2012 Results

  1. Sunday 23 December – Torrington Christmas Caper
  2. Tuesday 11 December Handicap Run
  3. Sunday 25 November – Bicton Blister 10mile (actually very close to 11M)
  4. Sunday 18 November – Drogo 10
  5. Sunday 11 November – Remembrance Run 4.2m Beach run
  6. Sunday 4 November – The ING New York City Marathon
  7. Sunday 4 November – Plymouth City 10k
  8. Sunday 4 November – Bideford 10-Miler
  9. Saturday 3 November – Sourton Scramble
  10. Sunday 28 October South Molton Struggle 8ml
  11. Sunday 21 October Birmingham Half Marathon
  12. Sunday 21 October Tavy 7
  13. Sunday 14 October Race for Wildlife
  14. Saturday 13 October – The Mouth to Mouth
  15. Sunday 23 September Our own Great RATs Run
  16. Sunday 16 September Great North Run & Junior Great North Run
  17. Sunday 16 September Truro Half Marathon
  18. Tuesday 10 September Handicap Run
  19. Saturday 8 September – The Awesome Foursome
  20. Wednesday 5 September The Sourton Tors Fell Race
  21. Sunday 2 September The Treggy 7
  22. Sunday 2 September Torrington Back in 5 Race
  23. Sunday 25 August Trelissick 10k
  24. Sunday 18 August R.A.T. Roseland August Trail
  25. Sunday 12 August Sidmouth Festival Run
  26. Sunday 12 August St Clether Church Walk and Fun Run
  27. Saturday 28 July Tywardreath Trotter 7M
  28. Tuesday 24 July Summer Handicap Run
  29. Thursday 19 July – Tavy Town Relay
  30. Sunday 15 July – Bristol Harbourside Sprint Triathlon
  31. Sunday 15 July – The Pyworthy Challenge
  32. Sunday 8 July – Dartmoor Reservoir Kanter – 24+ miles
  33. Sunday 8 July – Bideford Triathlon – 600m river swim, 23.5k cycle, 5k run
  34. Sunday 8 July – Fingle Dash 10k – 7.8 miles!
  35. Sunday 8 July – Big Cornwall Swim – 3.8km open water
  36. Sunday 1 July – Shoreline Bude Triathlon
  37. Sunday 24 June – Lanhydrock 10mile
  38. Sunday 24 June – North Devon Coastal Marathon
  39. Wednesday 20 June – Meet your Max
  40. Sunday 17 June – Wimbleball Half Ironman
  41. Wednesday 13 June – Bude Lifeboat Run
  42. Sunday 10 June – Ruby Run Half Marathon
  43. Saturday 9 June – Around the Roseland Adventure Race
  44. Sunday 3 June – Plymouth Half Marathon
  45. Sunday 20 May – Marazion Standard Triathlon
  46. Sunday 20 May – St Austell Half Marathon
  47. Sunday 20 May – Upper Tamar Lakes, Kilkhampton
  48. Sunday 13 May Bideford 10km
  49. Sunday 6th May Bocconoc 5 – 2nd leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series
  50. Sunday 6th May   Great West Run – Half Marathon
  51. Sunday 6th May    North Dorest Village Marathon
  52. Sunday 29th April   Cornwall ‘Tor’
  53. Sunday 22nd April    London Marthon
  54. Saturday 21 April    Le Trail de l’Odet, Ergué Gabéric
  55. Sunday 15th April    Tavy 13
  56. Sunday 1st April    5 Tors – 1st leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series
  57. Sunday 25th March   Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile
  58. Sunday 11th March    Bath Half Marathon
  59. Sunday 11th March    The Grizzly, Seaton
  60. 4th March ’12    Bideford Half Marathon
  61. 26th February ’12    Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service Half Marathon
  62. 12th February ’12    Exeter Half Marathon
  63. 29th January ’12    Braunton 10
  64. 15th January ’12    Riverside Rollick Thornbury, Bristol
  65. 8th January ’12    First Chance 10k

Sunday 23 December – Torrington Christmas Caper

Pete Devenport59:55 5th in cat and overallSam Kingscott1:03:28
Mark Hutcheson1:10.19Sean Jack1:18:30
Chris Tucker1:19:14Bridget Funnell1:27:54 1st Over 55
Roger Nosworthy1:34:40  

A few pictures here.


