- 12th December ’10 RATs Christmas Fun Run
- 30th October ’10 Sourton Scramble
- 17th October ’10 ‘The Weavers Down Assault’
- 10th October ’10 Eden Half & Full Marathon
- 3rd October ’10 Bideford 10 Miler
- 3rd October ’10 Marjon’s Adventure Race
- 19th September ’10 Great North Run
- Shoreline Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon 18th September ’10
- Seniors National Surf Life Saving Championships Weekend of 11/12 September ’10 Tolcarne Beach
- 12th September ’10 Perranporth Triathlon
- 12th September ’10 Fowey River Triathlon
- 5th September ’10 Bristol Half Marathon
- 5th September ’10 Padstow Triathlon
- 5th September ’10 Treggy 7
- 8th August ’10 London Triathlon
- 8th August ’10 Bude to Bideford cycle (& back)
- 11th July ’10 New Forest 10 Miler
- 27th June ’10 Bude Shoreline Triathlon
- 27th June ’10 Lanhydrock 10 miles
- 16th June ’10 Bude Lifeboat Run 2010
- 13th June ’10 Ruby Run Half Marathon
- 12th June ’10 Shoreline Junior Triathlon
- 8th June ’10 Cubert 5 miles
- 16th May ’10 Bideford 10k
- 7-9th May ’10 Drambuie Challenge
- 8th May ’10 Morwenstow Community Centre 10k Silver Jubilee run
- 2nd May ’10 The Great West Run (Exeter half marathon)
- 29th April – 5th May ’10 100 mile West Highland Way
- 25th April ’10 Virgin London Marathon
- 25th April ’10 Truro River Race
- 24th April ’10 Trail de l’Odet – Ergué Gabéric
- 18th April ’10 Tavy Half Marathon
- 16-18th April ’10 British Colledge National Championships
- 7th March ’10 Bideford Half Marathon
- 7th March ’10 Grizzly
- 7th March ’10 Bath Half Marathon
- Results 2009
- 6th December ’09 Brooks Westward X Country League (Exeter)
- 15th November ’09 DROGO 10
- 15th Nov ’09 Brooks Westward X Country League (St Austell)
- 15th November ’09 The Cornish Marathon
- 31st October ’09 Sourton Scramble
- 18th October ’09 Dartmoor Vale Half Marathon
- 11th October ’09 Wadebridge Triathlon
- 11th October ’09 Eden Marathon and Half Marathon
- 10 May ’09 Bideford 10k (Exeter)
- Mountain RAT spotted in Brecon Beacons!
- RATETTES’ win Commando Challenge!!
More recent RATs results can be viewed HERE
12th December ’10 RATs Christmas Fun Run
See the GALLERY page for pictures
30th October ’10 Sourton Scramble
Jas, Sabine, Ang, Brian, Rog and Bridge turned out for yet another new course set for this race on the fringes of Dartmoor (10.7k). It was a baptism of fire for Sabine, as it was her first ever race but she is a natural and did really well. Brian was first Rat home with a fantastic time of 52:11.
This course was tougher than last year, good run Rats
[ See event report ]
17th October ’10 ‘The Weavers Down Assault’
Irene, Jess and Bridge travelled to Hampshire to take part.
There should have been a clue in the fact that it was held at Longmoor Army camp!!
Most of the other competitors were fit young corporate teams
with bikes that cost as much as a Cornish holiday home. The girls
had put themselves into the first wave start – so not too long to panic.
The race started with a 3-4k run through the woods that the army use for tank training and war games – a very sandy course with some monster hills that have bigger cousins in the Sahara Desert. Then straight into the transition area to start the first cycle – a thrilling 15k course, with masses of hills, jumps, berms, switchbacks, and drop offs, then immediately another 5k run to the lakes where the inflatable kayaks were waiting.
Benefitting from all the Drambuie training, the girls knelt as if they were in a Canadian canoe and powered through the course overtaking 7 teams. Then a third 5(ish)K run back to transition for the final 15k bike course. A lot more confident 2nd time around, the girls thoroughly enjoyed the cycle before tackling the final stage, The Assault Course, which included crawling under a heavy cargo net and climbing over ‘The Wall’
Adventure racing is such fun, working together as a team
on a course that you are told about last minute….
