TAMAR Trotters’ Pete Waumsley dug deep to claim victory in the Plym Valley Challenge on Sunday.
Waumsley managed to see off David Mattock in the closing stages of the tough seven mile race, which takes athletes from Tor Bridge High School into Plym Bridge woods and back.
The pair were neck-and-neck as they crossed Plym Bridge and started the ascent up to Estover.
But over-40 athlete Waumsley managed to break Mattock and won by 14 seconds.
Waumsley, who was third in 2013, clocked 51.27 minutes, with Mattock coming home in 51.41.
Erme Valley Harriers’ over-50 veteran Neil Holmes, who won the Plym Valley Challenge in 2011, was third this year in 52.10.
Tamar Trotters’ Paul Grigg, an over-55 athlete, was fourth in 53.51 and Erme Valley’s Michael Miners was fifth in 53.54.
Tamar Trotters enjoyed a good day, with Rebecca Ezra winning the women’s race.
Ezra, who was second last year, finished an impressive sixth overall in 54.39.
Mud Crew’s Isobel Wykes was second women and first over-35 in 56.22.
Erme Valley’s Jaine Swift was third female overall and first over-45 in 59.03 and City of Plymouth’s Paula Simson was fourth and first over-40 in 59.50.
There was a record number of entries for the race, which is organised by Instinctive Sports, with 172 finishing the run.
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