Athletics


LAST weekend saw two Axe Valley Runners contend with a 24 hour race. Matt Clist and James Ashforth headed to Plymouth to test their limits and see how far they could run in 24 hours. The course was a five mile loop of trail paths and runners had 24 hours to complete as many laps …

THREE Axe Valley Runners made the trip to Coleton Fishacre to run the Coleton Footacre. With a 6.30pm start the course was 6.1 miles with a total ascent of over 1,200ft around the South West Coast Path, starting and finishing at the magnificent national trust house and gardens. Chris Hill was first back 29th in …

HONITON Running Club and Honiton Spinners came together last week to host a Duathlon based from Payhembury Village Hall. A total of 20 teams set out on the run-bike-run challenge around East Devon. Marcus Durant won the sole male team with a superfast bike ride and HRC’s own Sherrie Hair was the first solo ladies’ …

A TRIO of Chard Road Running Club members headed off to Dartmoor for the 20th Dartmoor Discovery  – a 34 mile Road Ultra Marathon with near 4000 feet of elevation. Heading out of Princetown Paul Masters, Nina Wagstaff and Bernie Genge were quickly into their pace with a good half mile of generally downhill running, the …

HONITON College youngsters came fifth overall in the recent East Devon Schools’ Year 7 athletics meeting held at at The King’s School, Ottery St Mary. There were some great individual performances and the most notable were: Jake Johnson; 14.20 100m, 3.98 Long Jump. Jack Kennell; 14.90 100m. Hollie Lapping; 15.2 Hurdles. Gamze Akbulut; 14.60 100m. Kaiden …

UNIVERSITY of Bath-based Eilidh Doyle and David King have been named in a 31-strong British Athletics squad for next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Doyle booked her place by winning 400m gold at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships on Sunday, again at Arena Birmingham, in a season-best time of 51.84. “I am …

WEST runners Grace Brock and Hannah Hobbs both made successful debuts for England in Spain recently. Seventeen-year-old Cornwall AC runner Brock, who lives in Penzance, celebrated her first international appearance with a fine victory, surging clear of Westbury Harrier Hobbs in the closing stages as the English team dominated the event in Seville. “It was …

Cornwall international pole vaulter Molly Caudery’s year has ended with another high as she was selected to star in a special photo presentation for the England Commonwealth Games team. Only two athletes were invited to the photo shoot in Essex recently and 17-year-old Caudery, from Illogan, who is the youngest member of the athletics squad, …