Burrator Horseshoe

This evening two of our intrepid members took on the Burrator Horseshoe, our new chairman Ian Ringer and my gorgeous husband (Stefan Palmer). Good running from both chaps on a tough course, the river was a tad deeper this year though and no cakes after but they did get a flapjack (Race report and photos by Rebecca Palmer)

The Burrator Horseshoe Run is a 6 mile moorland run from Meavy and out over Dartmoor, via Burrator Reservoir, Sheepstor Dam, Sheepstor Summit (369m), Gutter Tor Summit (357m), Ringmoor Down and the cooling Meavy River Ford.  ” (entrycentral)


Thanks to everyone who came to the AGM today – a small but select group. Firstly, a VERY BIG thank you to Becky for being club secretary for the past three years. It is the pivotal role for any club and Becky has carried it out brilliantly.Keeping it in the family, taking over the role is Dominic Bateman. We’re very grateful Dom. There was a positive feeling at the meeting with much looking forward to returning to normal club meetings. Ian is to post monthly training schedules as before, the normal meeting point being Mt Folly at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. More later…


Smuggler’s Scuttler

Proper Job to all who showed up & finished the Scuttler today, we all looked like wet xtras from Pirates of Penzance!  Bleeeeeeeedyy loved it, despite the torrents, mucky, gnarly, granity, bog hopping off road madness! I’m now slightly pissed on the Rum (Mike)

Rachael Wilsher 3:05:38

Rebecca Palmer 3:17:40

Kerri Rowe 3:24:03

Zoe Buse 3:25:03

Mike Reed 3:25:09

Julie Oxenham 3:29:54

Fran Vosper 3:30:46

Nic Vosper

David Bidgway 3:39:15

Craig Welch 3:55:08

Katrina Verran 3:55:11

Claire Barlow 4:10:40

Dee Smith 4:28:51

Jules Atherton 5:00:41

Full results : http://www.chiptimingresults.co.uk/Results.aspx?CId=61&RId=5035&fbclid=IwAR3OileL7bxGmcbTpkitzKQP7cahDThUMiOtkdtvt6jZogFAsg2FYnN2mA4

Organised by Bys Vyken Events, the Scuttler is a half marathon from Lands End to Cape Cornwall and back again.

Athletes!!! Katrina, Dave and Craig

Tsunami Marathon and Tsunami Ultra

May be an image of 2 people, including Antony Boardman, people standing and outdoors
Photo by Claire Boardman

Another weekend of racing for Antony Boardman who completed the Tsunami Marathon in 06:35:06.

Tom Sparkes completed the Tsunami Ultra (37.5 miles) in an impressive 9.56:18

The Tsunami Marathon and Ultra are organised by Puretrail.UK and cover the ‘undulating’ coast path from Clovelly to Bude, and Westward Ho! to Bude

Phoenix 24

Kerri Well what can I say. That was probably the hardest thing I have ever done! Phoenix 24 – run 1 mile every hour for 24 hours. Sounds easy right? In total I ran 27.59 miles in 4hrs & 14 minutes (moving time). I felt absolutely great until the dark and rain came in and everyone else was tucked up in bed. I suddenly felt very lonely running the lanes in the dark. The only company I had was my faithful pup Bailey. Themed miles: Mile 7: Family mile (although we did it at mile 6. )Mile 12: Sprint Mile 13: Booze mile. Mile 17: Fancy Dress. Mile 24: Breakfast mile. Massive thank you to those who came and ran a few miles with me at various times throughout the day. It really was appreciated. Julie Oxenham, Helen Stevenson, Francis Vosper and my 3 gorgeous children. Will I do it again? Probably not! Great event but I’m so glad it’s done (Kerri Rowe)

Race Report and Photos by Kerri Rowe

Claire On Saturday at 8am Kerri Rowe and I started (separately) the Phoenix 24 which is a virtual running event where you have to run 1 mile on the hour every hour for 24 hours. I think we found it pretty tough when our families had gone to bed and it was dark, Kerri continued running her route outside with her dog and I reverted to the treadmill. Once daylight appeared we gave it a final push for the last few hours. We more than completed our goals at 8 am on Sunday morning feeling ready for bed. Kerri went for the marathon and got 27.59 miles which is amazing and I was going for a marathon but seeing I have an ultra coming up I pushed and got 30.75 miles 😁 I’ve done the p12 before and that was tough enough. We both feel very proud of what we have achieved and probably won’t be doing it again

Race Report and photos by Claire Barlow

Fantastic effort, well done Claire and Kerri and thanks to their crew as well.

Boscastle Scramble, Stage 2 of the Saints and Smugglers Challenge

Thanks to Purple Gecko events for organising a great event and for use of this photo of Antony

Rock to Boscastle 25.5 miles of the rugged North Cornish Coast and Stage 2 of the Saints and Smugglers 100m challenge, organised by Purple Gecko events

Well done Antony Boardman for completing the toughest section of the Saints and Smugglers Challenge in blistering heat in 06:37:47

South West Traverse

Organised by MudCrew, The South West Traverse covers 44 miles of the Cornish Coast, from the Lizard to Land’s End

Chris Madeley, Antony Boardman, Marty Barnfield, Katie Skea and Gail Hartill , take a very large bow! That was a hot one! And thank you for making our “comeback from Covid” such a good day! (Jane Stephens MudCrew)


Katie Skea 10:46:49

Gail Hartill 10:46:51

Antony Boardman 11:11:48

Marty Barnfield 12:08:23

Chris ran the relay

Boconnoc 10k

Claire Barlow 1:03:30 (71st place)

Ian Ringer 1:10:06 (90th Place)

Sean Taylor 1:12: 42 (96th Place)

Full results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFVCoHGbzUopkiJ2rSOpbRfJodXIakf-F8kvW5wpQO0/edit#gid=0

Thanks to Freedom Racing for organising a great event