Athletics

Holland set a new course record at Plym Trail Marathon Weekend

TAVISTOCK’S Adam Holland set a new course record at the Plym Trail Spring Marathon Weekend.

Ultra running specialist Holland won the marathon on day one in a time of 2:39.29.

He was well ahead of everybody else in the field with Okehampton’s Roger Voaden taking second in 3:22.00, with Teignbridge’s Kris Ward third in 3:24.07.

Langport’s Selina Jervis was first women home in the marathon event on the first day in 3:58.00.

She was also first women home the next day on the same course in 4:08.40.

Voaden, having finished second on day one, came third on day two in 3:29.55.

South West Road Runners’ Richard Pedrick won the day two marathon in 3:15.00, with South Devon’s Darren Francis second in 3:25.21.

The Plym Trail Marathon Weekend, which starts and finishes at Clearbrook village on Dartmoor, also has two half marathons over two days.

David Blazley won the first half in 1:30.53, with Beckenham’s Richard Storr second in 1:41.31 and Tamar Trotters’ Edward Buckingham third in 1:42.00. Nicola Rovai was first women on the first day in 1:47.25.

Plymouth Musketeers’ Scott Mansfield took victory in day two’s half in 1:35.35. Tavistock Run Project’s James Armstrong was second in 1:37.35 and Ben Thomas came third in 1:40.13. Tavistock Run Project’s Jodi Fisk was first women in 1:44.12.

All the races began with an up and down run through Clearbrook village before joining the route 27 cycle path and heading down to Coypool. There are four marathon weekends a year on the course – January, May, August and October.

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