Region’s athletes impress at BMC meeting at Exeter Arena

Victoria WeirTHERE were plenty of personal and season bests achieved by the region’s athletes at the BMC meet at Exeter Arena on Tuesday night.

City of Plymouth’s English Schools’ champion Victoria Weir (pictured) continued her impressive year with another PB, this time in the 800m.

The 18-year-old, who only two days earlier had broken her 3,000m best mark, clocked 2:09.69 for the two-lap event at Exeter.

There was also a new PB for her City of Plymouth team-mate Hannah Blair in the 1,500m. She ran 4:45.67 to finish third in a fast women’s A race.

Simon AndersonBlair and Weir’s coach Simon Anderson (pictured) was also in good form. The 52-year-old European Masters’ champion ran a season’s best 4:19.18 for the 1,500m.

Fellow veteran athlete, Allan Herdman of Tavistock, also enjoyed a good run. The 63-year-old ran 4:55.77, which ranks him fifth over-60 in the UK.

Erme Valley youngster Joe Perry lowered his PB in the same event to 4:48.16. That knocked four seconds off the 14-year-old’s previous best mark.

Tavistock’s under-13 athlete Dan Luckham also set a new PB, running 5:07.20, while team-mate Natasha Farrington, in the under-15 category, ran 5:09.51.

Nathan Brown of Erme Valley enjoyed another good 800m outing, clocking 1:58.07, which was just eight hundredths of a second of his PB which he set two days earlier.

Also in the 800m, Plymouth Harriers’ 16-year-old Harrison Roberts ran 2:17.08, which was a PB, and Tavistock youngsters Oliver Woodmason and Emma Ryder clocked 2:23.31 and 2:26.12, respectively.

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