Tuesday 11 December Handicap Run

Another good turnout of 24 RATs for the 2 lap, 5 mile winter handicap race around Flexbury. Despite adjustments to handicaps after the September race, several runners still managed to run significantly inside their Handicap time. So the training really works! Once again these will be suitably adjusted for the next outings. CongRATulations this time to Shelley Marshall being the first back to the Pitch & Putt Hut. While nobody returned exactly in their estimated times, our thanks go to Jo this time for finishing within 7 seconds of hers. Full results are here.


Sunday 25 November – Bicton Blister 10mile (actually very close to 11M)

Caroline Hobbs1:39:44 (Friend of RATs, this was Carolines first race but no photos!)
Bridget Funnell1:44:50 2nd in cat.
Roger Nosworthy1:47:15 4th in cat.

On a spectacular but very flooded course with many thigh deep mud and water crossings….Perfect!


Sunday 18 November – Drogo 10

Mark Hutcheson1hr 13min 12 secs
Paul Bowden1hr 30mins 7 secs
Alex Hutcheson2hr 2 mins 13 secs

Sunday 11 November – Remembrance Run 4.2m Beach run

Last leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain

Jas Finney29:30 1st Female. 1st in cat.Helen Heard32:27 2nd Female. 1st in cat.
Heidi Redman33:01 1st U/40 2nd in cat.Sabine Maclean-Thorne34:52 3rd in cat.
Ang Martin35:31 4th in cat.Bridget Funnell38:27 2nd in cat.
1st Female Team on the day …. Jas, Helen, Heidi, Sabine

After 10 events (top 6 scores count) Bude RATs ladies have finished with 5 of the top 25 places! Katie finished 2nd in category. Helen finished 1st in category dropping only 2 points. Becky finished 7th in category. Ang finished joint 2nd in category only 6 points behind the category winner who had a maximum 600 points. Bridge finished 2nd in category dropping only 7 points and only 3 points behind the category winner. Bude Rats Female team finished joint 2nd dropping just 5 points and only 2 points behind the winning team, St Austell.

It’s also worthy of note that Jas was only able to compete in 4 events but was the 1st female in all of them. Watch out 2013! All our ladies deserve a hearty congRATulations for their dedication throughout the series and it’s time for the men to step up and show their metal! The official calendar for 2013 isn’t available yet but will be posted on Forthcoming Events as soon as it is Final results for the series are here. A few pictures are here.


Sunday 4 November – The ING New York City Marathon

After many months of hard training, RAT John Greenaway headed off to NY to run the NY city Marathon. The athletes were assured the event would go ahead despite the terrible natural disaster ‘Sandy’ that had battered New York the previous week.

Huge disappointment when, a little over 36 hours hours before the start, the event was cancelled. John along with over 20,000 other determined athletes weren’t going to leave without having completed the task they were there for… So they ran 6 and a bit laps of central park to complete their very own New York Marathon.

It might not have been The ‘ING’ marathon but there are many words that you could tack on in front of ING…excitING? engagING?

Well done John, this was a real adventure and an event that will go down in history, a true test of self motivation, grit and determination without the help of gel/water stations and the crowd to pull you along.

There was no official 2012 winner but 20 thousand plus un-official winners ….Job done!


Sunday 4 November – Plymouth City 10k

Chris Tucker44:01 – 1st 10k raceSarah Fennell1:06:22 – PB
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The start time was a challenge – getting up to have breakfast early enough, and to make it to Plymouth by 8.15am! But we both had a great time, really enjoyed it and are planning our next event already!

CongRATulations to both of you for your first event with the RATs.


Sunday 4 November – Bideford 10-Miler

Sabine McLean-Thorne1:16:15 1st in Category

Full results available here http://www.bidefordaac.co.uk/images/Bide_10M_2012.pdf


Saturday 3 November – Sourton Scramble

Helen Heard51:37 3rd FemaleSteve Martin53:46
Ang Martin55:53Ray Coles59:34
Andy Mounce59:43Nick Cleaver59:54
Bridget Funnel62:29 1st in categoryEllen Hall63:50
Annie Finding70:39  
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Look at those smiles. What a difference a hot drink and bacon roll make!

The sun always shines on the RATeous – Well it did on Saturday. It was still cold and the ground still muddy but in between the rain and the hail, the sky cleared and the sun shone for the critical hour between 11:00 and 12:00. CongRATulations to Andy for his first event with the RATs.

Full Results, official race report and photos are(will be) here: https://sites.google.com/site/sourtonscramble/


Sunday 28 October South Molton Struggle 8ml

Annie Finding1:15:40 – 1st in category
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Annie writes … One lone aging RAT at the South Molton Struggle

Race very well organised, good signage to the car parking area, no queues for the ladies, very friendly encouraging marshals even in the damp & cool conditions, 2 water stops & 2 jelly baby stops!

