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GALLERY: Beaton storms to victory in Muddy Duck 10k at Plymstock

TAVISTOCK’S Joe Beaton stormed to victory in the Muddy Duck 10k at Plymstock on Saturday evening.

Beaton won by nearly two minutes and recorded the fastest time for the off-road race since 2015.

He clocked 33.57 minutes for the tough run, which involves water crossings and some short-sharp hills in Plymstock’s Radford Park.

Only fellow Tavistock athlete Neil Barkell had ever run faster since the race became a 10k.

Second home on Saturday was Tamar Trotters’ Ben Austin, who clocked 35.55 minutes.

Erme Valley Harriers’ Ronnie Hayes was third, and first M40, in 35.59 minutes, with Plymouth Musketeers’ Scott Mansfield fourth (36.20) and Storm Plymouth’s Daniel Westlake fifth (39.37).

Erme Valley Harriers’ Sarah Markwick was first woman home in 44.16 minutes.

Sarah Pinkham was second (45.11), with Plymouth Musketeers’ Chloe Anderson third (45.43), Torbay’s Chloe Weeks fourth (46.24) and Stacey Parker fifth (46.59).

The race was organised by Plymstock Road Runners and started and finished at Oreston Academy School.

Full results can be found HERE.

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