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GALLERY: East Cornwall Harriers’ women impress at Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon
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GALLERY: East Cornwall Harriers’ women impress at Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon

EAST Cornwall Harriers claimed the women’s team prize at the famous Dartmoor Discovery 32-mile ultra-marathon at the weekend. They were led home by Diane Roy, who came fourth woman overall and first F55 in 4:55.10. Fellow F55 athlete Sharon Daw was not too far behind, finishing fifth overall and second in her age category in … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Dunn anchors Great Britain home to relay gold at World Champs
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Plymouth Leander’s Dunn anchors Great Britain home to relay gold at World Champs

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Reece Dunn brought Great Britain’s mixed S14 4x100m freestyle relay team home to victory on day four of the World Para-Swimming Championships in Madeira. The multi-Paralympic champion joined Tom Hamer, Bethany Firth and Jessica-Jane Applegate in the team that claimed victory in 3:44.03, which was four seconds ahead of Australia in second and … Continue reading

King runs a season’s best time to finish third at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland
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King runs a season’s best time to finish third at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland

CITY of Plymouth’s David King produced his second fastest legal 110m hurdles run of his career on Tuesday night to claim third place in a strong field at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. The day after his 28th birthday, Olympian King clocked 13.46 seconds in the final of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event to … Continue reading

Records go at both the Devon and Cornwall Schools’ T&F Championships
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Records go at both the Devon and Cornwall Schools’ T&F Championships

THERE were championships records and a number of UK top-10 performances at both the Devon and Cornwall Schools’ Track & Field Championships at the weekend. At the Devon Schools’ Championships in Exeter, City of Plymouth’s Adam Dingley broke the intermediate boys’ 100m hurdles record that had been held by Olympian David King. Dingley set a … Continue reading

GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon
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GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon

BRAVE runners from around the country took part in the Dartmoor Discovery ultra marathon on Saturday. The 32-mile event, which starts and finishes at Princetown, is the UK’s longest single lap road ultra marathon and takes competitors up and down some of the toughest hills Dartmoor has to offer. The undulating course sees athletes leave Princetown … Continue reading

Tamar Saracens pull off coup by persuading Lewis to lead their new-look coaching team
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Tamar Saracens pull off coup by persuading Lewis to lead their new-look coaching team

TAMAR Saracens have pulled off a major coup by persuading Mike Lewis to join them as head coach for the 2022-23 season. Lewis will lead a new-look coaching team at the Ernesettle-based club that also features former Royal Navy scrum-half Cory Moore and ex-Sarries and Devonport Services back-rower Arran Webb. Lewis has just guided Devonport … Continue reading

GALLERY: Battershill sets new PB, while Wickett and Perry impress at Armada Summer 5k
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GALLERY: Battershill sets new PB, while Wickett and Perry impress at Armada Summer 5k

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill set a new 3,000m steeplechase personal best at the Trond Mohn Games in Norway on Wednesday night. Battershill clocked 8:31.89 as he finished eighth in a closely-fought World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze race, which was won by Sweden’s Vidar Johansson in 8:24.98. Battershill did beat last year’s British champion Mark … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Hutchings moves closer to breaking four-minute barrier, plus PBs at South West League meeting
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ATHLETICS: Hutchings moves closer to breaking four-minute barrier, plus PBs at South West League meeting

CITY of Plymouth youngster Jed Hutchings is edging ever closer to breaking the four-minute barrier for the 1,500m. Hutchings, who is the UK’s top 10 at U17 level for the 3,000m, ran a 4:01.95 personal best for the metric mile at the BMC PB Classic in Street on Saturday. He has knocked nearly nine seconds … Continue reading

Plymouth high diver Heslop claims his first Red Bull World Series win
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Plymouth high diver Heslop claims his first Red Bull World Series win

PLYMOUTH’S Aidan Heslop claimed his first-ever Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series victory in Boston at the weekend. Heslop, who won the FINA High Diving Qualifier in Abu Dhabi in December, was simply too good for his more experienced rivals. In his first showing as a permanent diver, the 20-year-old blew away nine-time champion Gary Hunt with … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Plymouth’s Evans-Shields storms to the top of the UK discus rankings
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ATHLETICS: Plymouth’s Evans-Shields storms to the top of the UK discus rankings

CITY of Plymouth discus thrower Nubia Evans-Shields has stormed to the top of the UK under-17 rankings after smashing her personal best at the Exeter Open Meeting in midweek. Evans-Shields, who has only just moved up the U17 ranks, threw 43.92m, which was half-a-metre further than she had ever thrown before. She now tops the … Continue reading