The Coasters finished off the month taking first place in an age category at the Tavy Seven. Mike Cork (54:58) took one of the prizes on a lovely Dartmoor morning run, Helen Perry-Smith (57:30), Paul Searle (1:01:43), and Mike Organ (1:02:41) made up the Coasters team on the day. Our October park runners were Mike, Paul and Shannon. Great running this month from the Coasters team!
On 04 September, the Plymouth Coasters were miles apart! Katie Durrell took on the Big Half in London, whilst Mike Cork and Paul Searle stayed local to run the Treggy 7 in Launceston.
Helen Perry-Smith took on the Dumfries Half Marathon on 25 September in a rapid 1hr 45m.
Our September park runners were Helen, Shannon, and Paul, and Helen achieved a magnificent 1st in category at Hay Lodge parkrun in Scotland!
Sunday 07 August was a lovely warm summer morning, and a trio of our Coasters took on the very hot Totnes 10k. Mike Cork, Paul Searle, and James Nicholson enjoyed the challenging course to gain valuable club GP points, despite the burning temperatures!
Our most northern race this year was near Glasgow. Bellahouston Harrierts hosted a 10k event which, pre-Bank Holiday, Helen Perry-Smith ran for 10 Grand Prix points and at a blistering 48:34m to maintain the lead in the club Grand Prix standings. Our August park runners were Mike Cork, Shannon Bays, Katie Durrell, Paul Searle, and Ian McLeod.
What a July! From record-high tempratures to scorshing sun, July ended in carnival mode at the Stoke Gabriel 10k. Club members Helen Perry-Smith, Katie Durrell, Trudi Rowe, and Ian McLeod enjoyed the reward of a post-race cider and bap at this trail adventure.
Cornwood and Cox Tor were the glorious locations of the Saturday 23 run. Helen Perry-Hall took on the Run Venture Time Trial from Tavistock up to the 442m high Cox Tor on the damp day, whilst Mike Cork, Mike Organ, and Ian McLeod threw themselves into the annual Cornwood 10k.
In the Muddy Duck race, Paul Searle, Shannon Bays, Barry Williams, James Nicholson, and Ian Mcleod enjoyed the run round trails of Radford Park and Hooe Lake.
And a monumental effort from our Coasters in the quiet countryside of Dorset. The Club logo was on display as Katie Durrell and Helen Perry-Smith complete the 50k endurance event in Ham Lyme, and our July park runners were Mike Cork, Ian McLeod, Paul Searle, and Shannon Bays.
As June draws to a close we say congratulations to a Plymouth Coasters trio. Three members took part in the Torbay 10k; Mike Cork came in second place in his age category with 49:50m, Mike Organ finished with 52:56m, and Paul Searle crossed the line at 55:07.
Congratulations for Amber Pope in her first Half Marathon, recording an exceptional 1 hr 51 mins. On the route of the Plymouth Half Marathon, we have James Nicholson as a race marshal, thank you James.
In the Plymouth 10k, Paul Searle raced to score a rapid 55:48m. Up in the rolling hills of Dartmoor, Helen Perry-Smith and Katie Durrell competed in the Burrator/Horseshoe Run, part of the Meavy Fair. This was a 6-mile trail run with a 1000 ft elevation. An incredible effort, well done to both of you!
Ian McLeod completed the Buckland Bounder, part of the Buckland Monachorum Summer Fair.
Our June park runners were Trudi Rowe, Ian McLeod, Paul Searle, Annie Roberts, Shannon Bays, Helen Perry-Smith, and Mike Cork.
We all throughly enjoyed some park runs this month, and some took on the Bideford 10k and some dived into the challenge of the Ivybridge 10k.
Two of our members took part in the Race the Tide event, a Pure Trail event that took place in scenic Mothecombe, South Devon. The pair ran through leafy woodland paths and over the smooth estuary crossing.
See some more results here: