AVR’s Emma Kiernan runs personal best at Bristol

PUBLISHED: 11:07 15 September 2015

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Now autumn is here marathons and half marathons are back in the race calendar and several Axe Valley Runners were out and about across the south west, writes Carol Austin.

In Bristol, Emma Kiernan finished 809th in a huge field of more than 10000 runners in a magnificent personal best (PB) of 1:35:41.

Alison and Martin Kerr also made the trip to Bristol with Angela completing it in 1.57:42 finishing 3625th, seventh in W60 and Martin came home in 2.21;26 in 6091st place.

Six Axe Valley Runners made the journey to Brockenhurst in Hampshire to tackle the demanding multi-terrain course which winds through the heart of the New Forest National Park taking in both forest enclosures and open countryside.

There were four Axe Valley entries in the full marathon. First AVR back was Geoff Woodward 3:48, an excellent 107th from the 380 who completed the course, closely followed by Margaret Pearce in a brilliant 3:52 (122nd), Alan Morbey 4:08 (191st) and Chris Hill 4:15 (213th).

In the half marathon event Yvette Hill came home in a very commendable 2:03 in her first outing at this distance while Sue Venn finished in an excellent 2.09:07 despite having to stop while a herd of stampeding New Forest ponies crossed the road within inches of the runners.

Roger Bramley travelled to Wiltshire last weekend for the Chippenham half marathon. In glorious sunshine he finished in 1.37, 201st out of nearly 1400 runners.

On a sunny Wednesday evening James Jackson and Robin Carter ran the 3.9km Sourton Tor fell race on a tough, muti terrain course with a steep 244m climb. Robin had an excellent run coming home first woman in 25:35 with James also having a good run finishing fourth and first M40 in 21:01.

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