AVR's Roger Bramley takes on the Tsunami 16-mile coastal trail race

PUBLISHED: 11:33 12 June 2018




On Saturday, Roger Bramley took on the Tsunami 16-mile coastal trail race, from Hartland Quay to Bude, writes Dave Mutter.

Taking in some of the most rugged, wild and remote sections of the SW coastal path, with massive ascents and descents, this was not for the faint-hearted. In hot and humid conditions, Roger was delighted to finish in a time of 4:05, coming in 39th position out of 97 finishers..

Meanwhile, three AVRs made the trip to Coleton Fishacre to run the Coleton Footacher.

With a 6.30pm start on a warm balmy evening, the start was straight uphill, perhaps giving an indication of what was to come. The course was 6.1 miles with a total ascent of over 1,200ft around the South West Coast Path, starting and finishing at the magnificent national trust house and gardens.

Chris Hill was first back up the steep finish 29th in 1:05:16, followed by Gillian Peach and Yvette Hill finishing together as they had started and still smiling, joint 49th in 1:14:42.

It was a great local event organised by South Devon AC in beautiful surroundings if insanely hilly.

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