Tavistock’s Cole claims third place in Bideford Half Marathon

Jim Cole

TAVISTOCK’S Jim Cole claimed third place in the Bideford Half Marathon on Sunday.

Cole clocked one hour and 12.21 minutes for the popular north Devon event.

Exmouth’s Berihu Hadera won the race in 1:07.35, with Bideford’s Ronnie Richmond second in 1:09.10.

There was a good run by Plymstock Road Runners’ veteran Graham Bale. He finished eighth overall and first over-50 in a time of 1:16.39, which was just 11 seconds outside his PB.

Bere Alston’s Ben Neale was just behind Bale in ninth with a time of 1:17.26.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday night the Armada Athletics Network hold their final Winter 3k Series race of 2015/16.

The run starts at 7pm outside Plymouth Argyle’s ground. Registration will take place from 6.15pm inside the Life Centre. Cost of entry is £2.50.

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