AVRs Reed and Easton perform well at Royal Navy Duathlon Championship

PUBLISHED: 15:11 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:11 26 March 2013

Running generic picture

Running generic picture


Two Axe Valley Runner were on the start line of the Royal Navy Duathlon championship at Merryfield Airbase in Ilton Somerset, writes Dave Mutter.

Luke Reed and Richard Easton took part in the race that consisted of a 5k run followed by a 9-mile cylce and concluded with a one-and-a-half mile run.

In very windy conditions the one lap run, three lap cylce and half a lap roudn the airfield was a touch task, especialy as parts of the race were run into a strong head wind.

The pair were pleased with their efforts; both completed the first run in around 18.55mins.

The other times were not recorded, but Easton went on to finish second overall with Reed around two minutes behind him infifth place out of 50 competitors.

Both athletes would like to thank the Royal Navy for allowing them to take part in this race.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald