ATHLETICS: Tavistock and Plymouth athletes impress at Newquay throws competition
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ATHLETICS: Tavistock and Plymouth athletes impress at Newquay throws competition

TAVISTOCK and City of Plymouth athletes impressed at the Newquay & Par Last Ditch Throws Competition in Cornwall. Tavistock’s Josh Tyler set a new shot personal best of 14.79m to win the men’s competition. He is ranked 23rd overall in the UK at that event in his first year at under-23/senior level. He also threw … Continue reading

GALLERY: Lamerton and Shorey impress in final Armada Summer 5k Series run of the year
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GALLERY: Lamerton and Shorey impress in final Armada Summer 5k Series run of the year

CITY of Plymouth juniors Isaac Lamerton and Molly Shorey stole the show at the final Armada Summer 5k Series run of the year at Saltram House on Wednesday evening. Under-15 athlete Lamerton was first overall in 17.57 minutes, which was 30 seconds ahead of anyone else. Storm Plymouth’s Daniel Westlake was second overall in 18.27 … Continue reading

Erme Valley’s Battershill makes podium at World Tour gold meeting in Zagreb
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Erme Valley’s Battershill makes podium at World Tour gold meeting in Zagreb

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill claimed a second successive World Athletics Continental Tour medal by finishing third in the 2,000m steeplechase at the Memorial Borisa Hanžekovića gold meeting in Zagreb. His success in Croatia followed on from also picking up a third place at the Continental Tour Bronze meeting in Hungary the week before. Battershill’s … Continue reading

GALLERY: Doney smashes her PB to move into UK’s top 15 at Tavistock meeting
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GALLERY: Doney smashes her PB to move into UK’s top 15 at Tavistock meeting

TAVISTOCK under-15 athlete Charlotte Doney smashed her discus personal best to move into the UK’s top 15 at her club’s latest summer series meeting. Doney threw 27.42m, which was nearly three metres further than she had managed before to take victory. She was also first under-15 girl in the 200m in 29.1 seconds. Club colleague … Continue reading

Battershill smashes his PB at Hungarian World Athletics Tour event
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Battershill smashes his PB at Hungarian World Athletics Tour event

ERME Valley Harriers athlete Will Battershill smashed his 3,000m steeplechase personal best as he won his first World Athletics Continental Tour medal in Hungary at the weekend. Battershill finished second in the World Tour Bronze Hungarian GP Series event in Budapest. He clocked a quick 8:27.59 minutes, which was four seconds quicker than he had … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Trio impress at School Games National Finals in Loughborough
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ATHLETICS: Trio impress at School Games National Finals in Loughborough

CITY of Plymouth athletes Poppy Northcott and Adam Dingley and Tavistock AC’s Phoebe Milburn all impressed at the 2022 School Games National Finals in Loughborough at the weekend. Northcott and Milburn both claimed medals with personal best performances in Leicestershire, while Dingley was not far off making the podium. The under-17 trio were picked for … Continue reading

GALLERY: Brown and Maczugowski climb UK rankings at Devon Open meeting
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GALLERY: Brown and Maczugowski climb UK rankings at Devon Open meeting

TAVISTOCK’S Tegan Brown and City of Plymouth’s Nicolas Maczugowski both moved up the UK rankings with eye-catching personal bests at the fourth Devon Open meeting of the season at Brickfields on Sunday. Brown stormed up to fourth in the national under-15 girls’ hammer rankings with a throw of 42.50m, which was nearly four metres further … Continue reading

Tavistock’s Lake wins title at World Aquathlon Championships in Slovakia
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Tavistock’s Lake wins title at World Aquathlon Championships in Slovakia

TAVISTOCK Primary School teacher Sam Lake claimed a world title at the weekend. Lake took victory in her age group at the World Aquathlon Championships in Samorin, Slovakia. The mother-of-two not only won the female 40-44 category but was also fifth woman overall out of all the age group competitors (16-70). The event involved a … 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