Agony for city hurdler David King as he is edged out on the line at trials
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Agony for city hurdler David King as he is edged out on the line at trials

CITY hurdler David King agonisingly missed out on winning the England Under-23 Championship title by just one hundredth of a second. King clocked a wind-assisted personal best time of 13.63 seconds for the 110m hurdles at the competition in Bedford, which were acting as trials for the European Under-23 and European Junior Championships. But the … Continue reading

Plymouth athlete David King looks to book European spot
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Plymouth athlete David King looks to book European spot

CITY of Plymouth athlete David King will be hoping to book his place at the European Junior Championships this weekend. The 21-year-old will earn automatic Great Britain selection for the competition in Talllinn if he can claim victory in the 110m hurdles at the England Under-23 Championships in Bedford. King has already achieved the European … Continue reading

Will Battershill just misses out on new PB at Brickfields evening open meet
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Will Battershill just misses out on new PB at Brickfields evening open meet

ERME Valley Harriers athlete Will Battershill narrowly missed out on a personal best for the 3,000 metres at the City of Plymouth Evening Open Meet. The 17-year-old, who is the UK’s top ranked under-20 at the 2,000m steeplechase, clocked eight minutes and 50.8 seconds for the seven-and-a-half lap event at Brickfields. That was less than … Continue reading

City of Plymouth hope for another good turnout for evening open meet
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City of Plymouth hope for another good turnout for evening open meet

CITY of Plymouth Athletic Club will host their second evening open meeting of the season on Wednesday night at Brickfields. The first competition proved highly successful, especially with the under-eight (panthers) and under-11 age groups. Once again there will be plenty of events for the youngsters on Wednesday, while the highlight for the senior age … Continue reading

Johnny Gilby storms to victory in Plym Valley Challenge
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Johnny Gilby storms to victory in Plym Valley Challenge

JOHNNY GILBY produced a storming run to claim victory in the tough Plym Valley Challenge race on Sunday. The Devon-based Derby AC athlete (pictured) finished the multi-terrain course, measured at just over seven miles, nearly three minutes ahead of anyone else. It was Gilby’s second victory in five days, having been the first runner home … Continue reading

City hurdler David King set to compete at European Festival in Poland
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City hurdler David King set to compete at European Festival in Poland

PLYMOUTH sprint hurdler David King is set to earn more international experience on Sunday in Poland. King, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday, is due to feature at the 15th European Athletics Festival at the Krzyszkowiak Stadium in Bydgoszcz. The British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) champion was recently invited to run in Germany … Continue reading

Will Battershill produces world class performance at Tavistock
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Will Battershill produces world class performance at Tavistock

ERME Valley Harriers athlete Will Battershill ran under the IAAF World Youth Championship qualifying standard for the 2,000m steeplechase at the Devon Open Meet at Tavistock. Battershill, pushed by North Devon senior Phil Norman, ran a superb time of five minutes and 51.57 seconds in glorious weather at the west Devon venue. That was a new … Continue reading