ATHLETICS: Fileman moves to the top of the UK rankings with big PB
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ATHLETICS: Fileman moves to the top of the UK rankings with big PB

THERE were a number of big personal bests and national standard performances from athletes from the region at the weekend. Tavistock’s Edward Fileman moved to the top of the UK under-20 discus rankings with a massive PB of 52.97m at the Loughborough Outdoor Open Meeting. That was nearly three metres more than he had thrown … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Holland and Landers make their mark at Taunton events
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ATHLETICS: Holland and Landers make their mark at Taunton events

TAVISTOCK AC’s Adam Holland produced a strong run to take victory in the Taunton Marathon on Sunday. Holland clocked 2:34.36 to claim the win by nearly a minute-and-a-half from Michael Sandiford. Third place went to Okehampton’s Robert Kelly, who clocked 2:48.00. Taunton also hosted a half marathon on the same day, which saw Tamar Trotters’ … Continue reading

GALLERY: Region’s athletes impress at Brickfields season-opener
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GALLERY: Region’s athletes impress at Brickfields season-opener

THERE were some impressive performances as athletics returned to Brickfields for the the start of the 2022 season on Sunday. There were a number of national standard displays at the City of Plymouth Spring Warm-up Meeting. Plymouth’s Nubia Evans-Shields has dominated discus throwing in the UK at under-13 and under-15 level and she showed she … Continue reading

GALLERY: Andrews storms to victory in popular Tavy 13 race
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GALLERY: Andrews storms to victory in popular Tavy 13 race

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s Jordan Andrews produced a storming run in blustery conditions to convincingly win the Tavy 13 on Sunday. Andrews ran a course record time of 1:10.56 to win the popular race by seven minutes. Second place went to Tavistock AC’s Adam Holland in 1:17.57, with Oliver Oldfield third (1:18.23), Newquay Road Runners’ Gareth … Continue reading

King finishes sixth in world final after surviving nerve-wracking draw
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King finishes sixth in world final after surviving nerve-wracking draw

PLYMOUTH’S David King finished an impressive sixth at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade on Sunday. King reached his first major championship final in Serbia, but he had to go through an emotional ordeal before taking his place in the showpiece event. The City of Plymouth athlete won his heat in the morning in a … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Smart impresses for Devon at Inter-County Championships
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ATHLETICS: Smart impresses for Devon at Inter-County Championships

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s Oliver Smart claimed his third top five finish in a national event within the space of five weeks at the weekend. Smart, running in Devon colours, finished fourth in the under-20 men’s race at the combined CAU Inter-County Championships and British Athletics Cross Challenge event at Loughborough. That followed on from a … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Anderson claims British Masters title, while Neale sets new half marathon PB
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ATHLETICS: Anderson claims British Masters title, while Neale sets new half marathon PB

CITY of Plymouth’s Simon Anderson added another masters title to his impressive collection at the weekend. Anderson took victory in the M55 1,500m event at the British Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley. The Plymouth athlete, who is now in his fourth year of the M55 category, clocked 4:43.70 to win by two seconds. Anderson … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Plymouth’s King and Bee set new PBs, while Landers wins Looe 10
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ATHLETICS: Plymouth’s King and Bee set new PBs, while Landers wins Looe 10

PLYMOUTH’S David King celebrated his Great Britain call-up for the World Indoor Championships by smashing his personal best and medalling at the World Indoor Tour event in Madrid on Wednesday night. King actually broke his lifetime best twice within the space of a couple of hours at the prestigious competition in Spain. He clocked 7.61 … Continue reading