City of Salisbury road runners defend their outstanding positions in the Hampshire League on Sunday at the Ryde 10mile event over the rolling hills of the Isle of Wight. At the half way stage in the league campaign the men’s A team are top of the table and the club’s ladies are a good third, behind Winchester and Eastleigh.
Both Salisbury’s leading teams are reaping the benefits from strong team performances in previous races. Stuart Holloway is their only name in the top ten of the individual standings, at eighth, but with Chris Southern, Tom Cummings and Ben Brewster packing the places close behind they have been able to fend off rivals taking solo medal honours.
Similarly, Katie West’s 12th place overall is backed up by Sally Greenslade and Ruth Thom and together they have fully earned their current league position.
The start on Sunday is at 11am from the esplanade on the seafront at Ryde and a big squad of Salisbury athletes will be there.
In the Romsey 5mile, Michael Brewster took tenth place in 28min 50sec to take his age group award, and he was followed by veteran Rod Smith with 40.16 finishing in the top half of the field and Andy Robbins 40.21.