Weymouth wanderings

It was an early start for the six AVRs who popped over the border to Dorset to take part in the Weymouth Half Marathon on Sunday with an 8am race start. The 13.1 mile course took the runners through the heart of Weymouth with stunning views of the Jurassic coastline on the mostly flat course.

Eleanor Wood, Ron Seward and Diana Burn came away with age category victory trophies for their excellent runs.  Eleanor was first F65, 177th overall, in 1:41.00 while Ron won first M70 for his 1:45.07, 254th finisher.  Diana was second F65 finishing in 2:13.08.

First AVR home and in a brilliant personal best was Tim Sibley in 1:32.28, 87th overall and fourth M50, setting him up nicely for his forthcoming Boston marathon.

Adele Girdwood finished in 1:52.55 with Cath Brenton coming home in 2:20.09 in her first ever half-marathon.

The eighth edition of the race took place in glorious spring sunshine although windy on the seafront with more than 1200 runners completing the course.

Sunny Seaton parkrun

It was back to the normal course for parkrun in Seaton on Saturday and the lovely sunny morning drew 207 parkrunners.  Second female finisher was Ellie Dominey in 21:02 while third male was James Green in 18:07, who was also third on age grade with 76%.

In the excellent conditions, Ben Tucker celebrated his 50th parkrun with a PB of 20.38.  Katharine Moran also nabbed a PB for her 26.49.

Further afield Rupert Pudy visited Exmouth finishing in a speedy 20:50 (73%) with Karen Eyre also enjoying the fast flat course finishing in 22:04 (76%).  Meanwhile David and Susi Sadler enjoyed the muddy, hilly and very scenic Haldon Forest parkrun.

All the AVR parkrun results can be found here