THERE were new winners at the Devon 10,000m Championships, which for the third year running were held at Tavistock.
Exeter Harriers’ Callum Crawford made a successful debut at the distance on the track by winning the men’s title on Wednesday night in 34:48.99.
Second place went to Erme Valley Harriers’ veteran Andy Perry, who overcame the hot conditions to clock 36:32.52.
Tavistock youngster Will Dax, who had run the tough Burrator Horseshoe race at the weekend, took third and was also first under-20 athlete home in 36:57.40.
His club colleague Sam Lake won the women’s title in 40:20.83. She had come second in 2016.
Fellow Tavistock athlete Pete Bazley was first over-60 veteran.
This year ahead of the 25-lap event, Tavistock Athletic Club also host an open mile competition.
Erme Valley Harriers’ under-20 athlete Nathan Brown was the fastest overall in the four-lap race. He clocked a new personal best of 4:41.39.
Second fastest from two races, and first under-17, was Torbay’s James Alcock in 5:01.24, while South West Road Runners’ James Benham was third quickest in 5:03.45.
There was a great battle to be first under-15 athlete home between Torbay’s Alex Bly and Tavistock’s Oliver Woodmason.
Bly was just able to cross the line first in 5:12.33, with Woodmason stopping the clock at 5:13.72.
Tavistock’s under-20 runner Emma Ryder was fastest women on the night with 5:30.04, with team-mate Natasha Farrington quickest under-17 female in 5:44.06.
Full results can be found HERE