Shipping and Gentry impress at Mad March Hare 10k, while Erme Valley pair shine at Bath Half
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Shipping and Gentry impress at Mad March Hare 10k, while Erme Valley pair shine at Bath Half

MATTHEW SHIPPING claimed victory in the Mad March Hare 10k by more than a minute on Sunday at Plympton. Shipping clocked 36.09 minutes for the multi-terrain run, which starts and finishes at Marsh Mills and takes runners into the Saltram House estate. Second place went to Tamar Trotters/Pontypridd runner Billy Hayton, who finished in 37.10 … Continue reading

British Elite Junior Diving Championships and Tavy 13 among events postponed
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British Elite Junior Diving Championships and Tavy 13 among events postponed

THE British Elite Junior Diving Championships that were due to be held in Plymouth next month have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, as has this month’s Tavy 13 half marathon. British Swimming announced the decision to postpone the diving on Tuesday, along with also cancelling the British Olympic and Paralympic swimming trials. The … Continue reading

Smart overcomes fall to still finish in the top eight at English Schools’ Champs
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Smart overcomes fall to still finish in the top eight at English Schools’ Champs

MOUNT Kelly’s Oliver Smart overcame a heavy fall to still claim a top eight finish in the senior boys’ race at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championship in Liverpool on Saturday. Smart (pictured top after his fall) had won the intermediate boys’ title last year but had moved up into the older age group this … Continue reading

Williams first home in final Armada Winter 3k Series, plus success for Anderson at Masters’ Champs
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Williams first home in final Armada Winter 3k Series, plus success for Anderson at Masters’ Champs

PLYMOUTH Harriers’ Rob Williams won the final Armada Winter 3k Series run of the 2019-20 season on Wednesday evening at Central Park. Williams edged out his club colleague Alex Peyton-Jones by just one second. Williams clocked 10.48, with Peyton-Jones coming home in 10.49 minutes. Third place was secured by Plymstock Road Runners’ veteran Graham Bale, … Continue reading

Smart celebrates England call-up by finishing second at Inter-Counties Champs
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Smart celebrates England call-up by finishing second at Inter-Counties Champs

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s Oliver Smart celebrated his selection for England’s ISF World Schools’ Cross Country Championship team by finishing second at this weekend’s Inter-Counties Championship and winning the British Cross Challenge Series title. Smart finished as runner-up in the under-17 boys’ race at the joint Inter-Counties and Cross Challenge event at Loughborough. He was only … Continue reading

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Battershill medals at Ivy League Champs, while Peyton-Jones impresses at Duchy 20
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ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Battershill medals at Ivy League Champs, while Peyton-Jones impresses at Duchy 20

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill claimed a silver medal in the 3,000m at the Ivy League Championships in New York. Battershill, who is the UK’s top ranked under-23 athlete with a season’s best time of 7:55.99, helped Harvard University to a one-two in the indoor competition, finishing behind team-mate Kieran Tuntivate. Both are ranked within … Continue reading

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