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GALLERY: Andrews storms to victory in popular Tavy 13 race

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s Jordan Andrews produced a storming run in blustery conditions to convincingly win the Tavy 13 on Sunday.

Andrews ran a course record time of 1:10.56 to win the popular race by seven minutes.

Second place went to Tavistock AC’s Adam Holland in 1:17.57, with Oliver Oldfield third (1:18.23), Newquay Road Runners’ Gareth Greeves fourth (1:24.30) and Plymouth Musketeers’ Scott Mansfield fifth (1:24.54).

Tavistock Run Project’s Rachel Malthouse was the first woman home in 1:35.14, with Tavistock AC’s Hannah Worth not far behind in 1:35.48 for second. Devon & Somerset Fire Services’ Kirsty Prowse was third (1:37.45), Claire McKenny fourth and first F40 (1:40.55), while Storm Plymouth’s Charlene Matthews fifth (1:41.27).

Tavistock AC’s Jenny Jeeves was sixth women overall and first F50. East Cornwall Harriers’ Sharon Daw was first F55 and Tamar Trotters’ Sally Johnston was first F60.

Erme Valley Harriers’ David Rayfield took the top prize in the M55 category, while Tavistock AC’s Pete Bazeley won the M65 age group and team-mate Andy Houghton the M70 category.

Host club Tavistock AC triumphed in both the male and female team events.

Results can be found HERE.

The day before Tavistock AC also hosted their March Tavy 5k, which was won by Run Project’s Jim Cole, who ran a new M40 record of 16.12 minutes to take victory.

Second place went to Erme Valley’s John Cooper (16.40), with Kent athlete Lee McMeekin third (19.14).

Tavistock AC’s Nikki Kelly was first woman home in 19.15 minutes, with youngster Holly Cole second (20.17) and Kirstie Prowse third (21.15).

Also at the weekend, Erme Valley Harriers’ Cleo Perry took victory in the Granite Way 10-mile race. She clocked 66.35 minute to not only finish as first woman and first F45, but also in the top 10 overall.

Meanwhile away from the road, a host of youngsters from the region were competing at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships in Kent.

Molly Shorey, Molly Gilbey and Charlotte Walker were part of the Devon intermediate girls’ squad that claimed the bronze medal in the team event.

Devon had four finishers – Innes Fitzgerald, Scarlett Livingstone, Isla Bryson and Shorey – in the top 33, which put them on course for a podium place. Fitzgerald took second in the race with Livingstone also in the top 10.

Devon were only beaten by Buckinghamshire and Great Manchester and they were the only South West county to claim a team medal at the prestigious event.

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