Another busy weekend for EVH

It was another busy weekend for Erme Valley athletes with a varied set of events across the region.
A number of our runbers tacked the various Giants Head events in Dorset. These are tough off road events held over a weekend.

We had five in the Marathon (actually 26.5 miles). They are pictured above after the race.
94         Paddy Wakeley     4.53.38
264       Lindsay Lane        6.10.13
265       Carol Hansen        6.10.13
267        Dave Church        6.11.38
274        Richard Lane       6.16.09

In the 11km Sydling Hill race   Alister Bristow was 2nd in 50.30 with Kate Medlicott 25th (65.06) and Liz Bowden 41st in 77.40

We had three runners in the Burrator 10K held on Satuday evening
Danni Moeser was 44th in 46.15, Barry neal 56th in 47.41 and Ben Vleminckx 85th in 50.05

We only had two runners at the Torbay Half and 10K held on Sundau
Eleanor Keay was 46th in the 10K (5th female) and Mark Workman was 506th in the Half Marathon in 2.20.11
A lot of our runners will be taking part in the Hope Relays being held over next weekend. Good luck to them all



Will and Sam in action at the British Championships

Erme Valley had two representatives in the outdoor British Championships at the weekend.
The report from the Plymouth Sports Gazette highlights the ups and downs of being a top athlete

“Erme Valley Harriers steeplechaser Battershill also had the Commonwealth Games qualifying standard but Team England controversially decided to only select one athlete – Zac Seddon – in that event for the Commonwealth Games.It meant there was a lot to prove for the steeplechasers on Saturday in Manchester. Devon Olympian Phil Norman was particularly angry at his Commonwealth Games snub and he set the pace in the British final, despite strong winds.Seddon, Jamaine Coleman and Battershill went with Norman and those four broke away early on, but Battershill just lost touch in the closing stages.

Coleman ended up winning in 8:27.01, with Norman second in 8:28.86, Seddon third in 8:34.47 and Battershill fourth in 8:38.15. Former British champion Mark Pearce had to settle for fifth in 8:42.77.Despite it being Battershill’s best ever performance at a senior British Championships, he was not totally happy.

“I went with the leaders as long as I could, but didn’t have the legs in the final km,” said Battershill, who has clocked a PB of 8:31.89 this season. “Will dust myself off and go again. Plenty of racing left this season.”

Meanwhile, triple jumper Trigg-Petrovic leaped a wind-assisted season’s best of 15.74m to also finish fourth in Manchester.

Trigg-Petrovic saved his best to his last jump to move up from sixth to fourth and beat former champion Nathan Douglas.

Well done to both of them we are very proud of what they have both achieved

Also in track and Field action was Isabella Trowell, competing the the SW Schools Junior Girls Pentathlon she set a fantastic score of 2061 points withe pb’s in hurdles (13.64), shot (6.89m) and high jump (1.23m). She will still be in the age group next year.
Also on the track in the 10000m Devon Championships held last Wednesday, Nick Bristow ran a time of 41.25.81 in very warm conditions at Exeter.



EVH Relays and Ivybridge 3 Tops races open

Erme Valley Harriers are pleased to announce two races taking place.
Our relays are taking place on Wednesday 20th July (moved from the usual Friday due to venue issues)
We then have the new Ivybridge 3 Tops Fell race on Thursday 11th August.
Entries are now open for both races very soon. See the relevant race pages for further details here >>>.


Junior Training and competition updates

Training times are now back to normal with the two sessions. That is 5.45pm – 6.50pm for the U11’s and 7 – 8 for the older ones.
We only had two athletes at the SW League held on June 5th at Exeter. This is very disappointing but we realise it was half term and the Jubilee Bank Holiday. Well done to Isabella and Chloe who did make it. The league is for U13’s and above and again we are a composite team with Plymouth AC and Tavistock known as Armada and is a fantastic competition featuring 13 South West Clubs. The next one is on Sunday July 17th. Before that there are open meetings at Exeter and Tavistock next week and entries are open for the next Devon open in Braunton on 3rd July. Results and details of all these events are on the Track and Field page here >>>.