IN a window of lovely weather on Sunday morning, 30 Okehampton Running Club members enjoyed a great run at the Bideford 10 miler, despite the course being flooded to almost knee deep in one section.

There were some great results for the club too with Hayden Bond the first home with a superb run in 1 hour 00 minutes 19 seconds and a new personal best. Steve Sincock was second home, winning the male veteran 55 category in 1.03.43, followed by Andrew Vernon, second MV50 in 1.05.46.

First ORC lady was Jo Page in 1.08.59 for third senior lady and a new PB. Dave Bates was in the prizes again, coming second MV65 in 1.11.10 and Jane Richardson won the female veteran 70 category in 1.40.30.

ORC times; Graham Bryant; 1.05.56, Paul Carter; 1.06.48, Neil Agnew; 1.14.45, Kathleen Sincock; 1.16.40, Paul Evison; 1.18.38, Mike Westland; 1.19.49, Louise Lyle; 1.20.16, Jo Bradford; 1.21.14 (PB), Tom Andrew; 1.21.16, Robert Richards; 1.22.26, Angus Farrelly; 1.22.46, Jackie Dawes; 1.22.56, Karen King; 1.29.53, Mags Jarvis; 1.30.35, Vicky Bond; 1.35.01, Chris Fullford-Brown; 1.40.05, Tracey Mills; 1.40.08, Rachel Holland; 1.40.08 (PB), Lotte Smith; 1.40.13, Jane Jackson; 1.43.07, Catherine Walker; 1.43.08, (PB), Michelle Luddington; 1.43.17 (PB), Kathryn Volkelt-Igoe; 1.48.46, Katie Sherjan; 1.55.46.

The heavy rain had forced a change of course at the Cornish Marathon where the notoriously hilly route had been changed to an out and back, though still with plenty of elevation. Two ORCs ran here with Robert Kelly finishing in seventh place in an impressive 3 hours 6 minutes and Roger Voaden in 3.29.

Cam Whitelaw took on an unusual 10k, running the Cornwall Air Ambulance Runway Runaround 10k at Newquay Airport. Running with his dad, the flat tarmac gave Cam the chance to run a new PB of 56.24.

Halloween provided an opportunity for ORCs Jeremy Tandy and Jo Page to don fancy dress and fluorescent paint to run the Dark Halloween trail run. In the 5k Jo finished 1st female in 27.54 while Jeremy ran the 10k finishing in 57.38.

The previous weekend ORC Kate Wilson set a new PB for the half marathon running the Autumn Plym Trail half to be third lady in a time of 1.54.25.