The course consisted of roads & footpaths of varying degrees of steepness & muddiness & the puddles were a joy to behold, just no way to avoid them. (My socks went in the shower with me when I got home.)

Anyway I managed to “struggle” my way round the course without stopping, except to climb a couple of styles & gingerly cross a very slippery wooden bridge. Will definitely do it again next year.

Full results are here.


Sunday 21 October Birmingham Half Marathon

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Nick Cleaver1:51:23Becky Stopher2:11:00

Sunday 21 October Tavy 7

Steve Martin51:03Paul Bowden51:52 – 3rd in cat.
Ang Martin52:06 – 2nd in cat.Ray Coles56:06
Annie Finding1:04:22 – 2nd in cat.  

Full results are here.


Sunday 14 October Race for Wildlife

9th leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain

Jas Finney40:16 1st Female. 1st in cat.Helen (over 40) Heard44:23 2nd in cat.
Ang Martin46:15Sabine Maclean-Thorne46:27
Bridget Funnell51:34 2nd in cat.Katie Davis53:44
Roger Nosworthy56:03  
1st Female Team …. Jas, Helen, Ang, Sabine

After 9 events (top 6 scores count) the stage is set. In the female open category Bude RATS still hold 5 of the top 19 places!     Katie Davis is now 2nd in category, but not out of danger yet!     Helen Heard is now 1st in category and can’t be knocked off the top.     Becky Healey is 4th in the same category as Helen with others on her heels.   Ang Martin is joint 1st but with little room to manoeuvre.     Bridge Funnell is 2nd in category but there’s danger looming in third place.     Bude Rats Female team came 1st on the day and are now 3rd over all. A top 3 place is not guaranteed yet.

The final event in the series is hosted by Mounts Bay Harriers in Penzance.    Sunday 11th Nov ‘Remembrance Run’ 4.2 Mile Beach Run. start 11am. (registration from 9.30)    The full calendar is available via Forthcoming Events.   Full results after 9 events   are here.   A few pictures   are here.


Saturday 13 October – The Mouth to Mouth

Rob Shaw48:53 – race winnerWayne Van Rensburg51:46 – 2nd in cat.
Andy Virgin56:04Steve Martin56:13
Paul Diffey56:56Isobel Waterhouse60:44 – 3rd female
Ray Coles62:27Pienaar Van Rensburg63:08
Emma Bartrop63:17 – 2nd in cat.Simon Theakston66:31
Daniel Dumas68:30Fionagh Harding70:07
Andy Latter71:12Annie Finding74:41 – 2nd in cat.

Full results are available here. First pictures are here.


Sunday 23 September Our own Great RATs Run

22’ish miler

Mark Hutcheson3:06 1st overallSabine McLean-Thorne3:50 2nd Lady
Joanne Barraclough4:46 Joint 3rd LadyKatie Davis4:46 Joint 3rd Lady

12’ish miler

Toby Haig1:53Andy Virgin2:06
Paul Bowden2:06:04Steve Martin2:07
Helen Heard 1st Lady2:07Ellen Hall 2nd Lady2:28

Full results, stories, photos, and extra information are all available on the Great RATs Run page


Sunday 16 September Great North Run & Junior Great North Run

Great North Run

Ang Martin1:37:18

Junior Great North Run – 4k

Holly Martin17:39
Lee Martin18:45

Sunday 16 September Truro Half Marathon

Mark Hutcheson1hr 26min 33
Paul Bowden1hr 40mins 08
Alex Hutcheson2hr 12mins 17

A well organised event starting in the centre of Truro. The route does a short loop of the main streets then heads along the river and a cycle path through some scenic wooded and riverside areas before returning to a flat finish in the centre. Both Alex and Paul had done the race in 2011 and described it as slightly undulating – having run it again this year their opinions have been revised somewhat, but would still recommend it as a lovely route.


Tuesday 10 September Handicap Run

A good turnout of 26 RATs for last nights 5 mile handicap race. Clearly there are some ‘ringers’ in the club as many runners were well inside their Handicap time. Obviously these will be suitably adjusted for the next Handicap race. CongRATulation to Loraine Jennings on being the first back to the Pitch & Putt Hut. Many thanks this time to Mica, Alex and Annie who all finished within 2 seconds of the estimated times. Full results are here.


