City of Salisbury’s long-distance man Aaron Wilson, recent winner of the Salisbury half marathon, put the edge to his speed training for the Frankfurt marathon scheduled for October 29th when he won the Wiltshire championship 10k title at Grittleton near Chippenham. He beat off the challenge of Henry Cochrane, Bristol and West, to win by less than a second on the line in 33min 31sec.
Judy Flint was second in her age group with 57.03 and John Ruskin won his age group in 47.12.
Representing Wiltshire in the south-west half marathon championships at Exeter, Chris Southern took 12th place in 75min 51sec.
At the Birmingham marathon, Emma Clarke made a good debut in 3hours 55min 44sec.
Salisbury club runners turned out in strength for the opening fixture of the league cross country season at Bournemouth.
Bea Wood ran a cracking race to win the under 15’s race by more than half a minute, and Lukas Bailey took an excellent fourth place in the under 13’s. Among the under 11’s, promising nine year-old Charlie Cole took 9th spot.
Good team results were posted by the senior ladies led out by Sian Thomas in 20th place, Ruth Thom 32nd and Charlotte Ingram in 51st.
They were followed by Tasha Mundell 87th, Katie Clements 94th, Ali Sloane 104th, Jill Coles 119th, Denise von Roretz 148th and Christine Webb 157th.
For the men, Stuart Holloway was highest placed in 19th, then came Eddie O’Gorman 90th, Alan Ward 94th, James Mills 108th, Rob Drag 122nd, Andy Holme 137th, Richard Davidson 141st, Reece Ingram 176th, Peter Dengal 193rd, Richard Larcombe 199th, Gary Domoney 221st, Steven Mitchell 226th and Norbert Weber 245th.
More results from Bournemouth:
U13/Girls 29 Alice Olliff-Lee, 31 Sophie Nicholls, 46 Olivia Glover, 62 Livvy Hewlett.
u/13 Boys 28 Guy Mitchell, 29 Thomas Holme, 59 Kieran McCullum, 69 Thomas Wood.
U/15 Girls 49 Ellen Tilley.
U/15 boys 15 Nile Battey, 64 Kim Hards.
U/17 girls 31 Louise Webb, 34 Niamh Carey.
u/17 Boys 22 Alex D’Arbost, 27 Henry Dix, 38 Sam Coles.