod Keen
11:12
12:27 11:45 12:04 11:54
Yvette Smith
    14:00  
Vince Langdon       13:45 12:45 Fiona Stevens         16.33
Ian McClean 11:51 11:31 11:37 11:50   Krissie Taylor 13:37 14:05     14.18
Steve Monahan
    13:22 12.55
Erica Warwick
15:14
15:44 15:55 16:08  
Colin Peters
11:17
    11:27 11:18 Bev       17:15  
Martin Rees
10:07
        Sarah Greenway         21.44
Chris Shuttleworth       14:11   Nina Hardy         22.16
Mark Stockman
12:07PB
12:27 12:35 13:15   Jane Stead         21.44
Matt Thompson     16:53 15:44   Christine Walpot         22.16
Rory Treharne
12:09
                   
Steve Waddington       15:19              
Marc Walpot
11:22
    12:35 12:21            
Roger Webb 15:00 15:00 15:10 14:49 15.07            

 

2014-15

Race 2 - 28th October 2014

Tuesday 28th October saw the second round of the in house winter 3k series. Dave Hampton started off as usual straight into an early lead pushing all the way despite having a heavy cold. He came home first in 9 minutes 56 seconds followed by Jerry Hocking having his best run this year on the course in 10.35. In third place was Naomi Flanagan her second 3k in 24 hours in 11 minutes. Rob Leeke was 4th in 11.10 followed by Ian McClean in 11.21. In 6th place in a powerful finish was Ryan Rudge in 11.35 just holding off Michelle Cowley in 11.36. Marc Walpot not far behind in 8th in 11.47, Marc Jones 9th in 12.05, Rob (flying) Forbes 12.41 in 10th place. Vet 60 John Drennan 14.04, Sue Hayes 14.05, Roger Webb 14.52, Erica Warwick 15.36, followed by the ever young Ken House in 19.11. Well done to you all.

Race 3 - 25th November 2014

The third round of South Devon Athletic Club's in house 3k series was run on Tuesday 25th November. The cold and wet evening did not deter the athletes as 19 runners turned up for the event. Dave Hampton raced off into an early lead pushing all the way to equal his course record of 9.49 coming home 39 seconds in front of Jerry Hocking whose time of 10.28 was his best this series. Third home was Naomi Flanagan one second outside her course best, her time was 10.49. Fourth home was Rob Leeke in 10.56, his best time so far this series. It was good to see the return of James Dent whose time of 11.10 will soon be in the distant past once he can return to full training. He was closely followed by Ian McClean with his best run for the series of 11.12. Rod Keen came next in a p.b. of 11.18, Vince Langdon improved his time in 11.37, next home was Rory Treharne flying home for a p.b. of 11.43, on his tail was Marc Jones in 11.45. Second lady home, Michelle Cowley was close behind Marc in 11.50. Rob Forbes continued his improvement in a time of 12.44, Sue Hayes won the tussle with Krissy Taylor, times:-13.49 and 13.51. The next battle won was John Drennan beating the race monster, Roger Webb, times:-14.22 and 14.27. Heather Coverdale joined the party with 14.53, Sharon Pascoe and Marina Blay both improved their times by 25 seconds to finish together in 15.49.

Race 4 - 13th January 2015

The penultimate 3k of the series was run in freezing cold conditions, once again the runners came out of the woodwork 19 in all. From the off Dave Hampton set a tremendous pace pulling right away from the rest finishing in 10.03. Jamie Dent continues on his road back to fitness with a second place in 11.11. Rod Keen 3rd in 11.27 just outside his best. Mr metronome Ian Mcclean was 4th in 11.33. First Lady right on his heels was Michelle Cowley in a very creditable 11.38. Ryan Rudge was next with a last 70yards faster then Bolt in 11.56. New runner Dave Richardson followed in a brilliant time of 11.59. Rory Treharne 12.17, the flying Forbes 12.49, 2nd lady with a PB of 13.48 Krissy Taylor. The long awaited return of Paul Chesterman in 14.09, 3rd lady Sue Hayes in 14.21. Next two the terrible twins John Drennan in 14.51 and Roger Webb in 15.09. Heather Coverdale with the biggest smile of the night in 15.33, then Sharon (3lungs) Pascoe in 16.04. Marina Blay and Lucy finished in the same time 16.14. The ever youthful 83 year old Ken House completed the evening in 20.09.

