AVR results around the courses

PUBLISHED: 12:21 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 00:59 16 June 2010

Two AVR juniors (originally three, but Lydia Clapp sadly went home ill) took part in the final event of the East Devon Junior Cross Country Series.

Two AVR juniors (originally three, but Lydia Clapp sadly went home ill) took part in the final event of the East Devon Junior Cross Country Series.

Matt Morbey came 2nd in the U-15 boys race followed by James Sibley who took 3rd place.

Dave Kelf ran the Reedham 10-mile race in Norfolk taking 1:26:30. It was torrential rain all the way.

The Dalwood 3 Hills Challenge course on Sunday was extremely muddy and slippery and AVR had a very good turnout. First runner in was Gareth Hurst of SWRR in 1:13:22 with Chloe Felton of Tiverton Harriers winning the ladies race in 1: 25:10.

First AVR runner home was Garry Perratt, 15th in 1:24:21. Good to see Phil Bayliss back to competitive running, bagging 18th spot in 1:25:35. Ian Apps also ran a gutsy race finishing 29th, 1: 30:12 followed closely by Graham Newton 32nd in 1:31:49. Just behind him was Eleanor Wood 33rd in 1:32:24 (1st Vet 50). Despite running the course with Garry earlier Guy Lavender finished 39th, 1:34:28. Steve Reynolds was next, 69th in 1:43:08 with Andrew Sayers 74th in 1:46:16. Peter Hughes and Dave Braunton had a real ding dong battle around the course. Dave fell into a pot-hole and a hedge which explains, he says, why he was one place and one second behind Peter. Peter was 88th in 1:52:57.

In the Fun Run, the Campbell family were out in force, thoroughly enjoying the one-mile course. Mia Campbell was 5th in 12:23 and Will 3rd, 12:03. Matthew Morbey ran well in the mini challenge finishing 2nd in 30:00.

Also on Sunday Luke Reed decided to pursue his new found event and went to Wellington to take part in the Taunton Deane Aquathlon. The race was a 1K swim followed by a 10K run.

Luke completed the swim in 17:38 and went on to finish the 10k run in 37:32. This gave Luke 13th overall out of 77, and 9th individual as there were several relay teams taking part.

By Dave Mutter

Axe Valley Runners


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