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GALLERY: City of Plymouth’s Smith and Tank impress again at Armada 5k Series

CITY of Plymouth’s Ashley Smith continued his dominance of the 2017 Armada Summer 5k Series on Wednesday night.

Smith completed his fourth consecutive victory in the monthly run around the grounds of Saltram House.

He now just needs two more wins in August and September to complete a clean sweep.

He clocked 16.58 minutes on Wednesday, which was four seconds slower than last month’s winning time, but was more than 20 seconds ahead of anyone else.

Second place went to Plymouth Harriers’ Steve Fletcher, who clocked 17.20, with Lucas Lapthorn third in 17.37.

City of Plymouth’s Poppy Tank, home for the summer from university in America, was fourth overall and first women.

She clocked an impressive 17.39 minutes, which was more than half-a-minute quicker than she had run last month when she also finished as first women.

Tom Lapthorn was fifth overall in 17.47, with Plymstock veteran Graham Bale sixth in 17.55 and Tavistock youngster Will Dax seventh in 18.09.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Emma Lake was second women home on Wednesday night in 20.47, with Freya Carlson third in 21.18. July’s race saw 200 finishers, which was 40 more than last month.

Full results can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, the popular Tavistock Relays take place on Thursday night.

The event, now in its 31st year, is hosted by Tavistock AC and they are expecting a record turnout.

So far 45 men’s/mixed teams have entered, 35 women’s teams and 25 junior quartets.

Clubs, corporate or social teams of four can still enter on the night. The course is 1.1 mile long and starts and finishes in Tavistock Meadows.

This year for the first time they are having a separate women’s race.

Before the relays start there will also be a junior fun run.

The fun run begins at 5.30pm, the junior relays at 6pm, the women’s relay race goes off at 6.45pm with the men’s/mixed and corporate race at 7.30pm.

More information on the relays can be found HERE.

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