Training this week

Tuesday’s training is either a either the Ermington mast Loop or Speed session @ Woodland Rd/Julian Rd
Junior training is just one session this week from 6 – 7.15pm

This Saturday is the Cornwood 10K and we should have a lot of runners in the race.
As a reward for helping they offer us free club places. There is also a 4K fun run.
Details here >>>

For info the South Devon 3k Relays take place on Friday 2nd August, 7:00pm – Torbay Velopark, Paignton
After a successful summer of relays, the club will be entering teams for the South Devon 3k Relays in Paignton. All you need to take part is to be a member and wear a club vest – the club will cover the cost of entries. It’s a really friendly and social event, especially as you can see the whole course when spectating. The course is entirely tarmac, flat and traffic-free, so it’s a great event for all abilities. We will try and enter men’s and women’s teams in the various age categories, and possibly a mixed team as well.
If you would like to take part, please let Peter Allen or Becky Lee know. Pete will be there tonight.







Muddy Duck success for Ronnie and Haytor Heller

Following on from the successful Tavi Relays last Thursday there were more EVH success at the weekend.
Ronnie Haynes won the Muddy Duck 10K put on Plymstock Roda Runners on Saturday
Conditions were wet and slippery but Ronnie did well to win the race. Becky Lee was 1st V35 female
1     Ronnie Haynes       36.33
13   Tom Davies              45.58
36    Becky Lee                52.15   (1st V35 female)
On the same evening the Haytor Heller was held
This popular, well established moorland race, now in its 38th year, starts below Haytor Rock and follows a hilly, single lap route before returning once again to Haytor Rock with a fast downhill scamper to the finish opposite the middle car park at Haytor. The course is approximately 6 miles and is challenging, with several steep ascents and descents and is generally run across rugged, open moorland (apart from two sections through woodland; firstly below Hound Tor and secondly below Haytor) and includes a stream crossing.
Charlie Milward was our best runner in 16th and Peter Allen 29th
Emma Lake was 1st F45
Results are here
16       Charlie Milward                                  48.01
29       Peter Allen                                          51.31
40       Matthew Pastermakiewicz              53.26
71         Emma Lake                                       59.30   (1st F45)
88        Craig McAlpine                                1.02.35
117        Ewan Lake                                        1.07.09
135        Anna Lake                                        1.09.22

The official  results from the Tavi Relays are posted on their website but there are errors.
My unofficial times are shown here >>>



3 Tops race now just a couple of weeks away

Ivybridge 3 tops – Dartmoor Fell series

Wednesday August 7

Junior Races start at 5.45pm
Main Race at 6.45pm

Parking at railway station, short walk to Race HQ and registration at the rugby club, then a little warm up walk (1km) to the start on edge of moor GR 654569 . Junior races start and finish here. Senior race starts here but finishes back at rugby club. Please make sure you leave enough time to get to the race start from Race HQ! Registration closes 30 mins before race start.

We are looking forward to the race that will take place again in 2024
A link to the entry page is shown here >>>
Fab senior route with a brisk start up Western Beacon then crossing open moor to loop down, around and up to Weatherdon, some quick track followed by a tussocky scramble to take you past Glasscombe Ball then fast down to the stream crossing at Scada Brook, (what goes down must come up) and a sharp rise up to Ugborough Beacon then a second stream crossing at Lud Brook, and across to Western Beacon for a very fast descent to the finish at the Rugby Club. There are clear tracks and trods in places but sound route finding will help with off-piste sections. Juniors U17 race in senior race.

Prizes for top 3 male & female plus U17, U19, V40, V50, V60 & V70 categories. Also prizes for first club with 3 males and first club with 3 females.

U17 & U19 categories based on age at end of calendar year (31st Dec 2024).

Vets based on age on day of first Dartmoor Fell Series race (23rd March 2024).

Male record: Sam Kelly – 00:42:58 – 2023

Female record: Jo Meek – 00:53:23 – 2022

Senior Race entry £8 (50p discount for Fell Running Association Members). On the day entry only if space allows for £10 cash.

Held under the rules of the Fell Runners Association, race classification BS.

Due to route restrictions to minimise erosion, the route will be marked with several mandatory checkpoint marshals.

Whilst there is no mandatory kit requirement, if the weather is looking bad then a whistle, raincoat and hat is advisable. No water will be provided on the route, so if hot, it will be advisable to carry water.

Juniors race minimum age of 6.

U9/U11 race approx. 1.5km following marked and marshalled route part way up the Western Beacon & return the same way.

U13/U15 race approx. 3km following same initial route but continue all the way to the top of the Western Beacon & return the same way.

U17 juniors can race in senior race.

Prizes for boy & girl winners of U9, U11, U13 & U15 categories.

Junior categories based on age at end of calendar year (31st Dec 2024).

All junior races will start at 17:45. Junior registration closes at 17:15. Please make sure you leave enough time to get to the race start from Race HQ!

Junior races £2 cash entry on the day only. Parental permission required on entry form.

Post Race Refreshments

The Rugby Club bar will be open for refreshments, and due to popular demand the kitchen will be open to sell food this year (eg. chips) for the hungry runners and supporters.

It is also a part of the SW Fell Race series


Armada 3K & Westward League Cross Country

Pictured above are our athletes who did seven events in the Armada Grand Prix receiving their T-shirts after the Armada 3K last Wednesday.

The club results from the December race  were as follows

12th   Andy Newcombe   12.23
16th   Russ Mogridge       12.58
33rd   Phil Adderley         14.38
36th   Richard Lane          15.00
37th  David Church           15.01
40th   Katy Mogridge        15.46
42nd   Lindsay Lane          15,55

On Saturday three members of club ran in the Race the Tide (Dark) race at Holbeton
The race is billed as a 8.5 run through the Flete estate.

40th   Patrick Wakely   1.18.15
97th    Becky Prall         1.28.52
103rd   Phil Adderley    1.29.34

On Sunday Phil Adderley completed his busy weekend (he did the Plym Valley Parkrun as well) by completing the Haldon 10K in 60.11

We had just a few runners who went to the Westward League at a very windy and wet Westward Ho!
We had just two seniors and a few juniors taking part. Our U11’s did well again.
Club results are shown here


Club AGM – Tuesday 12th November Rugby Club – 7.30pm All welcome. Buffet before the meeting.

Click here for agenda

Thank you for all your great support with the EVH relays. The results are now on the race page.

FInal instructions for Team Captains and runners in the EVH relays are now on the Event Page. Please read and share with your teams to ensure all runs smoothly on the night.

EVH Relays are happening on Friday 5th July. Team entries are coming in well but if you are planning to enter a team please get your form and payment in as soon as possible. It makes our life much easier on the night.

Well done to all those who ran tonight in the Ivybridge 10K. Provisional results are now on the Ivybridge 10K page