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ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Tamar Trotters impress at Storm Force 10

TAMAR Trotters athletes impressed at the Storm Force 10 event at Camborne on Sunday.

Jacob Landers, Bex Ezra, Steve Baker and Jane Bremner were all among the prize winners, as was Plymstock Road Runners’ Rich Shelley.

Landers came second overall, pushing Cornwall AC’s Sam Goodchild hard for the title.

Landers clocked 52 minutes and 47 and was just 100m behind Goodchild at the finish.

Ezra was first woman in the 10 mile Cornish Grand Prix Series event, coming home in a quick personal best time of 61.19 minutes.

Plymstock’s Shelley moved to the top of the early British M50 rankings by clocking 58.28 minutes to win his age group, while Tamar’s Bremner also finds herself leading the early 2022 F60 rankings having won her category in 1:12.14.

Fellow Trotter Baker took victory in the M60 age group in 1:07.52.

The Storm Force 10 attracted a big field of 572 runners.

The weekend before at the Oh My Obelisk off-road half marathon, Adam Holland and Jo Meek took the male and female titles, while Plymstock Road Runners’ Graham Bale came fourth overall and first M50.

On the indoor track, City of Plymouth’s David King has opened his season in fine form.

He tops the UK 60m hurdle rankings having run 7.67 seconds in Flagstaff, which was just 0.04 of a second off his PB and his fastest time since 2019, before running 7.72 at the Manchester Indoor World Tour event at the weekend.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill also got his first taste of an international indoor tour event. He finished sixth in a competitive men’s 3,000m field in 8:00.00.

Meanwhile in America, City of Plymouth’s Emily Bee set a new 60m hurdles PB of 8.87 seconds YSU Collegiate Invitational.

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