Athletics

Athletes from the region impress at Cardiff Met Indoor Grand Prix

A NUMBER of athletes from the region impressed at the Cardiff Met Indoor Grand Prix on Sunday.

Plymouth University student Lilly Hawkins won the women’s 3,000m event in a time of 9.57.77 minutes.

The was also a quick run from Tamar Trotters’ Mike Wilsmore in a strong men’s 3,000m race. He finished fourth in an indoor PB of 8:17.33. The top four in that race all ran times to put them inside the top 75 in the UK this year.

City of Plymouth’s Hayley Harvey claimed victory in the women’s 600m in a time of 1:38.22. Tavistock’s Jade Kinsey was second under-20 at the same distance, clocking 1:46.08. City of Plymouth’s Molly Mather was just behind in 1:46.51.

Jade Kinsey also impressed over 300m. She won her heat and finished second overall over that distance with a time of 42.95 seconds.

Also in the women’s 300m, Mather clocked 44.89 seconds, Tavistock’s Holly Kinsey 46.28 and City of Plymouth veteran Tamzin Gribble 49.84.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Nathan Brown led the way for the region in the men’s 600m. He was second under-20 in 1:23.39.

City of Plymouth’s Dominic Day ran a PB of 1:25.15, while team-mates Dean Smith and Steve Bromhead ran 1:27.17 and 1:29.48, respectively, and Erme Valley Harriers’ Liam Hallows clocked 1:37.78.

In the shorter events, City of Plymouth’s Brook Adnitt claimed two PBs, while there was also a new best for team-mate and fellow under-23 athlete Aaron Miller.

Miller ran 7.27 seconds for the 60m, with Adnitt clocking 7.46 and veteran club colleague Jerry Kevern 8.28.

Adnitt’s other PB came in the 300m, where he clocked 37.95 seconds. In the same event, team-mate Day ran 38.89 and Erme Valley’s Hallows 43.35.

In the women’s 60m, Holly Kinsey ran 8.45 seconds, while Kevern leaped 4.70m in the long jump.

Meanwhile, Plymstock Road Runners veteran Graham Bale produced a good performance at the annual Cockington Christmas Caper.

Bale finished fourth overall out of 239 finishers and was also first over-50 athlete home. He was only beaten by Run Fast’s Tom Payn, Torbay’s Arron Tocknell and Exeter’s Callum Crawford.

The Plymstock athlete was nearly six minutes ahead of the next over-50 runner and more than seven minutes ahead of the first over-40 finisher.

Full results of the Cockington Christmas Caper can be found HERE.

DECEMBER’S Armada Winter 3k Series run takes place on Wednesday night at Central Park.

The race starts at 7pm from outside Plymouth Argyle’s ground and registration will be open from 5.45pm.

As it is the last run before Christmas, runners are encouraged to wear something festive. There will also be a free mince pie for all finishers.

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