Athletics

GALLERY: Blair and Perry take first and second at final Westward League meet

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CITY of Plymouth’s Hannah Blair and Erme Valley Harriers’ Cleo Perry finished first and second in the final Frank Elford Sports Westward Cross Country League meeting at Redruth on Sunday.

Blair took victory in a time of 19 minutes and 19 seconds, with veteran athlete Perry not far behind in 19.31.

The duo had enjoyed a good battle throughout the six race series and were tied on points taking their best five finishes.

It meant the overall women’s title had to be decided on the best of six races and Perry took the trophy by one point. She also claimed the over-40 title.

There was a second-placed finish for Tavistock’s Natasha Farrington in the under-15 girls’ race at Redruth. She finished behind winner Caitlin Apps of Exeter. Farrington finished third overall in the series.

Erme Valley’s April Oakshott had a good run at Redruth and finished third in the under-13 girls’ race, which was won by Newquay’s Tia Brown.

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In the men’s events at the weekend, Plymouth Harriers’ Chris Rimmer finished seventh in a strong senior field.

Erme Valley’s Allister Bristow did not run but he claimed the overall men’s over-40 title.

City of Plymouth’s Simon Anderson was overall over-50 champion, while Tavistock’s Martin Exley-Deane took the overall over-55 crown.

Erme Valley’s Nathan Brown finished fourth in the under-17 race at Redruth and was third overall, with his team-mate Liam Hallows seventh on Sunday.

There was a top four finish for City of Plymouth’s David Littlejohns in the under-11 race at

Redruth, with Erme Valley’s Sam Oakshott was eight in the same run.

Full results can be found HERE

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