26 members of Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) took part in todays Tavy 13 road, making up 10% of the overall field of entrants.
The course starts at Tavistock College, winds its way along Crease Lane before climbing up Mill Hill and out onto Mile Level before returning for a fast finish along Crowndale and a lap of the track, with a warm dry day the Bats flew well around the course.
Making their race debut for the club were Stuart Medhurst and Sam Lake. Five Bats were running the course for the first time, Emma & Dan Dooney, Julie Page, Grant Lawrence and Rob Gualtieri.
First male Bat home and for the second year in succession was Ben Neale who was chased home by Stuart Medhurst and Steve Watson. First lady Bat home, also for the second year in succession and first in her age was Rebecca Mingo. There were other awards for the club, both Tracey Oxborough and Christine Le Flem were first home in their age groups, Ralph Elmes and Derek Hicks were second in their age groups, the Bat ladies won first lady team and the men, third male team. A big well done to Heather Smith who ran a personal best of over six minutes.
Runners were supported by other Bats, friends and families all the way around the course and the runners would like to say a big thank for all the clapping and cheering.
Team Bat – Tavy 13 2014 (some members missing from photograph) are pictured. Finishing times as follows: Ben Neale 01.28.29; Stuart Medhurst 01.32.55; Steve Watson 01.33.06; Rebecca Mingo 01.34.31; Sam Lake 01.43.50; Dan Dooney 01.51.52; Tracey Oxborough 01.52.05; Eunice Moule 01.53.39; Grant Lawrence 01.56.03; Christine Le Flem 01.57.06; Alen Guy 01.57.46; Derek Hicks 02.00.33; Julie Page 02.01.40; Paul Mingo 02.02.21; Julian Setterington 02.03.25; Emma James 02.07.10; Ralph Elmes 02.08.16; Rob Gualtieri 02.10.33; Becky Rankin 02.11.01; Heather Smith 02.11.20; Mike Smith 02.11.20; Emma Dooney 02.15.52; Fran Morgan 02.18.35; Alysia Maciejowska 02.21.33; Mary Barratt 02.22.15 and Sarah Cohen 02.23.07.
Also running last weekend was lone Bat Sophie Jury who took part in the Siblyback 10k and ran a great time of 61:27. Sophie is pictured.
Bats will next be flying (or wallowing) at next weekend’s Honiton Hippo which will see the team making their way around the course as one team.