Hundreds take on Swimbridge run

10:49 21 May 2014

The start of the adults

The start of the adults' race at Swimbridge

Archant

Challenging 10k and 3k routes both attract big numbers as Bideford AAC’s Richmond sets the pace

THE SIXTH Swimbridge Fun Run saw more than 200 runners take to the course for the 10k and 3k runs.

The race, sponsored by Davison’s Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, started at the Glebe Field and saw an increase of more than 70 in the number of entrants on last year.

The winner of the 3k was Alex Walker of North Devon Athletics Club in a time of 12mins 56secs.

The first female 3k runner was Eevee-May Banbury of North Devon Athletics Club, who was also the fastest lady last year, this time recording a time 13:24.

Bideford AAC’s Ronnie Richmond was the fastest over 10k, crossing the line in 37:50 to retain the title he won last year.

He was followed in second place by Peter Sutton with Keith Shapland of Bideford Athletic Club third.

The quickest female was Eyvoll Aston of Teignbridge Trotters, who ran it in 49:39. Jo Sleep came second and Kathryn Guard was third.

Mitchell Barclay came sixth to take his place as the fastest Swimbridge runner.

Event organiser Julie Whitton said: “The runners had a fantastic run. Swimbridge is surrounded by hills providing us with a challenging and interesting course that takes our runners through fields, woodlands, stiles, bridges and picturesque hamlets.

“We have received some amazing feedback, and even though the course is tough runners have expressed that they want more of it.”

Swimbridge Run is a community event which the people of Swimbridge give amazing support. 80 volunteers from the village give up their time, 50 of whom steward the route.

The event is expected to raise over £2,000 in aid of Swimbridge Jubilee Hall.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:43
North Devon batsman Dan Bowser. Photo by Alex Walton.

North Devon held off a determined run chase by Paignton to win by 19 runs and stay out in front at the top of the Premier table.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:43
Young Barnstaple tennis ace Alexander Styles

Barnstaple tennis starlet Alexander Styles admits watching this year’s Wimbledon will be all the more difficult after falling just short of playing at the world-famous venue.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:41
ndg Barnstaple Ladies Supervets at Saltash Sunday 28th June

North Devon’s gig rowers were on top form at the weekend as they took part in the mixed and veterans’ championships in Saltash.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:41
North Devon Gazette Football League

The 2015/16 North Devon Gazette Football League season will kick off on Saturday, August 22.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:45
Giles Thomas, Reef Mcclaughlin, Sally Mcclaughlin, Maia Mcclaughlin, Vicky Frayne, Rosie 'Rascal' Hart, Jamie Mcclaughlin

Ronnie Cole body building athletes Giles Thomas and Rosie ‘Rascal’ Hart visited Barnstaple shop yesterday (Tuesday).

Read more
Yesterday, 14:14
Stafford Moor charity match winner Kevin Shears pictured with young George Jeffery.

Huge bag weights of carp rewarded Stafford Moor anglers at the weekend

Read more
Tue, 10:21
Barnstaple Town FC

Barnstaple Town FC has confirmed its admission charges for the 2015-16 season.

Read more
Tue, 10:19
Runners set off at the start of the North Devon AONB Marathon

The sixth edition of the North Devon AONB Marathon brought more than 700 runners to Woolacombe.

Read more
Tue, 10:17
Jimmy Mullen is in the England squad

North Devon golf star Jimmy Mullen is in the England men’s team for the upcoming European Challenge.

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015
North Devon's Quintin Dreyer

North Devon captain Barney Huxtable said beating defending champions Sidmouth underlined his side’s intentions this season.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder