Ilfracombe RC Combe Crawler 2016
20th Nov 2016, Sunday

The hills are alive, with the sound of runners a-huffin' and a-puffin'. Over one hundred souls braved the torture of the 2016 'Combe Crawler' - the multi-terrain race that's guaranteed to bring you to your knees! First man in was S Molton Strugglers' Paul Cooke who completed the tortuous course in 01:00:53. First lady was IRC's own Mary Menon, who took the female title for the second year in a row, finishing fifth overall in 01:04:42.

There was more joy for IRC when they took the team prize - joining Mary in the top running collective were Kevin Reed (01:03:01), Joe Mackenzie (01:05:30) and Tim Reed (01:09:05). Kevin won joint third male overall, Joe Mackenzie was top senior male, Becky Williamson (pictured above smiling a little too brightly) top vet 35 female and Pete Westmacott top vet 70 male.

Despite disgusting weather the previous day, this notoriously challenging course remained surprisingly runnable, and just over one hundred plodders came home with both their knees and lungs intact. Another fantastic race well organised by race director Dan Hunter and volunteer co-ordinator Kate Romo. We'd like to especially thank all our awesome sponsors and fantastic marshalls for making this event such a memorable triumph for its second year. See you all in 2017!


Camera and editing: Kevin Hunter. Music: Dan Hunter. Hair and make up: Matthew Hayne. Key grip: Kevin Reed. Andrew Wooff is available for pantomine and specialist movies.

Full Results

Pos Name Club Cat Bib Time
1COOKE, PaulS Molton StrugglersSM6201:00:53
2THORNE, PhilNorth Devon RRCVM453201:01:51
3REED, KevinIlfracombe RCVM451801:03:01
4GORDON, JohnathanSM2501:03:01
5MENON, MaryIlfracombe RCVM456701:04:42
6MACKENZIE, JoeIlfracombe RCSM3901:05:30
7BENBURY, Eevee-MayNorth Devon AACSF3701:06:07
8BALL, TomBideford AACSM4701:06:31
9BALL, BarneyVM405201:07:12
10PEARSON, AndrewBideford AACVM454901:08:05
11REED, TimIlfracombe RCVM458101:09:05
12IRWIN, JonND TriVM402001:09:06
13DENNIS, EmmaVF356301:11:53
14CONNETT, RichardS Molton StrugglersSM6501:13:51
15GAULD, MatthewVM408201:13:51
16JONES, JimHelsby RCVM508301:14:19
17HAYNE, MatthewIlfracombe RCVM40301:14:20
18WILLIAMSON, BeckyIlfracombe RCVF35101:14:44
19GREEN, DaveVM451701:14:56
20DAVIS, CharlieVM505001:15:00
21COOK, StuartIlfracombe RCVM40201:15:16
22BARRINGTON, BethIlfracombe RCVF354401:15:27
23BUTLER, JeffreyVM503301:15:55
24PARKER, GrantS Molton StrugglersSM5901:16:03
25LEE, DavidTorrington AACSM4801:16:05
26SWEENEY, ChrisVM403501:16:10
27MANSFIELD, AndrewIlfracombe RCVM401101:16:10
28WOOFF, AndrewIlfracombe RCVM408001:16:42
29RUMBELOW, IanVM459501:17:35
30FRANCIS, SarahNorth Devon RRCVF402801:18:00
31PROCTER, AndrewVM401501:18:03
32BURNSIDE, GavinIlfracombe RCVM509801:18:29
33HAMPTON, PerVM509701:18:41
34MADGE, GaryVM408601:18:49
35CLARK, RichardSM6901:19:25
36NEWCOMBE, MichaelaTorrington AACVM404601:21:20
37ROBINSON, MichaelIlfracombe RCVM407301:21:20
38NEWEY, AlastairIlfracombe RCVM405801:21:56
39SAMUEL, AndrewS Molton StrugglersVM556401:22:02
40THORNE, BillNorth Devon RRCVM405301:22:15
41PARKER, JimSM7701:22:24
42CLARK, MicaSF7801:22:29
43OLIVER, SimonVM559401:22:33
44KIMBERLEY, AndrewIlfracombe RCVM40801:22:49
45BOOKER, JamesSM7501:23:29
46ORFORD, ZachNorth Devon RRCVM502901:24:29
47BANBURY, NatNorth Devon AACVF453801:25:48
48McDONALD, MarcusSM701:26:26
49BREWER, KellySF7001:27:26
50MARKS, BenSM7601:27:28
51DONAVAN, JimTeignbridge TrottersVM506101:27:55
52PEARCE, EmlynIlfracombe RCSM901:28:03
53BULLAMORE, ZoeIlfracombe RCVF357201:28:13
54GODBER, PeteVM406601:28:35
55WRIGHT, EdVM451901:28:43
56SMALE, KatrimaVF451301:29:50
57JONES, MandyVF501601:30:24
58SIMONS, KevinIlfracombe RCVM454501:30:49
59DELLAR, AdamSM501:30:58
60TOWNSEND, TedS Molton StrugglersVM658701:31:05
61WOODLAND, AndrewIlfracombe RCVM5510201:32:18
62FREEMAN, DebroahIlfracombe RCVF404001:33:20
63PARKER, StaceyS Molton StrugglersSF5401:33:28
64GRANT, KarenNorth Devon RRCVF506801:33:40
65OSBORNE, GodfreyNorth Devon RRCVM509901:33:53
66DELLAR, LeeSM601:34:49
67FROST, KarisSF2201:35:48
68WALLS, KarenIlfracombe RCVF408401:35:56
69MARSH, SimonSM601:36:15
70KEYES, HelenSF2201:36:15
71COOKE, HeatherS Molton StrugglersSF5501:37:45
72LLEWELLYN-REES, BarrySM10101:38:55
73BUTCHERS, TeresaTiverton HarriersVF659601:39:17
74BULLED, SarahIlfracombe RCSF9001:40:00
75BARTON, DeborahVF50401:40:07
76LLAMOSA, PeteIlfracombe RCVM504301:40:26
77WELLS, RebeccaSF2301:40:54
78TURNER, MandyVF502101:40:56
79HICKLES, ColinIlfracombe RCVM507901:41:08
80DENT, ChrisNorth Devon RRCVM654101:41:14
81CLINCH, AggieNorth Devon RRCVF603401:41:54
82MARSH, NickIlfracombe RCSM1201:41:59
83COX, NigelVM507101:42:06
84ANDERSON, DaveTorrington AACVM605101:43:02
85BURGE, SamSF2401:43:25
86ORR, AbigailIlfracombe RCVF401001:47:12
87ROBERTS, LouisaSF8501:48:00
88HILLMAN, MichaelaTorrington AACVF508801:50:10
89GAYTON, LizzieVF458901:50:10
90THORNE, SarahVF453101:51:48
91ONSLOW-FREE, KristianSM2701:51:58
92PEARCY, EmmaTeignbridge TrottersVF356001:51:58
93WELLS, AnnaVF352601:51:59
94O'GRADY, SusanNorth Devon RRCVF559201:56:24
95SNELL, MichelleVF353601:57:21
96WHITTINGTON, CathyVF504201:57:56
97RYCROFT, PhilipS Molton StrugglersVM653001:58:41
98BRADLEY, AliceIlfracombe RCSF9102:00:35
99LLEWELLYN-REES, LouiseVF3510002:00:35
100DORAN, KatieSF10302:06:23
101STONE, JennyNorth Devon RRCVF659302:08:35
102KIRK, TeresaVF401402:12:40
103WESTMACOTT, PeteIlfracombe RCVM7010402:12:41