Hurdler King looks for a helping hand to achieve his Olympic dream
Athletics

Hurdler King looks for a helping hand to achieve his Olympic dream

PLYMOUTH’S international hurdler David King is hoping people will help him try to achieve his life-long ambition to become an Olympian. British champion King narrowly missed out on making the British team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. His goal had been to compete at this summer’s Games in Tokyo, but they were postponed … Continue reading

Battershill selected for new British Athletics endurance talent hub
Athletics

Battershill selected for new British Athletics endurance talent hub

ERME Valley Harriers steeplechase specialist Will Battershill has been named among the first athletes to feature in two new talent hubs created by British Athletics and supported by London Marathon Events. The pilot talent hubs will be based at the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University and have been created to provide a pathway … Continue reading

Brickfields athletics track finally re-opens after £700,000 upgrade
Athletics

Brickfields athletics track finally re-opens after £700,000 upgrade

The Brickfields athletics track has re-opened following a £700,000 upgrade. The track has been completely re-laid this summer and the long jump, high jump, shot put, throwing cage and water jump have all been refurbished. The site will also benefit from extra storage facilities and a new hut for officials, as well as a new … Continue reading

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Success for Callington and Saltash sides
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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Success for Callington and Saltash sides

THE women’s football programme was badly hit by postponements at the weekend. Plymouth Argyle, Marine Academy, Plympton, Activate and Signal Box Oak Villa were all left without games for various reasons, but the east Cornwall sides all played and claimed impressive wins. In the South West League Premier Division, Callington Town moved up to fourth … Continue reading

Mount Kelly’s director of swimming named as a finalist in the UK Coaching Awards
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Mount Kelly’s director of swimming named as a finalist in the UK Coaching Awards

MOUNT Kelly’s director of swimming Emma Collings-Barnes has been named as a finalist in this year’s UK Coaching Awards. Collings-Barnes is in the running for the Talent Development Coach of the Year Award. The swimming guru will face competition from Amy Moulton (gymnastics) and Trevor Hunter (canoeing) for the top prize. The showpiece awards ceremony, … Continue reading

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Big defeat for Argyle, but wins for Marine Academy, Signal Box and Saltash
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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Big defeat for Argyle, but wins for Marine Academy, Signal Box and Saltash

THE 2020-21 women’s football season may only be a month-and-a-half old but already it looks like Plymouth Argyle are facing a relegation battle in the FA National League Southern Premier Division after they were hammered 8-0 at home by Milton Keynes Dons on Sunday. It was the Pilgrims’ fifth consecutive defeat and they remain pointless … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the second day of the 2020 Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend
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GALLERY: Pictures from the second day of the 2020 Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend

MORE runners completed a full or half marathon on Sunday morning as part of the 2020 Plym Trail Autumn Weekend. First and Last Running organise the event, which sees two half marathons and two full marathons over two days from Clearbrook village on Dartmoor. Many of the athletes competing on Sunday had also run on … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the first day of the Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend
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GALLERY: Pictures from the first day of the Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend

TAVISTOCK’S Adam Holland was among the field for the opening race of the 2020 Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend on Saturday morning. The weekend sees two half marathons and two full marathons over two days from Clearbrook village on Dartmoor. All the races begin with an up and down run through the village before joining … Continue reading

GALLERY: Athletes take advantage of season extension to set new PBs at Tavistock
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GALLERY: Athletes take advantage of season extension to set new PBs at Tavistock

IT MAY traditionally now be the cross country season but in 2020 track and field athletics is still going strong in October. On Wednesday evening Tavistock AC held their third autumn series meeting with the host club, City of Plymouth and Erme Valley impressing in unfamiliar cold and dark conditions. The highlight of the night … Continue reading