AVR's Fiona Pyle takes 15 minutes off previous PB at Exeter Marathon

PUBLISHED: 08:15 23 May 2018

AVR members who attended the Exeter Marathon and 10 k events on the third weekend of May

AVR members who attended the Exeter Marathon and 10 k events on the third weekend of May

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The Exeter marathon and 10k were run on Sunday and both routes started at Exeter City FC ground and made their way down the high street to the canal and then various loops along the canal, taking in Devon Locks one way and past Exwick the other direction, finishing at the Piazza on Haven Banks.

Both races seemed a bit longer than they should’ve been. Becky Davey did the 10k in 59.22.

Rob Collier, Rupert Pady and Laura Kerr were all doing their first marathon and Rob finished in 56th, 3:21:34, Rupert, 81st, 3:34:36, Laura, 248th, 4:54:37. Fiona Pyle doing her fourth marathon was 259th in 5:00:22, a new PB by 15 full minutes!

Ferenc Kovacs ran the Clyst Hydon Huff, a 10km multi-terrain race, boggy, hilly, a bit of smaller version of the Grizzly, as the organiser promoted before the start. There were 95 entrants for the 10km, and Ferenc finished 22nd, in 55:31.

Yvette and Chris Hill ran the Plymouth Half Marathon with Chris 1,022nd in 1:56:43 and Yvette 1080th, 1:57:44.

Alan Morbey made the short trip up country into Somerset to enter this year’s Wambrook Waddle 10k race. Run across private land, the route is almost entirely off-road and can best be described as “undulating” with a total climb close to 1,000 feet. The race was won by Wayne Loveridge of Chard Road Runners in 42:55. Alan Morbey was 26th, 1:02:52 and first MV60 out of 70 finishers.

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