Road & Trail Running
Many of our members participate in the very large and varied range of road and trail running events on offer in the Southwest, including the Somerset Road Running Series, as well Taunton Marathon, Taunton 10K , and many others.
(or here for : Recent Road Race Results & Times by TAC runners , ., courtesy of "www.clubhousehub.co.uk")
The main regular training session open to all Seniors of any ability s every Tuesday evening from 6.10 pm to 7.45pm , meeting at the Castle Athletics Track (off Heron Drive, Taunton). For that session we usually use the track for drills and interval training, arranged in groups according to ability.
In addition we have a Thursday session - which from mid October on will now be weekly starting at 6.30pm from the track doing a variety of sessions ranging from long 45-60 min runs, to hill session at Bishops Hull, flat trail sessions at Longrun Meadow or on road - interval session at Galmington and Gypsy Lane. Please wear something reflective during these evening runs.
See also our 'Seniors-page' for more details and club records.
For main full TAC fixtures list for 2012 click TAC 2012 Calendar. Road / Trail runs coming up :
Sun 7th July
Quantock Beast 5.7m multi terrain
Sun 7th July
Beach to Beacon 7 miles multi terrain
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Ninesprings 9k. Part of the Somerset series this scenic off road race around Ninesprings Country Park in Yeovil was well supported for this warm, sunny and dry Sunday morning (unlike previous years!). A 2 loop course included a tough uphill section, some lovely trails through the woods and a fast downhill finish back on the tarmac saw some great sprint finishes.
Keith Paul was first home in 15th place in 40.24, Danny Doyle in 16th in 40.29 and Sharron Kington in 51.47 (nearly 2 minutes quicker than the previous year).
Ugborne Ug An off road Saturday evening race in Devon saw Lesley Westgate completing in 1.02.22
Club 5k track time trial With metronomic laps, the two star time trialists of the night were definitely Martin Bluemel and Pauline Beer, with Lesley Westgate managing a negative split on her last few laps.
Martin Bluemel 20.20, Mark Jones 20.52, Carl Ward 21.19, Pauline Beer 21.21, Rowland Lyons 22.52, Steve Burtchaell 22.52, Declan Rogers 23.12, Lesley Westgate 23.52, Liz Pointing 28.54, Annemarie Mcintosh 311.55, Annemarie Rogers 34.59
Clevedon 10k A flat and fast course made for fast times and Danny Sheldrick did not disappoint with a PB of 35.50 on this Tuesday evening perfect for running.
Yeovilton 5k All targets met for this race with Dan Clarke first home for TAC in 17.27, Danny Doyle 18.22, Keith Paul 19.11 and Sharron Kington 24.26
Martock 10k With heavy rain threatened, 211 runners wanted to get going before the heavens truly opened. Luckily a light drizzle was the worst experienced keeping the heat at bay.
Danny Doyle first home in 39.20, Martin Bluemel in 40.45 and first in his age category, Keith Paul 42.31 , Sharron Kington 50.08 and first in age category and Suzi Griffiths taking off nearly 3 minutes from last years time in 1.00.03
Seniors & Road run Blog: (for more see also Newsletters page)
30 Sep 2012 :
TAC athletes dominated top spots on home turf in the Taunton 10K this Sunday. Luke Scott led home a field of 580 runners, and made it 5 wins by him in 5 years (!) Three U20men (Rowan Preece , Jamie Coles and Issac Taschimowitz) also from Charlotte Fisher's TAC endurance coaching group - were hot on Luke's heels in 2nd, 4th and 6th in the Senior men's race - all of them completing the race in below the 35 minute mark, and followed quickly after by Alex Rogers (14th).
Among the Ladies Hannah Taunton finished first SL for TAC (12th female runner overall), followed by Liz Taschimowitz (19th ; 5th L45) and Sharron Kington just a few seconds later to take 3rd place in the L50 division (25th overall), while Amy Caburn (running her first 10K - as part of Paula's team) won the Junior lady title. Yet further notable TAC performances in the mens race came from Keith Paul (4th M45, 25th overall, with Danny Doyle sticking close behind 'coach Keith' throuhgout to finish 27th - in only his first race at this distance. Further results of runners from the club as well as 'Top 10 times overall are summarised below (for pdf results of all 580 runner click here).
|Taunton 10K 2012
TOP 10 overall (of all 580 finishers)
|32:21 SCOTT, Luke Taunton AC SM|
|32:53 PREECE, Rowan Taunton AC SM|
|33:56 MONAGHAN, Peter Torbay AC M45|
|34:29 COLES, Jamie Taunton AC SM|
|34:38 HOGG, Gerry Running Forever RC M45|
|34:52 TASCHIMOWITZ, Isaac Taunton ACC SM|
|35:01 KERSHAW, Stephen Running Forever RC SM|
|35:05 FARTHING-CUTLER, Nicky U - Taunton SM|
|36:06 BATCHELOR, Mark South Molton Strugglers M40|
|36:27 PEARSE, Martin U - Taunton M50|
|& further finishing times :|
|36:55 ROGERS, Alexander Taunton ACTaunton AC SM|
|39:09 PAUL, Keith Taunton AC M45|
|39:18 DOYLE, Danny Taunton AC SM|
|40:49 FAULDS, Robert U - Bridgwater M55|
|41:21 BLUEMEL, Martin U - Taunton M50|
|44:11 CHAPMAN, Nick Taunton AC SM|
|45:30 TAUNTON, Hannah Taunton AC SL|
|46:22 LYONS, Rowland SM|
|48:55 TASCHIMOWITZ, Elizabeth Taunton AC L45|
|49:23 KINGTON, Sharron Taunton AC L50|
|55:06 CABURN, Amy LU17 - division Winner|
|58:38 GRIFFITHS, Suzi Taunton AC L40|
|(let us know any others from TAC training groups we didn't spot in results...…|
Pics to follow - ...if anyone has some ????
