Ashby first home in Grizzly Cub Run

Sidmouth RC’s Justin Ashby was the victor in the Grizzly Cub Run taking 1:06:13, writes Dave Mutter.

Naomi Flanagan, South Devon RC was second in 1:09:34 and Paul Mingay of Tiptree RR was third in 1:10:56.

AVR had 22 runners in this event and first home was Cameron Hill 22nd, 1:25:28. Many faster runners are on a comeback from injury including Alex Todd 27th, 1:27:43 and Chris Keeffe 28th, 1:27:44. Mark Tremlett was 54th, 1:35:51; Wayne Tooze 75th, 1:38:13; James Trewick, who ran with his sister Lizzie was 103rd, 1:42:06; Gavin Warren, 118th, 1:45:20; Yvette Hill, 178th, 1:52:24; Gillian Peach, 179th, 1:52:26; Kay d’Albertanson, 199th, 1:55:06; Lynn Sloman, 227th, 1:59:51; Samantha Tooze, 231st, 2:00:07; Claire Moles, 232nd, 2:00:07; Justin Sloman, 236th, 2:00:33; Susie Thoennissen, 252nd, 2:03:06; Rosie Thoennissen, 253rd, 2:03:07; Canny Hart, 290th, 2:06:01; Fiona Pyle, 291st, 2:06:02; Kirstin Harwood, 293rd, 2:06:15; Gillian Day, 323rd, 2:10:45; Janet Woodward, 324th, 2:10:47 and Craig Tiley, 349th, 2:15:20.

As well as those AVR’s running many were helping out with all the work required to stage this iconic event so superbly organised by Dave Thomas and his committee.

Thanks to them and of course the race sponsors Scimitar, East Devon Sports Therapy and General Injury Clinic who provided much needed massage at the end, Everys Solicitors, Tesco,, Axminster Tools, SAK Logistics, Quicks Engineering (SW) Ltd, Axminster, East Devon District Council, Devon County Council and Axe Skip Hire.

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Special thanks to the 400 marshals who excelled themselves again this year, especially those that had to hang around in the final downpour. They were all singled out for praise by many of the runners. Thanks also to the landowners for letting the race go over their private spaces and to everyone who supported the race or helped in any way – we are indeed fortunate to live in an area where the whole community turns out to help.

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