2014 Grizzly gets set for green light

21:26 05 March 2014

Tom Merson leads

Tom Merson leads

Archant

The 27th running of the Grizzly and Cub runs start together on Seaton Esplanade at 10.30 am on Sunday, March 9, writes Dave Mutter.

This years event runs under the banner of ‘Withering Heights’ (featuring Heath and Cliff) – for obvious reasons - and they remain one of the toughest Multi-Terrain challenges you are likely to come across.

The 20-ish mile Grizzly will finish at the same location from approx. 1pm, while the shorter 9-mile Cub Run which is run over part of the main course will finish from approx 11.30am.

There are 1,966 entrants in the Grizzly with Benfleet RC bringing 53 runners, Honiton RC 32, Sandhurst Joggers 23 and host club AVR 59. There are 20 grizzly runners from the Netherlands, 18 from Germany, four from France plus a few more overseas entrants.

The Cub Run has 327 runners and there’s also the ‘Grizfest’ and junior runs on Grizzly Saturday.

The Headquarters this year will be at Seaton Town Hall where the Runners Need shop open to all will have super bargains.

There is a fantastic Grizfest being planned that is crammed full of activities for locals and visitors alike starting on Friday (March, 7), with home cooking and music at various venues around Town, then on Saturday at 10am the Grizfest will get underway at Windsor Gardens. Grizfest races will be at 1.45pm and 2,15pm from outside the Hook and Parrot. From 12 noon to 4pm the Town Square will host a heap of activities and from 2pm to 5pm the Great Grizfest Bake Off and Cream Teas will be in the United Reformed Church Hall opposite the Artisan Market on Windsor Gardens. On Saturday evening at 7pm for 7.30pm there is the Annual Griz Quiz at The Gateway, Seaton Town Hall for teams of eight. There is so much going on so please check out http://www.axevalleyrunners.org.uk/info/grizfest.pdf for all the activities.

On Grizzly day at 8am you can get a Runners Breakfast in a Bap at The Gateway, Seaton Town Hall then for the spiritual side of the event an open air service is being organised by Christians Together in Seaton from 9.30am to 10.15am at Beer Head car park (look out for the gazebo).

The main race sponsors are the technical Sportswear Specialists Scimitar, East Devon Sports Therapy and General Injury Clinic, Seaton and Everys Solicitors. Other race sponsors are Seaton Town Council, East Devon District Council (car parking), Axe Skip Hire, Axminster (skip at finish), Fyffes Bananas, The Grove Niteclub (baggage store), Harris Lets, Seaton (franking), Marshlands Centre (massage and first aid centre), Tesco Seaton (car parking and bottled water), Quicks Engineering, Axminster (trophies), Seaton’s Fish Bar (marshal bibs), SAK Logistics (van hire) and photography by photo-fit.net.

Huge thanks all the shops and local businesses as always getting completely behind the Grizzly and going to town with their decorations and activities - it’s going to make the Town come alive for the weekend.

So all is set for a great Grizzly and Cub 2014, let’s hope we have a fine day to enable you to come along and join us in all the fun.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

08:02

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiast will be heading to Black Forest Lodge this coming weekend, where it’s the turn of the Silverton to host their meeting on Sunday (January 22), writes Donna Harris.

Read more
07:58

Liz Connolly was the winner of the first ladies competition of 2017 at East Devon Golf Club last week, writes Helen Chivers.

Read more
07:58

East Budleigh shared four goals with hosts Clyst Valley Reserves, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
07:56

Comets were 57-38 victors when they met Exejets in an Exmouth Netball league match.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:45

Four Exmouth Community College youngsters were part of the Devon Under-15 side that completed their season unbeaten after they defeated Bristol in A and B matches recently.

Read more
Mon, 12:20

Sidmouth A made it two wins from two outings in the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League with victory over Clyst Hydon A.

Read more
Mon, 10:13

Withycombe Under-14s were treated to special coaching session at the weekend.

Read more
Mon, 08:59

The countdown is on for the Exmouth Town FA Vase tie at Southall FC on Sunday, January 29 (3pm).

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Exmouth Snooker League resumed the current campaign after the Festive break with defending champions, East Budleigh going top of the table with a 4-1 win over the Police Social Club C.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Exmouth badminton ace Jonty Wright travelled to Hatfield in Hertfordshire to play in a Badminton England U13 Gold Tournament.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 0°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications