CITY of Plymouth’s Matthew Bradley was first home in December’s festive Armada Winter 3k Series run at Central Park on Wednesday.
Despite wet and windy conditions, Bradley came home in 9.57 minutes, which was seven seconds ahead of Tavistock’s Bart Thomas, who took second.
Rob Elphick, who was second in November, was third this time around in 10.41 minutes, with Storm’s Ross Perkins fourth in 10.54 and Plymstock Road Runners’ veteran Graham Bale just behind in 10.56.
Plymouth Harriers had the first two women home with Maddie Horton finishing first in 11.46 minutes and Jane Allison coming second in 12.25. Third place was Plymouth Musketeers’ Sarah Robinson.
Many of the 81 runners who took part wore festive attire and they were treated to a mince pie on finishing.
Full results can be found HERE.
The Grand Prix was made up of 11 events during the year hosted by member clubs. The counting races were Tavy 13, Ivybridge 10k, Bere Pen 10k, Muddy Duck 10k, Magnificent 7, August’s Armada Summer 5k Series run, Muskies Madness, Treggy 7, Tory Brook Trial, November’s Armada Winter 3k Series run and the Lopwell Loop.
Affiliated club members received a prize if they completed seven of the 11 events.
Tavistock’s Edward Horn was the overall individual winner, while Bere Alston Trekkers took the top club award. Clubs got points for the highest per cent of members who took part in all the races.