Tank sets new PB at NCAA Championships, while King, Battershill and Smart impress
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Tank sets new PB at NCAA Championships, while King, Battershill and Smart impress

CITY of Plymouth’s Poppy Tank set a new 10,000m personal best as she claimed a top 10 finish at the NCAA Division One Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Tank, competing for Utah University, clocked 32:50.57 to take ninth place in the prestigious race. However, despite running a PB and earning second team All-American honours, afterwards she … Continue reading

GALLERY: Andrews and Fletcher finish in top three at Burrator 10k
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GALLERY: Andrews and Fletcher finish in top three at Burrator 10k

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s Jordan Andrews and Plymouth Harriers’ Steve Fletcher finished in the top three at the Burrator 10k on Sunday. This year’s event around the Dartmoor reservoir was run in a series of waves with 318 finishers overall. The race was won by Exeter Harriers’ Simon Fox, who came home in 33:03.0, with Andrews … Continue reading

Plymouth rowers confirmed in Team GB squad for Tokyo Olympics
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Plymouth rowers confirmed in Team GB squad for Tokyo Olympics

PLYMOUTH’S Jacob Dawson and Chloe Brew have been named in Great Britain’s 45-strong rowing squad for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Dawson is part of the men’s eight crew who recently won the European title, while former Coombe Dean pupil Brew is in the women’s eight. Both athletes, who will be making their Olympic … Continue reading

GALLERY: Armada athletes impress at opening South West League meeting
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GALLERY: Armada athletes impress at opening South West League meeting

THERE were some impressive performances from Armada athletes at the opening South West Athletics League meeting of the season at Brickfields. City of Plymouth’s Emily Bee returned from her first year studying in America to set a new league record and a personal best in the women’s 100m hurdles. Bee clocked 14.29 seconds to comfortably … Continue reading

King boosts his Olympic hopes with a PB run and victory at Paavo Nurmi Games
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King boosts his Olympic hopes with a PB run and victory at Paavo Nurmi Games

PLYMOUTH hurdler David King boosted his hopes of competing at this summer’s Olympic Games by running the British qualifying standard on his way to victory at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. British champion King took gold in the 110m hurdles at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Turku with a personal best … Continue reading

GALLERY: Summers and Bown claims titles at Dartmoor Discovery
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GALLERY: Summers and Bown claims titles at Dartmoor Discovery

WESTON AC runner Kieron Summers successfully defended his Dartmoor Discovery title on Saturday. In wet and misty conditions, Summers stormed around the tough 32-mile course to win in a time of 3:51:31. An impressive showing by Exmouth Harrier Hannah Bown, who was running the famous ultra race for the first time, secured her the women’s … Continue reading

Smart runs European U20 qualifying time on his way to victory at BMC meet
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Smart runs European U20 qualifying time on his way to victory at BMC meet

TAVISTOCK Run Project teenager Oliver Smart smashed his 3,000m personal best for the second time within the space of seven days with an eye-catching run at the BMC PB Classic in Milton Keynes. Smart had run 8:24.84 at Millfield last weekend, but, pushed by big rival Will Barnicoat in Buckinghamshire, he knocked more than eight … Continue reading

GALLERY: Marjon forced to work hard to overcome Tamar Saracens
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GALLERY: Marjon forced to work hard to overcome Tamar Saracens

PLYMOUTH Marjon overcame Devon One side Tamar Saracens 22-0 in a tough battle in wet conditions at the Parkway on Saturday. Marjon, who included Plymouth Albion’s Pete Ingoldsby, Ivybridge’s Adam Northcott and Devonport Services’ Keane Whittaker in their side, made sure of the win with two converted tries in the final 15 minutes. The students … Continue reading

GALLERY:  Pictures from the Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon
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GALLERY: Pictures from the Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon

MORE than 200 runners hit the roads of Dartmoor on Saturday for a 32-mile ultra-marathon. The Dartmoor Discovery race, which starts and finishes at Princetown, returned after a year’s break due to Covid-19. The event is one of the most popular ultra runs in the country and always sells out. The undulating course took athletes … Continue reading