Tavistock Run Project’s Smart edges closer to magic mark for the 1,500m
Athletics

Tavistock Run Project’s Smart edges closer to magic mark for the 1,500m

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s junior international Oliver Smart is edging closer to breaking the four-minute barrier for the 1,500m. Smart enjoyed his first track run out of 2020 when he competed at the Covid-19 Series in Par at the weekend. The series is being organised by Cornish Rebels AC, in conjunction with Newquay & Par AC, … Continue reading

Tavistock Run Project edged out by Exmouth in virtual Erme Valley Relays
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Tavistock Run Project edged out by Exmouth in virtual Erme Valley Relays

TAVISTOCK Run Project were denied a hat-trick of men’s titles at the annual Erme Valley Relays, which this year took place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Run Project, winners in 2018 and 2019, had to settle for runners-up spot with Exmouth, who had triumphed in 2013, 2016 and 2017, regaining the crown. Tom Merson … Continue reading

Smart could still get the chance to compete at ISF World Schools’ Champs
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Smart could still get the chance to compete at ISF World Schools’ Champs

MOUNT Kelly and Tavistock Run Project athlete Oliver Smart may still get the chance to represent England at the ISF World Schools’ Cross Country Championships after all. Smart should have been part of the England team that was competing at the prestigious event in Slovakia this week. He was named in the six-strong boys’ team, … Continue reading

King and Daley keep their focus, despite Olympic Games postponement
Aquatics / Athletics / Olympics

King and Daley keep their focus, despite Olympic Games postponement

PLYMOUTH athlete David King is determined to focus on the positive side of the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Sprint hurdler King had been gearing all his efforts to trying to make the Great Britain team for the Games after agonisingly missing out four years ago. He had self-funded a move to … Continue reading

Plymouth Half Marathon and Ivybridge 10k among the latest events to be postponed
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Plymouth Half Marathon and Ivybridge 10k among the latest events to be postponed

PLYMOUTH’S Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon and the Ivybridge 10k are the latest popular sporting events in the region to be postponed due to the coronavirus. Organisers of the half marathon made the decision to postpone the major race on Thursday. The run, which also includes a schools’ challenge and attracts thousands of athletes, had … Continue reading

Shipping and Gentry impress at Mad March Hare 10k, while Erme Valley pair shine at Bath Half
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Shipping and Gentry impress at Mad March Hare 10k, while Erme Valley pair shine at Bath Half

MATTHEW SHIPPING claimed victory in the Mad March Hare 10k by more than a minute on Sunday at Plympton. Shipping clocked 36.09 minutes for the multi-terrain run, which starts and finishes at Marsh Mills and takes runners into the Saltram House estate. Second place went to Tamar Trotters/Pontypridd runner Billy Hayton, who finished in 37.10 … Continue reading

British Elite Junior Diving Championships and Tavy 13 among events postponed
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British Elite Junior Diving Championships and Tavy 13 among events postponed

THE British Elite Junior Diving Championships that were due to be held in Plymouth next month have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, as has this month’s Tavy 13 half marathon. British Swimming announced the decision to postpone the diving on Tuesday, along with also cancelling the British Olympic and Paralympic swimming trials. The … Continue reading

Smart overcomes fall to still finish in the top eight at English Schools’ Champs
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Smart overcomes fall to still finish in the top eight at English Schools’ Champs

MOUNT Kelly’s Oliver Smart overcame a heavy fall to still claim a top eight finish in the senior boys’ race at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championship in Liverpool on Saturday. Smart (pictured top after his fall) had won the intermediate boys’ title last year but had moved up into the older age group this … Continue reading

Williams first home in final Armada Winter 3k Series, plus success for Anderson at Masters’ Champs
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Williams first home in final Armada Winter 3k Series, plus success for Anderson at Masters’ Champs

PLYMOUTH Harriers’ Rob Williams won the final Armada Winter 3k Series run of the 2019-20 season on Wednesday evening at Central Park. Williams edged out his club colleague Alex Peyton-Jones by just one second. Williams clocked 10.48, with Peyton-Jones coming home in 10.49 minutes. Third place was secured by Plymstock Road Runners’ veteran Graham Bale, … Continue reading