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GALLERY: Dee and Anderson takes victories in Plymouth Harriers’ Autumn 5

JACK DEE and Chloe Anderson claimed victories as Plymouth Harriers held their inaugural Autumn 5 race in Central Park on Sunday.

The five-mile event saw runners complete a two-lap course in and around the Plymouth park.

Dee was a dominant winner, coming home in a time of 28 minutes and 46 seconds.

He was more than a minute ahead of Erme Valley Harriers’ Ronnie Haynes, who came second and first M40 in 29.54 minutes.

Third runner home was Storm Plymouth’s Daniel Westlake, who clocked 30.13 minutes. Fourth was Anis Sahoo in 30.56, with Tamar Trotters’ Pete Waumsley fifth and first M50 in 32.58 minutes.

Anderson stormed to victory in the women’s race. She clocked 36.01, which was more than two-and-half minutes ahead of the second-placed runner which was Storm’s George Farr (38.46).

Third woman was Tavistock’s Sarah Holland, who was also first F45. Plymouth Musketeers’ Rhian Lismore was fourth (40.30) and Bethany Edwards fifth (40.54).

Full results can be found HERE. (Picture gallery at the bottom of the page)

Meanwhile, Plymstock Road Runners’ Graham Bale impressed at the Eden Project Marathon on Sunday.

Bale, 58, took third overall in the tough multi-terrain event behind Truro’s Steve Reynolds and St Austell ARC’s Marc Smerdon.

Reynolds clocked 2:50.56 for the 26.2 mile race that goes up Helman Tor, with Smerdon clocking 3:01.37 and Bale just behind in 3:02.06.

The Plymstock Road Runner was using the race as preparation for next year’s Age Group World Marathon Championships in Australia.

After the race he said: “This is my first semi-trail marathon. I’ve done eight marathons in London and one in Manchester, so this is my 10th.

“I did London earlier this year – that was my fastest time. I thought I’ll just do another one to keep the fitness going.”

Bale’s time in London this year of 2:40:48 ranks him second in the country in the M55 category and 11th of all-time.

In the women’s marathon race in the Eden Marathon, Storm Plymouth’s Lauren Knox came seventh in 4:08.14, with East Cornwall Harriers’ Sharon Daw just behind in eight and first F55.

There was also Plymouth success in the Eden Half Marathon held on the same day.

Laura Macro finished as first woman in her first half marathon race. She clocked 1:31.14. Second place went to Plymouth University student Ellie Robinson, who clocked 1:32.30.

Tavistock’s Jenny Bryant was first F55, while team-mate Carole Walter took the top F60 award.

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