AXE VALLEY TRIO TAKE ON THE COLETON FOOTACRE

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THREE Axe Valley Runners made the trip to Coleton Fishacre to run the Coleton Footacre.

With a 6.30pm start the course was 6.1 miles with a total ascent of over 1,200ft around the South West Coast Path, starting and finishing at the magnificent national trust house and gardens.

Chris Hill was first back 29th in 1:05:16 followed by Gillian Peach and Yvette Hill finishing together  joint 49th in 1:14:42.

Elsewhere, Roger Bramley took on the Tsunami 16 mile coastal trail race from Hartland Quay to Bude.

Taking in some of the most rugged, wild and remote sections of the SW coastal path, with massive ascents and descents, this was not for the faint hearted. In hot and humid conditions, Roger was delighted to finish 39th out of 97 finishers in 4:05.

Peter Johns was the only qualified runner in AVR June Junior handicap taking 12:17 and now leads the Junior Ranking with 102 points with Sam Eyre 2nd (84) and Naomi Glennie 3rd (69).

Lee Moran won the Senior handicap in 23:22 with Nick Adams 2nd, 27:37 and Lou Tucker 3rd, 25:12. Anthony Chadwick and Kerry Board lead the Senior Rankings with 89 points each, closely followed by Kevin Feeney on 86.

Honiton RC’s Adam Hennessey won the latest Seaton parkrun in 18:26 with AVR’s Matt Hewer 2nd, 19:22 and Nick Thomas of Telford AC 3rd, 20:21. Megan Stovell was the 1st female in 22:15 with AVR’s Kerry Board 2nd F, 22:36.

Keith Agland ran the Exeter Riverside parkrun finishing 75th and 1st male over 60 in 23:38.

Graham and Diane Newton lined up with nearly 400 other runners in front of tMontacute House in Somerset to run the parkrun there. Graham managed to finish 34th 22:59, and 1st in his age group. He also managed to achieve the highest age graded percentage of the day in 75.85% finishing in 33:59 and 2nd in her age group.

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