AVRs ‘Super Charged’ so close to out running the Colyton to Seaton tram

PUBLISHED: 14:03 28 July 2014 | UPDATED: 14:03 28 July 2014

AVR runners with the Seaton tram before the 2014 race.

AVR runners with the Seaton tram before the 2014 race.

Archant

On a glorious summer’s evening, Axe Valley Runners took on a Seaton Tram in the annual Tram Race, writes Dave Mutter.

This year a super-fast tram managed to win the race from Colyton to Seaton in a time of 13:43.

First AVR team called ‘Super Charged’ comprising Alex, Matt, Josh and Chris Keeffe were closest in 16:36 followed by the Red Team in 17:13 and just behind them the Gold Team, 17:42.

After all this exercise, about 50 people decamped to the Bayliss beach hut on Seaton Beach where there was a feast of hot dogs, cakes and drinks which went down a treat as did the desserts which other AVR’s brought down

Because the weather was so warm, many people - mostly the young ones it has to be said - went for a quick dip in the sea.

Phil Bayliss then presented the annual awards to the juniors as this was their last Monday evening until September which were:

Junior Female Runner of the Year Mia Bartlett; Junior Male Runner of the Year Matthew Thurgood; Most Improved Junior of the Year Adam Burrough and The Chris Levene Junior Trophy for Endeavour for the Year Bobby Simpson.

Thank you to everyone who took part and to Phil and Vikki for allowing us to use their beach hut plus of course Seaton Tramway for their super tram and excellent driver. The real winner will be the Devon Air Ambulance who will benefit by the £100 donation from the event.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

12:14

Sidmouth Town Reserves were beaten by the odd goal in five when they entertained University Reserves in a Macron League Division One game at Manstone Lane on Tuesday evening.

Read more
12:13

For the second successive weekend the point-to-point meeting at Kilworthy has had to be cancelled.

Read more
09:41

N1 Tri Club athlete Ellie Dominey was in action at the Clumber Park Sprint Duathlon held in the iconic setting of Sherwood Forest.

Read more
09:28

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies second XI rounded off their superb Sedgemoor Division Two season with a 7-1 win at home to Taunton Vale.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:44

Honiton Town have a terrific chance to make life very tough for their title rivals in the race to land the Macron League Premier Division top honour.

Read more
Tue, 13:29

Racing comes thick and fast for local punters at this time of the year and Taunton will be hosting three meetings in April the first of which is The Family Fun Racemeeting on Thursday April 6, which boasts a total prizepot of £49k, writes Richard Walsh.

Read more
Tue, 11:23

Feniton recorded a much-needed win when they defeated Macron League top flight basement boys Bow 6-1.

Read more
Tue, 11:23

Family day at Exeter Racecourse on Wednesday, April 11 is free for kids and one of the track’s busiest and most action-packed days of the year, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Tue, 11:22

Axe Cliff seniors played their final Winter League match of the season, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Tue, 11:22

Honiton Town Under-14s were 2-1 winners when they made the long journey to Cheriton Fitzpaine for their latest Exeter and District Youth League outing.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications