Battershill had ‘incredible experience’ at World Youth Champs in Colombia
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Battershill had ‘incredible experience’ at World Youth Champs in Colombia

WILL BATTERSHILL described competing for Great Britain at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Colombia as ‘an incredible experience’. The 17-year-old Erme Valley Harriers athlete represented his country in the 2,000m steeplechase in Cali. In hot conditions at the impressive 43,000-plus capacity Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero stadium, Battershill dug deep in the heats to reach … Continue reading

GALLERY: Jim Cole breaks his own course record at Cornwood 10k Challenge
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GALLERY: Jim Cole breaks his own course record at Cornwood 10k Challenge

JIM COLE broke his own nine-year-old course record at the Cornwood 10k Challenge on Saturday evening. The 33-year-old clocked 34 minutes and 32 seconds for the tough course to beat his previous best mark, set in 2006, by nine seconds. Cole was pushed hard early on by Great Britain junior international Will Battershill, who was … Continue reading

Battershill reaches World Youth Championship final in Colombia
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Battershill reaches World Youth Championship final in Colombia

ERME Valley Harriers athlete Will Battershill has reached the IAAF World Youth Championships 2,000m steeplechase final in Cali, Colombia. Battershill claimed the last spot in Sunday’s showpiece event by clocking five minutes and 56.35 seconds in the heats on Friday. The 17-year-old Ivybridge Community College pupil, whose personal best is 5.51:57, was seventh in his … Continue reading

Will Battershill all set to make his Great Britain debut in Colombia
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Will Battershill all set to make his Great Britain debut in Colombia

ERME Valley Harriers athlete Will Battershill will make his Great Britain debut on Friday at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia. The Ivybridge Community College pupil will compete in the heats of the 2,000m steeplechase. Battershill will be up against the best Africa has to offer. Athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia fill the … Continue reading

Erme Valley’s Will Battershill selected for World Championships in Colombia
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Erme Valley’s Will Battershill selected for World Championships in Colombia

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill has been selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia. Battershill will compete for his country in the 2,000m steeplechase at the competition which will take place between July 15-19. However, the 17-year-old Ivybridge Community College pupil will miss the English … Continue reading

Region’s young athletes continue their impressive form
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Region’s young athletes continue their impressive form

WILL BATTERSHILL, Poppy Tank and Victoria Weir all played crucial roles as the region’s junior athletics team continued to dominate their division in the UK Youth Development League. Team DC, made up of athletes from Devon and Cornwall, sit top of the Midland’s Premier South West Division in the under-20 and under-17 age group after … 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