Easter bunnies hop to it!

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:38 15 June 2010

EIGHT AVRs made the trip to Yeovilton for the annual Easter Bunny 10k on Sunday.

EIGHT AVRs made the trip to Yeovilton for the annual Easter Bunny 10k on Sunday. This course has the reputation for being fast and flat with only one slight climb at 5k so it attracted a large field of predominantly swift runners. The race was won in 31:50 by Adrian Marriott from the host club, Yeovil Town RRC, an amazing time considering the windy conditions. I'm sure the pre-race briefing, where the organiser showed concern about the number of Easter eggs available for every runner, may have had some bearing on this result. First lady home was from North Devon AC and she flew around in 37:31, placing her 34th out of a field of 411. Yet again the first AVR was our very own March Hare, Josh Rosindel. Scorching off from the start, Josh recorded a PB of 37:20 and was placed 31st in the field. Luke Reed was next in and managed to get a well deserved PB of 39:47 despite a stitch at 8k. He ran the majority of the race with ex-AVR team mate - Malcolm McDonald and the pair finished 70th and 73rd correspondingly, Luke's final electric sprint winning the day in the duo's battle. Eleanor Wood is not known for her psychic powers, however a little fine tuning on the crystal balls could see a new career path. She predicted a time of 40:01 for Gary Phillips and was only six seconds out. Phillips hauled himself around the course in 40:07, which was a new PB and closer than he has ever been to Luke Reed. Next was Chris Keefe. Regular readers of AVR reports will note that Chris normally legs it off at such a pace from the start his trainers catch fire, then he gradually slows as the race progresses. Not this time though, and the steady starting pace paid off. Chris sliced his way up through the field to finish in 109th place in a fantastic PB of 42:10. Eleanor Wood ran in with a time of 44:28 toughing out the wind and a niggling heel injury to be 158th in the field and 4th lady Vet 45. Fresh from her prize winning Sherborne 10k the week before Emma Kiernon chased Eleanor throughout and ran superbly to finish 162nd place with a new PB of 44:39. At 16 years she was also 1st junior lady. Saving the best for last the indestructible Harry Moore ran a well paced 10k to finish hand in hand with another runner. It is believed Harry literally pulled this chap in to the finish. Harry was 408th in a time of 1:12:31. l The 1.5k fun run was a hotly contested event and Tiffany Hurford ran a great run coming in 22nd in a time of 7:30.

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