AVR members at the Haldon Forest Parkrun. Picture AVR

PUBLISHED: 08:20 08 May 2019

AVRs at the Haldon Forest Parkrun. Picture AVR

AVRs at the Haldon Forest Parkrun. Picture AVR


To celebrate Janet Woodward’s and Denise Burges’s birthday many AVR ladies decided to do the Haldon Forest Parkrun, writes Dave Mutter.

Jonathan Day was invited along as an Honorary Lady and was the first home, seventh in 20:49 followed by Matt Dominey, 15th, 22:27; Ellie Dominey, 30th, 23:53; Viki Wraight, 66th, 28:30; birthday girl, Janet Woodward, 111th, 35:03; Carolyn Nation, 112th, 35:03; Gill Day, 114th, 35.05; birthday girl, Denise Burges, 119th, 35:56; Sam Summers, 121st, 36:19; Emma Richardson, 122nd, 36:19 and Emma-Jayne Ward, 138th in 44:50.

There were 141 finishers in this 10th Haldon Forest parkrun that has a lovely woodland course with fantastic views over Exeter and the Exe estuary.

Meanwhile, it was a clean sweep for AVR in the latest Seaton Parkrun with Simon Dimmock taking first place in 17:45; Lee Moran, was second in 18:29 and Joel Seward finished third in a time of 19:12.

Molly Adkin was the first female home in 21:10 with Emma Elston of Cambridge University, the second female in 21:24 and AVR's Karen Eyre, was the third femal home in a time of 21:47.

Despite getting slightly lost Linda Butterworth completed the Bridport Half Marathon in 2 hours 15 min.

AVR duo Paul Tolchard and Graham Newton travelled to the land of the Red Kite, Buzzard and Skylark in the Brecon Beacons in Mid Wales, writes Dave Mutter.

They joined a small group of runners at the start of the tough Bolamaen 10K organised by another AVR, Richard Hale.

Classed as a Fell race it begins with an uphill start through a pine forest to reach the open fell and a remote mountain lake at 1,384 ft. In perfect weather for racing Graham finished 3rd overall, in 62:56 first vet 70. Paul improved his return time with a speedy descent to finish in 75:07.

The cake and bottled beer spot prizes that followed. were downed with smug satisfaction at a job well done.

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