ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Tavistock duo in top three at Exeter 3k

TAVISTOCK AC had two of the top three finishers at the Exeter 3k on Monday evening.

Adam Holland, who had won Sunday’s Lopwell Loop race, was the fastest in the seeded track races, clocking nine minutes and 25 seconds.

Second was Tiverton’s Christian Hewitt in 9:36 minutes, with Tavistock’s under-20 athlete Tom Brew third in 9.42. Fourth across the line was City of Plymouth youngster Oliver Woodmason, who clocked 9.59.

Meanwhile, Launceston’s Edward Horn was first runner home in November’s Tavy 5k at the weekend. He clocked 17.53 minutes, with South West Vets’ Darren Evans second in 18.20 and Sam Lake third and first women in a PB time of 18.58, which was the same time as Tavistock AC team-mate James Armstrong was given in fourth.

Tavistock actually had the first three women home, with Jodi Fisk coming second behind Lake in 19.35 minutes and Nikki Kelly third in 20.41.

Elsewhere, there was a number of good performances from athletes from the region at the Drogo 10.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Ken Summers was first male over-65, while club colleagues Alison Edgledew was second female over-60 and David Engledew third male over-55.

Tavistock’s Peter Bazley was third male over-60, while Plymouth Tri Club’s Jan Walpole was third female over-45.

The popular trail run was won by Exmouth’s Simon Minting, with Torbay Tri’s Lee Turner second. Ilfracombe’s Mary Menon was first women, just ahead of Sidmouth’s Kirsteen Welsh.

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