BERE Alston Trekkers have had a busy few days with runners in the Tavistock Athletic Club relay race and the Magnificent 7 road run.

Twelve trekkers arrived in the Meadows last Thursday to run in the annual relay race, a highlight of Tavistock Carnival week.

The BATs managed to form three teams, creating a mixed category for the organisers. BATs team one, of Fiona Watford Maddock, Alison Greaves, Julie Page and Sally Dunn finished in 32.2.5, not far behind team two, made up of Laura Hogan, Fran Morgan, Jennie Smith and Matthew Head in a time of 31.42.9. BATs team three, of Mel Greaves, Julian Setterington, Emma Dooney and Laura Newton came ahead of both though, in a time of 31.09.1.

Five of BATs’ braver members tacked the challenging Magnificent 7 road run, organised by Tamar Trotters on their 20th anniversary.

A tough, hilly course in any conditions, on one of the year’s hottest days it starts and ends at Saltash Rugby Club and takes runners through scenic country lanes.

The atmosphere and bagpipe serenade on top of one of the hills made for a great event.

Julie Page ran a cracking time of 1.03.36, Lisa Birch, Fran Morgan and Ali Greaves in 1.17.40 and Julian Sett, who ran for Plymouth Search and Rescue complete with a backpack, ran in 1.19.12.