Great 80th birthday treat!

PUBLISHED: 14:48 16 May 2012

Axe Valley Runners and friends

Axe Valley Runners and friends


Harry Moore celebrated his recent 80th birthday by running the 3.1-mile version of the “Black Death Run” at Combe Sydenham Country Park on Exmoor accompanied by long standing chum Steve Atkins, writes Dave Mutter.

The pair really enjoyed the race, finishing about 90th out of 145 in 52 mins. They received a wonderful “Black Death” T shirt and await the arrival of their golden boot award.

Patrick Devine-Wright was third in the Great Lakeland three-day fell race, 80 miles of classic fell running in the Lake District. A brilliant effort.

A few AVRs were joined by a group of Bude Rats and a couple of other guests to run the East Devon Way Relay route. On a perfect running day, new AVR Tom Bland, Jon Day, Paul Johns, Geoff Woodward and Steve Reynolds completed the entire 40 miles, all but Tom exceeding their previous maximum daily mileage by eight miles. Well done, chaps! Garry Perratt, recovering from illness, and Chris Irving shared driving the support minibus and each ran about 17 miles. Paul Tolchard, Exmouth Harrier Mark Thompson and Sidmouth Runner Virginia Bell also joined in some of the fun.

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