IT was a quiet weekend for races in the UK and there were no reported sightings of Running Forever vests in races within these borders.

However, over in Bilbao, Gavin Clegg took part in the last races of this year’s Euro City League Orienteering event.

Sunday morning’s race was the big one, with Clegg in the V50 category alongside 115 others.

He finished in a brilliant third, with the fantastic result ensuring Clegg retained his Vet 50 Euro League Champion title.

Parkrun tourists could be found at Braunstone, Nobles and Exeter Riverside, while 24 braved the muddy conditions at Longrun Meadow with personal bests for Helen Needs and Samantha Cross.


PARKRUN ‘tourist’ Andy White of Hydro Harriers claimed his fastest ever debut run, recording 19min 47sec at Fulham Palace last Saturday.

Along the District Line, Rowland Lyons finished two seconds under his 22:55 target at Barking.

Back home, old rivalry was renewed at Longrun Meadow, with Chris Jones (19:46) pipping Ian Salter (20:00), with Jones first in the VM40-44 category.


TAUNTON Running Club sent an array of competitors to last weekend’s Bideford 10-miler.

Thirty-nine from the club took part, and their results were as follows: Ross Brayley 01:12:16, Luke Merchant 01:12:52, Chris Gibbs 01:17:37, Chris Wyatt 01:17:18, James Pither 01:18:47, Ashley Stewart 01:18:46, Darren Wakefield 01:21:50, Ian Stone 01:24:26, Emma Hopkins 01:25:43, Steve Curtis 01:25:38, Sally Curtis 01:25:39, Haydn North 01:25:51, David Hewton 01:27:04, Rob Greenslade 01:28:09, Jo Lowe 01:29:39, Sam Adams 01:30:16, Tasmin Ackland 01:30:45, Paul Cooper 01:31:24, Caroline Barratt 01:31:51, Helen Robson 01:34:37, Anna White 01:34:38, Jane Jordan 01:35:23, Kathryn Kemendi 01:35:57, Tim May 01:35:52, Audrey Mansfield 01:40:47, Claire Martin 01:45:15, Clare Stone 01:45:18, Agnieszka Kawka 01:45:39, Samantha Safe 01:47:11, Tracie Bosher 01:46:33, Kerry Eiserbeck 01:47:35, Caroline Blair 01:47:35, Kirsty Budge 01:48:09, Alan Shorney 01:49:28, Amy Maunder 01:50:46, Michael Sharpe 01:50:31, Denise Poole 01:51:35, Adele McLean 01:55:57, Donna Adams 02:06:43

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ALL SMILES: Taunton Running Club in Bideford.