Race 5 - 10th February 2015

The last round of the SDAC 3K winter series took place on 10/02/2015, a cool evening but ideal for PB's of which there were 6.
Dave Hampton set off at a tremendous pace again leading all the way and finishing in a time of 9:55. He was followed home by the first lady Naomi Flanagan in her equal PB 10:48. James Dent dipped under 11 minutes with a 10:59 in 3rd place. Then a sprint in the last 200 metres saw Ian McClean 11:04 PB get the better of Rod Keen 11:06 PB closely followed by Michelle Cowley 11:14 PB. New member Dave Richardson was next 11:36 PB (23 seconds faster). Rob Leeke followed in 11:52 and Marc Jones in 11:55 after doing a 35 mile race last weekend. Rory Treharne kept up his good form with a 12:04, the flying Forbes had his best of the season with a 12:25. Marc Walpot just recovering from knee surgery 12:35. Third lady home Kris Taylor had a PB of 13:32, Sue Hayes next in 14:14, Heather Coverdale did 14:49, Lucy Carpenter smashed her time from last month by 1 min 9 secs in a PB time of 15:05. Sweep was Roger Webb, despite being injured, wanted to complete the series and came home in a respectable 16:50.

3km Jan 2015
MEN
30th September
28th October
25th November
13th January
10th February
LADIES
30th September
28th October
25th November
13th January
10th February
Dave Hampton
9:49PB
9:56
9:49PB
10:03
9:55
Naomi Flanagan
10:48PB
11:00
10:49
10:48PB
Jerry Hocking
10:38
10:35
10:28
Michelle Cowley
11:34
11:36
11:50
11:38
11:14PB
Colin Peters
10:46PB
Sue Hayes
13:50
14:08
13:49
14:21
14:14
Rob Leeke
10:59
11:10
10:56
11:52
Kerry Bell
13:52
James Dent
11:19
11:10
11:11
10:59
Krissy Taylor
14:26
13:51
13:48PB
13:32PB
Rod Keen
11:25
11:18PB
11:27

11:06PB

Erica Warwick
15:06
15:36
Marc Walpot
11:39
11:47
12:35
Sharon Pascoe
16:14
15:49
16:04
Vince Langdon
11:46
11:37
Marina Blay
16:14
15:49
16:14
Rory Treharne
12:23
11:43PB
12:17
12:04
Heather Coverdale
14:53
15:33
14:49
Rob Forbes
12:58
12:41
12:44
12:49
12:25
Lucy Carpenter       16:14
15:05PB
Nick Syrett
13:22
           
Dave Lynch
13:25
           
George Holman
13:27
           
John Drennan
14:12
14:04
14:22
14:51
Mark Holman
14:47
 
Roger Webb
15:02
14:52
14:27
15:09
16:50
Ken House
19:00
19:11
Ian McClean
11:21
11:12
11:33
11:04PB
Ryan Rudge
11:35
11:56
Marc Jones   12:05 11:45   11:55            
Dave Richardson       11:59 11:36PB            
Paul Chesterman
14:09

 

2013-14

Race 1 - 24th September 2013

There was a great turnout for the first of South Devon AC's 3k series:

First home was 2nd claim member Aaron Tocknell in a swift 9.40 followed by Dave Hampton in 10.02, a p.b. by 17 seconds, 3rd-Charly Signori (10.22) 4th-James Dent (10.30), 5th-Russell Hart, 2nd claim (10.35), 6th-the consistent Rob Leeke (10.53) 7th-Ian McClean (11.13)p.b., 8th-Ryan Rudge (11.20) p.b. of 8 seconds, followed by his tri partner 9th-Marc Jones (11.41) p.b. of 12 seconds, 10th-Zach Ardoino (11.44) most improved male of the night, 11-Rory (Budgie) Treharne (11.47), 12-Marc Walpot (11.49), First lady 13-Naomi Flanagan 11.59 p.b., second lady 14-Michelle Moore (12.11) back to running three weeks after injury, 15-the flying Rob Forbes (12.31), 16-Keith Turner (12.36), 17-Paul Chesterman (12.43), 18-Val McClean (13.15) p.b. of 15 seconds, 19-Sue Hayes (13.21), 20-Roger (race monster) Webb (14.05), 21-Kris Taylor (14.08), 22-John Barrett (14.36), 23-John Drennan (14.50), 24-Erica Warwick (loving it as usual) (15.02), 25-Heather Maddock (15.14)p.b. of 36 seconds, 26-Tracy Elford (15.47)p.b. of 55 seconds, 27-Laura Chesterman (17.26), 28-Fiona Stephens (17.36).

