Several Honiton runners took the shorter and arguably slightly easier option of the Cub. This is about 9 miles long and has all the challenges of the main run without the bog. Clare Melbourne was 1st back for Honiton coming 135th in 1:44. Denis Costello was delighted to be taking part after being told by a specialist that an injury would never allow him to run again. Ignoring the advice, he got himself fit and was very proud to take part and absolutely delighted with his 138th place in 1:45. Pete Lyus has taken part in the Grizzly or Cub many times before and was pleased to come 189th in 1:51. Mark Andow had swapped from the Grizzly that morning and managed to finish just under 2 hours in 255th place. Val Hales was 303rd in 2:05 and Wendy Williams was 307th in 2:05. Sara Trumper only started running last year and finished 375th in 2:19. The race was won by Arran Tocknell in 1:01 and there were 415 runners.
Some of the club’s younger runners took part in the Saturday events including Jasmine Stone, Charlie and Ben Entwistle and Max and Ella Spiller.
Thank you to AVR for putting on such a well organised great event. Thanks also to the entertainers, land owners, sponsors and marshals who offered much needed encouragement and flap jack and jelly babies at regular intervals.