Battershill smashes his steeplechase PB to go top of UK under-23 rankings
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Battershill smashes his steeplechase PB to go top of UK under-23 rankings

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill smashed his personal best on his first steeplechase outing of 2019. Battershill, who is studying at Harvard University in America, knocked nearly six seconds of his previous best mark at the weekend. He ran a stunning time of 8:49.97 minutes to win the 3,000m steeplechase at the Harvard-Yale Match by … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the Southern League Athletics match at Brickfields
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GALLERY: Pictures from the Southern League Athletics match at Brickfields

THE combined City of Plymouth, Tavistock and Erme Valley Harriers team got their Southern Athletics League season underway at Brickfields on Saturday. The Division Three South West side were missing some of their top individuals in some events, but their strength in the throwing disciplines was evident at the weekend. Jonathan Edwards, who competed for … Continue reading

GALLERY: Yearling and Lake lead the way at opening Armada Summer 5k Series run
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GALLERY: Yearling and Lake lead the way at opening Armada Summer 5k Series run

PLYMOUTH Harriers teenager Sam Yearling continued his good form by finishing first in the opening 2019 Armada Summer 5k Series run at Saltram House on Wednesday evening. Yearling had come home first in five or the six Armada Winter 3K Series runs and also won last month’s inaugural Tamar Bridge 10k. He was well ahead … Continue reading

GALLERY: Northcott continues impressive form at Plymouth’s Spring Open Meet
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GALLERY: Northcott continues impressive form at Plymouth’s Spring Open Meet

CITY of Plymouth’s Poppy Northcott is now topping the UK under-13 rankings at three different track distances. Northcott had gone to the top of the 800m rankings last week after winning the two-lap race at the Bournemouth AC meeting with 2:22.9. The youngster then moved to the summit and also on to the all-time list … Continue reading

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Northcott moves to the top of UK rankings while Tank and Battershill smash PBs
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ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Northcott moves to the top of UK rankings while Tank and Battershill smash PBs

CITY of Plymouth youngster Poppy Northcott has stormed to the top of the early UK under-13 girls’ 800m rankings with a personal best run at her opening outdoor event of 2019. Northcott clocked an impressive 2:22.9 minutes for the two-lap race at the Bournemouth AC Open on Sunday. That was two seconds quicker than she … Continue reading

Tavistock’s Maczugowski moves to the top of the UK rankings after winning Lee Valley pentathlon
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Tavistock’s Maczugowski moves to the top of the UK rankings after winning Lee Valley pentathlon

TAVISTOCK athlete Nicolas Maczugowski made a successful trip to London’s Lee Valley to compete in their under-13 and under-15 open pentathlon championships. Maczugowski claimed victory in the under-13 category with an impressive total of 1,510 points, which has moved him to the top of the early 2019 UK rankings. He also finds himself seventh in … Continue reading

GALLERY: Run Project’s Neale and Malthouse retain Tavy 13 titles
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GALLERY: Run Project’s Neale and Malthouse retain Tavy 13 titles

BEN NEALE and Rachael Malthouse both retained their Tavy 13 titles on Sunday. Tavistock Run Project’s Neale broke the course record for the event, finishing the challenging half marathon in one hour, 15 minutes and six seconds. That was nearly two-and-a-half minutes quicker than he had run last year to claim victory. Second place went … Continue reading