Grizzly training run popular

On a blustery but bright Sunday morning, four AVR’s decided to take the challenge of running the 11.5 mile Oh my Obelisk! run.

There was a huge turnout for this popular race. First AVR home was Eleanor Wood in 1:29:58, winning the first vet 50 prize. Next home was Geoff Woodward in 1:38:30, pleased with his strong run and doubly pleased to be ahead of his main rival Steve Reynolds. His time was 1:39:05. Mike Giles came in feeling happy with his time of 1:43:01.

?There was a huge turnout for the January AVR handicap – the first of the new 2012 series. May Wood was the winner of the Junior race in 16:49 with 2, Josh Coates, 11:17; 3, Laurence Edgeley, 12:15; 4, Caitlin Bee, 17:08 and 5, James Knapp, 15:30. The top four all beat their PBs.

?With 50 runners in the senior race, getting points was going to be hard. Lawrence Power was the winner in only 20:50 with 2, Emily Hughes, 37:14; 3, James Guler, 22:16; 4, Teresa Coates, 29:10 and 5, Simon Radcliffe, 23:53. All of the top five beat their PBs.

?On Sunday about 50 keen AVRs had a go at the Grizzly and Cub training runs led by John and Gill Day. The gang plodded up and around the legendary grizzly bogs, to Weston and returned through woodland before the 10 milers dropped off the five milers they had picked up at Branscombe village hall and ran up east cliff and home.

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