Todd wins Yomp wearing borrowed trainer!

20:19 07 November 2012

The Yarcombe Yomp was the muddiest, wettest and one of the toughest multi-terrain runs so far this year and AVR turned out a large contingency as usual, writes Dave Mutter.

The first two places in both male and female runners in the 10-mile run were taken by AVR runners. First home in 1.12.36 was Alex Todd - who made this achievement even more unbelievable by running the first lap of the 2 lap course with only one trainer on, having lost one in the first slurry bog! A kindly marshal lent him a size 8 trainer so he could complete the second lap wearing two!

In second was Patrick Devine-Wright in 1.13.48. First lady home was Amy Greenhalge who ran an incredibly strong race finishing sixth overall in 1.23.40. Martin Croad was in a superb ninth place taking 1.24.17. Tim Sibley was 14th, 1.28.01, Robin Britton 17th, 1.30.32, Mark Hilder 20th, 1.32.05 and Ian Clements 21st, 1.32.07. Then came the second lady overall Eleanor Wood 23rd in 1.33.43 followed by Steve Reynolds who was 31st, 1.40.42 and Margaret Pearce in her longest ever run 38th in 1. 51.22. The five-mile run covering just one of the laps had three AVR runners - James Sibley ran really well to finish second overall in 46.47 followed by Rick Wood who finished in 5th place taking 52.47 and Siobhan Reddy 8th in 54.53.

As is customary at this race, we were all treated to soups and cakes a plenty. Many thanks to Robin Carter and her crew for organising such enjoyable runs.

With 2012 drawing to a close the East Devon Community Race Series is now complete with AVR’s taking the top five positions. Phil Bayliss was the victor with 762.3 points, Tim Lenton 2nd, 724.6 and Robin Briton 3rd, 708 points. First lady and 4th overall was Eleanor Wood amassing 704.7 and Alex Todd was 5th, 682.9. Anyone who ran in any of 11 qualifying races had their best five count towards the series overall.

Lesley Adams ran the Foundation for Conductive Education 10k, finishing in 56:27. This was almost a minute faster than the same race last year. A lovely, well organised race in the Birmingham park where the Foundation has its home.

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