22/23 Sep 2012: SEAA Road relay results now available here. as well as in Atheltics Weekly. Some brilliant runs by our TAC runners, not least Amelia Vance, Sophie Jones and Jess Brown on being 2nd fastest U13G team overall (among 63 club teams competing !), and U15 Boys team 12th of 43 teams. There were many outstanding individual performances also from our U17, U20 and older athletes, though with unfortunately incomplete teams on the day. More photos here.
Also on same 22/23 weekend Keith and Sharron took on the Poole Park run for first time whilst on holiday posting times of 18:36 and 24:07 respectively ..nice 'sunny day and flat course around a lake by all accounts. And well done to Mark Jones and Jochen Langbein on completing the Langport triathlon on the Sunday (no sun here !!!... the driest part was the swim by all accounts; but Mark still managed a course PB all the same !)
9 Sept 2012 The inaugral regular Longrun Meadow 5K (takes place first Sunday every month; less than 1/4M from our Castle Athletics track) was attended by several TAC runners ...Well done especially to one of our newest members - J18 Danny Doyle who, pushed on perfectly by Keith's pace-making achieved a great 20:06 time for his first ever timed 5K run; and then followed it up 3 days after with a 19:37 5K at Yeovilton. Long run results for TACs included Keith Paul 19.54; Danny Doyle 20.06; Harriet Rogers 20.11 & Rachel Langbein20:13; Joe Buck 23:49; Sharron Kington 24.29, Charlotte Fisher 25.29, & Jochen Langbein 25.59.
12 Sept 2012. Yeovilton 5k - In the final run of this series improved times all round for Keith 18.50, Danny 19.37, and Sharron 23.57. 6 race Series standing not yet available.
15 July 2012:
TAC Seniors.have had a busy few of weeks, with Annie Lillycrop and Suzi Griffiths heading to Martock 10k in times of 55.12 and 1.02 , followed a week later by a muddy Forde Abbey 10k in 69.14 and 82.07 respectively.
The Wellington 10 saw Mark Jones running the 10 Mile race in 1.15.50 , while Liz Pointing in her first race for the club ran the shorter (10k) race in 1.04 followed by Suzi race in 1.09.21. The same day the Quantock Beast 5.7 miles was blazing sunshine overhead, but a quagmire underfoot, making for very muddy runners and slower times to normal.. Keith Paul 11th in 44.51, Annabelle Lillycrop 58.53 and Sharron Kington 59.50. A day out at Boddington multi terrain 10k near Cheltenham, was a successful one with Keith Paul in 2nd place in 39.18 and Sharron Kington in 50.56 in 20th.
Anyone interested in going to Exeter 10k (Thurs eve, 16th August) - fast flat traffic free course - see link here.
20 June 2012:
Well done to Mark Jones and Jochen Langbein who along with near 1900 entrants (but only 1300 finishers!) tackled the UK 70.3 mile half-ironman Triathlon at Wimbleball Lake on 17 June, reputed to be the toughest 70.3 Tri in the world! Both completed the mass-start 1.9K open water swim, followed by the hilly 56 mile bike route and 1/2 marathon run, and took large chunks of their previous years 'novice' PBs down by over 6 mins (Mark 6h19 in the M40-44 category) and by 26 minutes (Jochen 7h39 in the M50-54 category).
1 June 2012
Run in the Wild (27 May 2012) at Cricket St Thomas was tackled by Keith Paul in 49.45, Sharron Kington 1.06.15 (2mins quicker to previous time) and Suzi Griffiths in 1.20.32 who announced that it was probably the hardest race she has ever done ...... and still came in smiling!
Ninesprings 9k held at Goldenstones, Yeovil recorded improved times on previous year by Keith Paul in 40.25 and Sharron Kington in 53.38. Actually closer to 10k than 9k , this off road, 2 loop course is challenging, but fun multi-terrain race.
Killerton parkrun , Bank Holiday Saturday morning hailed fine and warm, with 10 TAC members enjoying this super 5k route through the lovely National Trust Estate. There was a fine competition between the seniors, with the younger members leaving us in their wake.... Rowan Preece (U20) showing a clean pair of heels to the rest of the field in 16.27 (fastest male winner this year); while Rachel Langbein in 19:48 logged the fastest female U20 time for the event to date.
Wimbleball Tri 17th June 2012: Good luck Mark and Jochen this weekend. Hopefully this year both injury free and ready to take on the world and new PBs!
|Bridgwater 10K (flat route)||Bridgwater||link|
|Horner Water 11M off-road||Selworthy||link|
15 Apr 2012 - A field of over 300 competed at the inaugral Bridgwater 10K including 3 TAC members all placed high up the finsihing order. Keith Paul was our first runner home in 38.04 placed 7th overall (3rd M40-49), followed by Nick Chapman 45.45 (77th' 22nd M30-39); First TAC lady home was Sharron Kington in 49.21 (123 overall) and taking 2nd place in the L50-59 division.
On the same day Annie Lillicrop took on the tough Horner Water 11M off-road challenge and by all account survived and even enjoyed it ...times not yet available at race page ...more shortly.