Erme Valley Harriers youngster Yearling wins Haldon Night 5k event

Erme Valley’s Samuel YearlingERME Valley Harriers youngster Sam Yearling left much older athletes in his wake to take victory in the Haldon Night 5k event at the weekend.

The teenager clocked an impressive time of 17 minutes and 23.7 seconds for the course at Exeter.

He was more than 14 seconds ahead of runner-up and veteran athlete Simon White, who clocked 17.38.5.

South West Road Runners’ Scott Hunter was third in 17.57 and Michael Yearling fourth in 19.24.4.

As well as a 5k run, there was a Haldon Night 10k run, which was won by Exmouth Harriers’ Simon Minting in 39:42.7, with Wild Running’s Jack Casey second in 40:08.5.

Emma Dennis was first women in the 10k event in 47.38.2, with Mud Crew’s Sharon Daw second in 50:47.1 and Plymouth Storm’s Hannah Walters third in 51:03.6.

Full results can be found HERE.

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