EXETER Harriers' javelin squad is going from strength to strength, with two more titles won last weekend as well as a creditable third place.
Jack Moncur added the Scottish national under-16 title to his list of achievements as the 14-year-old's best throw of 48.28m saw him win by more than three metres.
Moncur, fifth in the national age-group rankings, dominated the competition, taking the lead in the first round and maintaining it throughout, with his best throw coming in round five.
He said: "There was a strong, swirling, gusting wind on the day and my preparation was hindered by being ill on the Friday night, but I'm delighted with the win, my first national title.
"The distance wasn't quite what I hoped for but, given the weather conditions and disrupted prep, it's a good result."
Dominic Allen took the Midland counties under-17 title at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, with a massive new lifetime best of 58.14m, an improvement of more than four metres.
"It was awesome throwing such a huge PB so near the end of my season," he said.
"So far I've not thrown as far as I'd liked. I did Ten Tors, then I was ill, had some niggling injuries and some technique issues, but I've been working really hard on technique and fitness and all my hard work is paying off."
Allen has also climbed to fifth in his national age-group ranking, with another year left in that category.
Senior thrower Steve Turnock, competing at the prestigious British Athletics Throws Fest in Bedford, took third place with a best throw of 68.08m.
Head throws coach George Eccles has predicted a bright future for Moncur, Allen and Turnock.
"I am really proud of our three outstanding performances, which have resulted from their continued commitment," he said of the recent successes.
"I am grateful for the technical support, guidance and assistance from Dave Turnock and Graham Moncur and strength and conditioning from James Marshall.
"I believe these three throwers have much potential to continue to progress next year."
Agatha Purser-Mountford claimed fourth place at the Midland Counties under-13 quadrathlon championships, achieving new PBs in the 100m of 14.45secs and the shot putt with 5.65m.
She was also just 1cm short of her long jump best with 4.30m and cleared 1.35m in the high jump for a total points score of 1,624.
SOUTH WEST ROAD RUNNERS
Twenty South West Road Runners took part in the Exeter 10k last week, with Thomas Stokes leading them home in ninth place in 35mins 35secs.
Matthew Bellamy finished 13th in a new personal best of 35.52, with Sam Hopton 15th in 36.15.
Other SWRR finishers were: Michael Pearce 32nd in 39.11, Matthew Dominey 44th in 40.43, Stephen Buckley 49th in 41.02, Karen Cook 55th in 41.51, Jonathan Major 59th in 42.02, David Moulder 83rd in 44.16, Mark Heywood 94th in 45.56, Catherine Hilton 105th in 46.48, Julie Hedges 115th in 47.37, Nicki Ashworth 117th in 47.44, Tracy Bennet 118th in 47.46, Katy Balch 129th in 49.04, Amanda Perry 131st in 49.18, Kelly Green 162nd in 52.03, Heidi Simms 203rd in 55.50, Andrew Perry 242nd in 59.02 and Liana Shelford 245th in 59.13
The Exeter-based club were also out in force at this month's fourth round of the Run Exe Summer 5k Series.
Simon Tucker finished 16th in 17.46, with Michal Lesniak 20th in 18.14 and Matthew Dominey 26th in 18.32.
Other SWRR finishers were: John Pugsley 33rd in 19.02, Michael Pearce 34th in 19.10, Jonathan Major 37th in 19.35, Clare Hodgson 39th in 19.40, Karen Cook 40th in 19.40, Mandy Wheeler 46th in 20.11, Dave Moulder 50th in 20.27, Lewis Jones 52nd in 20.36, Dave Philips 54th in 20.47, James Robson 56th in 20.59, Jim Durston 60th in 21.05, Martin Tucker 61st 21.06, Lucie Ahl 62nd in 21.11, John Casswell 67th in 21.47, John Kavanagh 69th in 21.50, Nicki Ashworth 73rd in 22.25, Geoff Smith77th in 23.00, Katy Balch 82nd in 23.57 and Heidi Simms 96th in 26.07
On Sunday, Paul Thomas finished second in the Moreton 10k in 45.30. That also left him as the first male veteran.
HALDON TRAIL RUNNERS
Haldon Trail Runner Mike Aylmore competed in a 24-hour race as part of the British Ultra Festival in Oxfordshire and finished fourth.
He completed 423 laps of the Radley College track – a distance of 105.3 miles – and won the senior male category.
Martin McEneny, Tom Bates and Nathan White all raced twice over a few days, with McEneny 28th overall and third male over-45 in the Exeter 10k last Thursday in 38.49. Bates was 50th in 41.11.
McEneny went on to race at the 11-mile Roseland August Trail on Saturday and finished fourth in 1:36.22. The same day at the Killerton parkrun 5k, White came home 13th in 19.31 and Bates was 21st in 20.15.
Sunday saw three club members take part in the Moreton 10k, an offroad race as part of the Moretonhampstead Carnival. White finished sixth in 48.26, with Ian Lynch seventh and second male veteran in 49.28 and Alex Watkins – after a detour – eighth in 50.08.
Nick Warren ran the Cheddar Gorge half marathon, another offroad race, and finished 29th in 2:05.11.
Ellie Sutcliffe won the women's category at the 11-mile Roseland August Trail race in Cornwall on Sunday.
She was fifth overall and took around 10 minutes off her time from the year before.
Marc Cox set a new personal best of 35.42 at the Exeter 10k last Thursday for 11th place.
Andrew Johnson was second male over-50 in 42.26.
Hugh Marsden and Dawn Teed travelled to Wales to take part in the Race the Train event.
Marsden finished 73rd overall and second male over-50 in 1:40.56 – beating the train, which took 1:48.07.
Teed came home in 2:07.08, around nine minutes quicker than last year, putting her 560th overall and fourth woman over-50.
Dave Eveleigh ran a mile on the track at Braunton in the Devon Open Series. He finished in 6.11.90 despite a strong wind.
AXE VALLEY RUNNERS
Tim Lenton picked up two wins in four days as he crossed the line first in the Dalwood 10k and the Sticklepath Horseshoe Fell Run.
On Wednesday he was first home in the 10k in 40mins 01secs, with Robin Carter the second lady and 12th overall in 51.14.
Ian Clements finished 17th in 52.31, Andy Sayers 32nd in 59.46 and Alan Morbey 34th in 1:01.50, seven seconds and one place ahead of his son Stephen.
Saturday's 9.6-mile fell race, which took competitors across Belstone tor, Oak tor, Steepeton tor and Cosdon Beacon, saw Lenton win overall while Carter was the first lady, with Robin Britton not far behind.
On Sunday, Diane and Graham Newton took part in Relish Running's Cheddar Gorge race series.
Graham finished the half marathon in 1:56, putting him 19th overall and first male over-60. Diane took part in the 10k event and finished in 1:29.