Tim Magor from Bovey Valley Runners was fortunate to get a place in the New York Marathon and he had just an amazing time. The crowds were enormous, and the scenery through the town just breathtaking.
He completed the race in a time of 4:39:48.
A lot closer to home Anna Gocher took up another 100-mile challenge, this time on the Dartmoor 100 way – a complete circuit of the National Park from Okehampton, in an anti-clockwise direction, via Tavistock, Ivybridge, Buckfastleigh and Chagford. The race started at midday on Friday, and Anna, accompanied by Matthew Dalton, finished at 8:30 on Saturday evening finishing with a time of 33 hours and 24 minutes – and the second Female finisher.
Castle Drogo is the location for the Drogo 10-mile race organised by South West Road Runners, and a very popular event with over 400 runners. The tough trail course starts from the Castle and takes you down to the river below and then heads towards Fingle Bridge. Then a steep climb up out of the valley and through the muddy forest tracks, before returning along the river to the bridge. The final steep climb up Hunters Path is severe and back to the castle.
Louise Davis finished in a time of 1:40:53, Rob White 1:51:30, Sally Shoolbraid 2:04:15 and David Black 2:14:02.