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Alex Mundell a winner at Westminster

City of Salisbury’s Alex Mundell won the London university colleges’ Westminster mile after a battle at the front of the field all the way from the start on The Mall to the finish outside Buckingham Palace.

She crossed the line in 5min 21sec to take her section of the world’s biggest one mile running event among a total of 9,000 competitors in all.

In the elite field, Verity Ockenden from Salisbury finished in fourth spot just one place behind the middle distance superstar Laura Muir.

On Monday she ran the 10,000m at the same venue and took a fine third behind the international Steph Twell.

“I haven’t run a 10k on the roads for three years,” she said at the finish, “so I’m really pleased to get a podium place, and my 32min 39sec was a personal best too.”

Also on the tarmac, Stuart Holloway chalked up his second win in two weeks when he showed his speed on a flat loop around the Dauntsey 10k near Chippenham.

His time of 32min 56sec was one of his fastest at the distance and was more than two minutes ahead of his nearest challenger.

Other club finishers were Angus Paton 42.10, Duncan Watkinson 62.44 and Lesley Brown 69.18.

On the track in a Youth Development League fixture at Winchester, Molly Hole opened her season with a win in the shot put with 12.56m and in the high jump with 1.6m.

Nia Jones set personal bests in the discus and shot put, and Lucy Wilkinson topped 30m in the javelin.

In the sprints, Josh Dyer continued to race himself into great form with 11.6sec in the 100m and 23.5sec in the 200m.

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