Athletics

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Trigg makes winning return, while Bale and Bremner among the prizes at Looe 10

ERME Valley Harriers triple jumper Sam Trigg made his return to action at the weekend by claiming victory at the Brunel Jumps and Throws Festival at Uxbridge.

Trigg, who represented Great Britain at the 2017 World University Games, has struggled with injuries since returning from a successful spell in America.

In his first competitive UK outing since July last year, Trigg jumped 14.68m to win by nearly a metre.

Elsewhere at the weekend, there was disappointment of City of Plymouth’s Sammie Harris at the England Indoor Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

Harris had been looking for a medal in the women’s under-20 60m hurdles. She went into the event ranked third in the UK and qualified easily for the final with a 8.76 second run in the heats. But in the final she was disqualified for a false start.

Fellow City of Plymouth athlete Adam Dingley also competed in the hurdles at the championships. He took part in the under-15 boys’ 60m hurdles. The 12-year-old Ivybridge Community College pupil, who has just moved up into the under-15 age group and who was competing at his first national indoor competition, ran a new personal best of 9.63 seconds to finish fifth in his heat. That time ranks him just outside the UK’s top 30.

Meanwhile, Plymstock Road Runners’ Graham Bale produced an impressive run to finish fourth overall and first over-50 at the popular Looe 10 on Saturday.

Bale clocked 1:04.58 to finish behind Mile High’s Dave Angell (1:03.05), Climb SW’s Liam Storey (1:03.42) and Mile High’s John McWilliams (1:04.20).

Second male over-50 athlete was Plymouth Harriers’ Dave Beckenkrager, while Tamar Trotters’ Jane Bremner was first female over-60, finishing in 1:20.42 for the tough course.

Full results of the Looe 10 can be found HERE.

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