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GALLERY: Holland and Kelly claim victories at popular Tavy 7 race

HOST club Tavistock AC impressed as they held their annual Tavy 7 race on Dartmoor on Sunday.

The popular event, which starts and finishes at Plaster Down, saw 441 runners complete the seven mile run in changeable weather conditions.

Adam Holland, a life member of Tavistock AC, took victory in 38 minutes and 45 seconds.

He ended up winning by 20 seconds, with Highgate’s Shaun Dixon second and first M40.

Exmouth’s Rob Ellis was third in 39.41 minutes, with Tavistock AC’s Sam Larkham fourth and second M40 in 39.46 minutes and Tavistock Run Project’s Peter Freedman fifth in 39.51 minutes.

The women’s event was dominated by Tavistock AC athletes, who had the first three finishers.

Nikki Kelly retained the title she won last year in 43.54 minutes, with young team-mate Charlotte Walker taking second in 44.47 and Emma Ryder third in 45.45.

Fourth woman was South West Road Runners’ Nicky Savill (46.03), with Erme Valley Harriers’ Sally Erith fifth and first F35.

Second F35 was Tavistock Run Project’s Rachael Malthouse, while Tavistock AC’s Hannah Worth was first F40.

Another Tavistock female winner was Jenny Jeeves, who took victory in the F55 category, with her team-mate Caroline Steven second and Erme Valley’s Kate Medlicott third.

Alison Engledew, of Erme Valley, was first F65 with Instinctive Sports’ Brenda Thorne third, while Tavistock’s Helen Orme was second F45, with Plymstock’s Jane Ling third. Carole Walters (Tavistock) was second F60 and Plymouth Harriers’ Jennie Kingdon was third.

Tavistock’s Mark West was first M50, with Erme Valley’s Nick Bristow third.

David Engledew (Erme Valley) was first M60, while his team-mate David Rayfield was third M55. Tavistock runners Peter Bazley and David Twine finished second and third in the M65 category.

Full results can be found HERE.

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