Saturday 8 September – The Awesome Foursome

2012 World Cup Quadrathlon

4 RATs took part in pairs and the results look like this

NamesSwimCycleCanoeRunOverall TimePosition
Simon Hammond and Lee Sampson0:24:300:51:450:48:150:44:012:48:315
Brett Higham and Chris Hammond0:22:331:00:210:47:290:41:152:51:386
Nicola Hammond and Sean Jack0:27:101:06:151:02:020:46:023:21:2933
Emma Bartrop and Sue Roper0:24:541:13:171:00:341:01:053:39:5042

Full Results are available here.


Wednesday 5 September The Sourton Tors Fell Race

2.6M Straight up and down

Helen (last day of u/40) Heard24:49 First lady and 1st in Cat
Bridget Funnell28:00 First in o/55
Roger Nosworthy31:29 First in o/60

15 hardy souls took to the hills at Sourton (and 15 made it back). Not content with being first lady and first in category, Helen also broke last years ladies course record. Full results and a run report are available here.


Sunday 2 September The Treggy 7

Steve Martin51:17

Sunday 2 September Torrington Back in 5 Race

Ang Martin36:44Paul Bowden37:15
Sean Jack37:31Steve Wilson43:46

Sunday 25 August Trelissick 10k

8th leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain

Jas Finney47:31 1st Female & 1st in CategoryHelen Heard53:57 1st in Category
Ang Martin55:33 3rd in CategoryBridget Funnell59:35 1st in Category
Becky Healey1:02:23Katie Davis1:05:12
Roger Nosworthy1:09:12 2nd in Category  

After 8 events (top 6 scores count) the stage is set for an exciting finish –

In the female open category Bude RATS hold 5 of the top 19 places – Read on!
Katie Davis (6 scores) is still 1st in category, but not out of danger yet!     Becky Healey (6 scores) is 3rd in category in a hotly contested group     Helen Heard (5 scores) is 4th in the same category as Becky but with a race in hand could make it to the top.     Ang Martin (6 scores) is 2nd in category and on paper can still make it to the top!     Bridge Funnell (6 scores) is still 1st in category but it’s not over yet.     Bude Rats Female team came 2nd on the day and are now 4th over all. A top 3 place is possible with the right results in the last 2 events.

The final 2 events in the series are both hosted by Mounts Bay Harriers in Penzance.    Sunday 14th Oct ‘Race for Wildlife’ 10k. Start 10.30. Enter on line, it’s expensive on the day.    Sunday 11th Nov ‘Remembrance Run’ 4.2 Mile Beach Run. start 11am. (registration from 9.30)    The full calendar is available via Forthcoming Events.   Full results after 8 events   are here.   A few pictures   are here.


Sunday 18 August R.A.T. Roseland August Trail

32, 20 or 11 miles

20 miles – Red run

Fionagh Harding04:59:04Jo Barraclough05:09:14
Katie Davis05:37:13Paul George06:27:49
Alex Hutcheson06:32:37  

32 miles – Black run

Mark Hutcheson05:37:27Becky Healey07:27:36
Bridget Funnell07:39:14Roger Nosworthy08:26:19

Katie joins the R.A.T. race and tells us about it   here


Sunday 12 August Sidmouth Festival Run

Seniors

Steve Martin50:03Ang Martin55:38

Juniors

Holly Martin1st Girl home, 2nd overall

Sunday 12 August St Clether Church Walk and Fun Run

A very select 12 runners (including 3 RATs) started this very hilly, hot race that we think was about 4.6 miles. There were no numbers and no offical times but we think the approximate times are as follows –

Ray Coles@37minLiz Wilson@40min 2nd LadyAnnie Finding@45min

I’m hoping to get a full list of runners and some photos. Meanwhile, amongst the small group of adoring fans,
I found another guest poet who has kindly prepared the following. Extract from Lord Mayscone’s RATty V

This story shall the good RAT teach their RATlets;
And Clether Cletherian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember’d;
We 3, we happy 3, we band of RATs;
For those to-day that sheds their sweat with me
Shall be in my RATpack; be they ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle their condition:
And RATs in Bude now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their rat tails cheap whiles any speaks
That run with us upon Saint Clether’s day.


Saturday 28 July Tywardreath Trotter 7M

7th leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series

Helen Heard53:43 2nd in catAng Martin53:43 2nd in cat
Becky Healey1:01:15Bridget Funnell1:01:18 1st in cat
Katie Davis1:03:39  

Holly Martin ran in the u/16 Fun Run, finishing 2nd girl overall even though her category was u/12
After 7 events – Ang Martin is 4th over all and 2nd in Cat. Becky Healey is 8th over all and 2nd in Cat. Katie Davis is 9th over all and 1st in Cat. Bridge Funnell 19th over all is 2nd in Cat. Bude Rats are also 4th Female team over all. The next event (8th) in the series is the Trelissick 10k on Saturday 25th August.
The full calendar is available via Forthcoming Events. Full results after 7 events are here.


