TEIGNBRIDGE Trotter Darly Milford stepped on the gas to win the Exe Summer 5km Series outright.
The fifth and final round of the series took place along the canal bank in Exeter and Milford brought the Trotters home in 16.50 and fifth place out of 73 runners.
It was Milford's fastest run of the series and gave him first male overall and first V40.
Garry Smart was next in 17.11 and eighth. Craig Churchill (19.59) 31st consistently ran sub-20 minutes in all rounds.
Helen Anthony fresh from her holiday was 34th (20.18) and third woman overall in the series.
Mark Becker (20.30) 36th, Sarah Schutte (22.21) 57th, Joanne Becker (25.56) 70th and Glenn Jarvis (28.50) 71st also ran.
Lone Trotter Mark Wotton took on the tough SLAMM marathon (Somerset Levels and Moors marathon) on Saturday.
The race starts at Bowden's camp site in Langport and takes in nine miles of road and fields and farm track with two big hills in the last five miles.
The weather was quite good although there were two heavy downpours in the second half. Only 58 took part in the full marathon but Wotton produced a 4.45 time for the 26.2 miles.
The Bridgwater Half-Marathon took place on Sunday on a flat fast course in aid of Cancer research. Graydon Widdicombe took part in it and although he was a bit disappointed with his run he completed the 13.1 miles in 1.49.33.
Other Trotters who ran were 171 - Sally Ingledew (2.03.14), 156 - Eleanor Taylor (1.57.36), 49 - Neil Burns (1.37.05) and 49 -Peter Kirby (1.43.00).
This Sunday (September 14) the annual running of the ladies-only 10km event will take place at Dornafield Caravan Park which is just off the A381 between Newton Abbot and Totnes. Entries will be taken on the day, up to the race limit of 250.
THE Hanger Up 'n' Down race organised by Erme Valley Harriers took place on Sunday. A trail race of approximately eight miles, it replaced the previous Beacon Challenge.
This was race number 11 in South Devon's Grand Prix series.
Jerry Hocking came in eighth with a time of 55.40. Other results: 21 - Rob Leeke (1.00.14), 22 - Alan Murphy (1.01.05), 31 - Naomi Flanagan (1.05.04), 43 - Dave Naish (1.10.07), 47 - John Drennan (1.12.00), 48 - Roger Webb (1.12.22), 53 - Sue Hayes (1.13.46).
SDAC club member Marc Jones achieved a silver medal when he took part in the Moor 2 Sea Challenge cycle race, a distance of 65 miles, starting and finishing at Exeter race course.
It included 6,600 feet of climbing with a King of the Mountains-style hill climb stage at Haytor. Marc completed the race in 4.57.17.
The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta road race saw seven SDAC members running, including Colin Peters costumed up as a gorilla.
Charly Signori came home tenth in 32.21. Other finishers: 20 - Rob Leeke (35.10), 33 - Marc Jones (38.03), 40 - Colin Peters (38.38), 108 - Roger Webb (46.26), 116 - John Drennan (48.33), 125 - Lisa Jeffery (51.40).
BRIXHAM Harriers' Andrew Shankster also took on the Hanger Up 'n' Down race in association with McCaulays Health Club.
The route was circular starting and finishing at the health centre at Dinnaton on the outskirts of Ivybridge.
The route was classed as multi-terrain of approximately 12.8 km, taking in woodland and moorland paths and including 380 meters of ascent and descent!
Unfortunately there was not the biggest of turn outs for the event and 77 runners started and completed this semi demanding course.
The skies opened and the rain poured for the latter part of the run but was welcomed by most of the runners.
Part of the run took in some of the previous Ivybridge Beacon route but there was a bit of a sting in the tail around 6.5 miles with a long minor road climb to get back on to the Hanger Down moor area.
Shankster was a last-minute entry and the solo representative for Brixham Harriers Running Club. He completed the race in 32nd position with a time of 1.05.46.
DAWLISH Coaster Pat Clatworthy had a crack at the Run to the Beat half marathon organised by Nike+.
A total of 20,000 runners lined up at the start in Greenwich Park, London, all wearing the same coloured T shirt.
For anyone wanting to experience the atmosphere of running in London without doing the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon, this is ideal. Clatworthy's time was 2:40:00 .
Coaster Simon Bunday travelled to Somerset to take on the Slam Half Marathon, a tough multi terrain event. He completed the course in 2hrs 6mins.
Four Coasters took on the Force 10k at Powderham Castle near Kenton in aid of cancer research.
This multi terrain event saw Eric Foster lead the Coasters home in a superb time of 44.54.
Maria Trylska was next in 1.06.43,followed by Sally Stratford in her comeback run in 1.06.45 then Dave Hurley in 1.09.14.
FOURTEEN members of the Fit2run group headed up to Roadford Lake to compete in the Freak Events Team Triathlon.
Team 99ers, comprising Jenny Barnett, Paul Sutton and Tracey Stronghill were the first team home for the group.
Next in were Dynamic Angry Birds, comprising Felicity King, Emma Thomas and Diane Norman.
Wild Woolley and French, comprising Lucy Woolley, Mandi Burroughs and Clare Turner were next in with the Rustlers (Darren Russell, Rachel Russell and Sandra Wedden) close behind.
We're only here for the View (Mandy Richards, Christine Rive and Cindy Luxton) followed the Rustlers, with Fit for Nothing (Justine Sutton, David Rive and Faye Hussey) bringing it home for the group.
The ladies meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Newton Abbot Recreational Trust - a beginners' group starts in January. More information from Marika Dowse on 07877 595941 or look at the website: www.fit2rundevon.co.uk.
MARTIN McEneny raced at the Bridgwater Half-Marathon on Sunday and maintained his recent good form as he came home in tenth place in 1.26.11.
McEneny also took part in last Tuesday's final round of the Run Exe Summer 5k Series, crossing the line in 18th place in 18.42.
That saw him finish second male over-45 overall.
He was one of four Haldon Trail Runners competing, with Alex Watkins ninth in a new personal best of 17.24, Jan Dolezel also claiming a PB with 17.33 to finish tenth and Tom Bates 24th in 19.29.