Good Friday saw a return to racing for TRP with 7 athletes making the journey up to Exeter for the fast Friday 5k.
A new venue for the event saw it staged at the Exeter racecourse. An undulating multi lap course made tougher by a gusting southerly wind challenged the runners, however most were happy to return to some normality. The event was well organised as ever by Mark Cowan and his team at City Runs and the race went off in waves to follow England athletics Covid guidelines.
With racing underway Ollie Smart quickly separated from the lead group and steadily moved away to win in a stellar time of 14:46. Ben Neale followed securing 6th overall in 15:33. Coz Russell continued his progress finishing 23rd in a pb of 17:14: he was followed home by Matt Teague and Rachael Malthouse respectively in 19:44 and 19:55. Hot on their heels was Emma Baker in 20:27 and rounding out the TRP results was Dave Chanter in 24:53.
On reflection it appeared that everyone enjoyed the opportunity to pin on a race number and test their fitness.
Further afield Jordan Andrews put his hard training into practice in the Marathon at Eton Dorney. In a Multi lap course around the lake he finished 1st in an amazing 2hours 25minutes 50 seconds over 26.1miles, taking over 5 munutes off his pb,