Tuesday 24 July Summer Handicap Run

Great turnout for the 5 mile Handicap Run this evening – 28 runners in total and nobody got completely lost! Congratulation to Gary Lowson on being the first back to the Pitch & Putt Hut. Many thanks to Heidi for finishing in exactly her estimated time. Full results are here.


Thursday 19 July – Tavy Town Relay

Bude RATs ‘strutting their stuff’ with several teams. The full results, both senior and junior can be accessed via this link http://www.tavistockathletics.com/relays/index.htm I will filter out our results over the next couple of days and add them to this site


Sunday 15 July – Bristol Harbourside Sprint Triathlon

Jim Miller – 3rd in category, 19th overall, total time:1:08:32
swim: 13:01,   t1:1:24,   bike:32:06,   t2:1:31,   run:20:30
(Jim would have qualified for the Worlds with these results!)


Sunday 15 July – The Pyworthy Challenge

10k’ish Adults. 3k 12-15yrs. 1.5k 11yrs & under
Full results for all three events are available – here.
A couple of pictures from Ang with a big gap for some words are – here.
Bude RATs results are as follows

10k Results

Mark Hutcheson39:27Chris Heard43:22
Helen Heard44:06 – 2nd Lady. 1st in Cat.Paul Bowden44:39
Sean Jack45:40Ray Coles49:42
Nick Cleaver51:06Ellen Hall51:30
Anthony Ward52:30Andy Latter52:30
Liz Wilson54:19Steve Wilson54.50
Alex Hutcheson55:12Annie Finding55:23
Helen Medland55:24Judy Blee1:00:30

3k 12-15yrs Results

Georgia Higham13:29 – 1st GirlJoe Marshall-Evans14:10
Leisha Bond14.28Samantha Dalton-Ginn14:53

1.5k 11yrs & under Results

William Blee6:04Toby Biggs6:22
Holly Martin6:24 – 1st GirlPatrick Faulkner6:41
Eleanor Theakston7:39Jessica Biggs7:42
Tilly Daniel7:53Timon Chapman7:57
Joseph Faulkner7:58Maddie Old8:10
Kyle Brown8:20Dylan Theakston8:21
Phoebe Boundy8:54Sam Heard10:22 – Almost a RAT
Maya Schiffer10:51 – Almost a RATChaya Brown12:03

Sunday 8 July – Dartmoor Reservoir Kanter – 24+ miles

Sarah Tonkin, Roger Nosworthy & Bridget Funnell, all completed the distance well within the allocated time.


Sunday 8 July – Bideford Triathlon – 600m river swim, 23.5k cycle, 5k run

Helen Heard1:28:05 – 4th in catKatie Davis1:34:58
Lara Trewin1.36.27Sean Jack1:36:43

Sunday 8 July – Fingle Dash 10k – 7.8 miles!

Steve Martin1:06:32 – 3rd MaleAng Martin1:12:14 – 1st Female and 7th overall

Some thoughts on the days events from Steve and Ang   are here


Sunday 8 July – Big Cornwall Swim – 3.8km open water

Andy Virgin57:28 – 6th overall

Sunday 1 July – Shoreline Bude Triathlon

NameSwimCycleRunTotalOverall
Position
Category Position
Andy Virgin08:52.0035:02.5023:17.7501:09:12.602912
Sean Jack13:17.0038:45.5524:28.7001:18:28.15838
Jeff Cherrington13:18.040:02.1524:26.1501:19:48.809627
Emma Bartrop13:44.0042:19.6026:33.4501:27:08.351355
Team – Pick n Mix
RATs Sarah Miller & Helen Heard
and Mel Bardsley
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Team – 33
RATs Isobel & Rob Waterhouse
and Tom Dickinson
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We don’t know if we will ever get times for the relay teams


Sunday 24 June – Lanhydrock 10mile

6th leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series

Helen Heard1:16:40 3rd Female, 1st in catAng Martin1:23:15 2nd in cat
Bridget Funnell1:32:33 2nd in catBecky Healey1:34:15
Katie Davis1:35:05Max Spence1:37:34

After 6 events – Ang Martin is 7th over all and 2nd in Cat. Becky Healey is 10th over all and 2nd in Cat. Katie Davis is 11th over all and 1st in Cat. Bridge Funnell 21st over all is 3rd in Cat. Bude Rats are also 3rd Female team over all. The next event (7th) in the series is Tywardeath Trotter 7mile on July 28th. Organisers Tywardreath + St. A. The full calendar is available via Forthcoming Events. Full results after 6 events,   are here.


