GALLERY: Rees and Walker triumph at Burrator Horseshoe Run
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GALLERY: Rees and Walker triumph at Burrator Horseshoe Run

CERI REES and Charlotte Walker claimed the main titles at the Burrator Horseshoe Run on Saturday evening. The tough six-mile-plus fell race takes runners out of Meavy Village to Burrator Reservoir and then straight up the summit of Sheeps Tor and Gutter Tor on Dartmoor before returning to the start. The race has traditionally been … Continue reading

GALLERY: Plymouth and Tavistock athletes win titles at South West Schools’ Champs
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GALLERY: Plymouth and Tavistock athletes win titles at South West Schools’ Champs

CITY of Plymouth and Tavistock AC athletes were among the winners at the South West Schools’ Championships at Exeter on Saturday. Tavistock enjoyed a clean sweep of the medals in the intermediate girls’ hammer courtesy of Phoebe Milburn, Louisa Hess and Hannah Walker, who were all representing Devon. Tavistock College’s Milburn won with a new … Continue reading

GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the Plymouth Half Marathon and Plymouth 10k and 5k races
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GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the Plymouth Half Marathon and Plymouth 10k and 5k races

EXMOUTH’S Tom Merson retained the Plymouth Half Marathon title on Sunday with another strong run. Merson had also won the event last year and in 2019, but this time around he was pushed hard by Newbury’s Callum O’Neill. The Exmouth man triumphed in 1:08.08, which was quicker than his winning time last year, with O’Neill … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the annual Burrator Horseshoe Run
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GALLERY: Pictures from the annual Burrator Horseshoe Run

RUNNERS faced horrendous conditions as they battled one of the hardest off-road races in the region on Saturday. The Burrator Horseshoe Run, which is now part of the Dartmoor Fell Series, normally takes place in scorching hot weather conditions. But the 2022 race saw the heavens open as runners set off from Meavy village for … Continue reading

GALLERY: East Cornwall Harriers’ women impress at Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon
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GALLERY: East Cornwall Harriers’ women impress at Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon

EAST Cornwall Harriers claimed the women’s team prize at the famous Dartmoor Discovery 32-mile ultra-marathon at the weekend. They were led home by Diane Roy, who came fourth woman overall and first F55 in 4:55.10. Fellow F55 athlete Sharon Daw was not too far behind, finishing fifth overall and second in her age category in … Continue reading

King runs a season’s best time to finish third at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland
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King runs a season’s best time to finish third at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland

CITY of Plymouth’s David King produced his second fastest legal 110m hurdles run of his career on Tuesday night to claim third place in a strong field at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. The day after his 28th birthday, Olympian King clocked 13.46 seconds in the final of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event to … Continue reading

Records go at both the Devon and Cornwall Schools’ T&F Championships
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Records go at both the Devon and Cornwall Schools’ T&F Championships

THERE were championships records and a number of UK top-10 performances at both the Devon and Cornwall Schools’ Track & Field Championships at the weekend. At the Devon Schools’ Championships in Exeter, City of Plymouth’s Adam Dingley broke the intermediate boys’ 100m hurdles record that had been held by Olympian David King. Dingley set a … Continue reading

GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon
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GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon

BRAVE runners from around the country took part in the Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon on Saturday. The 32-mile event, which starts and finishes at Princetown, is the UK’s longest single lap road ultra marathon and takes competitors up and down some of the toughest hills Dartmoor has to offer. The undulating course sees athletes leave Princetown … Continue reading

GALLERY: Battershill sets new PB, while Wickett and Perry impress at Armada Summer 5k
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GALLERY: Battershill sets new PB, while Wickett and Perry impress at Armada Summer 5k

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill set a new 3,000m steeplechase personal best at the Trond Mohn Games in Norway on Wednesday night. Battershill clocked 8:31.89 as he finished eighth in a closely-fought World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze race, which was won by Sweden’s Vidar Johansson in 8:24.98. Battershill did beat last year’s British champion Mark … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Hutchings moves closer to breaking four-minute barrier, plus PBs at South West League meeting
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ATHLETICS: Hutchings moves closer to breaking four-minute barrier, plus PBs at South West League meeting

CITY of Plymouth youngster Jed Hutchings is edging ever closer to breaking the four-minute barrier for the 1,500m. Hutchings, who is the UK’s top 10 at U17 level for the 3,000m, ran a 4:01.95 personal best for the metric mile at the BMC PB Classic in Street on Saturday. He has knocked nearly nine seconds … Continue reading