Athletics

City of Plymouth AC enjoy success at South West Veterans’ Champs

Simon Anderson

CITY of Plymouth star Simon Anderson claimed three titles in one day at the South West Veterans’ Championships at Exeter on Sunday.

Club team-mates Clare Taylor and Stephen Blackford also set new age group records at the competition.

European Masters’ champion Anderson won the over-50 400m, 800m and 1,500m.

He ran a season’s best 60.76 seconds for the 400m, clocked 2:10.89 in the 800m and 4:35.38 for the 1,5000m.

Taylor’s record came in the women’s over-45 hammer where she threw 36.60m. She also won the shot putt with an effort of 9.04m.

Blackford’s championship record came in the men’s over-50 400m hurdles, which he ran in 85.02 seconds.

Fellow City of Plymouth athlete Jerry Kevern came away with two titles. He won the over-45 men’s 100m in 12.80 seconds and the long jump in 4.42m

Club colleague John Porter came second in the over-40 5,000m in a time of 16:27.29, while Tavistock’s Robert Chapman won the over-65 800m in 2:51.18 and took silver in the 1,500m in 5:46.72.

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