Stockland Scamper win for Simon Durrant

PUBLISHED: 15:30 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:30 29 September 2015

AVRs Graham Newton

AVRs Graham Newton


There was a good turnout for the Stockland Scamper 10K that was won by Simon Durrant of Upottery Cricket Club in 42:29, writes Dave Mutter.

However, the biggest cheer went to the Stockland school headmaster who ran with pink slippers on his hands and in a dressing gown!

The course was 70 per cent off road with a heap of slimy mud and the performance of the day went to AVR’s 17-year-old Flo Swan who won the ladies event finishing fourth overall in an incredible time of 44:41.

Luke Reed was the first AVR home, third overall in 43:44, Ian Apps is really improving and finished fifth in 45:02 with Rupert Pady coming in sixth in 47:10 and Joshua Hopson 13th, 50:03.

Eleanor Wood was first over-55 lady, 14th overall in 50:28. Margaret Pearce overtook Alan Morbey on the final hill and clung on to beat him finishing first over 45 lady, 21st overall in 54:41 with Alan, 24th, 55:05. William Watson was 26th, 56:18; Anna McLoughlin 28th, 58:32; Chris Hill 30th, 59:19; Anders Larsson 35th, 1:02:50; Angela Kerr 37th, 1:03:06 and Robert Kerr 40th, 1:05:42. Tanya Emmett twisted her ankle in the last 200 metres, but still finished with a smile 45th, 1:06:22 and Martin Kerr was 52nd, 1:13:34.

Well done to Holly Eyre who finished the School’s 3K race 25th in 15:27.

Running a marathon in Sunday’s heat was not fun, but Justin Sloman ran the second Barnstaple Marathon which takes in the Tarka trail and the runway of RNAS Chivenor. Despite the heat he completed in a time of four hours and 18 minutes.

Sue Venn ran the Taunton 10k in glorious weather alongside 552 others completing the road run 329th in 56:13.

Two AVRs took part in the Bovey Beauty Fell Race, a cracking 10 mile run over darkest Dartmoor organized by the Woodland Trust. The race was won by AVRs own Tim Lenton in 1:20, a clear four minutes ahead of his nearest rival. Graham Newton came in eighth and was very pleased with his time of 1:40 which won him the over 50’s category prize, a very welcome bottle of beer.

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