Colyton to Seaton Tram sees off the runners!

PUBLISHED: 11:27 27 July 2015

Runners at the 'Race the Tram' meeting.

Runners at the 'Race the Tram' meeting.


The annual ‘Race The Tram’ from Colyton to Seaton event took place last Monday and after a somewhat grotty day the sky cleared and we were treated to a super race followed by a sumptuous barbecue at AVR junior leader Phil’s fantastic beach hut, writes Dave Mutter.

Unfortunately this year the tram won, having sped down the line in 12:41.

The nearest rivals were the Gold team taking 15:36 followed by the Silver team 18:05 and the Red team 18:36.

After the barbecue had been enjoyed the awards for the Juniors were presented as the Junior sections closes during the summer school holidays.

As many Juniors compete in local races, represent their schools and even run for their counties the running coaches, Heather, Wayne, Tony and Phil had very difficult choices to make when nominating Juniors for the annual awards.

Eventually it was decided that the winners were: Female Runner of the Year - Flo Swan, Male Runner - Ollie Caute, Most Improved Runner - Arun Hawkes and the Chris Levene Trophy for Endeavour - Ben Franklin.

The Juniors, aged 11 – 16, meet on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm at the Scout Hut in Scalwell Lane, Seaton.

They meet during term times so the sessions for the Autumn Term will begin on Monday, September 7.

Although these sessions can be challenging, they are always intended to be enjoyable and fun.

New members are welcome and to find out more about the Juniors please look at the AVR website, click ‘contacts and mailing list” and look for Phil Bayliss.

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