AVR and associated races - details

Related pages: RESULTS - DIARY of most events in and around our area.

This page lists all the events we either organise as a club or at which we help with manpower. (The latter are indicated with an asterisk.) All apart from the junior Grizfest races are multi-terrain to a greater or lesser extent. Most of the profits go to schools, village halls or other charitable organisations.

The EDCRS column shows those which are part of the East Devon Community Race Series, details of which are at the bottom of this page.

Date EDCRS Race Race HQ Distances Details
14 Jan 1 Axmouth Challenge Village hall 10m/5m/3m/1m
25 Feb 2 Dalwood Three Hills Challenge * Village hall 10m/3m/1.5m Entry form

17 Mar


Town hall


Race website

18 Mar

Grizzly & Cub Run


30 Mar 3 Kilmington Kanter * Cricket club 7m/2.5m/1m Race website
20 May 4 Beer Blazer * Peco 10K/5K/2K -
11 Jun East Devon Way Relay


39m -
? Lyme Regis Poppy Run * Football club 7m/2m Race website
1 Jul 5 Umborne Ug

Village hall (directions)

6m/3m/walk Entry form
7 Jul Charmouth Challenge * Primary school 8m/2m Race website
23 Jul 6 Dalwood Fayre 10K * Tucker's Arms 10K -
? 7 Stockland Scamper Village hall 10K/3K -
? 8 Minster Challenge * Axe Valley school 8m/3m Facebook
? 9 Mrs E's Wheeze * Mrs Ethelston's School 10K/2K -
Prob not in 2018 Yarcombe Yomp Village hall 10m/5m -

East Devon Community Race Series

This series links a number of multi-terrain races organised by village communities and other organisations within East Devon, many of them in conjunction with AVR, to raise funds for themselves. All are undulating or hilly and only the main, longer races at events with more than one actually count for the series (but most have a shorter race as well).

The best four results of the eight races will count for 2018.


Performances are measured relative to the median time (middle finisher), then scaled according to age and gender via formulae approximating to the age-gradings from tables issued by WAVA (the World Association of Veteran Athletes):

score = median_time / your_time * age-factor * 100%

The middle finisher gets 100% raw (ungraded) points and the winner about 140%. After scaling, seniors have the same number of points but vets and juniors runners have more. This may seem a bit complicated but positions obviously aren't comparable between races with different numbers of runners, and percentage of winning time is very sensitive to which particular speed merchants happen to turn up.

Team scores are computed from the average (mean) percentage age-graded positions so is a measure of the performance of the entire team rather than just the first few. It's not perfect but then nor's the age-grading! At least five runners are required for a team to score

Note that the updated 2015 tables are used from 2017 which gives some groups of people (e.g. children and older ladies) slightly fewer points. Most of the order of overall scorers from previous years doesn't change with the new tables i.e. Eleanor Wood still wins the last few years, just not quite so convincingly!