Road, Track and Field

Bea Wood sets new 1500m standard

Bea Wood

With only three weeks’ track training in her legs, City of Salisbury’s exceptional young prospect Bea Wood set a new uner-15’s age-group club record for the 1500m in a British Milers’ fixture at Millfield School in Somerset.

After following a pacer for the first lap, and despite jostling that forced her to run wide for much of the distance, she clocked a time of 4min 30.4sec to clip two seconds off her previous best and go top of the national rankings.

Alex d’Arbost competed in the under 20’s for the first time and was only slightly below his best with 4:23.95.

In the British University Championships, Alex Mundell was timed at 2.21 in the 800m, her best so far this season.

On the road, Nick Hudson gave a clear demonstration of how hard work and dedication can produce results when he defied the bank holiday’s heatwave in the Milton Keynes marathon.

Running conservatively he rose to the 26.2mile challenge and still beat his previous best by two minutes to record 3hours 39min 26sec.
Richard Larcombe was not far back in 3.55.21.

Shane Wilkinson Photography

In the national event photography awards ceremony at the British Museum in London, club member Shane Wilkinson scooped top sports category award for his photo of Salisbury’s very youngest athletes enjoying the challenge of competition in fun-day sack racing on the Five Rivers track last autumn.
The same picture, well-liked by the judges for its exuberant tone, also earned runner-up placing overall.