Sisterly love goes missing as AVR youngsters run at Talaton


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On a sunny and breezy Saturday lunchtime, seven AVR’s made it out to Talaton to run the new 8k route devised by Robin Carter, writes Dave Mutter.

The race was won by Exeter Harriers’ Simon Minting in 28.10. In third place was AVR’s Tim Lenton pleased with his time of 29.59 especially as he is now back to doing more competitive races.

Next for AVR, finishing 19th, was Eleanor Wood in 35.30 closely followed by Phil Bayliss in 35.52.

To be fair to Phil, he had cycled 15 miles of hills over from Colyton on a bicycle that little resembled a fast road-racing bike!

Next in was Richard Dodge attempting to run 100 races and 1000 miles this year, coming home for his second race of the day 36th, 41.24, four places behind him was Angela Kerr taking 42.43.

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Winning a prize for the oldest competitor in the race in 55th place was John Mellodew, 47.23. Martin Kerr finished the new run in 52.48. There were 68 runners in total. In the Weaners’ race, the first girl home was 12-year-old old Poppy Tooze just sprinting past her younger 10-year-old sister Caitlin on the line finishing in 15.53 and 15.54 respectively - sisterly love, not!

Well done, to James and Robin and all their team for putting on a most enjoyable race with the village fete to enjoy afterwards.

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