TEIGNBRIDGE Trotters men's captain Daryl Milford led a team of three Trotters at the inaugural Armada Half-Marathon on Sunday.
The out-and-back route from Saltram House in Plymouth took the runners through the park then on to the Plym Valley cycle trail, which follows the course of the former Great Western Railway route to Tavistock.
Despite running on tired legs after completing a 20-mile training run the day before, Milford ran at a steady brisk pace and finished fourth in 1 hour 20mins. Milford was first MV40 award and for his efforts won a voucher to be spent at a local sports shop.
Mike Jones has been building up his mileage and his commitment to training meant he was able to break the 1 hour 50 barrier for the first time in over ten years crossing the finish line in a very commendable 1.47. Mike intends on targeting a spring half marathon next year.
Former Trotter junior ten mile club record holder, Tom Burman made a welcome return to racing after taking a break from running.
Tom was helping his father-in-law in his aim of running in his first half-marathon and they both came across the line in 2.07.
Teignbridge Trotter Mark Wotton completed the Beauty & the Beast trail race which takes place on the country estate of the Dashwood family at West Wycombe park in Buckinghamshire.
It was six laps of woodland and rolling hills through a river (six times) and around the house and lake. About 140 runners did the marathon. Wotton ran around 5.57.
SIMON Bunday was the only Dawlish Coaster to take on the new Armada Half-Marathon.
The race attracted 300 runners with more than 700 feet of climbs. Bunday finished the race in 1.51.04.
TORBAY AC's Peter Monaghan was third in the new Armada Half Marathon.
There were 290 finishers in this inaugural race.
Monaghan finished in 1.19.11 but was beaten by winner Alex Lockett of Plymouth Harriers (1.16.55) and Pete Waumsley of Tamar Trotters (1.17.43).
SOUTH Devon AC's Graeme Kay took part in the Helly Hanson Beauty and the Beast half marathon held in West Wycombe park.
Described as three laps of lung-bursting ascents in precipitous parkland Graeme came 33rd out of a field of 122 runners and a time of 2.08.25.
HALDON Trail Runners have donated £1,000 to the Fire Fighters Charity with proceeds from their Haldon Heartbeat trail race earlier this year.
The race, which was held in April, was started by Olympian Jo Pavey and saw almost 200 runners take on an 8.5-mile offroad route. It was won in a record time by Torbay AC's Lee Turner.
Part of the route took runners across land owned by the charity, which has a 300-acre site at Harcombe House in Haldon Forest to help members recover from illness, stress or bereavement.
Haldon Heartbeat race director Helen Lynch presented the charity with a cheque on Saturday and said: "We are delighted to present such a worthy charity with the proceeds from this year's Haldon Heartbeat trail race."
Next year's Haldon Heartbeat will take place on Saturday, April 26.
Two Haldon Trail Runners took part in the inaugural Plymouth Armada half marathon on Sunday.
Martin McEneny crossed the line in 19th place in a time of 1hr 28mins 35secs and Ben Epps finished 76th in 1:40.48.
Elsewhere, Tom Bates raced in Surrey as he competed in the Ashtead 10k and finished 10th on his return to full fitness in 40.44.
Dawlish Coaster Pat Clatworthy completes three ultra-marathons in three days – a total of 90 miles.
The Toad Challenge started in Oxford first day finishing in Moulsford, second day finishing at Marlow and finally finishing in Walton on Thames.