Race 2 - 29th October 2013

Race 2

Tuesday evening saw the second leg of South Devon Athletic Club's winter 3km series. Club members blasted their way from Hollicombe promenade to Tanner's Lane at Goodrington.
David Hampton and second claim member Russell Hart shot off into an early lead. Gradually David moved away to finish first in 10.01, tantalising close to breaking ten minutes for the distance. Russ was rewarded with a pb of 10.17 in 2nd place. Charley Signori claimed 3rd spot in 10.37 before he heads back to his home in France.
Michelle Moore lead home the ladies with a storming run in 11.21. Kerry Bell managed to move into a clear 2nd place in 13.19, with Sue Hayes taking 3rd in 13.30.

Race 3 - 24th November 2013

3k

Tuesday evening saw the third leg of South Devon Athletic Club's winter 3km series. 23 club members ran the route from Hollicombe promenade to Tanner's Road at Goodrington.  10 of the runners recorded personal bests for the distance. David Hampton and second claim member Russell Hart shot off into an early lead. Gradually David moved away to finish first and in a determined effort blasted his way under the ten minute barrier to finish in a new pb of 9.54. Russ was also rewarded with a pb of 10.13 in 2nd place, with Jamie Dent 3rd in 10.39. Michelle Moore lead home the ladies with a storming run in 11.21.  Naomi Flanagan came home 2nd in 12.30, with Kerry Bell 3rd in a pb of 12.57.

Race 4 - 14th January 2014

The 4th leg of the 3k series was run on 14th January 2014. Dave Hampton and Russell Hart had a ding dong battle all the way, Dave proving stronger in the final 300 metres to finish in a time of 10.05. James Dent 3rd, held off Vince Langdon in 4th place while Alan Murphy got the better of Ian McClean for 5th and 6th places respectively.
The first lady home was once again Michelle Moore in a great time of 11.55, Val McClean was 2nd lady in 13.34 followed by the gutsy Sue Hayes in 13.51.
25 runners turned out on a wet and windy night making P.B.'s hard to achieve.
The final leg of this series will be on 11th February.

Race 5 - 11th February 2014


3km Start

Russ Hart
Russ Hart

Ryan Rudge
Ryan Rudge

Frank and Naomi
Frank and Naomi

Kris
Kris Taylor

John Barrett
John Barratt

Erica
Erica

 

MEN
24th September
29th October
26th November
14th January
11th February
LADIES
24th September
29th October
26th November
14th January
11th February
Dave Hampton
10:02pb
10:01pb
9.54pb
Michelle Moore
12:11
11:21pb
11.21
Charlie Signori
10:22
10:37
----
Naomi Flanagan
11:59
----
12.30
James Dent
10:30
10:55
10.39
Val McClean
13:15pb
----
13.05pb
Rob Leeke
10:53
11:00
10.58
Kerry Bell
----
13:19pb
12.57pb
Ian McClean
11:13
----
15.03
Sue Hayes
13:21
13:30
13.07pb
Ryan Rudge
11:20pb
----
----
Krissy Taylor
14:05
----
----
Marc Jones
11:41pb
----
11.43
Erica Warwick
15:02
15:02
14.38
Vince Langdon
----
11:39
11.04
Heather Maddock
15:14pb
15:06pb
14.48pb
Zach Ardoino
11:44pb
11:17pb
10.56pb
Tracy Elford
15:47pb
15:07pb
15.01pb
Rory Treharne
11:47
11:47
11.50
Davina Holdsworth
----
16:42
14.45
Marc Walpot
11:49
----
11.11pb
Laura Chesterman
17:26
----
----
Rob Forbes
12:31pb
12:24pb
12.07pb
Fiona Stephens
17:36
----
----
Keith Turner
12:36
----
----
Sarah Celani
----
----
14.08
Paul Chesterman
12:43
----
----
Roger Webb
14:05
13:59
14.04
John Barrett
14:36
14:25
----
John Drennan
14:50
----
----
Andy Cole
----
----
15.03
2nd claim:
Arron Tucknell
9:40
----
Russell Hart
10:35
10:17pb
10.13pb

 

2012-13

Race 3
Race 3 - 13 November 2012

Race 4
Race 4 - 15 January 2013

Race 5
Race 5 - 12 February 2013

Race 3 - 13 November 2012

South Devon Athletic Club staged the third race in their 3km race series on Tuesday evening. The race, open to first and second claim members of the club, attracted 29 runners on the night. The course started at the Hollicombe cliff end of Preston promenade and ended at Tanners Lane in Goodrington.

The leading group flashed past the half way mark at the Apollo cinema in close to 5 minutes and gradually sorted out their order over the second half.

