Beer Blazer raises £3,000

Beer Blazer. Ref shsp 19 17TI 2502. Picture: Terry Ife

Beer Blazer. Ref shsp 19 17TI 2502. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Runners from across East Devon have completed the ‘hardest 10k around’ to raise £3,000 for Beer Primary School.

More than 350 runners took on the Beer Blazer on Sunday, completing either the 10k, 5k or 1 mile course.

The money raised will go towards Beer Primary School to spend on additional space and resources.

Christine Squire, race director, said: “was wonderful to see not only the runners but their fantastic fanbases out in force supporting them.”

The committee thanked the marshals and volunteers, Axe Valley Runners, Beer Coastguard Pecorama, Clinton Devon Estates, Rick and Becky Dormer, Robert Reed and Ian Westlake for their help.

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The winner of the 10k was Yeovil own RRC Richard Bateson (42:52), second was Matt Clist of Axe Valley Runners (42:54) and third was Tim Lenton of Axe Valley Runners (43:47).

First Lady home was Exmouth Harriers Hannah Bown (52:44) second Evie Morgan (54:22) and third Lizzie Blaxland.

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In the 5k run first male home was Axe Valley Runners Tom Perry (20:38 ), Axe Valley Runner in second was Charlie Kendall of Axe Valley Runners (21:51) and in third, just pipping his brother to the post former Beer Primary School pupil Jack Fitzgearld (21:55).

First lady home was Kate Marriott of Sidmouth College (23:13), second place was Nicola Oliver (27:34) and third place female was another Sidmouth College student Kerry Teasdale (30:44).

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