Running trio have signed up for five marathons in five days

PUBLISHED: 09:23 17 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:02 16 June 2010

AXE Valley Runners - On Sunday Luke Reed took part in the second of the East Devon Aquathlon series organized by Exeter Tri Club.

On Sunday Luke Reed took part in the second of the East Devon Aquathlon series organized by Exeter Tri Club. The race was a 600m swim which Luke completed in 10:11 and a 5k run which Luke completed in 19:43, which includes transition. He finished seventh overall and fourth in his age category, a superb effort.

l Harry Moore usually runs the Sherborne Castle 10K Multi Terrain event and this year was no exception. The main difference to other years was the lack of mud due to two dry weeks. Who would have thought that three weeks ago? Harry got around in 93:57 and even thought it was a tad hot in places!

l Two AVR's, Geoff Woodward and Steve Reynolds made the trip down to Redruth along with Honiton's Steve Boyce to tackle the Duchy Marathon. The course was two laps of undulating road with one hill at 10 and 22 miles. The finish was slightly uphill for the last three miles. Boyce shot off at the start leaving his old rival Woodward trailing behind. Reynolds kept about 100 metres behind Woodward up until the seven mile point when the course turned back towards Redruth into a hideous head wind. Reynolds struggled at this point allowing Woodward to make a break but recovered and was pleased to get to the 20 mile mark in 2hrs 51m. However this was the point when the course turned for home into the aforementioned head wind. Reynolds having left his running belt at home with all his gels in, felt his energy drain and crawled home in a disappointing 4hrs 13mins. Woodward came home in a respectable 3hrs 45mins. Boyce, having completed the Belvoir Marathon the week before, stormed home in 3hrs 37mins.

All three were then were safely driven home by Reynolds. This was a relief for Boyce who had crashed his car on the way home from the last Cornish Marathon, although he did say being in a car with them was a similar experience!.

l All three have signed up to the Forces March in May which is five marathons in five days for Project 65 which is a charity that cares for injured troops.

Anyone wishing to sponsor them can do so on line at www.justgiving.com


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