AVR’s Clist runs whole way up Selworthy Beacon in Exmoor Seaview Race

PUBLISHED: 20:53 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 20:53 30 July 2013

AVR atheltes Alex Todd, Garry Perratt and Matt Clist ran the 20-mile Exmoor Seaview race on Sunday, following the coast path from Countisbury to Minehead, writes Dave Mutter.

After a slightly-too-fast start, the trio let the leading pack past at the first water station (ie Garry couldn’t keep up so the other two had to wait for him!), but had a most enjoyable jaunt along some fabulous trails, finishing in just under three hours.

The ‘Man of the Match’ award has to go to Clist, the strongest of the trio who ran all the way up Selworthy Beacon - its thousand feet of ascent is twice the height of East Cliff in about a mile and a half. Todd is now thinking of upgrading his ageing running partner for a faster model!

James and Tim Sibley took part in the Newbury park run on Saturday morning while they had a spare hour before attending a wedding.

The course is run on Greenham Common formally an American Air Force base and was once home to nuclear missiles and the peace camp. It is now a park and home to the Newbury 5km park run.

Out of 316 runners Tim came 20th in 20:43 and James came 39th in 22:11. Park runs are free to enter and happen all over the country each Saturday morning at 9:00am. Local park runs take place at the National Trusts Killerton house, Yeovil and Weymouth. For more details and to register visit www.parkrun.org.uk

Despite having run a blistering 12 miles on Saturday with three of the ‘elite bus pass squad’ Graham Newton ran the Six Moor Miles 10k off road race on Dartmoor the following day and achieved a personal best of 48 minutes dead to win the over 60’s men’s prize. Not to be outdone, Diane Newton also managed a new personal best, taking a minute off her previous time to finish in 1:11:11.


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