Bideford AAC have qualified for the National Six Stage Road Relay Championships.
The Blues senior men finished 20th in the South of England Championships at Aldershot yesterday.
With the top 25 teams to go through, Bideford made a strong start with Shaun Antell finishing 16th on the first leg.
Antell recorded a time of 18mins 42secs for the undulating 6km course around two laps of the Rushmore Arena.
Keith Shapland, making his debut in the event, continued his recent improvement with a second leg of 20-52 before handing on to Steve Gallienne who finished the third leg in exactly 20 minutes.
Ronnie Richmond then ran 19-46 on his first appearance in the Southerns and Andy Ingle clocked 20-57 as the Blues finished the penultimate leg in 25th place.
Mark Jenkin finished the job off, clocking exactly 19 minutes as Bideford went past Devon rivals Exeter Harriers and finished with an overall time 1-59-17.
More than 80 teams took part and Bideford, coached by Andy Glover, will compete again in the national championships in Birmingham's Sutton Park on October 12.
Aldershot, Farnham and District were the overall winners in 1-51-53 and Newham and Essex Beagles were second in 1-52-38 – with the help of North Devon athlete Frank Baddick who finished his fourth leg in 18-40.