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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 held in hot weather conditions, but this year torrential rain and strong winds made it even tougher for runners.

However, despite the tricky conditions, the top three runners home all broke the previous course record and teenager Walker also came close to Jo Meek’s women’s course record.

Wild Running’s Rees clocked 39:29.7 minutes to narrowly edge out Robert Waddy, who took second place in 39:32.6.

Third place went to Okehampton’s Samuel Priday, who clocked 39:57.9, with Oliver Mitchell fourth in 40:58.2 and Richard Parry fifth in 41:19.8.

Tavistock AC’s under-17 athlete Walker comfortably won the women’s race, coming home in a quick 44:38.3 minutes, which was the second fastest time run by a female on the course and only 47 seconds off Great Britain trail international Meek’s record.

Second woman was Claire Fraser in 47.52 minutes, with South West Road Runners’ Lucy Walker third in 48.05, Tavistock Run Project’s Rachael Malthouse fourth in 48:42.6 and Tavistock AC’s Hannah Worth fifth in 50:31.6.

Before the main race there were also junior races. Aiden Spinney won the U15 boys’ race, with Eldon Young taking victory in the U13 event, Oscar Hulbert triumphing in the U11 category and Alistair Taylor claiming the U9 honours.

Jessica Helson was the U15 girls’ winner, with Kiera Spinney taking the U13 title, Margot Goodspeed the U11 race and Lily Potter triumphing at U9 level.

Full senior results can be found HERE.

On the same day, Tavisock AC’s Adam Kula-Przezwanksi and Emma Ryder impressed at the Tavy 5k.

Adam Kula-Przezwanksi was first overall in 17.17 minutes, with Ryder second home and first woman in 17.47.

Tavistock M40 runner Alistair Peers was third in 18.25, Edward Falkingham forth (19.18) and under-15 athlete Noah Reid fifth in 19.33.

Tavistock’s F60 athlete Helen Kula-Przezwanksi was second woman and first in her age group in 24.11 minutes, wit Sarah Turner third and first F40 in 24.14.

Full results can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, Tamar Trotters’ Jacob Landers continued his good season by winning the Sticker 5 on Saturday, which was the latest run in the Cornwall Grand Prix Series.

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