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GALLERY: Royal Navy runner Baker sets new record at Plym Trail Winter Weekend

ROYAL NAVY runner Chelsea Baker set a new women’s half marathon course record at the Plym Trail Winter Weekend.

The event sees two half marathons and two full marathons over two days, all starting and finishing at Clearbrook village on Dartmoor.

Organisers, First and Last Running, put on four of these weekends a year – January, May, August and October – with many runners competing over both days.

Among the athletes to successfully complete back-to-back marathons at weekend were Okehampton’s Roger Voaden and Erme Valley Harriers’ Mike Hoskin.

Voaden claimed victory in Saturday’s race in a time of 3:17.17, with Hoskin just behind in second in 3:18.18.

Voaden then ran 3:26.15 the following day to finish third and Hoskin clocked 3:34.48 to come fifth.

Steve Reading won the marathon in poor conditions on the Sunday in 3:14.30, with Teignmouth’s Lance Mason second in 3:23.32.

Alison Moore produced a good run to be first women home in the marathon on Saturday in a time of 3:35.50, while Dawn Howles was first female in Sunday’s marathon in 3:52.10.

Saturday’s half marathon was the pick of the four races.

Maverick Runners’ Roy Brown won in 1:20.00, with club colleague Daryl Milford second in 1:24.00 and South West Road Runners’ Daniel Hawkrigg third in 1:27.06.

Royal Navy runner Baker was fourth overall and first women in a new record time of 1:36.06.

Second female on Saturday was Sharon Hooper in 1:47.40, ahead of Maverick’s Rachel Steele in 1:48.55.

Damian Dunne won Sunday’s half marathon in 1:40.50, ahead of Plymouth Musketeers’ Daniel Case (1:44.15) and Instinctive Sports’ Damien Holloway (1:45.45). First women home in that race was Jolene Stephenson, who clocked 1:51.10.

All the races begin with an up and down run through Clearbrook village before joining the route 27 cycle path and heading down to Coypool.

Full results can be found HERE.

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