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GALLERY: City of Plymouth’s Bradley and Shorey impress at June’s Armada Summer 5k Series

CITY of Plymouth’s Matthew Bradley was first home in June’s Armada 5k Summer Series run at Saltram Park on Wednesday night.

Bradley managed to edge out Plymouth Harriers’ Steve Fletcher, who took second.

Six seconds separated the pair, with Bradley clocking 16.46 minutes and Fletcher 16.52.

Fletcher’s Plymouth Harriers’ team-mate Steve Hill came third in 17.29 minutes, with Devon Fire Service veteran Stuart Hall fourth in 17.54 and youngster Sam Yearling taking fifth in 18.02.

City of Plymouth under-13 athlete Molly Shorey, who had impressed at the Devon Open meeting on Sunday, was first female home in a quick time of 19.38 seconds, with Charlene Shorey finishing one second behind.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Emma Lake was third women in 20.49, with City of Plymouth’s Paula Simson fourth.

June’s run saw 182 finishers in the run that takes athletes around the perimeter of the Saltram House grounds.

Full results can be found HERE. (More pictures at the bottom of the page).

Meanwhile, Tavistock’s Adam Holland set a new course record on his way to victory at the Yeovil Marathon.

Holland clocked 2:32.40 to win the race by more than 10 minutes.

Elsewhere, at the Buckland Bounder race, Andy Connor edged out Plymstock veteran Graham Bale for the title.

Connor won the multi-terrain race from Buckland Monachorum in 39.24 minutes, with Bale second in 40.32. Nathan Newton was third (41.45), Nick Downing fourth (42.08) and Will Dax fifth (42.35).

Suzie Spooner was first women in 52.07 minutes, just ahead of City of Plymouth’s Paula Simson.

Plymouth Tri Club’s Felicity Knell finished second women at the Coleton Footacher race.

Torbay’s Naomi Flanagan was first in 51.57, with Knell second in 58.13, Torbay’s Sarah Harrison third (59.59) and Sharn Hooper fourth (1:00.40).

The men’s race was won by South Devon’s David Hampton in 46.14, with Exmouth’s Mike Musgrove second in 48.06 and South Devon’s Darren Francis third in 48.25.

Tavistock Run Project’s Lottie Fulton was first women in the Tsunami Coastal Trail 16 mile race at Bude. In the ultra run, Plymouth Striders’ Emma Brock was third women.

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