Swimmer Proud describes winning historic treble as ‘surreal’
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Swimmer Proud describes winning historic treble as ‘surreal’

BEN PROUD admitted it felt ‘surreal’ to have become the first person ever to win the World, European and Commonwealth 50m freestyle titles in the same year. The former Plymouth College swimmer completed the unique triple on Wednesday evening in the final session of swimming action at the European Championships in Rome. Proud managed to … Continue reading

Maczugowski runs new PB to win silver at South of England Champs
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Maczugowski runs new PB to win silver at South of England Champs

CITY of Plymouth’s Nicolas Maczugowski ran a new 400m hurdles personal best to claim a silver medal at the South of England Under-17 Championships at Chelmsford. Maczugowski clocked 56.88 seconds, which was more than a second faster than he had previous run, to finish behind English Schools’ runner-up Hayden Christian at the championships. He did … Continue reading

GALLERY: Devonport Services and Saltash happy after run out at Keyham
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GALLERY: Devonport Services and Saltash happy after run out at Keyham

DEVONPORT Services’ new head coach Ben Russell and his Saltash counterpart Steve Down were both happy after their opening pre-season match at Keyham on Tuesday night. Newly-promoted Regional One South West side Services eventually ran out 36-7 winners against Counties Two Cornwall side Saltash, but they were made to work hard for their victory on … Continue reading

Forward Busfield is relishing the chance to play at level five with Devonport Services
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Forward Busfield is relishing the chance to play at level five with Devonport Services

DEVONPORT Services begin their preparations for life at level five tonight when they host Saltash at Keyham in a pre-season friendly (7pm). Services secured a place in the newly-named Regional One South West league, formerly known as the South West Premier, after finishing as runners-up in South West One last season. It was their second … Continue reading

Heslop claims bronze at Oslo leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
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Heslop claims bronze at Oslo leg of Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

PLYMOUTH diver Aidan Heslop heads into this week’s European Championships in confident mood after another medal-winning performance at the latest Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event in Oslo. Heslop took bronze in Norway in front of 55,000 people with 427.70 points, finishing behind nine-times champion Gary Hunt, who scored 444.90 points, and Italian Alessandro … Continue reading

GALLERY: Tamar Saracens and Tavistock take positives from opening pre-season fixture
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GALLERY: Tamar Saracens and Tavistock take positives from opening pre-season fixture

TAMAR Saracens and Tavistock both took positives from their opening pre-season match played in hot conditions at Parkway on Friday night. Higher league Tavistock won the warm-up game 19-0 thanks to tries from Martin Budden, Angus Hogg and Jack Osborne and two conversions from scrum-half George Hillson. But Tamar Saracens, under a new coaching set-up … Continue reading

GALLERY: Gilvear and Meek impress at new Ivybridge Three Tops race
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GALLERY: Gilvear and Meek impress at new Ivybridge Three Tops race

ERME Valley Harriers teenager Matthew Gilvear produced an impressive run in hot conditions to win his club’s newest race. Gilvear overcame far more experienced rivals to take victory in Thursday evening’s Ivybridge Three Tops race, which was the latest event in the increasing popular Dartmoor Fell Series. The tough new approximately 10k fell race saw … Continue reading

GALLERY: Battershill sets new 1,500m PB as Tavistock’s Kelly wins August’s Armada Summer 5k
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GALLERY: Battershill sets new 1,500m PB as Tavistock’s Kelly wins August’s Armada Summer 5k

ERME Valley Harriers’ steeplechase star Will Battershill showed his flat speed improvement on Wednesday night by smashing his 1,500m personal best at the BMC Gold Standard Meeting in Watford. Battershill clocked 3:41.80 to finish fifth in a top-quality race won by recent Commonwealth Games finalist and Olympian Elliot Giles. It was Battershill’s first 1,500m race … Continue reading