Sunday 24 June – North Devon Coastal Marathon

Mark Hutcheson3:49:44 2nd in cat

Wednesday 20 June – Meet your Max

5th leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series

Helen Heard58:57Becky Healey1:06:39
Bridge Funnell1:07:59Katie Davis1:13:24
Jo Barraclough1:17:22Sarah Tonkin1:19:59

After 5 events – Katie Davis is 13th over all and 1st in Cat. Ang Martin is 9th over all and 2nd in Cat. Becky Healey is 11th over all and 3rd in Cat. Bridge Funnell is 3rd in Cat. Bude Rats are also 3rd Female team over all. The full calendar is available via Forthcoming Events. Full results after 5 events,   are here.


Sunday 17 June – Wimbleball Half Ironman

Rob Shaw05:38:15 – Swim 00:31:49 / Cycle 03:10:15 / Run 01:48:32

Wednesday 13 June – Bude Lifeboat Run

4th leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series

Mark Hutcheson38:16Jasmine Finney39:26 1st Lady
Steve Martin40:33Helen Heard42:53 2nd in Cat
Andy Virgin43:10Paul Bowden44:23
Ang Martin45:22 2nd in CatAli Migliorini-Stubbs46:30
Max Spence46:45Paul Collins47:40
Paul Currie47:46Ray Coles49:15
Anthony Ward49:28Andy Latter50:26
Becky Healey50:34Leila Reay50:45 1st in Cat
Katie Davis50:55Paul George51:39
Sarah Tonkin53:52Helen Medland54.44
Alex Hutcheson55:14Annie Finding55:53

After 4 events – Katie Davis is 1st in Cat. Ang Martin is 2nd in Cat. Bridge Funnell is 2nd in Cat. Leila Reay is joint 2nd in Cat. Becky Healey is 4th in Cat. The full calendar is available via Forthcoming Events. Full results after 4 events,   are here.   A few pictures followed by my thoughts on the evening,   are here


Sunday 10 June – Ruby Run Half Marathon

Mark Hutcheson1:25:43Chris Heard1:35:51
Helen Heard1:36:22 Ist local LadyFiona Timms1:50:54
Ellen Hall1:53:46Basie Van Rensburg1:56:04
Wayne Van Rensburg1:56:05Penny Timms1:56:35
Alex Hutcheson2:01:39Michael Timms2:09:57
Susan Van Rensburg2:13:34Alison Timms2:29:28

Saturday 9 June – Around the Roseland Adventure Race

Bridget Funnell3:56:15Sarah Tonkin4:05:50
Jo Barraclough4:32:20Roger Nosworthy4:56:00
Lara Trewin & Katie Davis3:54:50Paul Collins & Steve Pitcher4:12:40

I’m not going to explain these results. Paul Collins & Steve Pitcher and Lara Trewin & Katie Davis entered as teams. Sarah Tonkin, Jo Barraclough, Bridget Funnell and Roger Nosworthy entered as singles. Full results are available via download from     http://www.nearwaterevents.co.uk/around-roseland-adventure-race 

Katie explains it all  here   something about 8 Go Adventuring…


Sunday 3 June – Plymouth Half Marathon

Steve Martin1:33:25Becky Stopher2:17:25Hayley Thompson2:49:53

Sunday 20 May – Marazion Standard Triathlon

Jim MIller – 3rd in category, 7th overall, total time: 2:45:14
swim 33:12.    bike 1:25:59.   run 43:44.


Sunday 20 May – St Austell Half Marathon

3rd leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series

Mark Hutcheson1:31:49Basie Van Rensburg1:55:47
Ang Martin1:55 49Bridget Funnell2:03:53
Becky Healey2:11:49Katie Davis2:15:00
Alex Hutcheson2:27:23Susan Van Rensburg2:27:23
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The 1 mile Fun Run ( girls) was won by Holly Martin in an amazing time of 6:03 (doesn’t sound like much fun to me!)

