The Grizzly result

Race Date: Sunday 13th March 2016

Twentyish muddy, hilly, boggy, beachy miles of the multiest-terrain running experience you will find this side of the end of time.

The Grizzly has over 3,500′ ascent in its 20 miles; don’t trust the elevation profile on Map My Run since it misses nearly two thirds of the climb (presumably due to the very coarse elevation model it uses, if that means anything to you). There are two sections of beach, totalling well over a mile, and a steep path up the side of a cliff (beware if you suffer from vertigo). Runners have been up to their waists in water and mud. Some of the descents are steep and often very slippery, so please take care. It really will take roughly your road marathon time, perhaps longer if conditions are grim.

Bogs – It has been well over knee deep in the past, so tie your shoe laces tight – be warned.

This was the info given by Axe Valley Runners, hosts of the Grizzy and based in Seaton in Devon. However, this never dissuaded the 1402 runners who completed the course, including our very own Grizzly, John Armitage. Great effort John, well done.

The race was won by Ceri Rees of Wild Running in 2.17.12. The first woman home was Clare Prosser of Wells City Harriers in 2.39.48.

Striders Results:

Pos Name Cat Time
222 John Armitage Male 3.14.00

Official Results: The Grizzly results


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