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GALLERY: Yearling and Shorey end Armada Summer 5k Series on a high

PLYMOUTH Harriers filled three of the top five spots in the final Armada Summer 5k Series run of 2019.

Youngster Sam Yearling was first home again, like he had been in April and May’s runs. He clocked 17.10 minutes for the multi-terrain event around the grounds of Saltram House.

Second place went to club team-mate Alex Peyton-Jones, who finished in 17.32 minutes.

Plymstock Road Runners veteran Graham Bale, who won last month’s run, was third on Wednesday in 18.10, with Storm Plymouth’s Pete Waumsley fourth for a second month running. Veteran Waumsley, though, was more than 40 seconds quicker than in August, clocking 18.19 minutes. Fifth place went to Plymouth Harriers’ Raymond Tew in 18.20 minutes.

City of Plymouth’s under-13 athlete Molly Shorey was first women in an impressive time of 19.00 minutes. That was the quickest time of the year by a female athlete. She was ninth overall.

Fellow youngster Bella May of Erme Valley Harriers was second female on Wednesday in 20.45 minutes, with Carie Robertson third in 21.13.

More than 100 runners completed the run that took place in damp conditions. Next month the Armada Winter 3k Series starts in Central Park.

Full results of Wednesday’s 5k run can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, Tavistock’s Jodi Fisk and Erme Valley’s Alison Thorn were part of the Devon women’s team that took victory in the first race of the South West Counties’ Road Racing Championship that was incorporated in the Chippenham Half Marathon.

Devon had four women finish in the top 10, including race winner Kirsteen Welsh of Sidmouth. Fisk was the third Devon scorer, coming eighth in 1:25.59, with Thorn just behind in 10th in 1:26.54. Tamar Trotters’ Bex Ezra was sixth in 1:23.53.

Tavistock’s Adam Holland claimed a top 10 finish in the men’s race, coming eighth in 1:12.38, as Devon finished second in the men’s county team event.

Holland followed that up by taking third place in Tuesday’s Run Exe Summer 5k Series run in 15.56 minutes. City of Plymouth’s Matthew Bradley was third in 16.32.

Erme Valley’s Alison Thorn was second women at Exeter in 19.15 minutes, while club colleague Sam Swift was first under-10 in 17.39.

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