The Bude RATs Ladies Team came 3rd on the day and is now 3rd after 3 events. Ang Martin is now 2nd in her category and 5th in the open category. Bridget is 3rd in her category. Sarah Curtis is still 3rd in her category although not competing here today. The next event in the series is the Bude Lifeboat Run on Wednesday 13 June. The full calendar is available via Forthcoming Events. Full results after 3 events     are here 

Katie writes …   One small step for RATs, one giant leap for RATkind


Sunday 20 May – Upper Tamar Lakes, Kilkhampton

5k fun run – 10k Adults run

5k Results

Oscar Lee2nd over allElla Brock1st girl 3rd over allTilly Daniel2nd girl
Timon Chapman Saul Barraclough Joseph Trewin 

10k Results

Sarah Curtis48:27 5th over all 1st LadyPaul Collins49:41Ali Migliorini-Stubbs50:00
Paul Currie51:48Ray Coles52:45Ellen Hall52:53
Lara Trewin54:24Andy Latter54:24Fionagh Harding56:05
Helen Medland58:50Annie Finding58:50Jo Barraclough1:00:18

Photos from the day and poet Monrose C. Daly, remembers Lake Tamar, Cornwallshire, Englandland   here


Sunday 13 May Bideford 10km

Mark Hutcheson38:12 (3rd in cat.)Jasmine Finney40:15 (2nd over all, 1st in cat.)
Steve Martin41:23Toby Haigh42:23
Paul Bowden42:29Paul Currie49:39
Ray Coles49:43Ellen Hall50:28 (4th in cat.)
Rowena Wilson53:32Alex Hutcheson55:58
Annie Finding56:02Steven Wilson *56:46
Leila Reay56:47 (2nd in cat.)Liz Wilson58:16
Anthony Ward59:54Maria Martin1:06:28
Judy Blee *1:12:01Haley Thompson *1:12:01

* First 10k for Bude RATs. CongRATulations to all!

Times are from the Bideford website. Full results including a new course record can be found at   http://www.bidefordaac.co.uk/bide_10K_2012.pdf
Thoughts and photos from the day   are here


Sunday 6th May Bocconoc 5 – 2nd leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series

Sarah Curtis42:53 (4th in category)Angela Martin43:07 (3rd in category and a nice trophy)
Becky Healy46:45Sarah Tonkin48:53
Holly Martin was 5th girl in the fun run

The Bude Rats Team came 6th on the day and is now 4th after 2 events. The next event in the series is the St. Austell Half on May 20th. The full calendar is available via Forthcoming Events.

Full results after 2 events     are here   and Ang’s thoughts on the day   are here


Sunday 6th May   Great West Run – Half Marathon

Sabine Mclean-Thorne –1:35:33 (9th female)Toby Haigh –1:36:21John Greenaway –1:37:15

Rowena writes… The Great West Run was lovely for me – I was a spectator!

The stadium start and finish really made it feel like a professional event and was a great place to see/photograph people start and come in, in the comfort of the stand, or the grass. Toby said the feel of the track beneath trainers was a real boost to running that last lap too.
It was a lovely sunny day and we weren’t sure how many RATs were there, but I cheered as I saw 3 come in about 3 minutes apart. Apparently the course turned out to be a bit more hilly than Toby expected and although there were plenty of facilities and it was well organised there, be sure to arrive in plenty of time if you go next year because the parking was a nightmare – all the roads that you need to get into the area are shut for the race!


Sunday 6th May    North Dorest Village Marathon

Lara Trewin –4:07:47

Don’t keep us waiting too long for your reflections on the day Lara


Sunday 29th April   Cornwall ‘Tor’

Just to let everyone know, I did take part in the Cornwall TOR on Sunday. However, the extreme weather conditions caused me to withdraw from the race at Tintagel after doing 25 miles in a strong headwind, driving rain and what was described as a temperature of 2 degrees . I was too wet and cold to continue and for my own safety I made the sensible decision not to proceed. Ellen Hall


Sunday 22nd April    London Marthon

Mark Hutcheson3:12:32Helen Heard3:27:31Becky Healey4:18:38
Alex Hutcheson4:39:35Jo Barraclough4:47:24  

It’s time to spill the beans Alex – How did Mark beat you ?


