Plymstock hope for good turnout to celebrate Duckponds anniversary

Pete WaumsleyPLYMSTOCK Road Runners are hoping for a bumper turnout to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Duckponds Race.

The popular multi-terrain event takes place on Saturday evening at Oreston Academy School (6pm).

This year organisers have decided to increase the course from 7k to 10k to mark their anniversary.

Pete Waumsley won the shorter distance race in 2014, beating Allister Bristow and Neil Barkell to the title.

As in previous years, there will be a fun run before the main event. That starts at 5.15pm and is a 3k course.

For more information on the race click HERE 

Meanwhile on Sunday, City of Plymouth AC will host the latest Devon Open Series at Brickfields.

The track and field meeting starts at 11am and runs through to 4.30pm. It is open to all ages and standards from under-10 to senior.

For more information and a schedule of the meeting, click HERE

One day one of the English Schools’ Track and Field Championships at Gateshead, Erme Valley Harriers’ Sammie Harris qualified for the long jump final with a leap of 5.10 metres.

However, there was disappointment for Plymouth High School’s Jenny Milburn and Plymstock’s Jade Simson, who both narrowly missed out on reaching finals.

Milburn finished third in her 800m junior girls’ heat in a time of 2:17.81. She was just four tenths of a second of second spot, which would have secured her a place in the final, while Simson, who was struggling with a hamstring injury, missed out by one place in the 100m hurdles.


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