Home team double success at Salisbury 10mile

Rod Smith, former race director of the Salisbury 10mile and the man who gave his name to the race this year, with his wife Carole after receiving his souvenir tee shirt.

A record turnout of 105 athletes from host club City of Salisbury helped achieve a team double win at the Rod Smith Salisbury 10mile road race in the Woodford Valley where Richard Waldron of Southampton AC was men’s individual winner and Portsmouth’s Emma Jolley topped the women’s places.
Salisbury’s Richard Davidson led the winning way with an age group second place 58.43 in this key Hampshire League fixture, and closely-packed behind him came James Hassan 60.16, James Presley 60.53 and James Mills 61.12 for the men.
Matching success followed from Ruth Thom in 65.42, Kathy Dudman 66.56 and Poppy Langdon-Brown 67.15 to take the women’s prize.
The men’s B team were led by Lee Syrett 61.25, Andy Holme 62.27, Peter Callanan 63.22 and Ricky Lee 63.46 and the women’s trio consisted of Charlotte Ingram 69.19, Sam Hibdige 73.15 and Sarah Brewster 74.38.

Jonathan Croom was first for the men’s C team with 64.21, followed by Al Moutray 66.06, Phil Smith 67.00 and Chris Maple 67.30, and for the women Emma Clarke 76.15, Joanne Bailey 78.05 and Heather Hitchins 79.17 made the cut.
Salisbury’s leading finishers just outside the team rankings were: Peter Harris 67.59, Richard Larcombe 68.30, Nick Hudson 69.48, Mike Brewster 70.12, Joe Cornwall 70.58 and Sam Stephenson 71.02.
Top women just outside the teams were Emma Smith 81.39, Alison Scott 82.53, Annie Wills 83.12, Melenie Murphy 85.04, Rachel Bala 85.21 and Kara Rogers 86.48.
Awards were presented at the finish by club president Dave Amey and former race director Rod Smith.
In North Carolina at the Irwin Belk track, Salisbury student Jaymee Domoney broke the club’s longstanding senior men’s 1500m record with a rapid new personal best of 3min 51.28sec.