AVR ran four races in a week

PUBLISHED: 13:30 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:11 16 June 2010

The Met Office held their leg of the woodland relays over a 1.6 mile course on Woodbury Common .

The Met Office held their leg of the woodland relays over a 1.6 mile course on Woodbury Common with some tough going underfoot. Axe Valley runners fielded five teams and the men's A team managed to finish third overall behind Honiton and Sidmouth.

AVR ladies' A team ran fantastically, especially Emma Kiernan, who ran the first and last legs, and they were the first ladies' team to finish, all collecting a bottle of wine.

Three AVRs took part in the final of the Yeovilton 5k series. Luke Reed led the way home finishing in 13th place in 17:19 and took home the second senior male prize for the series. Chris Keeffe was pleased to get a new PB - he finished 35th in 18:25. Luke and Chris travelled up with a work colleague Paul Sampson who, in just his second race, ran well to finish 115th in 23:54. Harry Moore, who has never missed any of this series since he started doing them, had another enjoyable run and finished 159th in 40:29

Garry Perratt and Chris Keeffe decided to have a go at a new relay from Uphill to Wells, split into six legs with most teams fielding six runners. The AVR duo, under the team name the Likely Lads, decided to go it with just the two of them. Garry took the first three longer legs, totalling 16.5 miles, and Chris, the last three totalling 12 miles. They both ran hard and finished in 4 hours 41 minutes as the seventh team out of 13. They both had a fantastic day and will be back again but, hopefully, with one more runner.

Chris Keeffe decided it would be a good idea to finish a week of racing with his fourth race - the Sidbury fun run. The longer run is a 4.4k multi- terrain route and runs through the beautiful grounds of the Sidbury Manor estate in the village. Chris was feeling the miles from the relay the day before in his legs but ran determinedly and finished second.

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