Milford's top-50 finish in 23,000 field at Edinburgh
TEIGBRIDGE Trotter Daryl Milford was 38th in a field of around 23,000 who entered the Edinburgh Marathon.
Even without the scorching weather, the course was quite unrelenting, despite being largely flat.
Milford found it hard and quickly found himself unable to keep up the pace he had intended.
After digging in during the last eight miles, Milford managed to gain a respectable time of 2.49.36.
New member Peter Kirby ran strongly with a good consistent pace for much of the race, but did find the last eight miles, after the turn back point, to be the toughest.
His finishing time of 3.42.11 was testament to the grit and determination of the new MV60 member.
TORBAY AC's vet runner David Hyde took part in the Salcombe Coastal Marathon held in aid of National Coastwatch and organised by the Teign Valley Hash House Harriers.
A total of 111 competitors took part in this scenic but challenging event, along the demanding coastal footpath from Torcross to Bantham.
On the day there was much to overcome with a strong breeze the heat and ascents of up to 4500 feet.
At the halfway point at Salcombe, Hyde's time was 1.55 but he paid the price for the early pace, completing the second half in 3.25, giving him a total final finishing time of 5.20.0
Meanwhile another Torbay AC veteran Eric Barber was competing in the Exeter Tri Club Aquathlon Series.
Barber now 76, claimed a win over his close rival Leonard Styles in the Super Vintage category.
TEIGNBRIDGE Trotter Mark Wotton joined forces with Dawlish Coasters Pat Clatworthy and Simon Bunday to take part in the 10k Trailblazer series organised by Runners' World magazine and running shoe company Saucony.
The race took part in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire in blistering heat which made the forest feel like an oven.
More than 750 runners took part in the event which was run on undulating tracks.
Wotton came home 107th in 48.30 with Bunday not far behind in 50.57. Clatworthy finished in 1hr 14mins.
Coaster Gary Herridge took part in the Liskeard Triathlon, part of the Cornwall Triathlon series.
His times were 8m 10secs in the 400m swim 43.54 in the 20k bike ride and 24.20 for the 5k run for an overall time 01.18.45secs.
Kevin Thompson took part in the Edinburgh Marathon, voted in Runners' World the fastest marathon in the UK.
The event, celebrating its tenth anniversary, saw a record-breaking 23,000 taking part.
The event consists of marathon, half marathon and relay. Kevin finished in 4.31.40
DAWLISH will hold their first triathlon on September 30 with preparations under way.
The event will involve a 750 metre sea swim, a 21.5km bike ride and a 5km race which is known as a sprint triathlon. The limit of 150 competitors is close to being reached so people who are interested would be advised to enter soon.
The event organisers are also looking for volunteer marshals to help on the afternoon before and on the day.
Anyone wanting to help should contact the Braking Wind cycle shop in Park Road, Dawlish with details. A briefing session will be provided before the event.