There was a huge turnout of Axe Valley Runners supporting the Axmouth Challenge which raises money for the community village hall. With one mile, three mile, five and nine-mile options, there was a race suitable for most. 

With the nine-mile option forming part of the 2024 club challenge there were a good percentage of AVRs amongst the 116 finishers. Wayne Loveridge of Chard Road Runners and Debbie Whiston of AVR were the winners, with Wayne coming home in 54:36 and Debbie in 1:04.55. 

The five-mile race was won by AVR’s Simon Dimmock in 42:22 with Amy Waterson first female in 46:29, with the shorter races attracting many junior runners.

Julia Mallon took part in the Endurance Life North Cornwall Ultra, finishing the 32 miles in 8:11:16 and first V50 female, while AVRs continue to be busy in Parkruns, including Diane and Graham Newton taking on the Risdon Brook Parkrun in Tasmania.