Trewick leads AVR runners home at the Great West Run in Exeter

PUBLISHED: 22:09 21 October 2014 | UPDATED: 22:09 21 October 2014

AVR runners at the Great West Run

AVR runners at the Great West Run

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Exeter's Great West Run has changed substantially over its 30 year existence and has moved from a spring event to the autumn, writes Dave Mutter.

AVR members the Bees at the Great West RunAVR members the Bees at the Great West Run

Many people new to running use it as their first Half Marathon and that was certainly true of the AVR contingent.

The first AVR home was Jamie Trewick 59th out of 2,663 in 1:27:50. Shaun Denslow played 90 mins of football on Saturday, but still managed to finish in 1:47:09, 570th. Keith Agland had a new PB of 1:47:51, 605th while 17-year-old Caitlin Bee ran with mum Michelle for six miles then sped off to finish in 2:03:15, 1,416th while Jess Tubbs only entered a few days before and despite little training completed in 2:04:15. Rosie Thoennissen took 2:04:52, 1,495th; Angela Kerr 2:05:58, 1,560th and Michelle Bee 2:08:17, 1670th. Gill Day beat her PB by six minutes taking 2:09:02, 1,695th with Sue Venn 2:10:36, 1,759th; Janet Cullum 2:12:39, 1,843rd; Susie Thoennissen 2:16:23, 1,990th and Martin Kerr 2:34:31 2,455th.

Rupert Pady decided that Salisbury was the place to run a Half Marathon and ran exceptionally well to finish 73rd out of 370 in 1:35.40.

James Jackson was the first AVR home in the very undulating Exmoor Stagger which is designed to provide a challenging off road course using the steep and varied terrain within running distance of Minehead.

The distance is 15.1-miles with total ascent of 3627 ft. James was 15th in 2:18:47, Eleanor Wood ran well to finish 67th, 2:46:25 and John Larcombe 141st, 3:20:14.

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