SEVERAL Exeter Harriers claimed regional titles at the South West Championships at Exeter Arena on Sunday.
Jack Churchill fought off some high standard opposition to become both 100m and 200m champion in the under-15 boys' age group.
In the same section, Sam Talbot picked up three titles as he won the 80m hurdles, long jump and high jump.
The senior men's throwers performed well, with success for Peter Howard in the discus, Dave Dawson in the shot putt and Matt Smith in the javelin.
Berihu Hadera also finished first in the senior 1,500m and Lewis Burgess won the under-20s' long jump.
The competition was organised by the South West Athletics Academy and founder Sonya Ellis said: "We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from athletes officials and coaches about the event and the quality of the day the atmosphere was amazing.
"We hope to have an even bigger event next year with the Commonwealth Games and are planning for this already."
Other Exeter Harriers results, senior men – javelin: 2 Steve Turnock. 400m: 2 Sam Peters. 100m: 3 Owen Styler. 800m: 3 Richard Scott. High jump: 3 Ian Allen
Under-20 men – high jump: 2 Todd Allen. 100m: 3 Jack Webber
Under-20 women – 400m: 2 Miranda Hardacre. Shot putt: 2 Meghan Whittaker
Under-17 boys – 100m hurdles: 2 Dominic Allen. Javelin: 2 Dominic Allen. 1,500m: 3 Matthew Dowell
Under-15 boys – javelin: 2 Jack Moncur. 1,500m: 2 Cameron Tapp. Shot putt: 3 Devon Thelanderson Smith
Under-13 girls – long jump: 2 Agatha Purser-Montford. 70m hurdles: 3 Isobel Pinsky. 200m: 3 Isobel Pinsky. Shot putt: 3 Ella Crouch
Under-13 boys – long jump: 2 Jack Turner. High jump: 3 Jack Turner
Exeter Harriers secured their place in the UK Women's League for another year at the final meeting of the campaign.
After winning promotion last summer, they went into the competition at Bedford knowing they had to finish no more than two places behind Leeds to be sure of staying up.
After a hard-fought match, Exeter finished sixth, with Leeds fourth, to see the Harriers end the campaign sixth in the overall standings.
Sara Geary won the A-string 100m hurdles and was also second in the long jump.
Anna Rust ran a personal best in the 2,000m steeplechase in and was also fifth in the 3,000m B string.
Emily Weeks, in her first match of the season, came first and second in the 800m and 400m B strings respectively.
Maria Brett made her debut in Exeter colours and finished third in the hammer with 44.22m. She also came third in the B-string 100m hurdles.
Rebecca Chapman came fourth the 100m A string having earlier won the B long jump. She was also third in the A-string javelin.
Beth Skinner had a good afternoon, finishing second in the B string javelin and fifth and sixth in the A-string high jump and triple jump respectively.
Katherine Humphreys was fourth in the B string triple jump just minutes after finishing her 3,000m race.
The 4x100m relay team of Brett, Geary, Chapman and Skinner were pipped into fifth place and the 4x400m team of Josie Wilson, Humphreys, Weeks and Geary came fourth.
Match result: 1 Bristol 221pts, 2 Milton Keynes 210, 3 Bedford 210, 4 Leeds 161.5, 5 Aldershot 155, 6 Exeter Harriers 144.5, 7 Liverpool 144, 8 Belgrave 130
Final league standings: 1 Milton Keynes 604.5, 2 Bristol 623.0, 3 Bedford 498.0, 4 Belgrave 472.0, 5 Liverpool 451.0, 6 Exeter Harriers 431.5, 7 Leeds 411.5, 8 Aldershot 331.0
AXE VALLEY RUNNERS
Three Axe Valley Runners ran the Haselbury Trail 10k, with two finishing in the top four.
Matt Clist was runner-up in 38mins 27secs, with Alex Todd fourth in 40.14 – just four seconds adrift of his last year's winning time.
Robin Britton came home 33rd in 47.16.
Patrick Devine-Wright ran the Great Pyramid Race in Australia on Saturday.
The race, which starts in Gordonvale, near Cairns in Northern Queensland, goes up to the summit of Walsh's Pyramid which is 922m high.
Devon-Wright ran steadily through the field to finish seventh and second male veteran in 1:39.00.
Eleven AVRs took part in the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves reaching the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.
Eleanor Wood, Paul Tolchard, Paul Johns, Graham Newton, Tim and James Sibley, Alan and Matt Morbey, Rich Dodge, Jon Day and Richard Hale began the challenge with an ascent of Scotland's 1,344m Ben Nevis.
After a 255-mile drive, they raced up England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, before the 207-mile road trip to Snowdonia and the summit of Snowdon. All 11 runners finished within the time limit.
Richard Hawes was the first of five Exmouth Harriers to finish the fourth race of the Run Exe 5k Series last Tuesday.
He crossed the line in 18.52 for 29th place and also put him third in the male over-45 category.
Dawn Teed came first in the female over-50 section, and 79th overall, in 23.27.
Andrew Johnson was 45th in 20.09, Lee Russell 72nd in 22.19 and Karen Hawes 104th in 28.49.
HALDON TRAIL RUNNERS
Martin McEneny broke his personal best again in the Run Exe Summer 5k Series last week.
The Haldon Trail Runner's best time had stood for 28 years until he lowered it in last month's race but went even quicker as he finished 27th and second male over-45 in 18.35.
Clubmate Nathan White equalled his PB as he finished 32nd in 18.59.