Plymouth divers will be hoping to impress as British Championships return to the Life Centre
Aquatics

Plymouth divers will be hoping to impress as British Championships return to the Life Centre

PLYMOUTH divers will be hoping to shine in their home pool this weekend when they take on the country’s best at the British Championships. The nationals are once again returning to the Life Centre, with Plymouth-born world platform champion Tom Daley among the star names taking part. However, seven of Plymouth Diving’s top prospects will … Continue reading

Judo star Widdicombe wins silver at Scottish Junior and Senior Open
Other sport

Judo star Widdicombe wins silver at Scottish Junior and Senior Open

IVYBRIDGE student Lewis Widdicombe impressed at the Scottish Junior and Senior Open event held at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena at the weekend. The South Brent Judo Club member won silver in the junior men’s under-90kg category. The event was one of only five UK junior ranking events taking place this year and so attracted the country’s … Continue reading

Young Plymouth diver Heslop confirmed in Wales’ squad for Commonwealth Games
Aquatics

Young Plymouth diver Heslop confirmed in Wales’ squad for Commonwealth Games

YOUNG Plymouth diver Aidan Heslop has been confirmed in the Wales squad for April’s Commonwealth Games. The 15-year-old will become the first diver to compete for Wales in 20 years. Heslop, who won a medal at last year’s European Junior Championship and FINA Grand Prix in Madrid, booked his place at the Gold Coast with … Continue reading

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

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 – … Continue reading

Family success for Dartmouth Darts on the second weekend of Devon County Champs
Aquatics

Family success for Dartmouth Darts on the second weekend of Devon County Champs

THERE was a special family double for Dartmoor Darts Aquatic Club on the second weekend of the Devon County Championships at the Life Centre. The club’s director of swimming Matthew Henry showed his athletes how to do it by winning the senior men’s 50m breaststroke title in 28.71 seconds. But pushing him hard was his … Continue reading

Long and Horton claim titles at the Stinger off-road duathlon at Newnham Park
Athletics / Cycling

Long and Horton claim titles at the Stinger off-road duathlon at Newnham Park

RICHARD Long and Maddie Horton claimed titles at the Stinger off-road duathlon held in muddy conditions at Newnham Park. Weeks of heavy rain made the course extremely tough. The main event saw athletes complete a 5k run followed by a 20km bike ride and then finish with a 3k run. Rockin’ Bikes’ Long, who recently … Continue reading

Ivybridge and Tamar Saracens represented as Devon Under-20s make winning start
Rugby

Ivybridge and Tamar Saracens represented as Devon Under-20s make winning start

TAMAR Saracens back Lewis Swatton scored a try on his debut as Devon Under-20s opened their season with a 21-7 victory over Gloucestershire at North Tawton. Ivybridge players Marcus Prout and Mitch Pinkus were also among the scores for the young Devon side in the friendly fixture. The county were using the game as a … Continue reading

Smart and McDowell win county school cross country titles
Athletics

Smart and McDowell win county school cross country titles

TAVISTOCK athletes Oliver Smart and Tilly McDowell both claimed county titles at the weekend. Smart, running for Mount Kelly College, triumphed in the intermediate boys’ race at the Devon Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Stover, while Callington Community College’s McDowell won the intermediate girls’ event at the Cornwall Schools’ Championships at Newquay. McDowell was one … Continue reading

Leander swimmers Fannon and Proud named in British squad for Luxembourg Euro Meet
Aquatics

Leander swimmers Fannon and Proud named in British squad for Luxembourg Euro Meet

PLYMOUTH Leander swimmers Tom Fannon and Ben Proud are part of a 16-strong British squad who will compete at the Luxembourg Euro Meet this weekend. British Swimming are taking a mix of young and experienced athletes to the first European long course event of 2018. The competition, which will be held at National Sports and Culture Centre … Continue reading