Poppy and Caitlin win prizes in first run for Axe Valley Runners at the Totnes 10k event

PUBLISHED: 09:54 10 August 2011

Running Shoes.

Running Shoes.


On the first Sunday of August eleven AVR’s travelled to the South Hams for the Totnes multi terrain 10K, writes Dave Mutter.

First up was the fun run and Ethan Day was first AVR junior, 14th in 6:12. Next were new club pup sisters, Poppy Tooze, 29th in 7:16 and sister Catlin 31st, 7:19. The sisters were the only AVR’s to win prizes, first and second under 10 Girls, a super effort.

Nicky Ingarfield was first of the AVR’s home in senior 10k race, 180th in 53:14.

Next was the only male AVR to take part, Gavin Warren, 264th in 57:53. Sam Tooze was 323rd 1:01:21 followed closely by Claire Moles 346th, 1:02:48.

This was Emma Chaplyn’s 2nd 10k run for the club, she was 387th in 1:05:48. Not even knowing if she would make the start due to upset tummy three mins before the start, Gill Day managed to get to the start with 10 seconds to spare, finishing 416th in 1:08:08.

Even with the couple of calls of nature along the way this was a new course pb by 7 mins! Diane Newton was on form, finishing 446th in 1:12:22 followed by Jackie Rooke 457th, 1:12:22.

All agree it was a lovely race but the highlight of the day for the girls was to meet a young local chap called Patrick (who despite his learning disability helps and runs every year) telling them all about the race, he ended by saying to them “Are you up for it? I’m really up for it. I’ve done this race three years on the trot, 10 years running”! This tickled them all pink.

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