AVR and associated races - details

Related pages: RESULTS - DIARY of most events in and around our area.

This page lists all the events we either organise as a club or at which we help with manpower (the latter being indicated with an asterisk in the table). All apart from the junior Grizfest races are multi-terrain to a greater or lesser extent. Most of the profits go to schools, village halls or other charitable organisations.

The EDCRS column shows those which are part of the East Devon Community Race Series, details of which are at the bottom of this page.

Note that Mrs E's Wheeze will be in October and that the Talaton Trotter won't take place this year.

Date EDCRS Race Race HQ Distances Details
8 Jan 1 Axmouth Challenge Village hall 10m/5m/3m/1m -
26 Feb 2 Dalwood Three Hills Challenge* Village hall 10m/3m/1.5m - (not AVR)

11 Mar


Town hall


Race website

12 Mar

Grizzly & Cub Run

Town hall


Race website
14 Apr 3 Kilmington Kanter* Cricket club 7m/2.5m/1m Race website
7 May 4 Beer Blazer* Peco 10K/5K/2K Entry form
Not 2017 Talaton Trotter Village moor 7m/3m -
3 Jun 5 Umborne Ug

Village hall (directions)

6m/3m/walk Entry form
11 Jun East Devon Way Relay


39m Details
? 25 Jun Lyme Regis Poppy Run* Football club 7m/2m -
1 Jul Charmouth Challenge* Primary school 8m/2m Race website
23 Jul 6 Dalwood Fayre 10K Tucker's Arms 10K Entry form
24 Sep 7 Stockland Scamper Village hall 10K/3K -
1st Oct 8 Minster Challenge* Axe Valley school 8m/3m -
15 Oct 9 Mrs E's Wheeze* Mrs Ethelston's School 10K/5K/2K -
?4 Nov 10 Yarcombe Yomp Village hall 10m/5m -

East Devon Community Race Series

This series links a number of multi-terrain races organised by village communities and other organisations within East Devon, many of them in conjunction with AVR, to raise funds for themselves. All are undulating or hilly and only the main, longer races at events with more than one actually count for the series (but most have a shorter race as well).

The best five results of the ten races will count for 2017.


Performances are measured relative to the median time (middle finisher), then scaled according to age and gender via formulae approximating to the age-gradings from tables issued by WAVA (the World Association of Veteran Athletes):

score = median_time / your_time * age-factor * 100%

The middle finisher gets 100% raw (ungraded) points and the winner about 140%. After scaling, seniors have the same number of points but vets and juniors runners have more. This may seem a bit complicated but positions obviously aren't comparable between races with different numbers of runners, and percentage of winning time is very sensitive to which particular speed merchants happen to turn up.

Team scores are computed from the average (mean) percentage age-graded positions so is a measure of the performance of the entire team rather than just the first few. It's not perfect but then nor's the age-grading! At least five runners are required for a team to score

Note that the updated 2015 tables are used from 2017 which gives some groups of people (e.g. children and older ladies) slightly fewer points. Most of the order of overall scorers from previous years doesn't change with the new tables i.e. Eleanor Wood still wins the last few years, just not quite so convincingly!