Trotter Tomlin ups tempo to set new Drogo 10 best
TEIGNBRIDGE Trotter David Tomlin broke his own personal best time for the course on the way to fourth place in the Drogo 10.
Tomlin got round the undulating course in 1.05.29 to finish fourth in a field of nearly 500.
Daryl Milford fought hard and came in 19th in 1.10.08. Patrick Gaskins, who has been very quiet over the summer, did it in 1.11.03 for 23rd.
Alan Boone who is having a strong run at present appeared 67th in the results in 1.17.40. Craig Churchill, who is also having a good spell, was 87th in 1.20.52.
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Other Trotter times were: 95th Steve Barker 1.21.35, 100th John Tweedy 1.22.24 ,175th Travis Wood 1.28.50, 187th Ben Epps 1.29.32, 213th Stuart Moulson 1.32.04, 216th Filipe De Silva 1.32.37, 221st Daniel Wride 1.33.15, 251st Peter Blakesley 1.36.18, 252nd Jimmy Donovan 1.36.20, 256th Stewart Dunn 1.36.39, 279th Chris Wride 1.38.38, Tamsin Cook in 348th place and 1.45.32, 354th Keith Anderson 1.46.25, 426th Angela Blakesley 1.57.24. Carly Cook, in her first race as a Trotter, was 453rd in 2.00.15, 455th Jo Billyard 2.01.46 and Vicky Hales in 480th 2.21.56.
Ten Trotters had a go at the Cornish Marathon near Pensilva, which has been classed as the third toughest in the UK.
Chris Cleave brought the Trotters home in a strong time of 3.17.38 and 28th place. Roger Hayes was 70th in 3.36.36, Gary Clark was next in 73rd 3.37.26, Ian Langler was 84th in 3.42.04, Allen Taylor 86th in 3.42.49, Roger Hales 99th in 3.48.08, Philip Perry 126th in 3.56.12, Mark Wotton 189th in 4.24. Trottettes were Sally Ingledew and Sharon Bowman crossing the line together in 191st and 192nd in 4.24.21.
Lucy Payne lined up at the 2012 Gosport Half-Marathon, the scene of her FV60 Club record achieved in 2011.
Despite battling hard Payne was unable to improve on the time she set last year.
Payne was entirely happy with her showing and only missed her record by just over a minute, finishing an impressive 1,066th out of 1,568 competitors in 1.57.08.
STUART Parkes led the Torbay AC effort at the Drogo 10, finishing back at the castle in 1.18.50 to claim 73rd place.
Other Torbay AC results: 125th Stu Sweatman 1.24.51, 127 Cathy Parkinson 1.25.11, 184 Trystan King 1.29.19, 337 Mike Davies 1.44.20, 343 Sally Davies 1.44.56, 363 Tessa Hearfield 1.47.25.
Torbay's Chris Fry had a crack at the Jersey Half -Marathon on Sunday.
The course was four miles of very gradual climb, followed by about a mile downhill to the village of Gorey, and then back around the coast road to St Helier.
Fry's time was 1hr 31. Unfortunately he had to stop twice due to stomach cramp.
EIGHT South Devon Athletic Club members ran the scenic, off road Drogo 10 on Sunday.
First home for the club was Tom Bolwell, 51st in a time of 1.15.26 followed by Mark Stockman 146th in 1.26.45, Rory Treharne 172nd in 1.28.31, Ryan Rudge 205th 1.31.07, Roger Webb 244th 1.35.21, George Holman 269th 1.38.10, Mark Holman 330th 1.43.15 and the club's only lady runner, Rachel Williams 358th in 1.46.44.
The club's sole representative at the Cornish Marathon, described by some as the third toughest marathon in the UK, was Debbie Burman in a time of 3.39.56.