[ More Adventure Race details ]
10th October ’10 Eden Half & Full Marathon
Demelza Menlove-Platt 2.07.14
Joanne Barraclough 2.10.05
Mogsy Ford 2.21.52
Susan Van Rensburg 2.23.13
Wayne Van Rensburg 3.43.37
Pienaar Van Rensburg 4.12.46
Well done everyone who took part in the Eden races, which were a real test
on strength and stamina. If you like hills, this is the one for you.
3rd October ’10 Bideford 10 Miler
A great effort from all our Rats
The conditions were wet and chilly so they all produced really good times considering;
Jasmine and Helen getting on the podium, Rob Shaw running strong
with Darren and Helen proving their training is working
Well done folks
Rob Shaw 1.06.17 18th – 8th in category
Jasmine Finney 1.10.04 37th – 1st in category
(3rd female overall)
Helen Heard 1.13.25 58th – 3rd in category
Darren Lawman 1.18.39 81st – 21st in category
Ellen Hall 1.24.42 132nd – 8th in category
[ More photos in the gallery ]
3rd October ’10 Marjon’s Adventure Race
Rog, Bridge and Jessica Lynes had a blast!
Each team had to cycle/run/navigate to 40 plus
checkpoints, gaining points for each success
Rog did the wall climb and abseil, Jess and Bridge did the 2,000m row.
They were placed 3rd out of 10 mixed teams and 19th out of 50 overall.
Now they’re convinced that adventure racing is the
way to go, especially as they didn’t come in last!
[ More Adventure Race details ]
19th September ’10 Great North Run
Half Marathon Newcastle to Gateshead 54000 runners!
Mark Ward 1hr 54 min
“I finished in a pedestrian 1 hr 54 minutes but succeeded in my
primary objective which was crossing the line with my brother.
Neither of us was going to do a PB but we
hadn’t anticipated how crowded the road would be.
As a spectacle and experience it was superb,
but it’s more of a fast procession than a race.
Am I glad I did it? Yes. Would I do it again? No.”
Morag (Mogsy) Ford
“Time 2:11:13 but stopped on the way to talk to people about the charity we ran for -
Had a fab race – best GNR ever – running with The Baton was inspirational -
it’s the handle from a military stretcher used in Afghanistan -
we stopped on the way for people to hold it and tell them about
its message of support for the armed forces -
I found running and holding The Baton my legs just weren’t tired! When you’re holding something that’s been so directly involved on the battlefield sore feet don’t matter.
Alan Rowe MBE founded the charity and is my running buddy”
Shoreline Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon
18th September ’10
Rob Shaw 7th – 2.51.53 swim/22.34 bike/54.56 kayak/53.22 run/39.31
Simon Hammond 8th – 2.52.35 swim/23.16 bike/56.10 kayak/49.05 run/42.36
RATs Chairman pips RATs President (and organiser of the Shoreline
Quadrathlon) on Saturday 18th September. In perfect conditions
and a calm sea/canal these two battled each other in 4 disciplines
with Rob just coming out on top after nearly 3hrs – Well done Guys
Also taking part were:
Jasmine Finney 33rd – 3.25.50 swim/21.50 bike/1.13.24 kayak/1.04.00 run/44.19
Another great effort from a young lady with no fear
Paul/Neil/Bryce/Roger – 3.27.05 swim/31.37 bike/1.02.42 kayak/1.01.46 run/49.18
Great effort by the wise ones!!
[ More photos in the gallery ]
Seniors National Surf Life Saving Championships
Weekend of 11/12 September ’10 Tolcarne Beach
Jasmine Finney (in yellow cap at the start) 2K run 1st
“Over the weekend it was tough competing against the more experienced
and peaked athletes – in testing conditions with swells as big as 7 feet.
Clubs from all over the UK competed including a new club from
Brighton and from North Norfolk and various clubs from Wales.
