Grizzly 2k Junior Race success for Henry Birchall

PUBLISHED: 11:03 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:03 21 March 2018

Grizzly Run 2018. Ref mhsp 12 18TI 2018 9721. Picture: Terry Ife

Grizzly Run 2018. Ref mhsp 12 18TI 2018 9721. Picture: Terry Ife


As a prelude to the 2018 Grizzly, there were three junior races held in the bitter cold on Saturday afternoon, writes Dave Mutter.

In the 4k Junior Grizzly, the first three were all AVRs with Tom Perry taking first place in a time of 15:27.

Harvey Green was second in 16:37 and third was Sam Eyre in 16:48.

Other AVR results were: Peter Johns, 6th, 17:05; Caitlyn Sloman, 12th, 20:00; Kian Thomson, 14th, 20:41; Madison Carter, 19th, 22:05; Stephen Johns, 20th, 22:40 and Josh d’Albertanson, 26th, 23:33.

The 2k Junior Cub was won by Henry Birchall in 7:54 with William Birchall, 7:55, second – both are pupils at Mrs Ethelston’s School. Harry Hodson of Honiton Primary was third in a time of 8:40. AVR Ben Perry was sixth home in a time of 8:45.

The 2k Fun Run for Under-8s was won by Ellie Birchall of Mrs Ethelston’s School in a time of 9:54, with Max Dormandy of Orchard House School second, in 10:04, and Darcie Green of Beer Primary third, in 10:09.

So ends another memorable Grizzly weekend, but since the main event was cancelled there will be course marking-out material still on the route for a few days until the rather tired AVR team can gather it all in.

Please be patient as it will be collected ASAP. Many thanks once again to the race sponsors: East Devon Sports Therapy, Seaton, Scimitar Sports and Lyme Bay winery and, of course, the landowners allowing the race to be run over their private land and anyone who helped in any way in those horrendous, but beautiful conditions.

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