AVR athlete Devine-Wright second in 100-mile race

PUBLISHED: 17:08 30 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:08 30 September 2014

AVR athlete Patrick Devine-Wright took part in his maiden 100 mile race - the Cotswold Century - a trail race along the route of the Cotswold Way from Chipping Camden to Bath, writes Diane Newton.

Eighty-seven men and women started the race at noon on Saturday, setting off to run through pretty villages, woods and along ridges with fantastic views of the Malvern Hills.

As darkness fell the race continued with runners donning head torches and drinking sweet tea and coffee, to keep them going through the night hours. With food stations every couple of hours or so, volunteers helped to keep the runners going, serving up soup, bean chilli and even bacon rolls!

Patrick ran well, finishing in second place in a time of 19 hours and 54 minutes, a time that was over half an hour quicker than the old course record, and just 25 minutes behind the winner.

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