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GALLERY: Meek wins new Princetown Fell Race, while Landers equals Tavy 5k record

JO MEEK dominated the women’s race at the inaugural Princetown Fell Race on Sunday morning.

The new off-road event saw athletes run 12k over Cramber Tor, Black Tor, Leedon Tor, King Tor and North Hessary Tor on Dartmoor before returning to Princetown.

Meek finished sixth overall in 59.42 minutes, which was nearly nine minutes in front Tavistock’s Heather Fell, who was second female. Third woman was St Austell’s Hannah Mason.

Axe Valley’s Tim Lenton won the men’s race in 56.11 minutes, with Plymouth Harriers’ David Goodspeed taking the runners-up spot in 57.51 minutes.

Wild Running’s Ceri Rees was third overall and first M50, with Iain Large fourth and Erme Valley Harriers’ Chris Prall fifth and second M40.

Despite changeable weather conditions on Dartmoor, some 73 athletes finished the tough run.

The day before there had been a high-standard field at the Tavy 5k, where the top three men all ran under 16 minutes and the top three women all clocked under 19.20 minutes.

Tamar Trotters’ Jacob Landers equalled Oliver Smart’s course record of 15.38 minutes as he was pushed all the way by City of Plymouth youngster Jed Hutchings.

Hutchings, an under-17 athlete, came in just two seconds behind Landers in 15.40 minutes. Third place went to Tavistock AC’s Sam Larkham, who clocked 15.58 minutes.

Host club Tavistock AC filled the top three women’s positions. Nikki Kelly was first home in 18.36 minutes, with Sam Lake second and first F40 in 19.16 minutes, with Heather Fell just behind in 19.19 minutes.

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