TAMAR Trail Runners took part in the Ivybridge 10k, a scenic race from the town’s station car park to the rugby club and also in sailing in the unique Three Creeks race.
The last 6km of the route are almost all downhill, making for a fast second half of the race with Louise Cheetham coming in at 52 minutes 35 seconds and Donna Baker in 56.25.
The Three Creeks Race was for teams of sailors and trail runners looking for adventure in a unique race that combines endurance, nautical skill and the beauty of the South Hams coastline in a weekend.
It started in Dartmouth with runners rowing their tenders across the Dart to Kingswear for the first sail. From there, they sailed to Salcombe going around the infamous Start Point. The second running leg was from Mill Bay to Prawle Point and back. The fleet then regroups on Saturday night in Salcombe, ahead of the following day for the final leg.
On Sunday the sail sees class one yachts sailing around the Eddystone Lighthouse to the beautiful River Yealm, with class two yachts going direct for the final running challenge – eight miles of coastal joy. The finish is the Yealm Yacht Club as soon as you can make it.
Stuart Queen and Colin Kirk-Potter won class two, but won overall with the help of Dawn Barsley-Dale and two friends sailing the yacht.
Tamar Trailers also took part in the Race the Tide event, which is held at the glorious setting of the Flete Estate, Holbeton – a mostly woodland trail of 14K racing the tide at 12.75km (8 miles), a 16 mile half-marathon racing the tide at eight miles or a marathon of 29.5 miles racing the tide at 19.9 miles
The courses combine to provide a mixture of private footpaths beside the quiet estuary, bridle paths, coastal paths, quiet country fields. The marathon also includes running along Bigbury beach and across the causeway to Burgh Island. Jason Shipton finished the race with Sarah Whittaker in 6.21 and Paul Martin and Dana Eyre finished in 6.37; Susannah Boulle ran the half marathon.