ATHLETICS: Tamar Trotters’ Ezra-Ham retains Bideford 10 title in style

TAMAR Trotters, Tavistock AC and Plymouth Harriers were among the clubs to have athletes winning titles at the Bideford 10 race at the weekend.

Trotters’ Bex Ezra-Ham retained her women’s title with an impressive personal best run.

Ezra-Ham took victory in a gun time of 58.40.2 minutes (chip time: 58.39.1), which was more two-and-a-half minutes ahead of the next woman, who was Bideford’s Sammy Antell, who clocked 61.24.

Tavistock AC’s Nikki Kelly, who had won the Tavy 7 race the week before, was third woman in 61.48 (chip time: 61.45).

Plymouth Harriers’ Ami Peyton-Jones was seventh woman overall and first F40 in 67.48 minutes (chip time 67.42), while Storm Plymouth’s Charlene Matthews was just one place behind eight and she came third F35.

In the men’s race, Tamar Trotters’ Jacob Landers finished third in a strong field behind Olympic steeplechaser Phil Norman and Bideford’s Ronnie Richmond.

Norman took victory in 50.29 minutes, with Richmond coming home in 52.06 and Landers crossing the finish line in 52.37 minutes.

Tavistock AC athletes Ben Neale and Sam Larkham came seventh and eighth.

Larkham was second M40, with Tavistock Run Project’s Alex Peyton-Jones third.

Tavistock AC’s Allan Herdman, Jenny Jeeves and Carole Walters all won age category titles. Herdman was first M70, Jeeves took the F55 title and Walters was first F60.

Plymouth Harriers’ Steve Hill came third M50.

Full results can be found HERE.

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