Axe Valley’s Kelf warms up for Grizzly in Gorleston Cliffs 5k race

PUBLISHED: 16:50 05 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:50 05 March 2013

Galina Barskaya

In preparation for this Sunday’s Grizzly, Axe Valley runner Dave Kelf ran the Gorleston Cliffs (Near Gt. Yarmouth) 5K parkrun finishing 103rd in 29:46, writes Dave Mutter.

A bit nearer to home Emma Kiernan completed the Bath Half Marathon in 1:41:32

Harry Moore had a rare outing; he completed the Combe St. Nicholas 10K in 1:36:38. He was delighted with this as he hasn’t been able to train for some time.

At 4am on Saturday morning Luke Reed and Richard Easton left East Devon to travel to Box Hill in Surrey for the Spring Ballbuster Duathlon.

The race is built around Box Hill, which was famously used on the Olympic Cycling Road Race. The Duathlon comprised of an eight mile run, with the two mile Box hill climb coming at the end of the loop.

Then a 24-mile bike ride, which was three laps of the same loop, meaning cycling Box Hill three times! Finally, another eight-mile run, with the last two miles of the race climbing Box Hill again.

Reed and Easton both found the race extremely hard in very cold conditions.

They had a good battle on the first run, with Easton leading the duo into transition by just eight seconds and then being the stronger biker, he pulled away staying out of sight for the rest of the race.

Out of the 300 competitors Reed was very pleased to finished 42nd, his splits were; eight-mile run; 49.59, 24-mile bike; 1.18.42, eight-mile run; 57.15, giving him an overall time of 3.08.04.

Easton had a strong race finishing 21st, his splits were; eight-mile run; 49.50, 24-mile bike; 1.13.08, eight-mile run; 54.54, with an overall time of 2.59.21.

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