Annual ‘Race the Tram’ meeting enjoyed by all

AVR juniors with their awards that were handed out at a barbecue and presentation evening that follo

AVR juniors with their awards that were handed out at a barbecue and presentation evening that followed the 'Race the Tram' meeting. - Credit: Archant

There was a wonderful turn out of both juniors and seniors on a glorious summer’s evening for the annual Race the Tram event, writes Dave Mutter.

AVR members at the 'Race the Tram' meeting.

AVR members at the 'Race the Tram' meeting. - Credit: Archant

There were five junior teams who started from Colyton and linked up with seniors at Colyford, and one senior super team.

Teams were colour coded with batons. In first place in a time of 13:27 was the tram (bother!).

Exactly two minutes behind was the Gold team (Matt Clist, Matt Hewer, Chet Gillespie and John Blackledge).

Joint second in a time of 19:23, were the Silver and Black teams and fourth were the Green team in 19:54. Fifth were the Pink team in 20:01 and the final team was the Plastic Green team in a time of 20:35.


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As a reward to all the runners, there was a barbecue expertly cooked by Paul Tolchard, Rick Wood and Dave Thomas and drinks on the beach.

The AVR junior awards were given out after the barbecue.

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The Male Runner award was shared by Ethan Huntley and Lewis Burridge and the Female award was also shared by Caitlin Smith and Poppy Tooze.

The Most Improved Male Runner honour went to Harvey Burrough; the Most Improved Girl Runner, to Maddie Carter; The Lollipop Award, went to Erin Ellis; the Most Committed awards were handed out to Holly Eyre, Same Eyre, Elsa Wood and Cameron Board; the Parkrun awards, went to Rosie Kendall and Harry McMahon and the Junior Coaching award was presented to Matt Thurgood.

The evening ended with mass swimming (mostly juniors!) and lots of fun.

Thank you, to Seaton Tramway and drivers who gave up their time voluntarily and best of all the money raised will be donated to the Devon Air Ambulance.

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