AVRs Caute second at Minster Challenge

PUBLISHED: 09:53 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:53 05 October 2015


The, nearly eight-mile Minster Challenge hosted by the Axe Valley Community College was well attended by AVR’s and despite the recent Indian summer the course still had plenty of boggy fields to run through, writes Dave Mutter.

Arran Tocknell of Torbay AAC was the winner in 45:38, but young Ollie Caute gave the performance of the day by finishing second in 51:05 even beating third placed Patrick Devine-Wright by 16 seconds.

Ian Apps had another great run finishing fifth in 53:04 with Rupert Pady ninth in 55:16.

Joshua Hopson was 12th in 56:17 and Justin Sloman 15th in 58:41. Eleanor Wood excelled again, finishing third lady and 21st overall in 1:00:05 while Simon d’Albertanson had an epiphanic moment at the end, he was really gasping for breath as he came in 29th in a time of 1:05:54.

On her return from injury Carol Austin ran well to be 38th, finishing in a time of 1:08:36 with Nick Adams coming in 39th in 1:08:38.

Robin Britton was 41st in 1:09:31, Stuart Bellworthy 42nd in 1:09:38 and Anna McLoughlin was 45th in 1:10:24.

Angela Kerr was delighted to be the first over 60 lady, 51st overall in a time of 1:13:37 with Anders Larsson 59th in a time of 1:17:03.

Other AVR runners to complete the race were; Sarah Herfet, 60th, 1:17:24; Martin Kerr, 72nd, 1:26:16 and Lesley Adams, 74th, 1:27:45.

Congratulations to AVR’s Ethan Day who won the shorter Fun Run completing the just over three-mile course in 19:45. It was a good day for the AVR juniors and they won all three podium places with Arun Hawkes, second in 20:05 and Oliver Rodger, third in 20:31.

Matt Thurgood was fifth in 22:48; Ben Franklin sixth in 22:53, William Watson, ninth in 24:17 and Miles Akeroyd finished 14th in 25:04.

Congratulations, to Holly Eyre, who was the second girl home, 16th overall in 25:31. She was followed by Tobias Akeroyd, 19th, 27:00; Poppy Tooze, 21st, 28:02 and Josh d’Albertanson, 31st, 32:11. Well done, to Diane Roberts and her helpers including Gill and Jon Day, Becky and Simon Davey, Sue Venn and Janet Woodward who all back-marked the various races.

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