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Proud wins Great Britain’s first gold medal at World Championships
Aquatics / Olympics

Proud wins Great Britain’s first gold medal at World Championships

BEN PROUD secured Great Britain’s first gold of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest with a stunning victory in the men’s 50m freestyle on Friday evening. Leading from the front after a phenomenal start, the 27-year-old former Plymouth  College pupil got the fastest reaction time of the field, maintaining a half body-length lead down the … Continue reading

Old Techs bring in Oram to head up their coaching set-up
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Old Techs bring in Oram to head up their coaching set-up

OLD TECHS have strengthened their backroom team by bringing in former Tamar Saracens coach Dean Oram ahead of the 2022-23 season. Oram, whose playing career included spells at Devonport Services, Brixham, Tamar Saracens and Plymouth Barbarians, will head up the coaching at Weston Mill. Shaun Bedford-Smith, who also has other roles on Techs’ committee, will … Continue reading

Devonport Royal’s Daly claims four gold medals at National Junior Para-Swimming Champs
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Devonport Royal’s Daly claims four gold medals at National Junior Para-Swimming Champs

DEVONPORT Royal’s Abi Daly returned home from the National Junior Para-Swimming Championships in Coventry with four gold medals and a silver. Mount Kelly’s Alexander Hobbs was also among the medallists as the championships returned after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Daly, competing in the S14 17-18 year-old age, came first in the 200m freestyle, … Continue reading

GALLERY: Rees and Walker triumph at Burrator Horseshoe Run
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GALLERY: Rees and Walker triumph at Burrator Horseshoe Run

CERI REES and Charlotte Walker claimed the main titles at the Burrator Horseshoe Run on Saturday evening. The tough six-mile-plus fell race takes runners out of Meavy Village to Burrator Reservoir and then straight up the summit of Sheeps Tor and Gutter Tor on Dartmoor before returning to the start. The race has traditionally been … Continue reading

GALLERY: Plymouth and Tavistock athletes win titles at South West Schools’ Champs
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GALLERY: Plymouth and Tavistock athletes win titles at South West Schools’ Champs

CITY of Plymouth and Tavistock AC athletes were among the winners at the South West Schools’ Championships at Exeter on Saturday. Tavistock enjoyed a clean sweep of the medals in the intermediate girls’ hammer courtesy of Phoebe Milburn, Louisa Hess and Hannah Walker, who were all representing Devon. Tavistock College’s Milburn won with a new … Continue reading

GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the Plymouth Half Marathon and Plymouth 10k and 5k races
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GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the Plymouth Half Marathon and Plymouth 10k and 5k races

EXMOUTH’S Tom Merson retained the Plymouth Half Marathon title on Sunday with another strong run. Merson had also won the event last year and in 2019, but this time around he was pushed hard by Newbury’s Callum O’Neill. The Exmouth man triumphed in 1:08.08, which was quicker than his winning time last year, with O’Neill … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Dunn ended World Championships with individual silver medal
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Plymouth Leander’s Dunn ended World Championships with individual silver medal

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Reece Dunn ended the World Para-Swimming Championships in Madeira with a silver medal in the S14 100m butterfly. The triple Paralympic gold medallist had won two relay golds with Great Britain at the championships but he had to wait until the final day to make the podium on his own. He had been … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the annual Burrator Horseshoe Run
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GALLERY: Pictures from the annual Burrator Horseshoe Run

RUNNERS faced horrendous conditions as they battled one of the hardest off-road races in the region on Saturday. The Burrator Horseshoe Run, which is now part of the Dartmoor Fell Series, normally takes place in scorching hot weather conditions. But the 2022 race saw the heavens open as runners set off from Meavy village for … Continue reading

Dunn bags another relay gold at World Championships, while McCrea claims an individual silver
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Dunn bags another relay gold at World Championships, while McCrea claims an individual silver

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Reece Dunn claimed a second relay gold for Great Britain at the World Para-Swimming Championships in Madeira on Friday, while there was an individual silver medal for Mount Kelly’s Leo McCrea. Multi-Paralympic champion Dunn had anchored GB’s mixed S14 4x100m freestyle relay team home to victory on Wednesday evening and two days later … Continue reading