AVR seven travel to Okehampton to tackle the Granite Way run

PUBLISHED: 17:59 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:59 26 March 2018

AVR members at the Granite Way meeting

AVR members at the Granite Way meeting


Seven AVRs had an early Sunday morning trip to Okehampton to take on the Granite Way run, an event organised by the Exeter City Football Club Community Trust.

● The event proved the perfect training for those doing their final long runs for upcoming Boston/Brighton and London Marathons.

All seven AVR members enjoyed a successful run. Martin Kerr ran 10 miles in 1:51 with all the others doing 20 miles with their times as follows: Angela Kerr, 3:16; Caroline French, 3:23; Laura Kerr, 3:27; Sam Tooze, 3:31; Fiona Pyle, 3:36 and Sarah Herfet, 3:44.

● Bideford ‘swift’ half marathon was run by AVRs Diane and Graham Newton. The event was a ‘mostly flat’ 13-mile race starting on the undulating road towards Torrington and then turning onto the Tarka Trail for the last six miles. The weather was perfect for running, which for the first time was sold right out with 1,263 runners taking part. Diane ran really well, but was disappointed to miss her target time of 2:30, taking 2:31:04, but really cheered up when she found she had won the trophy for third lady over a certain age. Graham ran well and was pleased with his time of 1.38.33 to win the second male over 65 trophy.

● After the snow filled days of last weekend, seasonal weather was the order of the day for the latest Seaton Parkrun.

It was won by Adam Hennessey of Honiton RC in 18:27 with AVR’s Matt Hewer taking second place in a time of 18:53.

Kyle Chesterman of Riverside Runners was third in 19:07.

The ladies’ winner was Phoebe Clarke of East Devon Tri, 11th overall, 20:59.

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