Harry's 1000th run

PUBLISHED: 11:16 17 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:21 15 June 2010

P9549-38-08SH Axe Valley Runner Harry Moore 76 ran his 1,000th race this month and he's not stopping there as he will compete in the Musbury Castle Challenge this weekend.
Picture:Simon Horn.

P9549-38-08SH Axe Valley Runner Harry Moore 76 ran his 1,000th race this month and he's not stopping there as he will compete in the Musbury Castle Challenge this weekend. Picture:Simon Horn.

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Wednesday night saw the last of the 2008 Yeovilton 5k series, and, more importantly, Harry Moore's long awaited 1000th competitive run!

Wednesday night saw the last of the 2008 Yeovilton 5k series, and, more importantly, Harry Moore's long awaited 1000th competitive run! Harry, 76, had a great night with good support from all other runners and spectators. He finished with his second fastest time of the series in 35.15. First Axe Valley Runner across the line was Josh Rosindell with a new pb of 18.12 in 17th place. Liam Roberts, searching for a new pb, finished 35th in 19.26, two minutes outside his target. The ever-improving Emma Kiernan finished 47th with a new PB of 20.17. This result sees Emma finish second lady overall in the final season rankings, a great effort by a young lady who only started racing a few months ago. Julia Phillips finished 57th in 21.00, then came young Romy Phillips following Mum's footsteps literally, in 93rd place with an impressive time of 25.14.On Sunday morning one lonesome AVR runner joined 1,096 runners to take part in the Chippenham Half Marathon, which was to celebrate Chippenham Harriers' 25th Anniversary. Debbie Barry took to the country lanes starting off faster than her normal pace, only to be punished later with very sore legs. However, she was very pleased to break her half marathon PB by three minutes by finishing 816th in 2.05. Roger Bramley made a long journey on Sunday, to Nottingham for the Robin Hood Half Marathon. This is one of Roger's favourite runs, hence the long trip. He showed his recent improvement by knocking four minutes off last year's time, finishing in 1hr 36mins, 521st out of over 7,000 runners. l Luke Reed went to Shepton Beauchamp on Sunday to have a go at retaining his 10k title. He came up against some stiff opposition this time in James Denne (Honiton RC) who won and Les Lock (Wells City Harriers) who was second. Luke was pleased to finish 3rd out of the 65 strong field in 40.52.


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