On what can best be described as a claggy surface Tavistock Run Project took to the country last weekend for the latest edition of the Charles Stanley Westward League which incorporated the Devon County Championships.
Smart at the double.
Oliver Smart retained his U 17 title with a convincing performance to allay the disappointment of his run in Liverpool the previous week. Running with maturity he controlled the race before gently applying pressure and moving clear over the closing stages.
Ladies day at the races.
A strong ladies team emphasised the development of the club with an encouraging performance. Led home by another solid run from Rachael Malthouse, she was quickly followed across the line by Hannah Smith, Jenny Sabine, Emma Baker and Hannah Walters.
Neale in a hurry.
Ben Neale put in a powerful performance to take 5th place in a strong field. Chased home by Jordan Andrews and Chris Rimmer the club were once again in the mix for team success. While depleted in numbers by illness and unavailability, Ed Smith and Lewis Mill ran strongly to round out the team scoring.
Town and Gown.
Finally, the 2nd race in the Oxford Mail cross country saw Charlie Gibbard up at Oxford in his first term at University flying the flag for TRP.