Grizzly prep in the mountains for Axe Valley Runner

Axe Valley Runners

Axe Valley Runners - Credit: AVR

Richard Hale continued his preparation for Grizzly 2022 with the tough 3.6 mile Skirrid Fell Race in the Black Mountains of South Wales.  

The steep muddy trails lead to a technically difficult rocky ridge section followed by a final lung busting, legs burning, hands on knees climb up to the stone cairn shrouded in mist at 1,594 ft.  

The return meant disengaging the brain for a thrilling and breath-taking slippery descent back to the fields and a mad dash to the finish. There were 146 finishers with Richard 123rd in 50:08.  

Two AVRs took on the Weston AC Christmas Cracker, a flat but sandy 10km race starting at the very famous pier going along the sandy beach and looping back around.  

Joel Seward was the first AVR home finishing 6th overall out of 1,200 in a chip time of 36:31 with Ragnhild Richards finishing 272nd Overall & 5th in her age group in 52:26. 

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