AVRs Lenton wins the Beer Blazer

PUBLISHED: 12:19 18 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:19 18 May 2015

The team from Axe Valley Runners before Sunday's Beer Blazer. Ref mhsp 6035-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The team from Axe Valley Runners before Sunday's Beer Blazer. Ref mhsp 6035-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


There was Great success at the Beer Blazer 10K for AVR runners, writes Dave Mutter.

Tim Lenton was first home in a time of 45:17 Eleanor Wood was second lady and 25th overall in 55:53, whilst Clare Hansford was third lady home and 26th overall in 55:58. There was also a good performance from some of the younger AVR contingent with Ollie Caute finishing fourth in 47:10, Ben Franklin 17th, 53:44, and Ethan Day 37th, 59:19.

At the other end of the age spectrum in a rare visit from Wales Richard Hale was the first over 65, 59th overall, 1:05:03, Phil Bayliss, first over 60, 19th overall, 54:08 and Rupert Pady, first over 40, 11th overall, 51:33.

Other AVR results were: Ian Apps, seventh, 49:11; Jonathan Day, 14th, 52:21; Joshua Hopson, 21st, 54:39; Justin Sloman, 23rd, 55:37; Jack Dixon, 35th, 59:11; Chris Keeffe, 38th, 59:49; Margaret Pearce, 46th, 1:01:50; Chris Hill 64th, 1:05:58; Angela Kerr,71st, 1:09:42; Yvette Hill, 75th, 1:11:28; Robert Kerr, 93rd, 1:17:31; Andrew Smart, 96th, 1:20:09 and Martin Kerr, 104th, 1:26:13.

The 5K event was won in fine style by Oliver Rodger in 24:50 with Max Bowskill finishing third in 25:49. Mia Bartlett was the second girl home and seventh overall in 27:02.

Other AVR results were: William Watson, fifth, 26:51; Chet Gillespie, sixth, 26:57; Chris Watson, 11th, 29:07; Joseph Swan, 13th, 31:55; Holly Eyre, 14th, 31:58; John Mellodew, 16th, 34:47; Craig Tiley, 23rd, 38:58; Kathryn Slater, 24th, 39:13; Victoria Hirons, 30th, 45:51; Irene Croad, 31st, 45:53 and Ruth Moore, 34th, 49:08.

The Johns clan were AVR’s representatives in the one-mile event, with Peter 13th, Stephen 17th, Michael 43rd and Andrew 66th.

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