Cole finishes second at Torbay Royal Regatta 10k

Jim ColeJIM COLE finished second in the Torbay Royal Regatta 10k on Sunday night.

The 33-year-old former Tavistock AC athlete clocked 33 minutes and 17 seconds to finish behind Norfolk’s Michael Eccles, who won in 33.01. Wild Runners’ Ceri Rees was third in 33:21.

Tavistock’s Neil Barkell, who won August’s Armada 5k race on Wednesday, was fifth at Torbay in 34.32.

There was a good run by Plymouth Musketeers’ over-50 veteran Alan Ryder, who came ninth overall and second in his age category in a time of 35:48, while Erme Valley Harriers’ Allister Bristow was 11th and Plymouth Harriers’ David Beckenkrager came 14th.

Alison McEwing, of Erme Valley, was second female. She clocked 38:56 to finish behind South Devon’s Naomi Flanagan.

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