Not perturbed by the current dispute over their home running track (see news report) City of Salisbury athletes gave a good account of themselves in a league fixture on a wet and windy day at Petersfield over one of the toughest courses around.
The outstanding Bea Wood scored her second league win in the under15 girls, winning by the huge margin of 45 seconds. Ellen Tilley was 47th.
The under 11s made a good start, with nine year-old Charlie Coles leading the club home in ninth and Daisy Cobham eighth in her group, while Olivia Glover was the only under 13 available and was 52nd.
In the under 13 boys, Thomas Holme was 41st, Kieran McCullum 60th and Thomas Wood 67th.
Louise Webb was the club’s best in the under 17s in 31st spot, followed by Niamh Carey in 32nd, and for the boys Henry Dix was 25th.
Among the senior ladies Sian Thomas took a good 23rd, then came Charlotte Ingram 71st, Tasha Mundell 81st, Jill Coles 110th, and Aly Sloane 112nd.
Steve Herring led the men from 59th, and he was followed by Andy Holme 100th, Iain Shelley 118th, Rob Drag 136th, James Mills 138th, Richard Davidson 193rd, Craig Weatherburn 200th, Jon Kershaw 220th, Richard Larcombe 224th, Steve Mitchell 253rd and Mel Holloway 282nd.
In the South West leg of the National Schools Cup, great runs from Lukas Bailey who won and Otto Jenner 11th helped Bishop Wordsworth Grammar to finish second and Ollie Phillips was sixth in his age group with BWS also second .
This weekend the club’s focus shifts to the half marathon at Gosport in the Hampshire road race league.