Saturday 21 April    Le Trail de l’Odet, Ergué Gabéric

Isobel 26.5km3:15:58Rob 12km1:15:50

The French Connection – Isobel’s full report     is here


Sunday 15th April    Tavy 13

One lonely RAT

Paul Bowden1:35:22

Monday 9th April   Easter Monday Charity Fun Run

In aid of The League of Friends of Stratton Hospital

CongRATulations to everyone that took part or supported the day and particular congRATulations to all the winners. Full results in PDF format and can be downloaded    from here    plus additional report    from here


Sunday 1st April    5 Tors – 1st leg 2012 Cornish Multi Terrain Race Series

Bridget Funnell1:39:36Sarah Curtis1:40:44
Angela Martin1:45:15Roger Nosworthy1:54:48
Katie Davis1:58:46  

To find out how Light-foot, Raging Bull, She’s no (April) Fool, Finally Katie and a chap

with no nick name got on    click here    and full results    are here


Sunday 25th March   Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile

Late news has come in confirming that several RATs were seen competing in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile events. There are no official times but we understand that Liz Wilson won the ladies 6 mile race and that Terri, Hayley and Ian all competed in the 1 mile race. Further rumours are that Ian has claimed the winning time of 5mins 34secs after knocking a few mums and toddlers into the canal to get them out of his way! However rumour also has it that Ian took ten minutes to get to the front – go figure!


Sunday 11th March    Bath Half Marathon

Max Spence1:54:54Tim Adams2:01:08Mary Willow2:02:48

A story of paramedics, the ‘boob bus’ and a rooftop Jacuzzi    Read Tim’s report


Sunday 11th March    The Grizzly, Seaton

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From a spectator’s perspective this was a beautiful day for a stroll along the cliffs or sitting on the promenade in the glorious sunshine watching the muddy parade of Grizzly finishers. But despite the high temperature the RATs put on an excellent show, including a couple of significant improvements on last years times. My hands are quite sore after all that clapping.     Well done RATties

However from a runners perspective… “20-ish muddy, hilly, boggy, beachy miles of the multiest-terrain running experience you will find this side of the end of time.” View Katie’s report and more photos

Mark Hutcheson2:54:59Ben Mitchell2:57:12Helen Heard3:16:53
Steve Martin3:25:18James Cann3:25:20Sean Jack3:30:43
Wayne Van Rensburg3:32:11Mark Ward3:34:32Sabine McLean-Thorne3:36:50
Basie Van Rensburg3:39:57John Greenaway3:41:29Brian Lakeland3:58:51
Bridget Funnell4:01:59Isobel Waterhouse4:06:13Becky Healey4:18:14
Jo Barraclough4:18:21Deb Fox4:21:19Rob Waterhouse4:21:21
Andy Virgin4:25:39Sarah Tonkin4:41:54Katie Davis4:45:38
Roger Nosworthy4:55:10Avril Sainsbury *5:12:47  

( * Friend of RATs)

Alex Hutcheson & Susan Van Rensberg. After a promising first half, Alex and Susan made it to mile 18 in about 4hrs 40 mins before they had to withdraw for medical reasons.

John Greenaway raised over £1,000 for local charity The League of Friends of Stratton Hospital – Well done John


4th March ’12    Bideford Half Marathon

A great early season for the Ratties
– several ‘personal bests’ recorded among the following times:

Ben Mitchell *1:21:35Mark Hutcheson1:24:20Paul Bowden1:32:18
Helen Heard1:33:00Chris Heard1:33:00Sean Jack1:36:08
Toby Haigh1:38:27Sabine McLean-Thorne1:38:49Max Spence1:47:56
Lara Trewin1:54:23Alex Hutcheson2:09:00Susan Van Rensberg2:09:18

( * First half marathon – well done)


26th February ’12    Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service Half Marathon

Mark Hutcheson1:29:06Helen Heard1:38:59Sean Jack1:42:55
Mark Ward1:43:00Andy Virgin *1:52:18Bridget Funnell2:01:36
Joanne Barraclough2:01:36Rebecca Healey2:04:04Lara Trewin2:06:58
Sarah Tonkin2:17:00Alex Hutcheson2:25:38Susan Van Rensberg2:25:39

( * First half marathon – well done)


12th February ’12    Exeter Half Marathon

Sabine Maclean-Thorne1:36:13Max Spence1:46:10

29th January ’12    Braunton 10

Paul Bowden1:14:12

15th January ’12    Riverside Rollick Thornbury, Bristol

Andy Virgin1:14:38Sally Gostick1:34:23

8th January ’12    First Chance 10k

Sabine Mclean-Thorne42:214th in cat   11th lady over all
Jo Polhill67:11 

Sabine writes….After a festive period of eating a lot and some not so routine training, running a ‘fast’ 10k in early January is a little daunting.   However the course was flat and took you along the canal and quay which was pleasant scenery.   There were also many supportive spectators cheering you on all along the route.   The race involved running around a loop of about 3k twice and the distances were clearly marked which enabled you to pace your run well for a good time.