AVRs Kerr runs fastest time yet since spinal surgery

PUBLISHED: 16:07 17 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:07 17 February 2015

Just like buses, when you want to enter a good race, two come along together, writes Dave Mutter.

Because of demand, the Exeter Trail Half Marathon held around the canal basin had two races, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday with AVR’s attending both.

On Saturday Gillian Peach was the first home, 140th in 2:06:21 with Rosie Thoennissen 146th, 2:09:03; Bethany Laycock 149th, 2:09:10 and Sue Venn 153rd, 2:09:56.

Susie Thoennissen was delighted to break her personal best, finishing 161st, 2:13:16. Amie Sibley was also very pleased as she knocked nearly nine minutes off of her time from last year finishing 174th in a new PB of 2:17:38.

Luke Reed was the first AVR home on the Sunday run, the triathlete somewhat missed the swim and bike part of that race but ran exceedingly well to finish 14th in 1:23:54.

Angela Kerr was elated to beat the two-hour mark, completing in 1:55:41, her fastest time since spinal surgery held her back. Mark Harding-Perrott finished in 2:04:00 and Martin Kerr’s time was 2:22:59.

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