Plym Trail SPRING Weekend
May 2018


Well, that was the weekend that was .........

We have a new Marathon Course Record and it has been totally smashed by Adam Holland of Tavistock AC with a World Class Qualifier of 2:39:29 !!

Aggregate Winners of BOTH days were Roger Voaden 6:51:55 in the MENS Category and two time 1st Lady Selina Jervis 8:06:40 with a new LADIES Category Record !!

Day 1 was a first ever win in the HALF for David Bazley and Nicola Rovai won the Ladies HALF.

Day 2 was even hotter than Day 1 and the pace was somewhat slower as the athletes used a common sense approach to the races.
Richard Pedrick won the MENS Category with a blistering 3:15:00 and Selina won a comfortable second day with 4:08:40.

In the HALF, the winners were Scott Mansfield of the Plymouth Muskateers with 1:35:35 and Jodi Fisk of Tavistock Run Project won the LADIES with 1:44:12. 


The Plym Trail is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the National Park of Dartmoor. The stunning views of the forests and valleys are breathtaking and you are likely to see Peregrin Falcons in the summer as well as an abundance of incredible flora and fauna.
 
Formerly an historic railway, this area is now enjoyed throughout the year by runners, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
 
You will also see the wild ponies and sheep that permanently reside on the Moors as well as the smaller rodents and fowl that thrive in this wonderful community.
 
The course is a quick 1.58 mile 'out and back' in Clearbrook village followed by a 12.31 miles 'out-and-back' run on the well-signposted Cycle Route 27 which is completed twice and will be well marshalled.
 
Toilets and refreshments will be situated at the Race HQ near the Start/Finish Line and at the turnaround point at Coypool.
 
Another refreshment station will be manned near Bickleigh Barracks which is situated approximately halfway between Clearbrook and the turnaround point at Coypool. At Coypool you must show your Running Number or you will not be recorded as having run the full Marathon distance !
 
Here comes the rules .............All Athletes must be atleast 17 years old, 6.5 hours cut off, DQ for littering or failing to follow instructions from Marshalls, Running Numbers visible at all times, Stay on Cycle Path 27, Share the Trail with Wildlife and other people and dont upset anyone.

Follow the link for the 13.1 and 26.2 miles Course Map........

http://www.fetcheveryone.com/routes-view.php?id=1774672

 

 
 

Day 1Full Marathon:
Males: 1st Adam Holland 2:39:29 2nd Roger Voaden 3:22:00 3rd Kris Ward 3:24:07
Females: 1st Selina Jervis 3:58:00 2nd Wendy Goldthorp 4:14:10 3rd Catherine Sweet 4:50:50

Half Marathon Winners:
David Bazley 1:30:53 & Nicola Rovai 1:47:25

Day 2 Full Marathon:
Males: 1st Richard Pedrick 3:15:00 2nd Darren Francis 3:25:21
3rd Roger Voaden 3:29:55
Females: 1st Selina Jervis 4:08:40 2nd Lorna Mulvihill 4:29:51
3rd Jolene Stephenson 4:44:44

Half Marathon Winners:
Scott Mansfield 1:35:35 & Jodi Fisk 1:44:12

We would like to give special thanks to Caroline Easton, Becki Lane and Karen Draper for all their behind-the-scenes assistance.

Athletes testimonies.......

"Wow ! Great venue and I enjoyed the whole day. So good that I signed up for the other three weekends as soon as I got home !" Kathy Perry.

"I signed up for every race in the 2018 Plym Trail Series and look forward to it every time !".  Stephen Boyes.

"Amazing new series of medals and and a lovely atmosphere all day. Great value for money event and a lovely cup of tea in the Village Hall before and after the race was a nice touch as well. We will be back again soon !" Ann Pontefract & Jackie Wiggins.

"What an amazing way to spend your 50th birthday !" Dawn Howles.

"......firstandlastrunning did a great job of organising, supporting and providing fuel on a pleasurable yomp........ Good, low key, great value event, cheers guys !" Carl Miles.

"Another great weekend on the Plym Trail with a fantastic medal and great camerarderie and atmosphere as always." Sarah Salt.

"Thanks to all the organisers, Marshalls and fellow athletes...... one of the friendliest races around but a chair lift at mile 25 would be appreciated !" Paul Caulfield.

"....they made me feel instantly welcome when I turned up this morning at Dartmoor to run, I was surrounded by some seriously tough experienced runners but Davey blew that feeling away very quickly and was chatting to me and the other runners very quickly." Darren Philip.

"When is the next one !!??" Sharon & Robert Hooper.

"I just could not think of anywhere else I would rather be today !" Paul Nolan.

"A great,well marshalled, and beautiful course. One of the best kept secrets on the Marathon circuit......." Paul Allen (over 300 Marathons).








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