Lenton powers to victory in testing Four Trigs race

PUBLISHED: 12:47 15 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:47 15 February 2016

The AVR members who were at Sidmouth to take part in the 2016 Four Trigs meeting

The AVR members who were at Sidmouth to take part in the 2016 Four Trigs meeting


AVR had good representation at the 2016 Four Trigs meeting, writes Dave Mutter.

This years event was slippier and slidier than usual, courtesy of the rain the day before, so the 17-ish hilly-and-largely-off-road miles were tough and times significantly down on usual!

Setting a blistering pace from the start, Tim Lenton slowly pulled away from the rest of the leading pack to win in 2:24, despite his alleged niggles which weren’t much in evidence! A mere 17 miles is a bit short for Patrick Devine-Wright who finished third in 2:32.

In his first running race for a few years, Garry Perratt was very happy not to conk out!

He finished seventh in 2:45. Chris Perry found it hard work (we’d be worried if he didn’t!) and was 12th, 2:54.

Eleanor Wood also had a very satisfying race, 28th overall and third lady, 3:37 and Stuart Bellworthy was 42nd, in 4:01.

The rest of the AVR crowd ran together for a Grand Day Out, one of them indulging in a spot of splashing in the puddles much to the merriment of the others - Margaret Pearce, Chris Hill, Alan Morbey, Anna McLoughlin and Steve (Mr Splash) Haines were equal 63rd in 4:29.

Many thanks, to new organisers Robert and Marion Hayman for taking over organisation of this excellent event.

Meanwhile two AVR members travelled to Taunton for their latest action.

Despite the course having over 1000 feet of ascent Matthew Hewer and Terry Emmett both had excellent results in the Humdinger Half Marathon. Terry was joint fourth in 1:24:10 and Matthew 22nd, 1:33:35.

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