Lenton third in superbly put together Colyton rebel event

PUBLISHED: 20:32 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 20:32 23 July 2013

There was AVR success at the Colyton Rebel Run 10K run in blistering summer sun, writes Dave Mutter.

The course which is all uphill for the first 1.5 miles was unusually dry, with even Morganhayes woodland paths mud free. AVR’s Matt Clist started cautiously, then powered through to win in 36:17, even having time to give a sweaty hug Garry Perratt before crossing the line. Garry thought Mike Robinson from Tamar Trotters may win, but he couldn’t match Matt and was second in 36:47. Tim Lenton started off strong, then the heat got to him but he still finished third, 36:36. Amy Greenhalgh had a great run finishing second Lady, 11th overall in 44:26. Eleanor Wood was first over 55 lady, 20th overall, 47:24 and Robin Britton first male over 60, 25th overall, 48:48. Jon Day ran well to be sixth, 41:10; Rupert Pady 10th, 44:02 and Mark Hilder 16th, 45:37. Mark Nevell was 28th, 49:03 and Ian Clements 33rd, 50:32. Richard Hale was a tad ungentlemanly in passing Becs Platt just before the finish; Richard was 36th, 51:07 and Becs 37th, 51:16. Margaret Pearce was surprised to see Dave Mutter looming up behind her and put a spurt on, overtaking a few people to be 48th and 1st over 40 lady in 54:26. Anna McLoughlin sprinted past Dave to be 51st, 54:26, with Dave Mutter 52nd, 54:56. Young Stephen Morbey had a fine run, just beating his dad Alan! Stephen was 53rd, 55:04 and Alan 54th, 55:21. Andy Sayers is great on the flat, but those initial hills slowed him down. He was 58th, 57:09 with Fiona Powell 59th, 57:17. Kim Vine unfortunately felt a little unwell during the run, but still finished 68th, 1:01:37 and Sue Venn was 73rd, 1:05:24. A special mention for Graham Newton who fetched blind runner Louise Simpson from Honiton Station where the train arrived an hour late. Undaunted Graham accompanied Louise around the 10K route which was successfully completed in 1 hour 2 mins.

Several juniors ran the shorter 5K run with Ollie Caute performing superbly by finishing second in 25:50. Senior Ben Franklin was 5th, 28:12, then followed three juniors: Arun Hawkes 10th, 29:35; Ethan Day 12th, 30:56 and Caleb Sinclair 19th, 36:48. Senior lady Kathryn Alexander was 21st, 39:14.Other AVR’s helped out with the run, with Alice Fitzgerald, Jane Woodward and Gill Day back marking, Rick Wood marshalled deep in the woods and Paul Johns was the timekeeper extraordinaire. Many thanks to Colyton Grammar School for hosting this superb event.

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