Tank earns praise in America, while Allison impresses at Dartmoor 3-in-One
Athletics

Tank earns praise in America, while Allison impresses at Dartmoor 3-in-One

PLYMOUTH athlete Poppy Tank earned praise for her performance at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational event. Tank finished 42nd in a high-quality cross country field featuring 225 top American college athletes. She helped Utah University, where she is studying, to 16th position, which was eight better than their ranking going into the race. Their team was … Continue reading

Erme Valley’s Thorn and Tamar Trotters’ Ezra in top three at Great West Run
Athletics

Erme Valley’s Thorn and Tamar Trotters’ Ezra in top three at Great West Run

ERME Valley Harriers’ Alison Thorn and Tamar Trotters’ Rebecca Ezra were among the prize winners at the Great West Run on Sunday. Thorn came second overall in the women’s race in a gun time of 1:24.59, with Ezra, who last week won the Plymouth 10k, taking third in 1:25.53. Thorn was also second over-40 athlete, … Continue reading

Holder and Fell overcome tough conditions at World Ironman Championships in Hawaii
Other sport

Holder and Fell overcome tough conditions at World Ironman Championships in Hawaii

PLYMOUTH Tri Club’s Ken Holder and Tavistock Olympian Heather Fell both overcame tough conditions to complete the 2017 World Ironman Championships in Hawaii. In hot weather and on a difficult course in Kona, former modern pentathlete Fell finished 36th in the women’s 30-34 age group in a time of 11.01.56 hours. Her strengths were the … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Tamar Saracens narrowly miss out on reaching David Butt Trophy final
Gallery / Rugby

RUGBY REPORTS: Tamar Saracens narrowly miss out on reaching David Butt Trophy final

TAMAR Saracens narrowly missed out on reaching the David Butt Trophy final. The Ernesettle-based club lost 17-14 to Devon One rivals Dartmouth in Saturday’s semi-final at the Parkway. Saracens paid for a poor first half, which saw them trail 17-0 at the break. They did dominate the second period, but could not quite snatch victory. … Continue reading

Leander begin their bid for more National Arena League glory at home
Aquatics

Leander begin their bid for more National Arena League glory at home

SOME of the South West’s top swimmers will be in action at the Life Centre on Saturday for the opening round of the National Arena Swimming League. Plymouth Leander, who have a proud history in the inter-club competition, and are delighted to be hosting the first South West Premier Division meet of this season’s campaign. … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Tuima joins Gill in England Women’s training squad
Rugby

Plymouth’s Tuima joins Gill in England Women’s training squad

YOUNG Plymouth rugby player Lagi Tuima has been named in England Women’s senior training squad. The former Devonport Services under-18 player, who is now playing top-flight rugby for Bristol Ladies, is one of 43 players selected for a camp. Also included is another Plymouth player, Courtney Gill, who is now playing club rugby for Gloucester-Hartpury. … Continue reading

Erme Valley’s Brown is first home in opening Armada Winter 3k Series run
Athletics

Erme Valley’s Brown is first home in opening Armada Winter 3k Series run

ERME Valley Harriers’ Nathan Brown claimed victory in the opening Armada Winter 3k Series run of the 2017/18 season. Brown managed to hold off the challenge of Plymouth University and Birchfield Harriers athlete Daniel Watling on Wednesday night. Brown finished the tricky course around Central Park in 10.02 minutes, with Watling just two seconds behind. … Continue reading

Plymouth Schools’ under-11s become South West District Cup champions
Football

Plymouth Schools’ under-11s become South West District Cup champions

PLYMOUTH Schools’ under-11 football team have become South West Premier League District Cup champions. The side claimed the title after beating Portsmouth 1-0 in a tight final in Bath. They will now get the chance to compete at the national finals, which will be held at the Liverpool Football Academy on June 9. Plymouth, who … Continue reading