AVRs help celebrate Seaton Parkrun's second anniversary

PUBLISHED: 13:24 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:57 16 November 2018




The waves shaped the shore for Seaton Parkrun's second anniversary on the second Saturday of November, but 160 determined runners from 17 clubs braved King Neptune, three heavy downpours, high winds and a thunderstorm to complete the course, writes Dave Mutter.

Wayne Loveridge (Chard RRC) and Rachael Moss were first male and female to finish in 18:00 and 23:13.

Among 26 Axe Valley Runners taking part were; Tom Perry, fourth, (19:59), Matt Hewer, fifth, (20:33), Ben Perry, eighth, (21:56), Sam Eyre, 10th, (22:37) and Fefe Kovacs, 11th, (23:01).

The first AVR women home were; Kerry Board, fourth, (24:12), Carol Austin, sixth, (24:57), Lou Burridge, 10th, (26:58), Angela Kerr, 16th, (28:09) and Sarah Herfet, 19th, (28:30).

Special birthday guest David Hill of Team GB brought a dash of Paralympic glamour, finishing seventh, (21:41) and setting a new course record for ‘Seaton Parkrunner featuring in most selfies’.

Despite the inclement weather, the run included 19 first timers and 14 new PBs. In a post-run birthday party at Pebbles, special prizes were awarded to Marilyn Hughes, Sue Venn, Emma Richardson, Paula Youens and Diana Lloyd for topping the volunteering chart in the last year.

A special family prize was also awarded to the Slade Family for exemplifying what Parkrun is all about.

Special thanks go to Pebbles for the birthday cake and to all those who swept, shovelled, mopped up, and generally made it happen.

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