Athletics


CITY of Plymouth’s Poppy Tank and Cornwall AC’s Grace Brock have both been named in the Great Britain squad for next month’s European Cross Country Championships in The Netherlands. Tank will represent Great Britain in the under-23 women’s team, while Brock will compete in the under-20 side. Both will be making their debuts for Great …

CORNWALL international pole vaulter Molly Caudery has been named on the British Athletics’ Futures Programme for 2018-2019. A total of 26 athletes have been selected for the Olympic Futures Programme, with 24 chosen for the Paralympic Futures Programme. The programme, supported by Nike, aims to highlight athletes that have the potential to win medals at …

BRITISH Athletics have announced that 114 athletes have been offered membership to its World Class Programme (WCP) for 2018-19. The British Athletics WCP is UK Sport’s National Lottery-funded initiative to support the delivery of success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Membership onto the WCP for 2018-19 is based upon an athletes’ potential to win …

TEMPERATURES soared at Woolacombe as Honiton Running Club members formed part of the 563 runners at the start of the North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon with proceeds going to Hospicecare. Water stops and food stations were every two miles and this certainly helped tremendously as the day hotted up. The race took in …

SEVERAL Honiton Runners made the very short journey to Umborne to take part in the 10k multi-terrain Umborne Ug. After the hottest week this year, the weather was actually ideal; a bit or rain to cool everyone down with no mud to be seen. The race was won by James Green of Axe Valley Runners …

THE WEATHER mostly held off for Sunday’s Umborne Ug multi-terrain 10K and it was a very successful one for Axe Valley Runners who collected the first five places with James Green 1st, 41:42; Chet Gillespie 2nd, 42:01; Tim Lenton 3rd, 1st M40, 42:16; Matt Clist 4th, 42:38 and Robert Collier 5th, 1st M45, 44:58. Hanna …

HONITON Running Club joined Sidmouth RC, Axe Valley Runners, Exmouth, Met Office and runners from West Hill to take part in this year’s Woodland Relays hosted by Sidmouth Running Club. With adults and juniors there were 65 teams taking part and HRC made up 20 of them and took home more than their fair share …

THE ANNUAL Woodland Relays at Salcombe Hill this year were hosted by Sidmouth Running Club. The off-road routes consisted of a short course of 0.72 miles and a long course of 2.1 miles. 63 teams contested the relays. Nine Axe Valley runners teams contested the long course. The junior team of Tom Perry, Ben Perry …