Lenton second at Talaton Trotter

PUBLISHED: 10:39 19 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:39 19 June 2014

The AVR runners at the Talaton Trotter event

The AVR runners at the Talaton Trotter event


After a gap year the latest race in the East Devon Community series – the 7-mile Talaton Trotter – was held last Saturday, writes Dave Mutter.

Despite the midday sun (and heat), 11 Axe Valley Runners entered and completed the course.

The race was won by Jake Waldron of Newham and Essex Beagles in a very fast 41:42.

The first AVR home was Tim Lenton who finished second in 45:13 with Michael Lesniak of South West Road Runners third, 46:21. Amy Greenhalgh was sixth overall and first lady finisher in 49:27s.

Phil Bayliss finished 11th in 52:47 and as well as being the first vet 60 was also faster than the entire vet 50 field!

Eleanor Wood was third lady, 16th overall in 55:00. Nick Adams finished 29th, 1:00:01 and Roger Bramley 37th, 1:1:44.

Three AVR’s in quick succession followed - Alan Morbey 40th, 1:03:48, Hanna Bramley 41st, 1:04:8 just fended off Margaret Pearce 42nd, 1:04:08. Rick Wood was 62nd completing in 1:12:27 and in her first competitive race Crista Bramley was 71st, 1:21:32.

There was a ding-dong battle for first place between two AVR Juniors in the 3K Talaton Weaner.

Adam Burrough was almost 100 metres ahead in the final section over some lumpy ground when William Watson spotted an opportunity to dash for the finish line, arriving just two seconds ahead of Adam in 18:43.

William’s brother Chris also had a great race coming fourth in 20:16 just behind Izzy Beach of Sidmouth RC.

In the East Devon Community race series, Eleanor Wood remains the top scorer with 745.8 point just ahead of Judy Davey from Honiton Running Club with Alan Morbey 6th on 584.2 points.

Many thanks to the race organiser, Robin Carter for staging such a fantastic race and Garry Perratt for the times and results.

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