Results for March, 2004


Inter Counties Cross Country, Nottingham, 06/03/2003

Kevin Heywood and Jon Ward have been having close encounters with each other all winter, and the Inter-Counties at Nottingham proved to be another of those, with Kevin just coming out on top. Elsewhere, it was nice to see three of our Under 13 athletes get their first taste of representative action.
Pos Devon pos Name Age Group Time
166 7th Devon Anna Ford U/13 G 15:11
232 8th Devon Vicki Bowers U/13 G 15:49
162 7th Devon Nick Lapham U/13 B 13:59
193 7th Devon Ben Oke U/17 B 23:20
122 3rd Devon Helen Parkinson SL 32:22
37 1st Devon Kevin Heywood SM 38:51
43 2nd Devon Jon Ward SM 39:05
145 4th Devon Jon Parkinson SM 42:01

Spidernet Pafos Half Marathon / 10K, 07/03/2004

A large party of Blues travelled to Cyprus, ostensibly to compete in the Pafos road races, but mainly to have a decent holiday! As far as the running goes, it was a very successful day, with Peter Hockin leading the way by winning the 10K event, with blue vests packed in behind giving us 6 of the top 12 places. Over the 13.1 mile distance, Alec led out of the start area, eventually finishing 8th with Tony also picking up an age group trophy. As for the holiday, an excellent time was had by all - thanks to Alan for organising the trip, and to Steve Sanders for organising a "Superstars" type event over the first three days, won by Roger.
Half Marathon
8 Alec McLaren 1:25:52 3rd O/45
28 Steve Sanders 1:34:40  
31 Tony Andrews 1:34:40 3rd O/50
54 Dave Cloak 1:41:59  
1 Peter Hockin 34:06 1st O/40
6 Steve Davies 38:24 2nd O/40
7 Joe Davies 38:42 3rd U/39
8 Clive Bright 38:58 3rd O/40
10 Alan Cox 39:24 2nd O/50
12 Jamie McLaren 40:06  
23 Neil Paddon 42:49  
46 Andy Walter 46:45  
48 Roger Edwards 46:56  
78 Doug Birghall 52:05  
84 Michelle Lewzey 53:01  
95 Mark Fundrey 54:09  
102 Paul Atkinson 54:33  
147 Richard Rundle 1:07:35  
159 John Daniel 1:14:20  

Bideford Half Marathon, 07/03/2004

Our biggest race goes from strength-to-strength, again boasting a record number of both entrants (672) and finishers (608). The men's race was taken by Dave Tomlin of Teignbridge Trotters, with ex-Blues Zelah Morrall running to a victory in the ladies race. Elizabeth Higgins was our only age-group winner, taking her category for the third successive year. We again acknowledge the support from our sponsors, R T Marke & Co., Chartered Accounts, Devonshire Pine Ltd, and Tarka Springs. The race was also part of the Foxriver Devon Road Race series.
4 Dave Braunton 1:16:57 SM
22 Steve Hay 1:20:15 3rd O/45
31 Stuart Philps 1:22:17 SM
32 Jeff Harding 1:22:32 SM
36 Paul Sturtridge 1:23:20 5th O/50
40 Andy Jewell 1:23:51 6th O/45
77 Simon Ingle 1:27:25 SM
83 Stuart Wilson 1:27:58 16th O/40
97 Steve Clements 1:29:37 18th O/40
100 Robert Floyd 1:29:49 pb SM
102 Charlie Davis Jr 1:30:03 SM
110 Simon Lacey 1:31:03 pb SM
115 Andy Glover 1:31:21 16th O/45
116 Mark Blight 1:31:21 SM
120 Mark Gilbert 1:31:35 18th O/45
127 Mark Sussex 1:32:09 SM
128 Elizabeth Higgins 1:32:16 1st O/50
150 Ian Mansford 1:33:55 26th O/40
153 Shaun Kenneally 1:34:11 SM
159 Jim Murray 1:34:29 SM
160 Rob Horrell 1:34:29 SM
163 Paul Jennings 1:34:45 29th O/40
192 Larry Rees 1:36:39 44th O/40
217 Samantha Hammond 1:38:20 SL
264 Anthony Merrett 1:42:32 30th O/50
269 Steve Loftus 1:42:56 37th O/45
279 Tim Oke 1:43:55 SM
304 Alan Bellew 1:46:00 SM
327 Steve Ashmore 1:47:28 37th O/50
331 Helen Rowell 1:47:56 16th O/35
337 Carol Davies 1:48:15 11th O/40
358 Jonathan Tudor 1:50:14 SM
381 Debra Lake 1:52:10 22nd O/35
388 Kaye Allen 1:52:29 23rd O/35
398 Jo Wilson 1:53:17 28th O/35
403 Jo Bedler 1:54:00 SL
443 Doug Jenkin 1:57:39 60th O/45
460 Caroline Ellis 1:58:58 20th O/40
461 Lorrie Woolgar 1:59:00 21st O/40
481 Catherine Gardner 2:00:33 36th O/35
505 Linda Eastmond 2:04:24 24th O/40
513 Maria Gray 2:04:52 25th O/40
549 Adele Owens 2:14:18 21st O/45
557 Liz Oke 2:16:30 8th O/55

Devon Sportshall Fixture 5, Dawlish, 07/03/2004

While the quantity of young athletes competing for us indoors this winter has been disappointing, the same certainly cannot be said about the quality of the performances. Matthew Cawsey and Ben Pomeroy both picked up overall medals in five of their six combined events. Ben won the Hurdles, and came second in the 4 laps and Standing Triple Jump, while Matthew picked up bronzes in both the standing jumps.

