Axe Valley Runners tackle Musbury Challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:14 16 June 2010

The Musbury Castle challenge celebrated its 10th year - the race had been increased in length to 10 miles to celebrate - with the extra miles coming in the form of climbing up the castle a second time.

The Musbury Castle challenge celebrated its 10th year - the race had been increased in length to 10 miles to celebrate - with the extra miles coming in the form of climbing up the castle a second time.

Chris Keeffe was pleased with his run he was first AVR to finish in eighth place taking 1:26:57. Phil Bayliss had his usual solid run and finished in 10th place in 1:31:17.

Eleanor Wood was first lady finisher and first vet lady finisher, 12th overall in 1:34:43. Graham Newton enjoyed his first competitive race, finishing 16th in 1:36:47 and took home the first vet 60 prize. Chris Irving was the first local, as usual, finishing 22nd with a time of 1:41:30.

Joe Rogers hasn't been around for a while, but he ran a superb race and came 25th in 1:43:33. Mark Hilder was next - finished 30th in 1:45:10. Amy Greenhalgh and Andy Sayers had a close competition, with Amy finishing 31st in 1:45:48 and Andy just one place and five seconds behind.

Colin Pike enjoyed his first race for a while, 43rd in 1:52:17. It was good to see Steve White out, he finished 46th in 1:54:08. Peter Hughes finished 55th in 2:01:44. Alanda Vere had a good run, 73rd with a time of 2:24:25. Andy Crispin, partly responsible for the increase in length of the course, enjoyed himself on what was a beautiful day and finished 74th in 2:30:26.

l Mat Morbey was the winner in the junior race in a time of 22:47.

Next AVR was Alasdair Heasman who finished 15th in 25:58. Lydia Clapp was AVRs first girl fun runner home, 21st place overall in 26:48. Lauren Richards was 31st in 30:12.

Ethan Day took part in his first race, coming in 35th place with a time of 32:44.

Harry Moore took home the oldest competitor award, as usual, finishing 58th in 44:16. This event is Sue Irving's chance to run and she really enjoyed it, 63rd in 53:32.


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