Athletics

GALLERY: Rimmer and Horton in dominant form at Tavy13

Chris Rimmer

PLYMOUTH Harriers’ Chris Rimmer was the runaway winner of the 2016 Tavy13 race on Sunday.

Rimmer won the popular half marathon by five minutes.

He clocked 1:16.42, with East Cornwall Harriers’ Marc Smerdon second in 1:21.40.

Okehampton’s Andrew Vallance was third in 1:21.55, ahead of Torrington’s Carl Mott (1:22.21) and Okehampton’s Roger Voaden (1:25.21).

IMG_6164Maddie Horton was even more dominant in the women’s race. The successful mountain biker finished sixth overall in a time of 1:26.11.

That was nearly 10 minutes in front of the next women home, which was Erme Valley’s Sarah Hirons, who clocked 1:35.08.

City of Plymouth’s Paula Simson was third women and first over-40 in 1:38.04, which was five minutes quicker than she ran in the same race last year.

Tamar Trotters’ Simon Fitze was first over-40 man in 1:27.57, while Plymouth Musketeers’ Steve O’Shea was first male over-55 in 1:39.28.

More than 250 runners finished the event, which started and finished at Tavistock College.

Some 400 children also took part in the Primary Schools’ Challenge.

Full results can be found HERE

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