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Report: King Alfreds Torment

Sep 20, 2009

Posted by: Wrinty

On a beautiful early Autumn morning, 20 members from Avon Valley lined up at the Stourhead Estate to take part in the King Alfreds Torment.

Hosted by Yeovil Town Road Running Club and described as..... "A tough multi-terrain race over '7 Irish miles' around the beautiful Stourhead estate, taking in the sights of St Peter's Pump and King Alfred's Tower. All finishers receive a burned cake! "

Not only was the race victor our very own Michael Towler, who completed the course in 45:29, Ian Mapperson won the 2nd MV50 prize in 51:46 and Kay Middleton was 1st Lady V45 in 57:19.

And.......... Both Men and Ladies won the Team Prizes. The Mens Team comprised of Michael Towler, Carl Davies 50:24, Mark Harris 51:10 and Doug Barber 51:16. For the Ladies Kay Middleton, Ali Atkinson 1:01:18 and Tina Giles 1:02:33

This race was the 9th Race in the AVR Series, Carl Davies consolidated his lead by taking 19 points with another good performance. After a battle for the points with current joint leader Tina Giles, Ali Atkinson gaining 19 points to take her into top spot for the first time this year.

Ali Atkinson, 20th September 2009