Tavistock’s Holland continues his good form at Fast Friday 10k in Exeter
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Tavistock’s Holland continues his good form at Fast Friday 10k in Exeter

TAVISTOCK’S Adam Holland continued his good form by finishing second in a strong Fast Friday 10k field at Exeter. Holland finished in between the Exmouth pair of Tom Merson and Berihu Haderia. Merson won in 31.20 minutes, with Holland second in 32.59 and Haderia taking third in 33.33. The women’s race was particularly strong, but … Continue reading

Services narrowly beaten by Cullompton in county cup semi-final at the Rectory
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Services narrowly beaten by Cullompton in county cup semi-final at the Rectory

DEVONPORT Services narrowly missed out on reaching the Devon Intermediate Cup final. The Western Counties West side lost 33-29 to South West One outfit Cullompton in the semis at the Rectory on Friday evening. It was a frustrating defeat for Services, who could have easily won game. They gifted Cullompton three tries by losing the … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Saltash hope home advantage will be key as they bid to reach Twickenham
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Saltash hope home advantage will be key as they bid to reach Twickenham

RFU SENIOR VASE SALTASH will be hoping home advantage can help them to their first Twickenham cup final. The Ashes will host London Three South West title-chasers Old Cranleighans at Moorlands Lane on Saturday in the semi-finals of the RFU Junior Vase (2pm). The winners will play at English rugby’s HQ against the northern champions … Continue reading

Runners from the region enjoy success at Granite Way races and Yeovil Half Marathon
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Runners from the region enjoy success at Granite Way races and Yeovil Half Marathon

THERE was success for runners from the region at the Granite Way races and the Yeovil Half Marathon. The 10 and 20 mile Granite Way races had previously been postponed due to the bad weather, but still attracted a good turnout for their new date. Tavistock Athletic Club’s ultra specialist Adam Holland dominated the 20 … Continue reading

Devonport Services reach Lockie Cup final after beating Saracens in hard-fought semi
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Devonport Services reach Lockie Cup final after beating Saracens in hard-fought semi

DEVONPORT Services IIs booked their place in the Lockie Cup final after beating Devon One side Tamar Saracens 22-12 in a hard-fought semi at the Rectory on Wednesday night. Services will now face the winners of the other semi-final between Plymstock Albion Oaks and Saltash, with the final set for April 25. There was nothing … Continue reading

King and Arnott warm up for Commonwealth Games with encouraging runs in Queensland
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King and Arnott warm up for Commonwealth Games with encouraging runs in Queensland

PLYMOUTH athletes David King and James Arnott produced encouraging displays in tough conditions at the Queensland International Track Classic on Wednesday. The pair were part of the England team that were using the event as a warm-up for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. The sprinters had to run into a strong headwind, … Continue reading

Widdicombe preparing for Junior European Cup after Bremen outing
Other sport / School sport

Widdicombe preparing for Junior European Cup after Bremen outing

IVYBRIDGE Community College pupil Lewis Widdicombe will compete at April’s Junior European Judo Cup in Italy. The 17-year-old South Brent Judo Club member has been producing some encouraging performances against older competitors at under-21 level. Last weekend he finished as the highest-placed first-year junior in a competitive under-21 -90kg category at the International Masters Bremen … Continue reading

Pilgrim Flyers impress at opening round of UK National Cross Country Series
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Pilgrim Flyers impress at opening round of UK National Cross Country Series

PILGRIM Flyers enjoyed an impressive outing at the opening round of the HSBC UK National Cross Country Mountain Bike Series at Sherwood Pines at the weekend. The Plymouth club took six youth riders to the top event in Mansfield and claimed three top five placings. In the junior women’s category, Fiona Barron raced with the … Continue reading

Plymouth athlete Edwards reached European Masters Indoor Champs final
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Plymouth athlete Edwards reached European Masters Indoor Champs final

PLYMOUTH athlete Neal Edwards finished fifth in the men’s 400m at the recent European Masters’ Indoor Championships in Madrid. Edwards is better known as a 400m hurdler and won silver in that event in the over-45 category at last year’s outdoor European Masters’ Championships. Competing in the same age group in Madrid, the Royal Navy … Continue reading

Judo star Gregory impresses at top international event in Germany
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Judo star Gregory impresses at top international event in Germany

PLYMSTOCK School judo star Max Gregory gained more international experience at the weekend when he competed in Germany at the International Masters Bremen. The South Brent Judo Club member had a hard day of fighting in the under-18 -90kg category, but finished the competition, which attracted athletes from all over the world, in an impressive … Continue reading