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GALLERY: Pictures from the annual Tavistock Relays

THERE was an impressive turnout at The Meadows on Thursday night for the annual Tavistock Relays.

The event, which has been going for 33 years, forms part of the Tavistock Carnival.

Each athlete in a four-person team completes a 1.1 mile lap.

The relays, hosted by Tavistock AC, were split into three races – juniors, women’s and men’s/mixed – while there was also a family fun run beforehand.

Tavistock Run Project followed up their success at the Erme Valley Relays by winning the men’s race on Thursday.

They were led off by English Schools’ cross country champion Oliver Smart, who ran a quick 4:54 minutes for his leg. He was followed by Chris Rimmer (5:07), Jordan Andrews (5:02) and Ben Neale (5:00) as they came home in 20:03 minutes.

Second place went to South West Road Runners, who finished in 20:34 minute, while the City of Plymouth A quartet of Tom Blackford, Dean Smith, Jake Hughes and Mat Bradley were third in 20:47 and Tavistock AC were fourth. Plymouth Harriers had the first veterans’ team home.

Host club Tavistock AC won the women’s title in 24:44 minutes courtesy of Jodie Fisk, Jade Kinsey, Sam Lake and Emma Ryder. City of Plymouth, who had Hannah Blair leading off with an impressive leg of 5:51, were second in 25.42 minutes.

City of Plymouth took victory in the junior ace, finishing in 23.20 minutes with Dan Newman, William White, George Caruana and Thomas Jones

Tavistock Tammie were the first Year 9/10 boys’ team. They had English Schools’ 300m champion Joe Wheeler running in their team and, for a sprinter, he clocked an impressive 5:51 minutes.

Tavistock AC had the first girls’ team. Their quartet of Elyse Kedzior-MacDonough, Charlotte Tilney, Isabelle Johnson and Kristyna Cade finished in 25:45.

Full results can be found HERE.

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