AVRs take top five places at the 2018 Umborne Ug meeting

PUBLISHED: 14:15 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:07 06 July 2018




The weather mostly held off for Sunday’s Umborne Ug multi-terrain 10K and it was a very successful one for AVR who collected the first five places with James Green finishing in front of everyone else in a time of 41:42, writes Dave Mutter.

Second, in 42)1 was Chet Gillespie and Tim Lenton took third place and was also first M40 in a time of 42:16.

Fourth was Matt Clist (42:38) and fifth was Robert Collier, who was also first M45 (44:58).

Hanna Bown of Exmouth Harriers was the first lady home and 13th overall in 50:48. Other AVR times were: Karl Hodson, 7th, 1st M50, 47:14; Jon Day, 11th, 49:45; Joel Seward, 16th, 51:46; Graham Newton, 18th, 1st M65, 52:25; Clare Hansford, 19th, 1st F50, 52:57; Kerry Board, 22nd, 1st F40, 54:10; Richard Jackson, 24th, 55:34; Antony Smith, 27th, 56:07; Andrew Hartnell, 28th, 56:41; Geoff Woodward, 30th, 57:20; Ferenc Kovacs, 31st, 57:29; Alan Morbey, 33rd, 3rd M60, 58:35; Kevin Feeney, 35th, 59:00; Roger Bramley, 36th, 59:19; Anders Larsson, 38th, 1:00:06; Nick Adams, 46th, 1:02:56; Henry Smith, 48th, 1:04:44; Angela Kerr, 51st, 2nd F60, 1:05:06; Sarah Shepley, 53rd, 2nd F50, 1:05:35; Richard Dodge, 56th, 1:05:43; Helen Holmes, 61st, 1:12:14; Sarah Glynn, 62nd, 1:12:14; Anna McLoughlin, 63rd, 3rd F45, 1:12:50; Jacqui Stokes, 65th, 1:13:30; Sandra Mortimer, 69th, 1:15:41; Julia Mallon, 70th, 1:15:42; Diane Newton, 78th, 2nd F65, 1:16:40; Janet Woodward, 81st, 1:24:02 and Pam Goddard, 82nd, 1:24:02.

It was double delight for the Green family and James’s son Harvey won the Umborne Fun Run in 10:48 with AVR’s Sam Eyre second in 11:18 and Aidan Bown of Exmouth Harriers third, 11:31. The race raised much needed funds for Umborne Village Hall and as well as 34 AVR’s running another dozen were in supportive roles so congratulations to Rick and Eleanor Wood and everyone else involved in staging the event.

Whilst working in London, Chris Hill travelled to Wimbledon common (yes there were some Wombles) on Wednesday to take part in the Runthroughs chase the sun series of 10k races. Despite the heat he ran a PB of 51:11 finishing 81st out of a field of 250 to be third in his age group.

On Saturday, while working in Birmingham at the British Athletics Championships, Carol Austin took part in Perry Hall parkrun, a beautiful park opposite the Alexander Stadium. She finished second woman in 23:12 in her 151st Parkrun.

With the holiday season in full swing it is worth remembering that there are Parkruns all over the world. Carol has now completed 27 different Parkruns in eight different countries.

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