Polley shines in Beer Predictor run

PUBLISHED: 11:41 07 June 2012 | UPDATED: 11:44 07 June 2012

Running Shoes.

Running Shoes.


Many Axe Valley Runner’s enjoyed the delights of rural Beer during this years predictor run, writes Dave Mutter.

The victor is not the first home, but who comes closest to their predicted time for a given distance, obviously without the aid of a watch.

The juniors had a 1.9 mile course and Ed Polley was only seven seconds adrift from his predicted 17:01 when he completed in 16:54.

Max Bowskill was second, 34 seconds out and Caitlin Bee third, 42 seconds adrift. A middle distance run for older juniors and any seniors of 2.7 miles was introduced this year and was won by Lisa Gregory who predicted 40:13, but ran 40:30, only 17 seconds away.

Michelle Bee was second, 3:10 out and Liz Thomas third, 3:21 adrift. Graham Newton must have in-built second sense; he laughed and chatted his way around the 4.55 mile long route to discover he was only two seconds away from his predicted 41:08.

Martin Croad was only eight seconds out and John Blackledge 15.

The evening proved a great success and no doubt will be repeated again next year.

Many thanks to Pecorama for letting the AVR gang use their car parking facilities.

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