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Bats Race Report – TurfNSurf

Five BATs crossed into Cornwall to take part in the second TurfNSurf race today, which is an 11 Mile trail run starting at Maker Camp, Millbrook. The route takes in the fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, Penlee Point, Rame chapel on the Rame Headland, and Whitsands beach before returning to Maker Camp via  Kingsand and Cawsand.  All terrains are in this race, cross country, tarmac through the villages, woodland paths, …Read More

Bats – here, there and everywhere

Club members took part in three events over the weekend. Locally eleven club members took part in the Armada Network Autumn Trail at Newnham Park hosted by kind permission of the Cobbold Family. This eight mile undulating off-road event, with 4 river crossings, was run over the same course as the popular Frank Elford Sports Autumn Trail, which was last held in 2011. First BAT home and in 9th place overall, …Read More

Bats and the Treggy 7

Today saw a dozen Bere Alston Trekkers (BATs) head into Cornwall for the Treggy 7. The race itself followed the same route as in previous years, starting in Launceston’s town square and taking in seven undulating miles of picturesque countryside, with a triumphant finish on the Castle Green. Launceston Road Runners have a reputation for putting on this professional, well organised but above all, thoroughly enjoyable event and the atmosphere …Read More

Bats take on the Rat!

Saturday 15th August saw a team of 12 Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) took on the Mud Crew Roseland August Trail. The Races are named the Plague, Black, Red and White RAT. The Black Route 32 miles, The Red Route 22 miles, The White Route 11 miles and The Plague (green) 100K – 64 miles! The Plague starts and finishes in Porthpean and the other distances are all bussed to their start …Read More

Bats and the Totnes 10k

Last weekend a small colony Bats (Bere Alston Trekkers), made their way to the South Hams to take part in the Totnes 10k. This event follows a scenic route alongside the beautiful River Dart, on footpaths and bridle paths with a challenging hill in the latter stages. Bats are no strangers to this course with club members taking part over the last seven years. First man home and making a …Read More

Bats race round up 18/19th July 2015

11 of the 79 senior teams taking part in the Tavistock Town Relays were made up of members of Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats). With only seconds separating the teams crossing the line it was a very close finish for a number of teams.  First team home for the Bats were the 8 Deadly Shins who crossed the line in a combined team of 25.33, followed by Blazing Glory in 25.56.  …Read More

Bats race round-up

On Sunday 5th July, Bere Alston Trekkers (BATs) took part in 6 Moor Miles. Organised by Plymouth Harriers. The race provides a unique opportunity to run a one lap course of approximately 6 miles, in the picturesque surroundings of the Maristow Estate, across open moorland on a well marshalled course. The race started (and for the front runners finished) in warm and dry conditions, but then the heavens opened and …Read More

Bats Club Trip 2015 (+ Snowdonia & Burrator)

This weekend it was time for a large colony of Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) to pack their overnight bags and head to Petersfield for this year’s club trip.  The event this year was the South Downs Half and Full Marathon. The South Downs Marathon is a scenic point to point race over the beautiful South Downs.  The South Downs Marathon has its 10th Anniversary in 2015 and is now a …Read More

Bats – Race reports (from another busy week)

Bats have taken part in a number of events over the past week. The toughest event has to be the SDW100 which is a 100 mile continuous point to point trail race along the South Downs Way, from Winchester to Eastbourne. The race began at 0600 on Saturday 13th June 2015 and runners must reach the finish line in Eastbourne within 30 hours or by noon on Sunday 14th June …Read More