Tavy13 organisers looking forward to a ‘fantastic event’


ORGANISERS of the Tavy13 are hoping this year’s event will be their most successful yet.

Nearly 400 runners finished the race in 2015, with former Commonwealth Games marathon runner Stuart Hall cruising to victory.

This year’s run will take place on Sunday, April 10 and will again start and finish at Tavistock College.

 Race officials are delighted to have received support from Ocean BMW and Mansbridge Balment, both companies who have links with the local running community.

Graham De Val, from Ocean BMW, trains with Tavistock Athletic Club and several Mansbridge Balment employees have children taking part in the Primary Schools’ Challenge held at the same time as the Tavy13.

De Val, who is running for NSPCC in the forthcoming London Marathon said: “This is an ideal opportunity for Ocean BMW to be involved in a local event that has one of the most scenic courses in the UK. The lanes and views around west Dartmoor are second to none.”

Nick Henderson, MD of Mansbridge Balment, added: “We’re delighted to be involved again Tavistock Athletic Club after a break of a few years. Their connection with the community, through their work with local children and runners is something that we’re proud to be associated with.”

Martin Exley-Deane, chair of Tavistock Athletics Club, said: “Both Ocean BMW and Mansbridge Balment have the highest reputations for quality and service and we’re honoured that they have agreed to support us.

“We’re looking forward to a fantastic event.”

The main race starts at 10am, with the Primary Schools Challenge, set to feature 350 pupils, set off shortly afterwards.

To enter the race or for more information on the Tavy13, click HERE 


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