I won the 2K run. It was against the tide and the sand was firm so I decided
to run in bare feet. The race felt really quick and fast; one of the most
enjoyable runs I’ve done. I won by quite a distance – it was a thrill to win ”
See full report
12th September ’10 Perranporth Triathlon
A real toughie – 800m surf swim, followed by a 38km hilly bike route (including twice up the heart-stoppingly steep St. Georges Hill), topped off with a 7.5km beach & cliff run.
Rob Shaw 2.06.09
Swim: 21.22 Bike: 1.12.47 Run: 29.38
12th September ’10 Fowey River Triathlon
Max Spence 2.29.18
“Fowey went well, great experience. Really hard work as expected. I came in 58th position with overall time of 2.29. Splits were 650m swim 12.05, cycle 29k in 1.13.05 and finally run 12k in 1.04.08. The run was a real heartbreaker with no less than four half mile steep climbs to endure! Even the downhill sections were so steep that you were slapping your feet in order to brake yourself. It was awful although I will probably reapply for next year! It was a fun, well organised event with a little boat trip across the estuary to Polruan at day break to drop off your bike and kit and I enjoyed the nervous banter as we realised just how far the swim was.”
5th September ’10 Bristol Half Marathon
I finished the Bristol half marathon in 1 hour 35 minutes knocking over 5 min off my PB.
I look a lot better on the finish line than I felt!
Mark Ward 1.35.27
5th September ’10 Padstow Triathlon
The exciting race location of Harlyn Bay is just a stones throw from Padstow.
This beautiful venue offers excellent sea swimming conditions, a flat(ish) fast out and back bike course and a breath taking coastal run.
Simon Hammond 2.35.34
Swim: 1.5Km 21.22 Bike: 40Km 1.12.47 Run: 10Km 29.38
5th September ’10 Treggy 7
Max Spence 57.16
8th August ’10 London Triathlon
(Mogsy) Morag Ford
Olympic distance – Great time 3.04.51
13th out of 38 in her Category
Awesome achievement for her first triathlon – Well Done – Go Girl!!
8th August ’10 Bude to Bideford cycle (& back)
Splat the RAT – outward leg 3.20.43 (inc chain jam)
accompanied by 11 other RATs [ See event report ]
11th July ’10 New Forest 10 Miler
(Mogsy) Morag Ford 1.33.18
Lovely run through the New Forest – really hot – Cool Horse Brass Medal
27th June ’10 Bude Shoreline Triathlon
|Great sunny day for this event, shame the sea didn’t want to be calm – with a strong current and big waves, the swim was always going to be tough.First was the swim from the canal gates towards the anchored boats and then onto the marker buoy near barrel rock; well the waves and swell were really tough approaching the buoy and many swimmers took 3 or more attempts to get around it. Some swimmers had to be pulled out as the conditions were getting dangerous. Swimming for home tired then running up to the beach and into the transitions zone, find your bikes and make your way off to Widemouth.We had four foot down zones on the cycle which were well organised by BudeRats stewards and straight forward for the cyclists. The Bike race seemed to be over very quickly and all the riders were working really hard. Approaching Bude there was one more foot down at the mini roundabout and then along the Strand and into the transition zone again, park your bikes and then off up the hill again around Bude centre and down to the canal, back by the Falcon along the Strand again and run into the finish in Summerleaze which was really well supported by the public and, as always, Bill Kneebone in the commentary area.||Rob Shaw, Sean Jack,
Andy Latter, Jasmine Finney
and Will Stroudley all braved the conditions.TimesRob Shaw 1.05.38
- 3rd in Mens Vets 40
Sean Jack 1.22.10
Andy Latter 1.37.48Jasmine Finney 1.18.71
winner in her class
- Female YouthWill Stroudley 1.27.41
- Male Youth sectionWell done to Simon Hammond and Shoreline Extreme Sports for their well organised event
27th June ’10 Lanhydrock 10 miles
The hilliest 10 miles you could cover
Max Spence 1hr 25min
19th June ’10 Sticker 5 miles
Max Spence 36.33 Well done Max
16th June ’10 Bude Lifeboat Run 2010
A fine summer Wednesday evening for the Bude Lifeboat 6 mile off road race
at Bude Rugby Club. 10 Rats took up the Challenge.
