AVRs take seven of top 10 spots at the 2018 Minster Challenge

PUBLISHED: 12:25 18 October 2018

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There were 23 AVRs who turned up at the hilly Minster Challenge in Axminster, writes Dave Mutter.

The winner of the race was Matt Clist in 49:05, finishing two places ahead of Terry Emmett, who was home in a time of 51:13.

The next AVR home was Rob Collier, fourth in 51:53, with James Glennie finishing fifth in 52:41.

Duncan Staddon was seventh in 53:24, Karl Hodson was eighth in 54:42 and Matt Hewer came ninth in 56:03, making an amazing seven AVRs in the top ten!

More success followed as Rupert Pady was 11th in 59:18 and Joel Seward, 12th in 59:44.

Then came the ladies with Karen Eyre first in 61:29 in 16th place and Eleanor Wood 62:11, second lady and 18th place overall.

Other results were: James Ashforth, 22nd, 63:18; Adele Foxwell, 25th, 63:35; Richard Jackson, 26th, 64:06; Andrew Hartnell, 27th, 64:21,; Richard Matthews, 29th, 64:26; Kerry Board, 31st, 67:27; Ander Larsson, 32nd, 68:30; Ragnhild Richards, 36th, 72:32; Nick Adams, 37th, 73:20; Andy Sayers, 46th, 83:02; Esme Markham, 50th, 92:32, with Louise Burridge, 51st, 92:32. There were 52 runners in total. Thank you to Axe Valley School for putting on such a great event.

In the 5k race, Sam Eyre was third in 20:51, Harry Hodson, fifth, 23:39, and Naomi Glennie, 21st in 29:22. There were 29 runners.

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