AVR claim first seven places at 2018 Kilmington Kanter

PUBLISHED: 11:53 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:53 03 April 2018

AVR members who were in action at the Kilmington Kanter

AVR members who were in action at the Kilmington Kanter


With winter weather returning once again, Good Friday morning turned out to be very wet and cold for the 7-mile Kilmington Kanter; a multi-terrain race starting from the cricket field encompassing two challenging hills of just over a mile each, writes Dave Mutter.

There was great AVR success with the club claiming the first seven places. James Green was beaten by Ollie Caute by a margin of just two seconds last year, but he romped to victory in 43:55 with Ollie coming second on 44:04 and Simon Davis, third in 44:30.

There were many age winners with Karen Eyre, first FV40 in 55:19; Clare Hansford, first FV50, 29th in 55:27; Eleanor Wood, first FV50, 33rd, 57:17; Patrick Devine-Wright, first MV40, sixth in 46:55 and John Blackledge, first FV50, 18th, 52:28.

Other AVR results were: Matt Clist, fourth, 44:31; Chet Gillespie, fifth, 46:06; Terry Emmett, seventh, 47:24; Matt Hewer, 11th, 49:12; Robert Collier, 13th, 50:52; James Glennie, 16th, 52:09; Florence Swan, 31st, 56:26; Iain Horlock, 36th, 58:09; Alex Boon, 39th, 59:26; Richard Matthews, 44th, 59:59; Kerry Board, 45th, 1:00:19; Andrew Hartnell, 55th, 1:02:13; Ferenc Kovacs, 58th, 1:02:46; Richard Jackson, 65th, 1:04:26; Kevin Feeney, 66th, 1:04:46; Anders Larsson, 68th, 1:06:38; Nick Adams, 75th, 1:11:47; Sarah Shepley, 78th, 1:12:30; Robert Kerr, 90th, 1:23:32 and Julie Heaward, 91st, 1:32:02.

The Kilmington 2.5 mile Fun Run was won by William Birchall in a time of 17:53, finishing one second ahead of Henry Birchall. The first two are both pupils at Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School and third was AVR’s Harvey Green in a time of 18:20.

Other young AVR’s running were Sam Eyre, fiith, 18:58; Holly Eyre, 17th, 23:06 and Stephen Johns, 22nd, 24:59.

There was also a 1k for juniors and it was won by Eli Baker-Price in 3:36.

Despite the more Christmas like conditions, everyone had a ball, so many thanks to Kilmington Primary School PTFA for organising the event so well.

On Saturday morning, still a little sore from the Kilmington Kanter, Matt Clist and James Green ran the East Devon way from Lyme Regis to Exmouth.

Despite some flooded sections in the valleys, the going was generally good. The GPS clocked the finish time at 7:20:46 for the 38 miles route.

Cliff Marriott ran the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon in 1:57. It was a very well organised race if a little busy in the starting pens and the loo queues but Cliff would recommend it. There was almost as much support en route as the well established London Marathon.

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