Riviera Racers are supporting the England Athletics #RunandTalk campaign this week.
The #RunAndTalk programme has been created with the aim of improving mental health through running in England. Supported by Mind, the mental health charity, we want to:
- get people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma.
- provide support and guidance to raise awareness of mental health problems.
- support people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active through running, whether that is to support them in starting, returning to or continuing to run.
Riviera Racers sessions are on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm Corbyn Head Torquay first two sessions are free.
Our Couch25k group continue to put in maximum effort and are making great progress each week. We are currently on Week 5 of this 9 week programme. Five of our Couch25k group took part in Saturdays Park Run and they all did brilliantly. Well done guys – keep up the good work!
Parkrun (Saturday 2nd Feb)
At the Torbay Parkrun Saturday, Riviera Racers had the most representation of any athletics club with 15 racers, represented by Preecha Intamart, who achieved a 6th Position finish, with a time of 19:54, Chris King 17th in 21:22, followed by Paul Birdsall 40th in 22:55, Chad Nelson (Jnr) 74th in 24:57, Emma Reece 92nd in 26:03, Lucy Nelson 93rd in 26:05 a personal best, Peter Cartwright 106th in 27:17 Amanda Holley 123rd in 28:20, Teresa Cartwright 130th in 29:12, Anita Newcombe 150th in 30:56 a personal best, Rachel Sheppard 218th in 46:12 and Stephanie Jempson 219th in 46:13. There were three first time park runners from the club, Claire Frost 193rd in 38:21, Leah Hodge 207th in 42:34 and Natasha Barlow 208th.
Turnout was 232 runners for the 111th Torbay Parkrun, the winner’s time was 18:08.
Endurancelife half Marathon Saturday 2 February
Matthew Dalton, Mens captain, took part in the Endurancelife South West Half Marathon, his comments “that’s the hardest race I’ve ever run but also the most enjoyable, with the views, the 1st 7 miles was a killer along the coastal path from Beesands to Prawle point” Matthew finished in 37th Place in 2 hours 8 minutes.
Exmouth 5 Mile Road Race
Matt Dalton set a new PB and club record in the Exmouth Express 5miles at 32mins 11 seconds. He finished in 37th place and was first in his age category, V45 Male.