Athletics

Records tumble at October’s Tavy 5k run

FIVE records were broken on Saturday at October’s Tavy 5k run.

Teenager Oliver Smart won the race in a fast time of 15.45 minutes.

That was a new record for an under-17 athlete and he was just five seconds off the overall course record of 15.40 minutes set in August by his Tavistock Run Project team-mate Jim Cole.

Fellow Run Project athlete Jordan Andrews was second on Saturday in 16.12 minutes, with Plymouth Harriers’ over-45 runner John Porter third in 17.09 minutes.

Four of the five records to go came in the women’s categories where there was a strong field.

Southampton’s Lilly Hawkins, who is a student at the University of Plymouth, set a new overall women’s best time with a run of 18.02 minutes.

Second female home was Plymouth Harriers’ Ami Yetton, who broke the previous best mark for an over-35 athlete, with a time of 18.38.

Tavistock AC’s Sam Lake was third women home on Saturday in 19.00 minutes.

Plymouth Musketeers’ Rachel Tarrant set a new record for over-45 women with a time of 21.08 minutes, while Tamar Trotters’ Jane Bremner set a new best mark for women over-60 with a great run of 21.39 minutes.

Full results can be found HERE.

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