GALLERY: Competitive athletics returns to Brickfields with a bang
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GALLERY: Competitive athletics returns to Brickfields with a bang

COMPETITIVE athletics returned to Brickfields on Sunday for the first time since 2019. The Plymouth track underwent a £700,000 upgrade last year, which included completely relaying the surface, repairing the throwing and jumping areas and installing a new security fence. And it helped produce a host of personal best and a few UK-leading performances on … Continue reading

King runs a season’s best in California, while Plymouth athletes impress at Yeovil
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King runs a season’s best in California, while Plymouth athletes impress at Yeovil

PLYMOUTH’S Olympic hopeful David King ran a season’s best time in California on Sunday to claim victory at the Chula Vista High Performance Meet. The British champion clocked 13.53 seconds to comfortably take the win in the 110m hurdles final. That time was only 0.05 of a second off his legal PB and keeps him … Continue reading

GALLERY: Athletes make their mark in Tavistock Spring Warm-up Meet
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GALLERY: Athletes make their mark in Tavistock Spring Warm-up Meet

CITY of Plymouth’s Jed Hutchings and Tavistock’s Joe Wheeler and Phoebe Milburn all produced UK top two performances on their first outings of the season at the Tavistock Spring Warm-up Meet. Hutchings knocked two seconds off his 800m PB to clock 2:05.3 to go second in the early national under-15 boys’ rankings. Joe Wheeler finds … Continue reading

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Region’s athletes open season in style
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ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Region’s athletes open season in style

LAST year’s UK-leading under-15 discus thrower Nubia Evans-Shields opened her 2021 season in style by setting a new personal best at the Yeovil Spring Field Festival. The City of Plymouth athlete claimed victory with an impressive throw of 37.40 metres, which is 10 metres further than anyone else in the under-15 age group has achieved … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Tank smashes her 5,000m PB while Smart wins Fast Friday 5k
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ATHLETICS: Tank smashes her 5,000m PB while Smart wins Fast Friday 5k

CITY of Plymouth’s Poppy Tank ran the second fastest 5,000m time by a British female athlete this year on Friday in her opening track race of 2021. Tank, fresh from claiming All-American cross country honours, finished second in the invitational race at the Hayward Premiere meet in Eugene, Oregon. The Great Britain under-23 international clocked … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the first day of the Plym Trail Winter Marathon weekend
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GALLERY: Pictures from the first day of the Plym Trail Winter Marathon weekend

COMPETITIVE amateur sport has returned again following a three month absence due to the third national lockdown. And one of the first events to be held in the region was the delayed Plym Trail Winter Marathon Weekend. The first races of the weekend took place on Saturday morning with a full marathon and a half … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Tank claims All-American honours at NCAA Cross Country Champs
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Plymouth’s Tank claims All-American honours at NCAA Cross Country Champs

PLYMOUTH’S Poppy Tank earned All-American honours with an impressive run at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Monday. The Great Britain under-23 international finished 27th overall in the prestigious 6k race, where the top 40 finishers are named in the All-America team. The Utah student was among the leading pack for most … Continue reading