Times from Torrington (Category prize winners in bold): Joe Mackenzie 01:05:59; Mary Menon (VF - 1st) 01:07:25; Dan Murdoch 01:10:36; Gavin Burnside (VM50 - 2nd) 01:12:26; Leo Holroyd 01:17:30; Pete Westmacott 01:21:09; Dan Loder 01:21:50; Becky Williamson 01:21:50; Andrew Wooff 01:21:50; Andrew Mansfield 01:22:30; Alastair Newey 01:23:19; Gary 'Jif' Kemp 01:24:40; Hannah Murdoch 01:28:07; Ryan Collins 01:28:07; Liz Clifford (SF - 1st) 01:28:09; Mike 'Doobs' Robinson 01:30:43; Simon Oliver 01:33:54; Emlyn Pearce 01:34:11; Dave Irvine 01:35:03; Nicola Oliver (VF55 - 3rd) 01:37:03; Nina Naneva (SF - 3rd); Michelle Smit 01:45:38; Paul Holman 01:50:20; Wayne Green 01:50:20; Pete Llamosa 01:50:20; Peter Addison 01:54:22; Abi Orr 01:58:54; Mel Hickles 02:04:26; Colin Hickles 02:04:52.
Blooming 'eck. Our webmaster's only gone and gotten all poetic, ain't he? Mark his efforts out of ten here. Plus Pete Llamosa ran the Exmoor Half Marathon in 03:18:33. Well done Pete!
ABOVE: David Monge Garcia runs the Stagger surrounded by all his many, many friends.
Some staggered, one stumbled. Read how the merry band of IRC runners got on during a blustery day on Exmoor here.
Yet more running success for the shy and retiring Mary 'SPEAK UP! said no one ever' Menon at the weekend! Everyone's favourite horse whisperer took part in the Dartmoor 3-in-ONE - three grueling trail races in one day! Mary was first female home (by several weeks) and second overall, completing the three races (9.6 miles, 7.4 miles and 5 miles) in three hours and seven minutes. Mary has now had to borrow Tottenham Hotspur's trophy cabinet - thankfully there was loads of space, but a great deal of dust.
Mary's coach Mick 'Coach' Robinson ran a much more sensible race - the Eden Marathon with Dan 'Top' Loder. Dan finished in 04:35:56, with Doobs just a little behind him by two seconds. And speaking of men being very close to each other, alleged lover of such things Matthew 'I'm not racing' Hayne completed the scorching hot Palma de Mallorca half marathon in 01:47:46. Well done all!
Loveable beardie cowboy plumber Joe 'Dan' Murdoch threw everything including the kitchen sink into his efforts on Sunday at the Hope12. This energy-sapping race involved a potential twelve hours of running from 9am until ... (gets calculator out ... 9 ... + ... 12) ... 21am around an increasingly muddy 5k loop at the wonderful Flete Estate in South Devon. Dan joined David 'Twat' Garcia, Mike 'Coach' Robinson, Gary 'Jif' Kemp and namesake Hannah 'Alex! Stop beating up Harley!' Murdoch for a few testing laps.
And it was the plumber what gone and won it! In a super-human effort, Dan went round more times than Colin Hickles' brain after a night on the beers. Dan managed twenty laps and an incredible seventy-two miles! If only he put so much effort into turning up for his work appointments! Garcia managed a feeble 57.6 miles, while Coach and Jif settled for a leisurely 43.2 miles. Hannah managed three laps before the lure of the prosecco tent became too much.
Dan celebrated the customary way with seventeen pints, a phone call to Dan 'Joe' Mackenzie to come and pick him up and a copious tsunami of vomit into a bush on Crofts Lea Park.
Some nutters did the full. Some nutters did the half. Some nutters turned up in the rain to support. Find out how our guys and gals did at Barnstaple at the weekend. Some old tw@t even ran his first marathon! Full details here.
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Founded in 2013, Ilfracombe Running Club is a group of nutters and heavy drinkers who love running up hills (like they have any choice). We're a supportive bunch who love our slowest plodders as much as we love our super-fit athletes. We encourage anyone to slap on a pair of running shoes, get plodding, get fit and most of all, have fun! We run beginners' groups and the famous 'Ilfracombe Blue' can be seen in races local, national and even international. Come and join us for a one-off run - we (almost) guarantee you'll be bitten by the running bug. Read More ...