Grizzly 2020 Hills (and Mud) Aplenty

The Grizzly Team got to put their pose to the test and ran, slipped and laughed their way to the finish line
from left Lesley Taphouse, Jules Atherton, Claire Barlow, Kerrie Parker, Dee Smith, Lisa Hawke, Julie Oxenham, Craig Welch, Katrina Verran, Fran Vosper and Dave Bidgway
Julie, Claire and Kerrie crossing the finish line
Katrina and Dave follow shortly afterward
Dee
Lisa, Fran, Leslie and Craig cross the line together

Dave and Julie Bidgway
Brought together by BRR, bonded together by the Grizzly! Lovely day at the seaside with this lot! Blood, sweat and almost some tears! 💙 ” (Craig)

Well done to Chris Madeley for completing the “insanely muddy” course in a very respectable 3:21:36

Thanks to Axe Valley Runners for organising a total mudfest. If you enjoy hills, mud, outstanding natural beauty, and a fantasticly well organised event, this is definitely one to add to the list

Photos by Julie, Katrina, Jules, Claire and Keith Hill

Race Report by Dee

Bideford Half

A torrential downpour during the first 3 miles made for a very wet race, despite the sun coming out! A great course, although not as flat as I remember with 3 good climbs on the road out before coming back on the flat Tarka Trail.

Scores on the doors/watches:
Ben 1:39:45
Emma 1:43:51

Hope everyone has had good runs this weekend, it’s been a busy one for races! 💙

Race Report by Emma Stephens

KVK 2020

Spring is in the Air and it’s been another busy weekend for BRRs. On Saturday 10 intrepid racers took on the kilometre of vertical ascent aka the KVK. Well done everyone

Thank you to Freedom Racing, Karen Sully, and Marty Barnfield for the photos

Loyd Purvis of Run4Adventure has put together a great video which showcases the spectacular KVK route and steep hills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXyi903vp-E&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3rPO059SU1-fm8NwGu4vXbWsHjb10V6eneFzVd7Nf16Ny8haIAwgFNLpA

Parkrun – International Women’s Day

Parkrun joined forces with the This Girl Can campaign to mark International Women’s Day this weekend.  In the spirit of the day, Lanhydrock saw female runners outnumber the men, with 6 women running their first ever Parkrun. Girl Power!!!

Thank you to Lesley Taphouse for the gallery photos