Sue Hayes and Angela Kerr travelled up to beautiful Snowdonia to take part in the very popular Marathon Eyri, twice voted as the most popular marathon in the UK. The 26.2 mile route encircles Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), the highest peak in Wales.
It is tough, undulating run with a mix of on and off-road trails giving spectacular views across the mountain and the valleys beyond. Sue Hayes finished in an impressive 4:17.40, 715thplace and 30th F45 with Angela Kerr completing it in 5:37.06, 1834th and eighth F65. There were 2241 finishers cheered on by big crowds around the course.
Couch to 5k ends in roaring success
Another Couch to 5k programme came to an end last week with six ‘graduating’ by running 5k non-stop on Wednesday evening. Four others have also regularly completed 5k at parkrun. Many of these will be joining AVR in the next few weeks. Congratulations to all of you and big thanks to Cliff Marriott and his helpers for all their encouragement and support especially given some challenging weather on occasion!
Grand performance from Georgie
Georgie Ryan ran the Grand Canal Canter half-marathon in Tiverton on Sunday. In just her third half she finished 2.21.32, 54th place and second F55; a huge PB, taking a staggering 31 minutes off her previous best. There were 69 finishers in the race that follows the towpath of the Grand Western Canal.
It was a quiet one for AVR with Ron Seward second on age-grade in 76% for his 23.34 and Karen Eyre third in 75% for her 22.57. There were 249 finishers.
On their travels were Dave Hutton and Sue Chambers who completed Amager Faelled parkrun in Copenhagen. Sally Raynes took part in Alderford Lake parkrun in Shropshire while closer to home, Haydn Boehm ran Upton House parkrun in Poole and Amie and Tim Sibley completed Weymouth parkrun.
Matt Frost took part in the Exeter Halloween 10-mile race organised by Exeter City Community Trust. Using it as a training run for his Valencia marathon in five weeks time, he finished fourth in a time of 1:05:10.
With Halloween, the spookiest night of the year, falling on Tuesday, Count Clifford has seen a fang-tastic opportunity to have a hauntingly good time with an AVR run around the eerie streets of Seaton. Ghoulishly delightful fancy dress is de rigueur, so dress to distress! Starting at the Cricket Club at 6.30pm, where the chills and thrills begin.