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Fletcher and Pillage claim half marathon titles at Plym Trail Autumn Weekend

PLYMOUTH Harriers’ Steve Fletcher was the runaway winner of the half marathon on the second day of the Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend.

Fletcher finished the run from Clearbrook village down the cycle track to Coypool and back in a time of 1:18.46.

He was more than 20 minutes ahead of his nearest rival over that distance on the day, with Hinkley’s Nick Bolland second in 1:42.15 and Teignbridge’s Joshua Taylor third in 1:47.26.

Plymouth triathlete Alex Pillage had won the day one half marathon in 1:23.03, with Crispin Brabner second in 1:32.00 and Riviera Races’ Matthew Dalton third in 1:35.14.

Many runners opted for the full marathon distance at the weekend.

Teignbridge’s Allen Taylor won the opening day marathon in 3:15.36 and then came second over the same distance the following day in 3:24.23.

Okehampton’s Roger Voaden won the marathon on day two in 3:24.14. He had come third on day one in 3:20.24.

Teignbridge’s Kris Ward took second on the first day in 3:17.10, with Rivera Races’ Dalton third in marathon on day two.

Alison Moore set a new women’s combined record time for the back-to-back marathons in two days. She ran 3:52.00 to win on day one and then went even faster 24 hours later, clocking 3:43.54.

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