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Bats fly at the Cornish and Plymouth 10k

The Cornish Marathon is Cornwall’s only all road marathon. It began in 1987 and originally started out from Saltash following the A38 and A390 to Lostwithiel. Relocating to Rilla Mill, taking in much of the present route, it presented competitors with 3 miles of steady climbing from the start. Changing to Pensilva, the event starts from Millenium House, a much gentler introduction to the scenic circular out and back route …Read More

How hard can it be?!

Taking part in The November Nightmare hosted by How Hard Can It Be events was lone Bat Paul Mingo.  The Nightmare for Paul was 6 marathons in 6 days starting on 1st November and all ran through horrendous weather conditions. The event is run over lapped two courses, which over the period of six days is hard going without having to negotiate pot holes, hills and bad weather. The Lightmoor …Read More

Bats Race Report: New York, Bideford, Templar & Lordshill

Taking part in the New York Marathon last weekend and wearing her club vest with pride, was Bere Alston Trekker, Natasha Ayres. The 26.2 mile course travels through all five boroughs. The starting line is in Staten Island and participants run through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx before crossing the finish line in Central Park.  As runners wind through the various neighborhoods, they pass an average of five different …Read More

Bats: Tavy 7, Dartmoor Vale & Bath-to-Bristol

Taking part in the Tavy 7 road race today was a good number of Bats. Starting at Plasterdown the route is seven miles, out and back, of undulating and scenic moorland roads. First Bat home, second overall and first in his age group was Ben Neale who makes a welcome return to running.  Chris Anthony made his debut for the club and the first lady Bat across the line was …Read More

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