AVRs out in force for the Beer Blazer series of runs

PUBLISHED: 09:26 13 May 2019

AVR members at the Beer Blazer. Picture AVR

AVR members at the Beer Blazer. Picture AVR


There was a fun filled atmosphere at Pecorama fields for the Beer Blazer series of runs, writes Dave Mutter.

A total of 130 juniors completed the 1k run that was won by Oscar Bond in a time of 6:42 with Charlie Wheeler of Honiton Scholl, second in 6:45 and Charlie Vine of Beer Primary was third in 7:02.

Some 73 runners took on the 5k event with the first four home all members of AVR!

First across the finish line was Harvey Green in 19:02 with George Chapman taking second in 19:12, Sam Eyre, third in 19:25 and Peter Johns was fourth in a time of 19:45. Another AVR, Paul Chapman, finished 18th in 29:06.

The organisers changed the 10k race to a distance of 10 miles this year and sent the runners over a tough course across Grizzly country, but with a fantastic perfume of wild garlic to spur the 136 finishers on!

James Denne of Gloucester AC was the victor, finishing in a time of 1:10:02 with Liam Storey of Climb SW Trail taking second place while AVRs Tim Lenton finished third in a time of 1:12:41.

Ellie Debenham was the first female home, finishing 21st overall in 1:31:10. AVRs Eleanor Wood was second lady and also 1st F60 in a time 1:33:40 and Zoe Engert of Blazing Sisters took the third lady spot, finishing 27th overall in a time of 1:35:07. Other AVR results were: Matthew Clist, fifth, 1st M40, 1:13:20; Simon Dimmock, sixth, 1:13:27; James Glennie, seventh, 1:17:23; Lee Moran, 10th, 1:19:53; Richard Jackson, 29th, 1:36:12; Paul Johns, 30th, 1:36:20; Barry Follett, 36th, 1:39:25; Andrew Hartnell, 41st, 1:43:08; Ron Seward, 42nd, 1st M65, 1:43:09; Richard Matthews, 52nd, 1:45:50; Keith Agland, 73rd, 1:54:02; Sarah Herfet, 75th, 1:54:37; Stuart Olliver, 78th, 1:56:22; Andrew Sayers, 91st, 1st M70, 2:02:29; David Mutter, 95th, 2:03:27; John Whitaker, 98th, 2:04:09; Lindsey Freathy, 99th, 2:04:09; Nick Adams, 112th, 2:15:47; Jennifer Ford, 115th, 2:17:31; Linda Butterworth and Tracy Chapman, 125th, 2:29:16. Well done, to the Beer Blazer committee headed by James Green and all the superb volunteers.

The event will have no doubt raised a splendid amount for Beer Primary School funds.

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