Positive results for the Axe Valley Runners
- Credit: Axe Valley Runners
Conditions were perfect for the JP's Exe to Axe race, a 22-mile hilly coastal path run from Exmouth to Seaton, which was won by Samuel Kelly in 2:40:03.
Second was AVR's Matt Clist in an amazing 2:54:40. Patrick Divine-Wright was 6th and first MV50 in 3:16:39 followed by Tim Lenton 7th in 3:17:42.
Next AVR in was Eleanor Wood 41st and 3rd female and 1st Vet 60 in 4:03:56. Ian Kinnersley was 50th in 4:09:18 2nd Male vet 60. Kerry Board was 55th in 4:17:42 and 2nd Vet 40.
Richard Jackson was 58th, 4:19:19. 74th was Simon Davey 4:34:16. 76th was Haydn Boehm in 4:34:22. 79th Wayne Tooze 4:35:41. Julia Mallon and Vicky Wraight ran together finishing 130th in 5:29:37. Team Axe Valley Vets Ron Seward and Kevin Feeney came 2nd in 4:18:24.
AVR had terrific results in the Manchester Marathon with Joel Seward smashing the three-hour barrier, finishing 103rd out of 13,851 in 2:45:59. Matt Hewer and Lee Moran also ran extremely well with Matt 873rd in 3:07:52 and Lee 1,261st in 3:15:44.
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The first round of the Exmouth Sea Front 5 mile series took place last Tuesday night. Ron Seward was satisfied to finish 34th in 38:47, coming first in the MV70 category.
The AVR October virtual handicap was won by Paula Cooke in 25:02 with Sarah Whelan 2nd, 23:52; Pam Goddard 3rd, 24:22 and Eleanor Wood 4th, 18:37. Sarah Whelan leads the standings with 170 points, followed by Paula Cooke 144, Pan Goddard 143 and Jon Day 139.
It’s really tight at the top as we near the series end and it’s great to see the handicap has done it’s work with the top three being female runners leaving many quicker runners in their wake. Many thanks to Andrew Hartnell for organising the virtual event over the past year.