Latest Race Series Results & Club Records

The latest Grand Prix race series results and club records are now available online updated to 03/08/2014‏ (up to and including Indian Queens Half Marathon and Totnes 10k).

Also, the Running Achievement Award targets have been updated to include 5k target times – so from now on you can get certificates for 5k races too.

All files can be found on the Grand Prix race series page.

Tavy Relays this Thursday

The Tavistock Relays take place this Thursday 17th July starting at 7:30pm. This event is always great fun – in a team of four you will run a 1.1 mile loop around the park… and you get a baton too!

Entry Fee £12 per team – Club will pay for all Musketeers who are paid up members.

Please be there as early as possible in order for Club Captains Sharon and Guy to sort out the teams.

More info >>

Or come to club night as normal for a Negative Split session.

Erme Valley Relays this Friday

The Erme Valley Relays take place on Friday 4th July with a 7pm start. This is a friendly, social event held over a 2.5 Mile route starting and finishing at Ivybridge Rugby Club with all handovers in the Rugby Club Car Park where you can watch the race unfold and support your colleagues. Refreshments are available throughout the evening in the Rugby Club.

Please note this is not just for those who are a bit speedier amongst us. It’s the taking part that counts!!!!

4 Runners per team.

Entry Fee £12 per team – Club will pay for all Musketeers who are paid up members.

Please be there by 6.15pm in order for Club Captains Guy and Sharon to sort out the teams.

More info >>

Muskies Madne5.5 Report

On the 24th of May a total of 145 runners tackled Plymouth Musketeers’ “Muskies Madne5.5” race, a demanding 5.5 miles of undulating multi-terrain starting from the Musketeers’ club house in King’s Tamerton, routing through Ham Woods and back up to the club house.

This is the second year this event has taken place and this year all profits will be going to Mill Ford School.

The runners may have found the numerous “little inclines” challenging, but hopefully the burgers and cake available back at the club house will have provided a welcome post-race reward.

Pete Waumsley of the Tamar Trotters won the race with a new course record of 31:52, followed by Neal Russell in 33:10, and Thomas Humphrey of the Plymouth Harriers in 33:56.

Charlene Shorey was first lady in 36:44, closely followed by Ellie Sutcliffe of Exmouth Harriers in 36:54 and Cleo Andrews of Erme Valley Harriers in 37:16.

Full results >>>

A big thank you to all the volunteers, marshals, sponsors, supporters and runners. We hope to see you again next year!

Some nice things people have been saying about the Muskies Madne5.5:

PMRC Hero 2014 – Zoe Hitchcock

On Thursday 8th of May, Zoe Hitchcock and her family visited Plymouth Musketeers Running Club.

The Plymouth Musketeers presented a trophy to Zoe as a special award to recognise her spirit and determination completing the Schools’ Challenge at the Plymouth Half Marathon:

“Zoe is not very old, she’s not very big, and she doesn’t look very strong. But if you think that, you are mistaken. She is amazing! Zoe set herself a goal, put a big smile on her face, and tried the hardest she could. Supported by those around her, she achieved it.

She is a shining example of the spirit we aspire to in this club: It’s not about being first, it is about taking part, smiling and helping each other to achieve the best we can.

We are proud to have her as our Hero 2014.

Congratulations Zoe, You’re awesome!”

Read more about Zoe’s achievement in the Plymouth Herald >>>