TAVISTOCK AC athletes Adam Holland and Jo Meek secured victories at the Exeter Marathon at the weekend.
Holland took the men’s title with a time of two hours, 50 minutes and nine seconds.
Meek, who will represent Great Britain at the IAU/ITRA Trail World Championships in Portugal on June 8, was eighth overall and first women in 3:04.43.
Meanwhile, there were two new age category records at May’s Tavy 5k run.
Erme Valley Harriers’ Steve Burrows set a new best time in the over-40 category with 17.51 minutes for fourth place overall. Plymouth Harriers and Tamar Trail runner Jane Allison set a new best in the women’s over-45 category with a 20.32 run.
Tavistock Run Project’s Charlie Gibbard was first home in 17.17 minutes, with Plymouth Harriers’ John Porter, who already holds the record for over-45 men, second in 17.39. Launceston’s Edward Horn was third in 17.50 minutes.
Tavistock AC’s under-17 athlete Elyse Kedzior-MacDonough was first women in 20.07 minutes, with Allison second and Kirsty Prowse third in 21.04 minutes.
The Wales international set a season’s best of 59.94m in the hammer, 44.80m in the discus and 13.83m in the shot.
There were hammer personal bests for Plymouth team-mates Kayleigh Weston and Zoe Crutchley and Tavistock’s Charlie Shipton.
Weston threw 40.43m to take second in the women’s A event, with Crutchley first in the B competition with 32.69m. Shipton threw 38.00m to win the men’s B hammer.
Fellow Tavistock athlete Bradley Stevens returned home from Wiltshire with three personal bests. He won the 3,000m steeplechase in 10:34.58. He also threw 42.30m in the javelin and jumped 1.58m to win the B high jump.
City of Plymouth’s Matthew Gilbert was second in the A high jump with 1.73m.
There were some encouraging performances from under-17 athletes at Swindon.
Youngster Daniel Newman ran a PB of 2:02.84 to win the B 800m after older team-mate Dean Smith had taken second in the A race in 1:58.25. Smith also came second in the A 1,500m.
In the B 1,500m, under-17 Oliver Woodmason took victory with 4:30.59.
In the women’s 1,500m, Tavistock’s Natasha Farrington was second in the A race in 5:01.76, with Plymouth’s Hayley Harvey winning the B event in 5:11.36.
In the men’s 100m, Tyler Johnson was second in the A race in 11.51 seconds, with Aaron Miller claiming victory in the B event in 11:42.
Fellow Plymouth athlete Thomas Court, who is under-20, ran in the non-scoring 100m and went under 12 seconds for the first time, with an 11.91 second run.
Tavistock’s Jade Kinsey was second in the both the women’s A 200m and 400m in 26.68 seconds and 60.18 seconds, respectively, while Plymouth’s Molly Mather won the women’s 400m hurdles.