Russell Cleave held off a strong challenge from Tris Sellors as they finished 1st and 2nd in 10.12 and 10.13, with Rob Ledger completing the top three in 10.18. Michelle Moore claimed the first lady's spot in 12.51.Eighty-one year old Ken House finished in a superb 17.38.

Race 5 - 12 February 2013

The final race of the SDAC 3km series saw 25 runners blast their way from Hollicombe to Tanners Lane in a race which saw the fastest time of the series and a PB-fest of 11 best times.

A lead group of Jamie Dent, Dave Hampton, Rob Ledger, and Russell Cleave shot into an early lead before Jamie switched on his afterburners and powered away to win in a pb of 10.04 to set the best mark for the course.

Dave Hampton came home in a clear second place with a 2s pb of 10.19, with Rob Ledger next in 10.35.  Russell Cleave hung on to 4th (10.48), just ahead of Vince Langdon (10.56) and Colin Peters (11.00).

Five more runners nipped inside 12 minutes: Marc Walpot (11.20 pb), Ryan Rudge (11.28 pb), Rory Treharne (11.46 pb), Marc Jones (11.53 pb).  Michelle Moore completed the group with a pb of 11.52 - 59s faster than her first attempt on the course in November.

Stacey Toppin (12.48) and Zac Ardoino (12.53) were inside 13 minutes, with Paul Haigh setting a new pb with 13.00 exactly.  Sue Hayes (13.21) finished just ahead of Roger Webb (13.26), with Kris Taylor recording a pb of 13.51.

John Drennan (14.05), John Barrett (14.17), Marc Holman (14.28 pb), Heather Coverdale (14.36), Steve Waddington (14.54), Erica Warwick (14.56, and Sharon Pascoe (15.51 pb) completed the racers on the night.

Mac McClean acted as sweeper for race and crossed the line in 17.26

MEN
18th September
16th October
13th November
15th January
12th February
LADIES
18th September
16th October
13th November
15th January
12th February
Jamie Dent
10.14pb
10.10pb
10.04pb
Naomi Flanagan
12.21
Tristan Sellors
10.13
Rachel Langdon
12.22
Rob Ledger
10.26
10.13pb
10.18
10.21
10.35
Michelle Moore
12.51
12.24pb
11.52pb
Dave Hampton
10.33
10.21pb
10.21pb
10.19pb
Stacey Toppin
12.48
Jerry hocking
10.28
10.37
Molly Greenslade
12.57pb
13.30
Vince Langdon
10.28
10.51
10.56
Sue Hayes
13.39
13.26
13.18
13.21
Colin Peters
11.00
Val McClean
14.01
14.15
Rob Leeke
11.07
Kris Taylor
14.20
14.09
14.03
13.56pb
13.51pb
Jeremy Goddard
11.11
11.13
Karen Bumby
14.23
13.51pb
13.51pb
Ian McClean
11.22
11.17pb
11.24
17.26
Nell McClean
14.35pb
14.28pb
Ryan Rudge
12.00
11.54
11.45pb
11.28pb
Heather Coverdale
14.48pb
14.32pb
14.44
14.36
Rory Treharne
12.02
11.50pb
11.46pb
Erica Warwick
15.04
14.52
14.35pb
15.07
14.46
Marc Walpot
12.13
11.39pb
11.33pb
11.20pb
Heather Maddock
15.50pb
16.00
Marc Jones
12.14
12.06pb
12.04pb
12.09
11.53pb
Sharon Pascoe
15.58
16.04
15.51pb
Paul Chesterman
12.20pb
12.25
Laura Chesterman
16.18
16.33
Zac Ardoino
12.40
13.01
12.40pb
12.53
Tracy Elford
16.51
16.42pb
Rob Forbes
12.46
Paul Haigh
13.12
13.00pb
John Drennan
13.37
13.58
13.34
14.05
Roger Webb
13.38
13.40
13.06pb
13.39
13.26
Jeremy Ackers
14.35
13.38pb
13.36pb
14.26
Stephen Shepherd       14.35              
Bob Manning 14.37                    
Steve Waddington 14.42 14.31     14.54            
Mark Holman     14.44 14.54 14.28pb            
John Barrett 14.55 14.25 14.10 14.42 14.17            
Steve Maddock 16.15 16.16                  
Ken House     17.38                
Second Claim Runners                  
Russell Cleave     10.12 10.27 10.48            
Richard Wallace     10.30                
Russell Hart     10.33 10.43              
Charlie (Guest runner)       10.20              
 
Design: SDAC Members 2013