Congratulations to all who took part.
Jasmine Finney running well again being the first rat home 39.14
Sean (Sick Note) Jack 40.33
Great run from Max Spence 41.28
Angela Martin (I hate hills) 43.30
Alison Migliorini-Stubbs (I love hills) 44.06
Helen Heard (I didn’t enjoy that!) 44.57
Andy Latter (I’m back) 47.16
Ellen Hall 49.24 Well Done
Helen Medland 51.23 Well Done
Joanne Barraclough 51.24 Well Done
Many Thanks to Launceston Road Runners for putting on this event – well run – well done
[ See event report ]
13th June ’10 Ruby Run Half Marathon
Andrew Medland 1.26.09 Well done
Darren Lawman 1.45.58 PB
Daniel Dumas 1.49.15 PB
Val Harris 2.22.11 Well done
12th June ’10 Shoreline Junior Triathlon
This was the second year for Bude’s Junior Triathlon
but with a big change to the route from last year’s event.
[ See report and picture ]
8th June ’10 Cubert 5 miles
Max Spence 36.26
16th May ’10 Bideford 10k
Jasmine Finney 43.21 1st in her Category (W20)
Sean Jack 44.13
Darren Lawman 44.20
Simon Theakston 45.10
Jane Cann 45.12
Angela Martin 46.23
Alison Migliorini-Stubbs 46.39
Max Spence 46.41
Daniel Dumas 47.27
Emma Bartrop 47.55
Andy Latter 49.36
Sarah Burnard 50.27
Bridget Funnell 50.28 1st in her Category (W55)
Ellen Hall 52.09
Roger Nosworthy 53.11
Paul Currie 53.25
Jessica Lynes 55.45
Michael Timms 56.02
Valerie Harris 1.01.15
Melanie Sacree 1.06.47
Alison Timms 1.06.58
Helen Medland 1.09.38
J.Finney, J.Cann, V.Harris 2nd
Ladies Veterans Teams
J.Finney, A.Martin, A.Migliorini-Stubbs 5th
Showery day to start with but conditions for this race were good, running away from Bideford was sheltered but on the turn home there was a fairly strong wind at times trying to slow you. Well done to Jasmine Finney for her first major RATs run and also winning her category, also well done to those of you who took part in your first road race, lets hope you enjoyed it enough to do more.
7-9th May ’10 Drambuie Challenge
Jess, Isobell, Irene, Bridget all the teams
The Drambluie Rinse team came 7th out of 15 international all male teams
(just one other young girl in one team), and were 3rd out of the 6 British teams.
“Totally awesome !!! we finished so much higher than we could ever have wished for!”
Eventually there will be our video on the Drambuie website
but they have thrown together a short one for youtube
which gives a few glimpses of our team:
Some more pictures will be published here shortly.
8th May ’10 Morwenstow Community Centre 10k Silver Jubilee run
7 Rats turned out on a chilly afternoon to support the Morwenstow Community Centre 10k Silver Jubilee run..
First Rat home was Mark Ward in 44.36 (3rd overall)
Sean Jack 47:09
Ali Migliorini-Stubbs 49:38 (1st Female)
Alex Ward achieved a personal best with a time of 49.40
Ang Martin 49:59 (2nd Female)
Roger Nosworthy 57:08
[ See event report ]
2nd May ’10 The Great West Run (Exeter half marathon)
Valerie Harris 2.27
29th April – 5th May ’10 100 mile West Highland Way
Several Rats took to the Scottish Highlands, to walk the 100 mile West Highland Way, starting on Thursday 29th April and finishing 3rd May.
Rats included in the 10 person group were Isobel Waterhouse, Irene Thomson, Vicky Innes, Nicola Hammond, Hilary Curtis.
