Entries by Lesley Adams

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 […]

5k PBs and a Summer Trail

Three AVR’s took part in the first edition of the RunExe 5K Summer series held by the quay in Exwick. Joel Seward ran a PB of 16:48 (27 seconds knocked off) finishing 17th out of 126 runners. Terry Emmett also ran a PB in 16:52 finishing 19th. This was the first time both runners have […]

Virtual Handicap 2021 Results So Far

The June version of the AVR 4K virtual handicap race was won by Sarah Whelan in 25m 20s, with Pam Goddard 2nd, 24:26; Caroline Wiseman 3rd, 26:51; Paula Cooke 4th, 25m 56s and Andrew Hartnell 5th, 19:13. The top five all broke their P,B for their own 4K route. Pam Goddard now leads the standings […]