Erme Valley Relays – Race Instructions posted

The 2024 Erme Valley relays are only a few days away on Friday 28th June from the Rugby Club.
It is a four person relay over a rural 2.5 mile route.
The entry form is here >>>
We have kept the entry fee to just £16 per team. Entries are coming in well so don’t delay>
They close on Thursday 27th June at 5pm
There will be prizes for the first three senior teams and also vet teams and under 18 teams (min age 11).
We have added in a female V65 and a male V70 category this year.
We welcome entries from non running clubs teams and we also have a mixed category. See below for more details.

2024 Race Instructions shown here >>>

2023 Results and Prize Winners are shown here >>>
2023 Individual Leg Times are shown here >>>

If you have any queries please contact Keith Reed on reedy41c@googlemail.com or call 07934373943


Race Categories
Male Team, V40 Men, V50 Men, V60 Men, V70 Men, Junior Males (Under 18)
Female Team, V35  Female V45 Female, V55, V65 Female,  Junior Females (Under 18)
Mixed Team (2 males and 2 females)
Non Running Club (must not contain more than one member of an affiliated club)
Non Scoring Team (can consist of any combination but cannot win a prize)
Min Age is 11 on the day

Isabella and Luke in good form on Track

It was a quiet weekend on the roads this past weekend but Isabella Trowell was busy at Yeovil.
She was part of the winning Devon Schools Inter Girls team in the SW Schools Combined events championships.
The team managed to overhaul Gloucestershire in the final 800m race to take the tile by 7 points.
They will now compete in the final in Stoke in September.
Isabella also set a new points pb overall and also in Javelin and 200m.
Isabelle Joynes was our only athlete in the Peter Brend Open in Braunton.
She did the 75m and Vortex
On the previous Wednesday Luke Hayes  continued his great form breaking the U17M mile record which has stood for 34 years.
Luke’s time was a superb 4.44.49 to win the A race.
On the same night a trio of Erme Valley Harriers enjoyed a beautiful evening for the Solstice Fell Race at Merrivale last night – a five mile, very runnable, well marked and incredibly scenic route via Staple, Roos and Cox Tors. Becky Prall won her age category, finishing second lady and 38th overall, Peter Allen and Chris Prall were 8th and 10th overall. The races are incredibly friendly, welcoming and low key affairs, and open to runners of all abilities, both in terms of speed and navigation, so I would highly recommend giving one a go.

It is of course our relays on Friday and we are hoping for a successful evening. It is also the SW League on Sunday.







Erme Valley donate £500 to Moor Trees

Erme Valley Harriers were pleased to donate £500 from the Ivybridge 10K race held in May to Moor Trees.
Moor Trees is an independent charity dedicated to restoring native woodland on Dartmoor and in South Devon.
They aim to improve the environment and connect people with their forest heritage.
A link to their website is here >>>
Keith and Jayne Reed went along to see the work they do and pass over the donation.
Can we thank all the runners who donated towards this by choosing not to have a race T-shirt.