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GALLERY: Plymstock’s Warren just edged out for victory in Muddy Duck 10k

PLYMSTOCK Road Runners’ Derrick Warren was just edged out for victory as his club’s Muddy Duck 10k run returned following the covid pandemic.

This year’s race was dedicated to long-serving Plymstock Road Runners’ member Dave Dane, who died at the end of April.

It did look like Warren was going to provide a home winner after taking an early lead. But Pontypridd athlete Daniel Thrift gradually closed the gap before overtaking him in the closing stages and winning by seven seconds.

Thrift took victory on the multi-terrain run, which involves water crossings and tricky hills in Radford Park, in 38.02 minutes, with Warren crossing the finishing line in 38.09 minutes.

Third place – and first M40-49 – went to Pete Waumsley, who came home in 39.29 minutes.

Ben Austin (39.50) was fourth, with Storm Plymouth’s Daniel Westlake fifth (40.36).

East Cornwall Harriers’ Sharon Daw, fresh from a win in an England Masters’ vest at the Tenby 10k the weekend before, was first woman – and first F55 – in 47.10 minutes.

Second woman was Torbay’s Chloe Weeks (48.57), with South Devon’s Dani Waters third (52.57) and Storm runners Catherine Brown and Hayley Hough fourth and fifth.

More than 120 runners finished the race in hot conditions, while 70 more took part in a 3k fun run beforehand.

Full 10k results can be found HERE.

The Muddy Duck Run is the latest race to return after a break for covid.

Another popular 10k will be returning later this month when Cornwood village host their challenge run on Saturday, July 23 at 6.30pm. Full details of that can be found HERE.

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