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GALLERY: Rimmer claims victory in Saltash Half Marathon

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s Chris Rimmer claimed victory in the annual Saltash Half Marathon on Sunday.

Rimmer, who had finished second last year, took the title by nearly five minutes on the hilly course that starts and finishes at Saltash Rugby Club on Moorlands Lane.

He clocked 1:16.04, with James Dwyer second in 1:20.59 and Romsey’s Matthew Brown third in 1:24.02.

There was a good battle for the first over-50 athlete home with Anthony Mee just edging out host club Tamar Trotters’ Paul Gregg. Mee was fourth overall in 1:24.17, with Gregg fifth in 1:24.21. Another Tamar Trotter, James Blight, was sixth.

The women’s race was won by Katie Deards in 1:30.11, with Buckley Running Club’s Jen Adams second in 1:32.44, Fleur Peoples third in 1:25.51 and Erme Valley Harriers’ Sarah Hirons fourth in 1:36.43.

Competitors had to brave some heavy showers in between spells of sunshine.

Full results can be found HERE.

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