King claims another British Championship medal, while Erme Valley pair finish fourth
Athletics

King claims another British Championship medal, while Erme Valley pair finish fourth

CITY of Plymouth’s David King and Erme Valley Harriers athletes Will Battershill and Sam Trigg-Petrovic all claimed top four finishes at the British Athletics Championships in Manchester at the weekend. Olympic semi-finalist King claimed his seventh consecutive British outdoor championship medal by winning bronze in a high-class 110m hurdles final. The race saw the top … Continue reading

GALLERY: Tavistock Run Project’s Cole powers to victory at Burrator 10k
Athletics / Gallery

GALLERY: Tavistock Run Project’s Cole powers to victory at Burrator 10k

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s Jim Cole produced a dominant display to win the Burrator 10k on Saturday evening. Cole clocked 32:57.9, which was his quickest time since 2019 and was faster than previous winners of the race that takes athletes around Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor. Runners do one full lap and then two-thirds of another and … Continue reading

GALLERY: Saltash Essayons pay for slow start against Exeter Ravens
Gallery / Rugby

GALLERY: Saltash Essayons pay for slow start against Exeter Ravens

SALTASH Essayons paid for a slow start as they suffered their first defeat of the season against a strong Exeter Ravens side at Moorlands Lane on Saturday in rugby league’s South West Division. Saltash, who had opened their 2022 campaign with a victory over Teignbridge Trojans, were beat 56-32 by Exeter. The hosts had found … Continue reading

Proud wins Great Britain’s first gold medal at World Championships
Aquatics / Olympics

Proud wins Great Britain’s first gold medal at World Championships

BEN PROUD secured Great Britain’s first gold of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest with a stunning victory in the men’s 50m freestyle on Friday evening. Leading from the front after a phenomenal start, the 27-year-old former Plymouth  College pupil got the fastest reaction time of the field, maintaining a half body-length lead down the … Continue reading

Old Techs bring in Oram to head up their coaching set-up
Rugby

Old Techs bring in Oram to head up their coaching set-up

OLD TECHS have strengthened their backroom team by bringing in former Tamar Saracens coach Dean Oram ahead of the 2022-23 season. Oram, whose playing career included spells at Devonport Services, Brixham, Tamar Saracens and Plymouth Barbarians, will head up the coaching at Weston Mill. Shaun Bedford-Smith, who also has other roles on Techs’ committee, will … Continue reading

Devonport Royal’s Daly claims four gold medals at National Junior Para-Swimming Champs
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Devonport Royal’s Daly claims four gold medals at National Junior Para-Swimming Champs

DEVONPORT Royal’s Abi Daly returned home from the National Junior Para-Swimming Championships in Coventry with four gold medals and a silver. Mount Kelly’s Alexander Hobbs was also among the medallists as the championships returned after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Daly, competing in the S14 17-18 year-old age, came first in the 200m freestyle, … Continue reading

GALLERY: Rees and Walker triumph at Burrator Horseshoe Run
Athletics / Gallery

GALLERY: Rees and Walker triumph at Burrator Horseshoe Run

CERI REES and Charlotte Walker claimed the main titles at the Burrator Horseshoe Run on Saturday evening. The tough six-mile-plus fell race takes runners out of Meavy Village to Burrator Reservoir and then straight up the summit of Sheeps Tor and Gutter Tor on Dartmoor before returning to the start. The race has traditionally been … Continue reading

GALLERY: Plymouth and Tavistock athletes win titles at South West Schools’ Champs
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GALLERY: Plymouth and Tavistock athletes win titles at South West Schools’ Champs

CITY of Plymouth and Tavistock AC athletes were among the winners at the South West Schools’ Championships at Exeter on Saturday. Tavistock enjoyed a clean sweep of the medals in the intermediate girls’ hammer courtesy of Phoebe Milburn, Louisa Hess and Hannah Walker, who were all representing Devon. Tavistock College’s Milburn won with a new … Continue reading