PLYMSTOCK Road Runners’ Carla Haines enjoyed success at two multi-terrain events in the space of a few days.
She claimed overall victory in the Dark Halloween 10k at Cockington, beating the first man by more than a minute, before finishing as third women in a strong field at the Templer 10 at Stover on Sunday.
Tavistock’s Jo Meek was second women at the Templer 10, finishing behind Bristol & West’s Lucy MacAlister. Plymouth Harriers’ Ami Yetton was fourth women. Torbay’s Lee Turner won the men’s Templer titleahead of South West Road Runners’ Mike Cadedou.
Tavistock AC’s Adam Holland took victory in the Dark Halloween 5k at Cockington by nearly two minutes, with Okehampton’s Joanne Page first women ahead of Alice Robinson.
Bad weather over the weekend meant a late change to the Cornish Marathon course on Sunday. Five miles of the flattest part of the proposed route were flooded so organisers had to change it.
Looe Pioneers veteran Joanne Robinson produced an impressive run to win the women’s race by more than 15 minutes. She clocked 3:18.50 for the tough race. Second women was St Austell’s Carly Kendall (2:34.03), with East Cornwall’s Kaye Patterson third (3:35.45) and Tamar Trotters’ Jane Bremner fourth and first over-60 in 3:36.16.
The men’s race was won by St Austell’s Stuart Nicholas in 2:47.26, with East Cornwall’s Oliver Jones second (2:47.51) and Chineham’s Dean Harris third (2:47.57). Erme Valley Harriers’ Simon Fitze was fifth with Team H’s Richard Ham ninth and Plymouth Harriers’ Alex Peyton-Jones 13th.
Storm Plymouth will be holding the second running of the Lopwell Loop on Sunday, November 17. The 12k road race starts and finishes at Mary Dean’s Primary School in Tamerton Foliot and takes runners up Broadley, near Roborough, and then down to Lopwell Dam and along the river and back to Tamerton. Online entries are available HERE.