ATHLETICS: King third at IAAF Challenge Meeting in Finland, while Fletcher wins Armada 5k
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ATHLETICS: King third at IAAF Challenge Meeting in Finland, while Fletcher wins Armada 5k

CITY of Plymouth international hurdler David King lowered his season’s best with a third-placed finish at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting in Turku, Finland. King ran 13.56 seconds to claim bronze in the 110m hurdles final behind Brazil’s Eduardo De Deus and Italy’s Hassane Fofana. That was quicker than the 13.58 second run he produced … Continue reading

GALLERY: Rimmer claims victory in Saltash Half Marathon
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GALLERY: Rimmer claims victory in Saltash Half Marathon

TAVISTOCK Run Project’s Chris Rimmer claimed victory in the annual Saltash Half Marathon on Sunday. Rimmer, who had finished second last year, took the title by nearly five minutes on the hilly course that starts and finishes at Saltash Rugby Club on Moorlands Lane. He clocked 1:16.04, with James Dwyer second in 1:20.59 and Romsey’s … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the Burrator 10k, which saw victories for Thomas and Stepto
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GALLERY: Pictures from the Burrator 10k, which saw victories for Thomas and Stepto

NEARLY 500 runners completed a 10k around Burrator Reservoir on Sunday morning. The race saw competitors run 1.6 laps of the popular Dartmoor landmark. Paignton-based Jack Thomas won the race in 35 minutes and 19 seconds, with Launceston’s Edward Horn, who had come second at the Bere Pen 10k the week before, taking runners-up spot … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from the popular Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon
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GALLERY: Pictures from the popular Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon

MORE than 200 runners hit the roads of Dartmoor on Saturday for a 32-mile ultra-marathon. The Dartmoor Discovery race, which starts and finishes at Princetown, is one of the most popular ultra runs in the country. The undulating course took athletes from Princetown through Dartmeet, Poundsgate, Newbridge, Ashburton, Buckland-in-the-Moor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Postbridge before heading back … Continue reading

GALLERY: Swimmers from all around the country take part in Plymouth Leander national qualifier
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GALLERY: Swimmers from all around the country take part in Plymouth Leander national qualifier

SWIMMERS from around the country descended on the Life Centre over the Bank Holiday weekend as Plymouth Leander hosted a three-day national qualifying meet. The event, which was part of the Leiden Cup Series, attracted more than 800 entries from 120 clubs. Many swimmers were trying to secure qualifying times for the British, English and … Continue reading

GALLERY: Plymouth Harriers’ Yearling claims victory in Bere Pen 10
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GALLERY: Plymouth Harriers’ Yearling claims victory in Bere Pen 10

PLYMOUTH Harriers teenager Sam Yearling claimed another victory on Saturday evening by winning the tough Bere Pen 10k. The race, which starts and finishes at Bere Alston Primary School, is a three mile downhill and three mile uphill run around the Bere Peninsular. It takes competitors down to the River Tamar and back. Yearling, who … Continue reading