Marathon week for Axe Valley Runners

The Bridgwater Gang

The Bridgwater Gang - Credit: AVR

Seven Axe Valley Runners travelled up the M5 to take on the Bridgwater 10Km and Half Marathon which starts at Morganians Rugby Club and takes you out towards Chedzoy and beyond.  
There were two AVR’s who took on the 10km race with Ron Seward first AVR home in a very impressive 46:19 and 25th overall. Next back was Kevin Feeney who again ran fantastically to finish 46th in 51:33. 
In the Half Marathon race, all five AVR’s ran incredibly fast times on a very lonely course around the lanes of Stawell & Sutton Mallet. First AVR home was Duncan Staddon who finished 6th in 1:15:45 with Jack Broom just behind in 7th position and a new PB of 1:16:06. 
Next was Terry Emmett who made it home in 8th place only 6 seconds behind Jack finishing in 1:16:12 and a new PB. Joel Seward obviously didn’t get the memo and missed out on AVR 6/7/8/9 positions finishing 10th Overall in a new PB of 1:17:44 in which he knocked over 13 minutes off his previous Half Marathon Race.  
Richard Hardy wasn’t far behind in 16th overall and running a new PB knocking over 6 minutes off finishing in 1:20:57. A great morning of terrific events raising much-needed funds for Cancer Research.  
Liz and Jeremy Slade completed their first ultra-marathon, the 50k Conquest of Avalon. The race started at Castle Cary and finished in Glastonbury, taking in a trip up and down the Tor after 27 miles, before a tour round the town to the finish. Their moving time was 6:46:21 and they completed the course in 8:10:36. 
Vicki Wraight and her mum, Susan Wall ran the Ocean City Half Marathon at Plymouth to raise money for Children's Hospice South West as part of a team from their work. Vicki finished in 1:59:16 and Susan in 2:16:45. Katherine Moran also ran and was delighted to finish her first Half Marathon race in 2:07:44. 
Wayne Loveridge of Chard RRC won the latest Seaton parkrun in 18:35, but a big well done to AVR’s Matt Hewer for finishing 2nd in 19:02. Paul Marson was 3rd, 19:18. 

Liz and Jeremy Slade

Liz and Jeremy Slade - Credit: AVR


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter