A busy weekend of racing saw a handful of Teignbridge Trotters at each of the events taking place, writes Sharon Bowman.

On Saturday it was the Exterminator, a multi-terrain 10km run organised by the Friends of the South Devon College and South Devon Athletics Club.

The tough off-road race taking in the River Dart and the Mill Pond at Stoke Gabriel featured some new names to the Trotters' scene.

Keith Anderson was 117th in 57.01, followed by Katrina Duignan 128th in 59.14 and Rebecca Weare 136th in 1.00.38 and 136th out of 197 finishers.

Sunday, at Stratford-upon-Avon, saw the running of the Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon.

Daryl Milford was in fine form, clocking 2.58.11 to finish 26th out of 1,076 runners.

Roger Hayes came in next for the royal blues in a time 3.22.44 and 124th.

Debutant marathon runners Gary Clark and his wife Caroline both had good runs, but Gary's knee gave out at 16 miles and he struggled the last ten, but still finished in 3.32.10, while Caroline recorded 4.13.50.

Ben Epps opted for the half marathon, coming home 159th in 1.37.44 in a field of 1,667.

At Holywell Bay, near Newquay, Graham Penn was among the field of 349 who tackled the Tervornick ten-miler. Organised by Newquay Road Runners, the race was a hilly off road-event, run over cliff paths and beaches. Gale force winds and a short hailstorm added to the difficulties, but it didn't deter Penn, who finished 224th in 1.33.30.