SAM Talbot will be hoping to cap his season off in style when he competes at the English Schools Combined Events Championships in Birmingham this weekend.
The Exeter Harriers youngster is one of a number of local athletes who will represent Devon at the championships.
The Blundell's School pupil currently tops the UK under-15 rankings following his win at the South West Championships, and will compete in the pentathlon alongside fellow Harrier Matthew Simpson as well as Newton Abbot duo Tommy D'Cruz and Seb Ford.
Nicholas Smith and Dominic Allen, both Exeter Harriers, will take part in the under-17 octathlon following their fourth and fifth placings at the regional championships.
Harrier Anya Turner is 10th in the national under-15 rankings and will contest the pentathlon for Somerset schools, having finished fifth at the regional championships.
The 2013 outdoor season is almost over, with the final evening open meeting on Tuesday, September 24, and the annual pentathlon/half decathlon competition on Sunday, September 29. Open to everyone from eight years upwards, the details for both competitions are available at www.exeterharriers.co.uk.
Four Exeter Harriers veterans returned with medals from the British Masters' Championships at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.
George Eccles, who coaches a group of highly successful throwers at the club, won gold in the over-70 javelin with a season's best of 37.43m, while Richard Scott triumphed in the over-40 800m in 1.58.08.
Ian Allen claimed two silver medals in the over-45 high jump (1.65m) and long jump (5.77m) and Mario Lapka took silver in the over-60 long jump with 4.70m.
SOUTH WEST ROAD RUNNERS
Five members of South West Road Runners took part in the Bristol half marathon on Sunday.
Matthew Bellamy was first home and achieved a new personal best with a time of 1:16.55 to finished 63rd.
Graham Partridge finished 2,034th in 1:43.18, with Clare Suss 2,118th in 1:43.50. Heidi Simms ran a PB of 1:57.21 for 4,404th position and Kelly Green was 6,540th in 2:14.03.
Karen Cook led the club home at the Dornafield ladies' 10k as she finished fifth overall and first over-55 in 41.53.
Kathryn Hough was 22nd overall and fourth over-55 in 47.51, with Nicki Ashworth 27th and third over-45 in 48.53.
Three more members of the Exeter-based club competed in the Bridgwater half marathon the previous weekend.
Tim Vialls won the race in 1:21.41, with Stephen Sincock fifth in 1:23.27 and Jody Bee sixth in a PB of 1:24.26.
Cathy Newman clocked 41.05 to finish second behind Tiverton's Serena Stone in the Dornafield ladies' 10k on Sunday.
That also saw her win the over-50 age group.
Julie Gellender was 15th overall and second woman over-40 in 46.11, with Carly Miller setting a PB of 46.42 for 17th place. Lisa Hatchard was 21st in 47.42.
Newman, Gellender, Miller and Hatchard made up the club's team, which was second.
Exmouth women's captain Dawn Teed was 29th overall in 49.04 and the fifth woman over-50, while Joan Mason was 81st in 56.09.
Tony Hatchard was the Harriers' first man home at the Bristol half marathon in 1:15.37.
Marc Cox was also in the top 100, finishing 84th in 1:18.40 for a new PB. Dave Wright was 668th in 1:31.54 and Dan Morley 1,469th in 1:39.18.
Three Exmouth Harriers set new PBs at the Chippenham half marathon, which saw more than 1,300 runners competing.
Jane Macdonald was 353rd in 1:42.35, Susan Hill was 359th in 1:42.47 and Lorraine Kirby 394th in 1:44.03.
Cathy Newman was 32nd overall and the first woman at the Yeovilton 5k Series race last Wednesday. She finished in 18.32 and was pushed hard by South West Road Runners' Alexandra Cutts.
Adam Miller took 10 seconds off his PB with a time of 16.37 for 13th place. Carly Miller finished 76th in 21.25, taking 10 seconds off her PB and Jon Garrity was 22nd in 17.45, slicing seven seconds off his PB.
Mike Musgrove was second in the male over-40 section in the Ironbridge Runner Devon 10,000m Championships last Wednesday in a PB of 35.45.
Dave Eveleigh finished in 44.51 on the track at Exeter Arena to win the county gold in the male over-55 category.
Three Exmouth Harriers made a clean sweep of the club medals in the men's 70-74 category at the Overton five-mile race, which incorporated the South West Veteran's Club Championships for the distance.
Ray Elston came home first, Mick Allen was second and Les Turner finished third. Elston was third in the overall age group standings, with Allen sixth and Turner seventh.
AXE VALLEY RUNNERS
Luke Reed finished fifth in the Harlyn Bay standard distance triathlon in a time of 2:31.17.
Reed emerged from the 1,500m swim in seventh place out of 78 starters, gained some ground in the 400m run to the transition area, was fifth after the 40k bike (1:15.30) and held that position during the final 10k run.
AVR's High Ways and Sky Ways offered a choice of 18, 13 or eight-mile self-navigating routes east from Charmouth in aid of the primary school.
The 18-mile winner was Royal Navy AC's Iain Robert in 3:05, with John Larcombe the first AVR home.
Eleanor Wood, Matt Clist, Phil Bayliss and Geoff Woodward ran together, with the first two pushing ahead to finish in 3:55 and Bayliss (3:56) and Wood (3:57) finishing a little further back. Tim and James Sibley finished together in 4:15.
The 13-miler was won by AVR's Clare Hansford and Margaret Pearce in 2:36, with Anna McLoughlin finishing in 2:38, Alan Morbey in 2:39 and Mark Nevell in 2:44.
Janette Mack, Janet Woodward and Liz and Dave Thomas ran the eight-miler in 2:28.
Two AVRs competed in the Bristol half marathon, with Carol Austin second female over-50 in 1:36.37 while Emma Kiernan ran a PB of 1:37.01.