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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 …

1st February 2018 in: Athletics
Molly Caudery

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, …

24th December 2017 in: Athletics
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The Hobbs sisters took centre stage at the Tri-Counties Cross Country Championships at Bath University. Lining up alongside each other for the combined under-17s and under-20s women’s race, the Westbury Harriers runners, who live in Thornbury, claimed a one-two. Hannah was the clear overall winner to lift the under-20 title while Ellie was happy to …

24th December 2017 in: Athletics
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Catie O’Donoghue will have many reasons never to forget her debut in the Tri-Counties Cross Country Championships. First and foremost her startling victory in the senior women’s race may prove to be a pivotal moment in her emergence as a new star in the Bristol & West AC women’s team with the 26-year-old having only …

17th December 2017 in: Athletics
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Congratulations to Somerset junior international Luke Prior who will be racing in Spain today. The Wells City Harrier life member from Burnham-on-Sea has been selected to represent England in the junior men’s race at the Venta de Banos International Cross Country Meeting in Castile and Leon. “Luke was disappointed not to make the European team …

12th December 2017 in: Athletics
dave_turner

Dave Turner is one of the army of unassuming volunteers without whom the sport of athletics wouldn’t exist at grass-roots level so it is great to see his contribution recognised at a national level. At their recent annual general meeting the England Schools Athletic Association awarded Turner a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for his work as …

10th December 2017 in: Athletics
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West runner Ruth Barnes has realised a sporting ambition after being awarded her first England international vest. At the tender age of 39, Barnes, who is a member of Wiltshire club Avon Valley Runners, has been selected for a five-strong England team to compete in the prestigious Granollers half-marathon, in Spain, on February 4. “At …

10th December 2017 in: Athletics
vicky_holland

Olympic triathlon medallist Vicky Holland has become the latest University of Bath-based athlete to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. It will be a second Commonwealth Games for Holland, who moved her training base to the Sports Training Village after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She won the first …

3rd December 2017 in: Athletics
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Tim Harris has stood down as manager of Vanarama National League South side Gloucester City. In a statement issued by the club, Harris, who has been in charge for almost four years, during which time Gloucester have played all their ‘home’ games in Cheltenham and Evesham, admitted the decision to quit was one of the …

3rd December 2017 in: Gloucester City
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Emma Stepto has admitted she was “really choked” when told she was receiving the 2017 Team Spirit Award for her contribution to the running community in Cornwall. The former Cornwall AC British international received the honour from Falmouth Road Runners at their annual Mob Match event last weekend, together with her ninth overall Cornwall Grand …

3rd December 2017 in: Athletics