LAST weekend BATS (Bere Alston Trekkers) took part in their own event — the Bere Pen 10k.  The run is a scenic three down, three up road run around the Bere Peninsula which passes along the River Tamar. The route starts in the village and winds its way down to Weir Quay. The first half of the run is a fast downhill making it easy for the runners to cover the ground in good time however, once they reach the flat it is then a hard slog up some steep hills before re-entering the village for a fast downhill to the finish. One hundred and eighteen runners took part in the event with runners from local clubs turning up to run the hills. Although the heat of the day made the going tough for some, there were some really good times out on the course. First man home was Pete Waumsley from Tamar Trotters, who set a new course record in a time of 35.41 and first lady was Trish Deykin in a time of 44.34.  There was a bumper turnout for the home club with 43 Bats flying around the course, a number of them in Star Wars fancy dress.  First male Bat home was Ben Neale and first lady was Tracey Oxborough. There was some great running from Team Bat with a number of Bats achieving personal bests. Results:?First in their age group male, local unaffiliated Phil Baker 46 minutes 45 seconds. Senior: Ben Neale, 37.52 Bere Alston Trekkers; 30 Andy Vallance, 39.54 Okehampton Running Club. V40 (and first overall) Pete Waumsley, 35.41, Tamar Trotters; V50 Paul Thomas, 41.32, South West Road Runners; V55 Mike Hanson, 40.33, Erme Valley Runners; V60 Mike Beattie, 47.37, Plymouth Harriers. First in their age group female, local unaffiliated: Shelley Abbott 1.08.19. Senior: Amy Anstee, 51.11, Tavistock Athletic Club; 30 (and first overall) Trish Deykin, 44.34; V40 Sally Dunn, 49.36, Bere Alston Trekkers; V50 Jennie Kingdom, 45.28, Plymouth Harriers; V55 Kate Rogers, 57.18, Tavistock Athletic Club; V60 Christine Le Flem, 54.13, Bere Alston Trekkers. Best fancy dress, Grant (aka Princess Leia) Lawrence, Bere Alston Trekkers. Team Bat - Bere Pen 10k 2014 finishing times are as follows: Ben Neale 37.52; Stuart  Medhurst 41.42; Murray Turner 45.15; Daniel Dooney 45.56; Tracey Oxborough 49.22; Sally Dunn 49.36; Andy Cowden 50.36; Josh Hughes 51.16; Julie Page 51.40; Pip Tigwell 53.59; Derek Hicks 54.08; Alen Guy 54.13; Grant Lawrence 54.13; Christine Le Flem 54.13; Tobias Rankin 55.05; Emma James 55.30; Rob Gualtieri 56.08; Martin Head 56.57; Marcia Macey 57.34; Emma Dooney 58.30; Julie Brownlie 59.02; Jane Page 01.00.25; Mary Barratt 01.01.12; Liz Brew 01.01.34; Claire Whitaker 01.01.48; Becky Rankin   01.01.51; Maria Kushnirov 01.02.15; Heather Smith 01.02.40; Alison Greaves 01.03.20; Shaun Hingston 01.03.24; Kate Glanville 01.05.36; Lai-yin Wong Brooks 01.05.59; Mel Greaves 01.07.48; Rowena Cerrino 01.08.05; Jo Vella 01.08.06; Cally Barnes 01.11.20; Hazel Bickley 01.11.20; Kathryn Guy 01.11.20; Jay    Adams 01.14.45; Hilary Head 01.16.19; Ann Woodhouse 01.18.30; Janice Fuller 01.31.29 and Philip King    01.31.32. Race director Dotty King thanked Bere Alston Carnival Committee, especially Adam Smith, the great team of marshals, the carnival queen and her attendants for starting the race, Brownies and Scouts for manning the water stations, the medical team, the car parking staff from the Bowling Club and Steph and Kayleigh, Bere Alston villagers, time keepers, Chris Baab, Jo and Dominic Bourton, Mike and Heather Smith, Karin Kattenhorn, Phil King, Martin Head and Team Bat. All monies raised from car park donations will be sent to Devon Air Ambulance.