GALLERY: Erme Valley impress at final Armada Summer 5k Series event, while Tavistock’s Milburn sets new PB

ERME Valley Harriers impressed at the final Armada Summer 5k Series run at Saltram House on Wednesday evening.

The Ivybridge-based club had three runners finish inside the top four, with Matthew Gilvear leading the way.

Gilvear came home first in a time of 16.52 minutes.

Second place went to Tom Wraight, who had won last month’s run. Wraight clocked 17.11 minutes, which was 22 seconds quicker than he ran in August.

Erme Valley’s under-15 athlete Luke Hayes was third in 17.29 minutes, with his club colleague Charlie Milward, another teenager, fourth in 17.54. Royston’s Peter Allen was fifth.

Plymouth Musketeers’ Chloe Anderson was first woman home in 21.54 minutes, with Plymstock Road Runners’ Jane Ling second (23.29), Erme Valley’s Kate Medlicott third (23.59), East Cornwall Harriers’ Hayley Marriot fourth (24.21) and Instinctive’s Bee Hodgson fifth (24.29). See gallery below.

Full results can be found HERE.

Meanwhile, Tavistock AC’s England international Phoebe Milburn continued her impressive season by setting a new hammer personal best at the Duchy Open at the weekend.

Milburn has had a season to remember, winning the England Athletics U17 title, medalling at the English Schools’ Championships, the SIAB International and Welsh U20/U18 International.

She threw 54.83m at Carn Brea at the weekend, which beat her previous PB by nearly a metre. She is ranked second in the UK U17 rankings.

Milburn also won the U17 shot and discus events at Carn Brea.

City of Plymouth’s Leonie Dyer also had a good day. She won the under-15 75m hurdles in 12.6 seconds and set a new 300m PB to also win that event in 43.8 seconds. She just edged out Tavistock’s Charlotte Doney who was second in 44.1. Charlotte Doney did win the under-15 discus with 28.58m.

Club colleague Katelyn Milburn triumphed in the under-17 triple jump with 10.08m. She was also second in the shot with 9.02m and second in the 100m with 13.8 seconds.

City of Plymouth’s Rory Jarvis and Brook Adnitt enjoyed a great battle in the men’s 200m. They both clocked the same time – 23.5 seconds – but Jarvis was just given the win. It was a new PB for him.

Jarvis also edged out Adnitt in the 400m. He clocked 51.3 seconds to win, with Adnitt second in 51.8. Adnitt was also second in the 100m in 11.8.

Tavistock’s Ruben Ganfield triumphed in the under-17 high jump with 1.63m, while City of Plymouth’s Lucas Swinney and Jack Penney came first and second in the U11 600m in 1:58.1 and 2:03.3, respectively.

Full results can be found HERE.

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