Axe Valley Runners
About the group
Axe Valley Runners have more than 150 members. Our homebase is Seaton in East Devon but many of our members hail from the surrounding area including Beer, Axminster and West Dorset. While it is true that some of us have rather sublime running inclinations most are just normal runners (more or less!) with 10K times ranging from 34 minutes to over an hour. We cater for a wide range of ages from our very active juniors (11-16) up to to some members being in their seventies (and no less active!).
We are infamous for some of the events we organise, including The Grizzly, a tough twenty mile multi-terrain race.
Many charities have benefitted from our events over the years. The Colyton Fiver supports the BBC Children in Need appeal and the Grizzly a wide range of charities, mainly local, currently averaging about £20,000 each year. Many of our other events are organised in collaboration with local village communities in order to raise money for them.
Our main club nights are on Mondays from 6:30pm at Seaton Scout Hut in Scalwell Lane, Seaton We have a 3.5-mile handicap race on the first Monday in each month and also hold occasional special events such as racing a tram from Seaton to Colyton and the infamous Mars Bar Relays. We also meet on Wednesdays at Seaton Tramway (improvers), Thursdays in Beer (not suitable for slower runners) and Fridays on The Esplanade in Seaton (for slower runners, particularly beginners).
Challenge registration number:
This challenge took place on Monday, 5 August, 2013.
Time completed: 23 hours 48 minutes.
National Three Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, often in 24 hours.