Entries by Lesley Adams

Press Report week ending 28th November 2021

AVRs impress in Bicton sunshine   Axe Valley Runners were out in force at the Bicton Blister and Bicton Lite on Sunday which took place in bitterly cold but sunny and calm conditions around the glorious pebbled heaths of Bicton and Woodbury common.  Following Storm Arwen runners had to negotiate a fallen telegraph pole and […]

AVRs excel at Seaton parkrun’s 5th Birthday

On Saturday first to finish and more than a minute ahead of anyone else was Innes Fitzgerald in a staggering 17.39 just outside the female course record that she set herself last month.  She was also top on age grade with her 87.82%.  First AVR home was Joel Seward in 19:17.  Carol Austin the co-event director for Seaton celebrated the […]

Club Grizzly

On Sunday AVR tested out next years Grizzly course by organising six different club member only runs around the proposed route varying from the full Grizzly and Cub Run courses to sections varying from 10 to 14 miles. Despite the rain everyone had a great time and look forward to the main event on Sunday […]

Very Busy Weekends for AVR

Graham and Diane Newton both qualified for the England v Celtic 2020 Masters Half Marathon team.  Unfortunately, like so many things last year due to covid, it was postponed.  But finally last weekend the event took place at the Richmond Runfest.  For Diane it was the first time she had donned her prized England kit, […]

The Lytchett 10 is a ten mile road race starting at Lytchett Minster Sports Centre near Poole, is hilly and entirely on road and pavements. Haydn Boehm ran well to finish 85th out of 238 in 1:17:36. Here he is high five-ing his Daughter on the route.  

The Long, the Short and the Relay

Photos below of Julia Mallon at finish of Lakeland 50, Ian Kinnersley SW coast to coast,  and Graham Newton at the Totnes 10K. It was certainly a week for long distance races and Julia Mallon ran the Lakeland 50 (miles) and reports that it was certainly an amazing but tough experience. The race started at […]

AVRs take on heat, distance and pebbles!

It was fantastic to be back – that was the overwhelming message after parkrun returned across England on Saturday after 16 months without the weekly 5k event due to the pandemic. Seaton parkrun came back with a slightly amended route to allow for better social distancing before and after the event but still has its […]

Exeter Quay 10k

On a warm and windy Wednesday evening, 11 AVR’s took on the pancake flat out and back route along Exeter Quay in which 107 runners took part in. First AVR home was young Jack Broom who ran an incredibly fast time of 35:18 a new PB finishing 11th and even beating the Ex-Olympian Jo Pavey. […]

A Weekend of Running Activity Near and Far

Usually, the runners competing in the annual Otter Rail and River Run have nothing more to worry about than whether they’re wearing enough sun cream. However, after all the unseasonal rain, things were a little different this year as there was mud, mud and more mud to contend with. Despite these 216 runners braved the […]

Annual General Meeting 2021 – Report

Axe Valley Runners COMMITTEE REPORT TO THE CLUB’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Summer 2021. As reported to you we decided to hold this year’s AGM in part by written report and email, and in part in person. The report indicates where a decision is needed that in BOLD. We would be very grateful for a response […]