Tavistock AC runner wins Bideford Half Marathon
By PGStrange | Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 13:48
A RUNNER from Tavistock Athletics Club has won this year's Bideford Half Marathon...
The Bideford Half Marathon in full flow. Photo © North Devon Journal
Jim Cole of Tavistock AC won the event - held on Sunday 3 March - with a time of 1hr 8mins 56secs. He beat reigning champion and local runner Shaun Antell (Bideford AAC) by just ten seconds.
The women's race was won by Helen Dyke from Poole Runners (1 hr 25mins 5secs), followed by Catherine Newman of Exmouth Harriers (1 hr 25mins 52secs).
More than 1,000 runners took part in the annual event, organised by Bideford AAC.
Bideford Half Marathon
Top 5 men
1 Jim Cole - 01:08:57 (Tavistock AC)
2 Shaun Antell - 01:09:06 (Bideford AAC)
3 Dan Alsop - 01:10:18 (St Austell Running Club)
4 Mark Jenkin - 01:11:00 (Bideford AAC)
5 Aaron Richmond - 01:14:15 (North Devon Road Runners)
Top 5 Women
1 Helen Dyke - 01:22:05 (Poole Runners)
2 Catherine Newman - 01:25:52 (Exmouth Harriers)
3 Emma Lake - 01:26:59 (Erme Valley Harriers)
4 Chloe Thomas - 01:29:19
5 Lisa South - 01:30:07 (South West Road Runners)