Entries by Lesley Adams


GOOD CAUSES BENEFIT FROM GRIZZLY GENEROSITY   More than £34,000 has been donated to local, national and international good causes following the hugely successful Grizzly event last month.  Almost 1800 runners completed either the Grizzly or the Cub race and another 300 children and young people participated in Grizfest. This week the Grizzly organisers confirmed […]

Windy Week of Winners

Jason Hyde (photo below) ran the Easter Bunny 10K at RNAS Yeovilton on Easter Monday finishing in 1:03:46. At the Bristol Track Club 5k on a windy Saturday afternoon, honorary AVR Jake Smith took first place in 14.23, finishing more than ten seconds clear of the next runner.  Terry Emmett was fifth M40 and 82nd […]

Racing in the Sun – Home and Away!

  In Brighton conditions could not have been any better for the marathon and 10k on Sunday with glorious sunshine and a very light, cool breeze.   More than 13000 runners completed the marathon which starts at Preston park, goes into the city, out to Rottingdean before heading back to a spectacular seafront finish.  Angela […]

Epic Racing Weekend for AVR

EPIC RACING WEEKEND FOR AVR   Axe Valley Runners were out in force racing across the country this weekend.  From Manchester to Reading; from Exeter to London via Taunton runners competed in distances ranging from 10k to the 26.2m on the road and up to 22 miles on the trails.   MAGNIFICENT SEVEN SMASH IT […]


Several AVRs made the short journey into Dorset yesterday for the Bridport half-Marathon and 10K, organised by Beyond Events.  It was a gorgeous, sunny, cool morning so perfect racing conditions for the picturesque, mostly road courses.   In the half-marathon Laura Kerr had a terrific run finishing as third female from a field of 54 nabbing […]

Granite, Weymouth and AVR parkrun Triumphs

On a beautiful blue-sky day punctuated by march winds gusting up to well over 40mph, AVR’s Kevin Feeney and Katharine Moran took on the Granite Way 10 miler, an out and back course set against a stunning Dartmoor backdrop. Both were pleased to come in within their target 95 minutes, Kevin running his fastest ever […]

AVRs Smash it at Seaton parkrun 12th March

Members of Axe Valley Runners really gave a master class in 5k running at the weekend. 1st SM30-34 Joel Seward in 17:42 1st VM 65-69 Neil Johnson in 23:42 1st VM 70-74 Ron Seward in 23:39 1st VW 45-49 Kerry Board in 22:52 1st VW 60-64 Carol Austin in 25:46 1st VW 65-69 Eleanor Wood […]

Grizzly 2022

  Paws for Thought!   The sun shone, 1800 runners battled the hills, mud, river, bogs and pebbles, and Seaton was buzzing with the throngs of visitors enjoying the spectacular start and finish of the 34th running of the famous Grizzly.   With no race due to the pandemic last year, the worry of the […]

Joel and Luke Take the 10k Top Spots!

Joel Seward and Luke Reed took part in the Exeter City 10km race which is hosted by MCC Promotions running along the pancake flat quay. Conditions were tough going out towards Countess Wear with a moderate headwind however this was quickly forgotten about with the tailwind to finish. Joel was first finisher in 35:33 and […]

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 […]