AVR so impressive at The Full Monty meeting

PUBLISHED: 15:32 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 15:33 07 December 2015

AVR winners at the Full Monty meeting. Alongside the two bibbed organisers of the event are AVR members; Eleanor Wood, Amy Greenhalge, Matt Clist and James Green.

AVR winners at the Full Monty meeting. Alongside the two bibbed organisers of the event are AVR members; Eleanor Wood, Amy Greenhalge, Matt Clist and James Green.

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It was a great day out for AVR at The Full Monty on Ham Hill last Sunday, writes Dave Mutter.

The Full Monty Cute 10.5-mile race is well known on the circuit for being a cracking off-road course, but seriously challenging, with 10 hills in total, one of which is less of a hill and more of a muddy cliff face that actually requires a guide rope to pull yourself up!

It was an AVR triple, with James Green, 1:14:57 and Amy Greenhalgh, 1:23:27, winning first male and female respectively and Eleanor Wood, 1:37:58, pelting around, bagging the over 55 vet prize yet again.

Green took the lead after biding his time to pull back and then overtake the lead group around mile six. Matt Clist came in fourth in 1:19:01, this after an unfortunate detour at mile five, with the time it took him to re-join the course route costing him enough time to put him out of contention!

The first lady home was AVR’s Amy Greenhalgh who lead from the off, beating last year’s winner by a good five minutes.

John Greenhalgh knows the course inside out, having run it six times before, and paced himself well to finish in 1:53:59 and was first to the bar to get Amy her well-deserved tipple!

John Larcombe also had a strong race coming home in a time of 1:58:58. To cap a fine day AVR won the mixed team trophy thanks to the efforts of James, Matt, Amy and Eleanor.


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