Dalwood Three Hills win for AVR’s James Green

PUBLISHED: 21:01 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 21:02 26 February 2018

AVR members at the Dalwood Three Hills meeting

AVR members at the Dalwood Three Hills meeting


On a cold but bright, fresh morning, 24 AVRs tackled the Dalwood Three Hills Challenge on Sunday morning, writes Dave Mutter.

The race was won by AVR’s James Green who, despite going wrong early on, finished in 1:05.41, a good three minutes ahead of second place Matt Clist, 1:08:38.

Tom Lenton finished third and also landed the Vet 40 prize with his time being 1:10:34.

Other AVR times were as follows: Duncan Staddon, seventh in 1:13:44; Matt Hewer, 10th, 1:16:55; Chet Gillespie and Terry Emmett shared 12th place in 1:17:19; Karl Hodson, 16th, 1:19:52; Rob Collier, 18th, 1:20:57; Clare Hansford, finding her form again, was second lady, 27th overall in 1:26:29; Karen Eyre, third lady and first Vet 40, 1:28:16 (including two falls, but no submissions); Eleanor Wood, fourth lady, first Vet 60, 1:30:50; Kerry Board, 46th, 1:37:34; Andrew Hartnell, 47th, 1:37:40; Steve Haines, first vet 60, 1:38:26; Steve Lewis, 52nd, 1:39:25; Richard Jackson, 61st, 1:43:51; Liam Denny, 62nd, 1:44:30; Alan Morbey, 64th, 1:45:02; Anders Larsson, 66th, 1:46:12; Kevin Feeney, 69th, 1:48:34; Ferenc Kovacs, 77th, 1:53:26; Sam Miller, 84th, 2:01:18, and Tony Smith, 85th 2:01:20.

Thanks to back marker Sarah Shepley and backroom helpers Garry and Fran.

There was an associated Mini Challenge for juniors in which AVR had a clean sweep with Sam Eyre taking first spot in a time of 25:52, with Peter Johns second in 28:20 and Harry Hodson taking third with a time of 28:20.

Thank you to Dalwood committee for organising the 16th running of this 10.7-mile beautiful run.

All were rewarded with hot drinks, cakes and soups in the village hall.

A team of six AVRs travelled to Escot to complete the Resolution Run in aid of The Stroke Association on Sunday.

The 5k figure-of-eight course made the most of the glorious landscape around the house and surrounding countryside and woodland.

Carolyn Nation chose to complete the 10k in a terrific 1:09, whilst Helen Holmes and Elaine Hourihan finished the 15k in 1:31 with Sandra Dunn-Mortimer, Susan Wall and Vicki Wraight just one minute behind at 1:32. Beautiful weather, lovely course and six happy AVRs. Perfect.

●With the Grizzly fast approaching (this year’s meeting is set for March 18), James Green is really coming into form.

As well as winning at Dalwood, he produced a personal best (PB) of 16:31 to win the Seaton Parkrun.

Luke Reed finished second in a time of 18:11 and Adam Hennessey of Honiton RC was third in 18:20.

Ellen Keast of Sidmouth RC was the first lady home, 14th in 22:33. We must also say a big well done, to James’s son Harvey!

The 12-year-old is proving to be a ‘chip of the old block’ with his fifth placed finish in a new PB of 21:07. Keith Agland was taking part in his 50th Parkrun and celebrated by finishing 30th in 24:33.

Elsewhere, Ragnhild Kordt Richards ran the two bays Tough Ten at Weston-super-Mare and finished in 1:29:38, sharing first FV55 and 255th overall.

●The AVR ‘family’ was dealt some sad news recently.

The sad news was that long time AVR member Pete Biggs passed away in Spain after a brave battle with cancer.

He was a great guy and I will always be in his debt!

The reason for that being that, one day, I turned up to race and had forgotten my shorts, but Pete had a spare pair which were gratefully donned.

RIP Pete.

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