25th April ’10 Virgin London Marathon
Andrew Medland 2.58.52
Bridget Funnell 4.08.29
Sean Jack 4.14.11
Sarah Barnard 4.37.49
Roger Nosworthy 4.44.17
25th April ’10 Truro River Race
Some Water Rats / Surf Boat girls won the womens’ event
Emma Bartrop, Sue Roper and Jessica Lynes were part of the winning 4-person crew
24th April ’10 Trail de l’Odet – Ergué Gabéric
Congratulations to Alex Ward finishing as second ‘cadet’ in the 12k; He was the youngest entrant and finished the 12k in 1.05.12, placed 101st of the 279 starters;
Mark Ward completed the 34k in 3.33.52, placed 79 out of 123 starters.
“Didier advised that ‘I might get my feet wet’; … ”
See Mark’s report
This very scenic trail (12k, 23k or 34k) will happen again in April next year.
18th April ’10 Tavy Half Marathon
Sean Jack 1.41.24 (105)
Max Spence 2.02.05
16-18th April ’10 British Colledge National Championships
Jasmine Finney travelled to Loughborough to take part and came 15th out of 86 competitors in her race.
7th March ’10 Bideford Half Marathon
Congratulations to Andrew Medland finishing third; Great effort – RAT on the podium;
also to Sean, Simon and Andy for new PBs for age.
Names, times and (positions):
Andrew Medland 1.12.45 (3) Sean Jack 1.38.13 (191)
Simon Theakston 1.40.04 (222) Andy Latter 1.47.14 (363)
Sarah Burnard 1.50.51 (427) Emma Bartrop 2.03.32 (642)
Jessica Lynes 2.06.43 (485) Sue Roper 2.08.35 (709)
Total Starting 893 – well done Bideford AAC
Bideford Half was raced in really good conditions, a little cold at the start but once the race started conditions were great for running.
7th March ’10 Grizzly
Rob Shaw 2.58 (70) Mark Ward 3.41 (494)
Total of 1500 runners. Hope you have had a wash – well done.
7th March ’10 Bath Half Marathon
Ali Migliorini-Stubbs 1.47 Max Spence 1.47 Great effort.
6th December ’09 Brooks Westward X Country League (Exeter)
Incorporating Devon X Country Championships
Dave, Andrew, Sean.
Andrew achieving a top 10 place in a massive field.
15th November ’09 DROGO 10
Lee 1.32, Sean 1.48.
15th Nov ’09 Brooks Westward X Country League (St Austell)
Paul, Dave, Brian, Max
Irene, Bridge, Isobel, Helen P. Claire G.
15th November ’09 The Cornish Marathon
Basie, Wayne & James. 3.54
8th November ’09 TAVY 7
Ang 54.29, Simon T 55.09.
31st October ’09 Sourton Scramble
Rob, Steve, Vicky, Helen, Ang, Bridge,
Tully, Jay, Kit, Bear, Tessa, Emma.
Rob first rat home and daughter Emma won the girls category.
18th October ’09 Dartmoor Vale Half Marathon
11th October ’09 Wadebridge Triathlon
Max 1.44, Mel B 2.03.
11th October ’09 Eden Marathon and Half Marathon
James 3.38, Wayne 3.38, Mark 3.50, Basie 4.06, Bridge 4.24
Half Marathon…. Irene 1.57 (1st in cat) Isobel 2.01, Jo 2.06.
10 May ’09 Bideford 10k (Exeter)
RATS hit May 2009 BIDEFORD 10K en masse!
over 40 Rats ventured out for their first competitive event, with some great results
Mountain RAT spotted in Brecon Beacons!
Wayne the Mountain Rat on tour in the Brecon Beacons
RATETTES’ win Commando Challenge!!
the team: Isobelle , Bridget, Gemma, Kate , Dee, Irene
On Sunday 26th April 2009 our team battled it out against 67 other teams at the marines Commando Challenge 2009 to be one of the top finishers. Results on the day indicate their win. However, we are awaiting confirmation (and the trophy).
The challange involved a 4k run (all up hill!!) followed by a number of time trials and challanges, including a stretcher carry and a grenade attack, before a 4k evacuation run back to base at Bicton Park.