Battershill selected for new British Athletics endurance talent hub
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Battershill selected for new British Athletics endurance talent hub

ERME Valley Harriers steeplechase specialist Will Battershill has been named among the first athletes to feature in two new talent hubs created by British Athletics and supported by London Marathon Events. The pilot talent hubs will be based at the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University and have been created to provide a pathway … Continue reading

Brickfields athletics track finally re-opens after £700,000 upgrade
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Brickfields athletics track finally re-opens after £700,000 upgrade

The Brickfields athletics track has re-opened following a £700,000 upgrade. The track has been completely re-laid this summer and the long jump, high jump, shot put, throwing cage and water jump have all been refurbished. The site will also benefit from extra storage facilities and a new hut for officials, as well as a new … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the second day of the 2020 Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend
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GALLERY: Pictures from the second day of the 2020 Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend

MORE runners completed a full or half marathon on Sunday morning as part of the 2020 Plym Trail Autumn Weekend. First and Last Running organise the event, which sees two half marathons and two full marathons over two days from Clearbrook village on Dartmoor. Many of the athletes competing on Sunday had also run on … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the first day of the Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend
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GALLERY: Pictures from the first day of the Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend

TAVISTOCK’S Adam Holland was among the field for the opening race of the 2020 Plym Trail Autumn Marathon Weekend on Saturday morning. The weekend sees two half marathons and two full marathons over two days from Clearbrook village on Dartmoor. All the races begin with an up and down run through the village before joining … Continue reading

GALLERY: Athletes take advantage of season extension to set new PBs at Tavistock
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GALLERY: Athletes take advantage of season extension to set new PBs at Tavistock

IT MAY traditionally now be the cross country season but in 2020 track and field athletics is still going strong in October. On Wednesday evening Tavistock AC held their third autumn series meeting with the host club, City of Plymouth and Erme Valley impressing in unfamiliar cold and dark conditions. The highlight of the night … Continue reading

Evans-Shields extends her lead at top of UK rankings with new PB at Tavistock Autumn Series
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Evans-Shields extends her lead at top of UK rankings with new PB at Tavistock Autumn Series

THE UK’s leading under-15 discus thrower Nubia Evans-Shields smashed her personal best at the second Tavistock Autumn Series meeting on Sunday. The City of Plymouth athlete, in her first year at under-15 level, went into the competition already leading the national rankings by more than one-and-a-half metres with 35.45m. But she shattered that mark at … Continue reading

King shines in Doha, while Smart and Hutchings smash PBs at Par
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King shines in Doha, while Smart and Hutchings smash PBs at Par

CITY of Plymouth hurdler David King produced his second fastest run of the year to claim an impressive third place finish at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday. British champion King clocked 13.54 seconds to finish behind American Aaron Mallet and Switzerland’s Jason Joseph in the 110m hurdles final. King’s time was just … Continue reading

Hutchings makes impressive 3,000m debut at Yeovil, while other athletes impress at Par
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Hutchings makes impressive 3,000m debut at Yeovil, while other athletes impress at Par

CITY of Plymouth’s Jed Hutchings made an impressive 3,000m debut at the Yeovil Distance Open meeting at the weekend. The under-15 athlete clocked 9:35.20 to finish second on the day and jump straight in at number seven on the UK rankings. Hutchings is actually the fastest first-year under-15 in the country at both 1,500m and … Continue reading

GALLERY: Tavistock Autumn Series meet produces a host of PB performances
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GALLERY: Tavistock Autumn Series meet produces a host of PB performances

THERE were some UK top 10 performances and a host of personal bests as Tavistock AC hosted an autumn series meeting on Wednesday evening. The event was aimed at athletes from Tavistock, City of Plymouth and Erme Valley Harriers. It was an extra chance for them to compete after most of the 2020 season was … Continue reading

Region’s athletes shine at second Devon Open Series meeting
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Region’s athletes shine at second Devon Open Series meeting

THE second Devon Open Series meeting of the delayed 2020 athletics season produced some stunning results from Armada athletes. The event took place at Braunton and City of Plymouth, Tavistock and Erme Valley Harriers all had competitors producing eye-catching displays. The throwing, hurdles and sprint events were particularly strong in north Devon. City of Plymouth’s … Continue reading