Gold rush for Salisbury athletes at Tidworth

City of Salisbury dominated the Wiltshire county athletics championships at Tidworth, taking 13 gold medals, 13 silvers and 15 bronze medals.

For good measure Bea Wood broke the 1500m under 15’s championship record with a run of 4min 41.9sec and Molly Hole set new figures with a 1.63m high jump.

Skye Allen scored a winning double in the 100 and 200m sprints in 13.2 and 26.93sec. Amelia Watling also looked promising in the under 13’s 100m, winning in 14.4sec and taking bronze in the long jump with 14.4m.

Ottilie Knight had a good day winning the under 17 javelin with 37.85m and the triple jump with 9.83m.

In the men’s seniors, Andy Holme won the 3000m steeplechase with 10 min 20.5sec and Henry Dix won the under 17’s equivalent in 11:48.8. Josh Hole proved unbeatable in the shot with 11.78m.

Junior international Jake Ness made a low-key return from injury with a bronze in the 200m with 23.94 and a huge pb from under 15’s Greg Herring in the 800m earned silver for his 2:07.59.

On the road, Stuart Holloway continued his fine form with an emphatic win in the Tewkesbury half marathon, improving his pb to a rapid 70min 44sec – more than four minutes too good for his nearest challenger.

Another pb went to Jon Kershaw in the Oxford 10k where he clocked 45min 16sec.

This Sunday sees the penultimate fixture in the Hampshire road race league series with a 10k on the testing three lap course at Netley alongside Southampton Water.

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