Track and Field Fixtures 2011/2012

During summer 2012 the club will compete in two track and field
competitions

the Southern Athletics League and the Wessex Young Athletes League

In addition to this there are a number of Championship competitions
some of which are subject to meeting competition standards. Many of the
standards can be found on the Wiltshire AA website (see links).

Southern
Athletics League

The Southern Athletics League is a Saturday track and field programme
for all male and female athletes aged 15+. Full eligibility for league
fixtures can be found on the league website
(see below)

The confirmed fixtures for the 2012 season are as
follows. Some fixtures can change at short notice

Date Venue Name
Sat
21st April 2012
Swindon Double Match 2, a 3 club
match
Sat
19th May 2012
Poole Double Match 1, a 3 club
match
Sat
9th June 2012
Portsmouth Single Match, a 4 club
match
Sat
14th July 2012
Salisbury Single Match, a 3 club
match
Sat
1st September 2012
Portsmouth Double Match 2, a 3 club
match

To find out details about this League see the following link: http://www.southernathletics.org.uk/

Wessex
Young Athletes League

This season will be our first as a re-entrant into this competitive
Sunday league. It will be contested by clubs within a reasonable
travelling distance. It is available to children and young adults in
the following age groups: under 13 (quad kids format), under 15, under
17 and under 20 and supports most of the major track and field events.
More details are available on the league website

Date Venue
Sun
15th April 2012
Woking
Sun
17th June 2012
Basingstoke
Sunday
1st July 2012
Swindon
Sunday
22nd July 2012
Oxford

To find out details about this League see the following link: http://www.wessexleaguetandf.co.uk/

Championship
Fixtures 2012

Date Venue
Sun
15th April 2012
Marlborough College,
Wiltshire Inter Club Super 8s
Sun
13th May 2012
Tidworth, Wiltshire
Senior and Junior Championships
Sat 26th May 2012 Abingdon, South of
England AA Inter Counties Track and Field Champs
Fri/Sat 6/7th July 2012 English Schools
Championships Gateshead
Sun
8th July 2012
Crystal Palace, South of
England u20
Sun 15th July 2012 South West Track and
Field Champs, Exeter
3rd-12th
August 2012
London, Olympic Games
18th/19th
August 2012
Bedford, u15/u17
Championships
25th/26th
August 2012
CAU Inter Counties Track
and Field Champs, Bedford

Schools
Fixtures and other 2012 dates

Date Event and Venue

Open meetings are for all standards and most events (but not all) allow
entry on the day. See http://www.thepowerof10.info/fixtures/fixtureslookup.aspx
for a full list of events for each meeting

To find out more open meetings fixtures use the following link: http://www.openmeetings.co.uk

Salisbury 10 – March 10th 2013

The Salisbury 10 is the City of Salisbury Athletics & Running Club’s flagship event.  A friendly race suitable for all abilities that follows a scenic route north of Salisbury following the banks of the River Avon through the gently undulating Woodford Valley with fine views of the cathedral spire on the return leg.

Starting and finishing on the athletics track, the race also has chip timing and an entry limit of 800. Last year we had  nearly 600 finishers, and nearly 700 entries were received.

The GARMIN course map can be viewed here: Garmin Course & Elevation
A PDF Course map can also be viewed here: PDF Course Map

The race is also part of the hampshire road race league (www.hrrl.org.uk)..

Salisbury runners win three out of three

Three winners at three of the weekend’s local races was the impressive tally for City of Salisbury club athletes last weekend.

In the tough Great Wishford 10k at Groveley Woods, Michael Brewster came first with a good run of 40min 35sec.

He was followed by Keith Champion in 42.46, Simon Wiltshire 47.21, David Osment 48.21, Craig Murphy 50.46, Nick Willetts 50.52, Katie Clements 51.17, Melanie Murphy 56.14, George Parkes 64.00, Mary Clements 65.21 and Diana Charnley 88.57.

Junior Jaymee Domoney then beat a field of more than a hundred to win the 3k event, clocking a quick 12min 21sec.

Completing the trio, Thomas Cummings came out best at the Stockbridge 10k, his 37min 17sec too good for more than 200 other competitors.

A big squad of Salisbury’s road runners are due to face the starter at the Victory 5mile Hampshire League race on Sunday at Portsmouth.

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Stuart Holloway runs to double success

City of Salisbury athlete Stuart Holloway has laid down a marker to his good form, finishing less than a minute behind the winner of the Overton 5 mile road race for a fine

fifth place on Saturday and next day setting aside any fatigue in his legs to win the notoriously tough ‘Beast’ half marathon on challenging coastal paths near Corfe Castle in Dorset.

The Overton race was the Hampshire road league’s pipe-opener event, where Holloway’s run of 26min 21sec put him up among the leaders and gave the Salisbury club a great start in the team event.

Ben Brewster was the next point-scorer, clocking 28.02 in 11th spot, with Rithy Hy’s 31.11 and Simon Wiltshire’s 35.19 completing the team.

Ruth Thom clocked an excellent 34.59 in the ladies’ event, followed by Fiona Ross-Russell 36.02 for second in her age group, Katie Clements 37.14, Mary Clements 45.42 and Andrea Bathurst 47.50.

Other Salisbury finishers were Alan Sawyer with 36.20, Matthew Dyer 37.16, Rod Smith 38.00, Simon Adlard 42.04, Tom Peters 45.14 and Laurence Bathurst 46.05.

At Corfe, Holloway then demolished the opposition by putting three minutes between himself and his nearest pursuer and recording a first-class 1hour 23min 44sec. Kate Mansfield clocked 2.16.33 and Liz Roberts 2.33.53.

In the Great Scottish half marathon in Glasgow, Nick Willetts scored a good personal best with 1.48.52 to finish in the top third of a 9,000-strong field. At the opposite end of the country, Sally Greenslade clocked a promising 39.50 at the Dartmouth 5.2mile road race to win her age group and a well-earned fifth place overall.

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Plummer makes it three wins out of three at Pewsey half marathon

Simon Plummer scored an emphatic victory on the undulating country lanes of the Pewsey Vale half marathon, leaving the rest of the field almost a mile behind despite slowing up in the final miles.

On schedule for a 13mile clocking of 70minutes, the City of Salisbury club athlete eventually conceded to the effects of running alone at the front, and slipped to 72min 38sec – still quick but not a full reflection of his current good form.2012PlummerWiltshire10.jpg

Satisfying though this third win in his last three three races was,  Plummer’s race plan is to move up quickly to some top events in the autumn where he knows he will be up against high class competition: the first is the international Bristol half marathon next month.

Further down the field at Pewsey, Clive Smith ran in company with the improving Kate Mansfield to help  her reduce her best time at the distance by some five minutes to a creditable 1hour 40mins.

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