Grizzly name and brief history
John Barrington Rowe (JBR) was the instigator of the Grizzly name. We were out running with him one evening and we said we were thinking of starting a "little" cross-country run for local clubs, based on the Hash House Harriers model. From little acorns ....... !!.
We needed a fearsome name for it and, as he worked at the Lyme Regis Foods company's little factory in Colyton making Grizzly Bars, he suggested that name. Little did we know at the time that the title would stick.
For the first runs, with up to 1000 competitors, Lyme Regis Foods sponsored the run and every finishing runner got a free energy bar. I used to test them out on the various flavours on my staff at the UK Hydrograhic Dept.
Donations and t-shirt colours
With charitable donations and t-shirt colours as far as we can recall. (Many people seem to identify each year's race by the shirt rather than the name!). All results we have are also linked but please let us know if you have any of the missing ones.
Distances are manually-mapped miles (not GPS to be relatively-consistent for the early years before consumer GPS was accurate enough). We don't have a record of many early years' routes.
|1990||?||Dark blue?||11.0||Grizzly 12||Grizzly|
|1991||?||Green||Hillocks and Rowlocks|
|1992||?||Sky blue||Eye of the Storm||Grizzly - Cub|
|1993||?||White||Sting of the Butterfly||Grizzly - Cub|
|1994||?||Light grey||14.1||Magical Memory Jog||Grizzly - Cub|
|1995||?||Dark blue||17.3||The Nightmare Returns||Grizzly - Cub|
|1996||?||Yellow||Revenge of the Lemmings||Grizzly - Cub|
|1997||£1K||Royal blue||Apocalypse, Yes!||Grizzly|
|1998||£3K||Grey||Flight of Fancy||Grizzly - Cub|
|1999||£4K||Black||Insanity and In Health||Grizzly - Cub|
|2000||£9K||Dark maroon||Another Brick in the Wall||Grizzly - Cub|
|2001||£9K||Tan||18.1||A Race Oddity||Grizzly - Cub|
|2002||£9K||Yellow||The Joker in the Pack||Grizzly - Cub|
|2003||£9K||Purple||The Jurassic Jaunt||Grizzly - Cub|
|2004||£15K||Dark blue||15.9||Infinity and Beyond||Grizzly - Cub|
|2005||£17K||Off white||One Thousand Steps For Mankind||Grizzly - Cub|
|2006||£18K||Red||O'Limpiyak Dilemma||Grizzly - Cub|
|2007||£23K||Light green||18.5||Armageddon NowHere||Grizzly - Cub|
|2008||£15K||Dark green||18.8||Armageddon Again||Grizzly - Cub|
|2009||£29K||Black||18.9||Trails And Tribulations||Grizzly - Cub|
|2010||£18K||Pink||19.5||Beauty and the Beach||Grizzly - Cub|
|2011||£22K||Tan||20.2||Valley of the Bogs||Grizzly - Cub|
|2012||£42K||Royal blue||20.3||Every Hill Has A Silver Lining||Grizzly - Cub|
|2013||£30K||Orange||20.2||Grime And Punishment||Grizzly - Cub|
|2014||£32K||Sky blue||19.5||Withering Heights||Grizzly - Cub|
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