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GALLERY: Tamar Trotters’ Landers achieves Armada 5k clean sweep

TAMAR Trotters’ Jacob Landers completed a clean sweep of wins in this summer’s Armada 5k series.

Landers claimed his third win out of three in misty conditions on Wednesday evening at Central Park.

Each month he has got faster and once again he lowered his course record with a 16.43-minute run.

He was pushed hard by Erme Valley Harriers’ Sam Swift, who took second in 17.11.

Plymstock Road Runners’ Graham Bale, who was first over-55 at Sunday’s Plymouth Half Marathon, came third on Wednesday in 19.06 minutes. Peter Allen was fourth (19.12) and Pete Waumsley fifth (19.39).

Erme Valley Harriers youngster Bella May was comfortably first female home in 20.35 minutes, with junior team-mate Isabella Trowell second (22.52) and Storm Plymouth’s Charlene Matthews just once second behind in third.

Full results can be found HERE and a gallery of pictures is below.

The Armada Athletics Network will now be moving to their winter 3k series, which will begin in Central Park on October 13. That will start at 7pm at the community hub near the tennis courts.

Meanwhile, there will be a number of Armada athletes representing Devon or Cornwall at this weekend’s South of England U15/U20 Inter-Counties Championships at Oxford.

Among those pulling on a Devon vest will be City of Plymouth’s Hannah Gellatly, who this month won the under-20 title at the Welsh Junior Hammer Championships.

Gellatly threw 47.48m to take gold, with Swansea’s Cassey  Grimwade securing silver with a best of 45.86m.

The City of Plymouth athlete, who has a best of 48.03m this season, represented Wales U20s at the Manchester International last month.

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