History

Approaching its eleventh edition the Peter Tavy Plod was inaugurated in 2004 to run alongside the local Village Fair. Over the years it has metamorphosised into its present guise of a five-mile trail run which starts and finishes in the Village and climbs up over track and moorland to White Tor on Dartmoor before returning back to the Village via woodland tracks.

 

While a challenging run it attracts elite and fun runners alike who enjoy the atmosphere of the Village fair and the scenic route, many runners have competed in all eight races. It is in essence a throw back to the small races which made up the running calendar before the advent of the mass participation events which predominate today.

 

Run on the August Bank Holiday the event offers a family afternoon out with great support from those people attending the fair while a childrens fun run over 1.5km has become increasingly popular. The run has continued to grow year by year and has been fortunate in its continual support from the Original Pasty House in Tavistock.

 

It is our objective to continually improve and grow the run while retaining what has made it so popular.