GALLERY: Meek and Hutchings among the winners at final Westward Cross Country League meeting
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GALLERY: Meek and Hutchings among the winners at final Westward Cross Country League meeting

TAVISTOCK’S Jo Meek and City of Plymouth’s Barnaby Hutchings were among the winners at the final Westward Cross County League meeting at Stover on Sunday. International ultra and trail runner Meek enjoyed an impressive win in the senior women’s race. In muddy conditions, she took victory by 10 seconds, with Exeter University’s Sophie Reed second … Continue reading

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Trigg makes winning return, while Bale and Bremner among the prizes at Looe 10
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ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Trigg makes winning return, while Bale and Bremner among the prizes at Looe 10

ERME Valley Harriers triple jumper Sam Trigg made his return to action at the weekend by claiming victory at the Brunel Jumps and Throws Festival at Uxbridge. Trigg, who represented Great Britain at the 2017 World University Games, has struggled with injuries since returning from a successful spell in America. In his first competitive UK … Continue reading

Plymouth’s King retains his British indoor hurdles title in Glasgow
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Plymouth’s King retains his British indoor hurdles title in Glasgow

CITY of Plymouth’s David King retained his British indoor 60m hurdles title in Glasgow on Saturday. King comfortably took victory at the Emirates Arena with a 7.78 second run. Woodford Green’s Cameron Fillery was second in 7.85, with Bexley’s Ethan Akanni third in 7.92 seconds. The Plymouth athlete had earlier run 7.86 seconds to win … Continue reading

Battershill smashes his PB to move to the top of the British U23 rankings
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Battershill smashes his PB to move to the top of the British U23 rankings

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill smashed his personal best for the 3,000m on Saturday night in American to move to the top of the UK under-23 rankings. Battershill clocked 7:55.99 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, which also ranks him in the top five of the senior British rankings. It was also more … Continue reading

Smart claims South West Schools’ senior title, while Rimmer wins Exeter Half Marathon
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Smart claims South West Schools’ senior title, while Rimmer wins Exeter Half Marathon

OLIVER SMART became senior boys’ South West Schools’ cross country champion on Saturday at King Park in Bournemouth. Mount Kelly pupil Smart, who won last year’s English Schools’ intermediate boys’ title, took victory in Dorset by 20 seconds. Second place went to fellow Devon athlete Johnny Livingstone, who just edged out Severn’s Alex Rawlings on … Continue reading

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Plymouth hurdler Harris wins medal at first overseas event
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ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Plymouth hurdler Harris wins medal at first overseas event

CITY of Plymouth’s Sammie Harris enjoyed a medal-winning performance on her debut competing overseas. The 18-year-old was invited to take part at the Kuldiga Catherine’s Cup in Latvia at the weekend. She was up against many of the top sprint female hurdlers from Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Harris, back from a dislocated shoulder, comfortably qualified … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Bale and Meek among the prizes at Oh My Obelisk Half Marathon
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ATHLETICS: Bale and Meek among the prizes at Oh My Obelisk Half Marathon

PLYMSTOCK Road Runners’ Graham Bale was third overall and first over-50 in the Oh My Obelisk off-road half marathon at the weekend. Bale clocked 1:31.30 in muddy conditions to finish just behind Edward Mole and Haldon Trail’s Daniel Mitchell in the event organised by Dawlish Coasters. In the women’s race, Tavistock’s Jo Meek was second … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the annual January Jaunt 10k at Plympton
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GALLERY: Pictures from the annual January Jaunt 10k at Plympton

RUNNERS were out in force at Plympton on Sunday for the annual January Jaunt 10k. The popular race, organised by the Plymouth Round Table, has been going for more than 15 years and takes runners from Marsh Mills and into the Saltram estate. After finishing runner-up for the past two years, Torbay’s Pete Monaghan, who … Continue reading

Plymouth City Council promise to re-surface Brickfields running track
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Plymouth City Council promise to re-surface Brickfields running track

THE athletics track at Brickfields is to be re-surfaced, Plymouth City Council have confirmed. The council admit the 400m facility has reached the end of its life span, with cracks appearing in it. The track is used by clubs, schools, higher education establishments and the MoD. The council had agreed to allocate £596,991 for the … Continue reading