Grizzly raced tamed by the weather

Weston Athletic Club members.

Weston Athletic Club members. - Credit: Archant

Good weather greeted Weston Athletic Club members who made to trip to the south coast for the Grizzly race.

ACCOMPANIED by bagpipes, drummers and jelly babies, 23 Weston Athletic Club members travelled to the sunny south coast to race the infamous Grizzly (20 miles) and Cub (nine miles) multi-terrain events.

Runners negotiated streams, mud, bogs, brutal ascents and descents, as well as energy sapping stretches along shingle beaches.

All the marathon training paid off for Guy Bradford, who was the first male member to finish, storming into Seaton in 2.48.55. Second member home was Josh Harris in 3.15.55, followed by Michael Reep in 3.18.22.

First Weston female to finish and second club member overall was Phil Richards in a speedy time of 3.05.12. Sarah Styles secured second in 4.13.18 her strongest performance yet in this event.

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In the Cub event, Paul Snelling came first in 1.21.52. Long serving V60 member Paul, never ceases to amaze other club runners with his performances and he also took first place in his age category. John Oaten ran strongly to finish second in 1.21.56 with Pete Jones third in 1.36.59.

First lady home was Rachael Vincent in 1.30.32 claiming second in her age category. Carolyn Devereux and Mary Oaten took second and third in 1.38.35 and 1.40.28.

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