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Race Report

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

Bats and the Dartmoor Discovery

Saturday 6th June was time for three members of Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) to take part in the annual Dartmoor Discovery (DD) road race hosted by Teignbridge Trotters. This race starts in Princetown, and follows a route passing through Dartmeet, Poundsgate, Newbridge, Ashburton, Buckland in the Moor, Widecombe in the Moor, and Postbridge, before making its way back to finish in Princetown. Runners experience everything Dartmoor can offer, from stunning views, …Read More

Bats and the Muskie Madness

A large group of BATs entered the Musky Madness race in Plymouth on Saturday 23rd May.  Described by the course organisers as a 5.5 mile multi-terrain undulating course on woodland track, riverside path and roadside pavement, the course was described by entrants as too hilly and too hot! Unfortunately, due to problems with signage being changed by the local children, a number of runners went the wrong route either adding …Read More

Bats – Imerys, Chester and Netley

A number of Bere Alston Trekkers ventured to St Austell to undertake the Imerys Trail Marathon and half marathon in near perfect weather conditions. For one day only, the land of Cornwall’s China Clay Industry is open for a unique running experience. The operational working sites along with land which has been regenerated from the industrial past provides a challenging and spectacular course, this multi terrain route will leaves runners …Read More

Bats Race Report – Haldon, Plymouth & Hippo

Last weekend was a busy weekend for Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) with members taking part in four events. The first one was the Haldon Heartbeat with 5 members heading to Exeter Racecourse to run the 66 furlong or 8.25 miles event which was a scenic undulating run through Harcombe forest, on a sunny but very windy day.  Mud was lacking due to the dry weather which assisted new club member …Read More

Team Bat – Cornish Fire & Rescue Half Marathon

The fifth Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) half marathon took place on Sunday 22 February 2015 in the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House,  starting and finishing at the Dragon Leisure Centre in Bodmin. This half marathon is an undulating multi-terrain event, three miles on tarmac and the remainder on tracks, muddy trails and across a field at Lanhydrock. Three Bere Alston Trekkers (BATs) braved the inclement weather …Read More