Under 13 Boys
Ben Pomeroy 2 Lap Hurdles, 1st, 25.0 4 Laps, 2nd, 48.8 Standing Long Jump, 5th, 2.06

Under 15 Boys
Matthew Cawsey 4 Laps, 3rd, 46.0 Standing Long Jump, 3rd, 2.30 Standing Triple Jump, 4th, 6.78

English Schools Cross Country, Maidstone, 13/03/2004

Four of our junior athletes made the team for the English Schools this year, with Ben Oke's 218th in the Senior Boys the highest result. The other three runners were all in the Inter Boys - Carl Holliman (267th), Reece Woolgar (292nd) and John Spry (308th)

The Grizzly, Seaton, 14/03/2004

This year subtitled "Infinity and Beyond" - boasting "Twentyish muddy, hilly, boggy, beachy miles of multi-terrain edge-of-sanity running experience you will find this side of the end of time".
10 Jon Parkinson 2:01:37
238 Simon Lacey 2:32:43
270 Steve Turner 2:36:21
724 Larry Rees 3:05:10
760 Steve Loftus 3:07:00
785 Paul Jennings 3:07:58
1112 Lorrie Woolgar 3:30:08
1411 Kay Eastwood 3:56:48

Helphire Bath Half Marathon, Bath, 14/03/2004

Some very fast times recorded here - four of our five runners recording a new personal best.
16 Jon Ward   1:07:16 pb
102 Helen Parkinson 6th lady 1:21:27 pb
143 Jim Murray   1:23:43 pb
337 Neil Marke   1:30:22 pb
3391 Liz Oke   2:23:42

Westward League Cross Country, Exmouth, 14/03/2004

Peter Hockin will need some more Devonshire Pine to build an extension to his trophy cabinet after cleaning in the Westward League this winter. Not content with the vets category, he wrapped up the overall men's title as well, and also led the men to team overall victory. beat Lorraine, which enabled her to win the overall ladies and the O/40 as well.

Team Results : Senior Men 11th, Senior Ladies 1st & 12th, U/17 Boys 6th, U/15 Boys 2nd, U/13 Boys 10th, U/15 Girls 5th, U/13 Girls 7th

Under 13 Girls
Pos Name Time
15 Erica Woolgar  
22 Nicolle Hockin  
Under 13 Boys
Pos Name Time
4 Nick Lapham  
6 James Bolton  
Under 15 Boys
Pos Name Time
11 Craig Bellew  
13 Dan Mapp  
Under 17 Boys
Pos Name Time
8 Jamie McLaren  
Senior Ladies
Pos Name Age Group Pos Time
21 Kay Eastwood ?th O/50  
Senior Men
Pos Name Age Group Pos Time
5 Peter Hockin ?th O/40  
20 Chris Stone    

Westward Cross Country League Overall Positions

A lot of results still to follow.

Team results - U/13 Boys 1st, U/15 Boys 2nd, U/17 Boys 1st, Sen Men 1st. Others to follow.

Under 13 Boys
Pos Name
2 Ben Pomeroy
3 Nick Lapham

Senior Men
Pos Name Age Group Pos
1 Peter Hockin 1st O/40

Duchy Marathon, Redruth, 21/03/2004

11 Jim Murray 3:11:41
27 Steve Hay 3:31:04
60 Paul Jennings 3:58:20

B & Q Eastleigh 10K, Eastleigh, 21/03/2004

This is one of the hottest 10Km races in the country, incorporating an inter-area match, plus several visiting Kenyans. Kevin set a new pb in finishing 15th
15 Kevin Heywood 31:10 pb
180 Andy Glover 40:41

Poole Winter 5K Series, Boscombe, 26/03/2004

Arron Kearney is studying at Bournemouth University, and took in one of the local 5K winter series. He finished 55th (of 219) in 18:34

Teignbridge 10, Newton Abbot, 28/03/2004

Jon Parkinson led our thirteen Blues in action at the Teignbridge 10, while his wife Helen finished first lady, and Elizabeth took yet another age group win, by no less than 12 minutes (incdentally, she ran exactly the same time as last year). Stuart's run also was worthy of note, as he crept under the hour barrier, while Jamie's time, although he is now 17, set an inaugural club record for someone still in the U/17 age group.
3 Jon Parkinson   55:29
22 Stuart Philps 6th O/35 59:52
26 Helen Parkinson 1st Lady 1:01:13
37 Alec McLaren 6th O/45 1:03:32
42 Jamie McLaren   1:04:42
52 Peter J Rigler 10th O/40 1:05:46
73 Mark Sussex   1:07:33
74 Chris Stone 13th O/35 1:07:35
84 Elizabeth Higgins 1st O/50 1:09:13
121 Alan Heard 14th O/50 1:12:38
197 Eric Hubber 13th O/60 1:25:25
205 Karen Ballantyne 9th O/45 1:26:55
271 Liz Oke 4th O/60 1:45:34

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