Stockland Scamper success for AVR athlete Jake Smith

PUBLISHED: 17:08 30 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:08 30 September 2014

AVR runners at the Stockland Scamper

AVR runners at the Stockland Scamper


The inaugural running of the 10k race called the Stockland Scamper, organised by Stockland Primary School, took place on Sunday under slightly dull skies, writes Diane Newton.

However, it was dry and mostly firm under foot and the sun did emerge later on!

The 10k race was won by Jake Smith in a time of 37.27 - a new course record - as of course all the runners had PB times since this was the first running of this race!

Only 22 seconds behind him was Matt Clist who might have regretted cycling over from Colyford for this race.

Matt’s time was 37.49 (those of you good at maths will already have worked that out!). Next AVR home was the newly super fit Ian Apps who came home in eight place in a time of 45.20.

Four Avr’s came in quick succession behind him with Ollie Caute 10th in 45.20, Joshua Hopson 11th in 46.32, Rupert Pady 12th in 46.41 and Phil Bayliss 13th in 46.47.

The latter, who cycled over from Colyton prior to the event, also won the first male vet 60 prize.

Eleanor Wood was second lady home in 48.58 also winning the Female Vet 55 category.

In 23rd was Jake’s father Tony Smith in a time of 50.08 followed by Paul Johns 27th in 51.44. Cameron Hill was the first of the Hill family home in a great time of 54.19 in 33rd place and Will Watson was 44th in 57.46. Mark Harding-Perrot just missed the hour mark in 60.13 in 48th place followed by Chris Hill 49th in 60.45.

Sam Miller was 54th in 62.44 and 57 was Yvette Hill in 64.43 completing the Hill family trio.

The junior 3k race was won by AVR’s own Molly Smith in 11.26, with Caitlin Smith 18th in 14.28.

Our thanks to Stockland Primary School for organising this race so well with some brilliant marshals.

We look forward to next year with great anticipation.

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