City of Salisbury athletes start new track season in top

City of Salisbury athletes, now with full access restored to their home running track at Five Rivers after restrictions lasting more than a year, have lost no time in making their mark in the new track and field season.

Promoted against the odds at the end of the 2018 campaign into division 2 west of the Southern Athletics League they drew on huge team spirit and promptly won their opening match in Somerset by producing countless good performances throughout the fixture.

They beat hosts Yeovil Olympiads and two other clubs in their group to grab a surprise top position in the league table of 16 clubs, just ahead of Croydon Harriers.

On the road, competing in one of the world’s great marathons at Boston in the United States, two Salisbury athletes gave a good account of themselves despite unusually hot conditions on the hilly course. Mike White was timed at 3hours 25min 05 sec and Nick Cooke at 3.29.29.

In North Carolina, Salisbury student Jaymee Domoney broke the club’s longstanding senior men’s 1500m record with a rapid new personal best of 3min 51.28sec.