Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Phil Perry is no newcomer to long races, having run 16 marathons and two ultras in 2017 in aid of Julia’s House charity. Last weekend, the City of Salisbury Athletics & Running Club (CoSARC) member headed Thameside to tackle the Phoenix Marathons. He completed all three of the races, finishing Friday’s marathon from Nonsuch Park Sutton in 3:48:20, earning him 4th place overall; Saturday’s at Walton-on-Thames in 4:20:27 and 10th spot; and Sunday’s event, also from Walton-on-Thames, in 4:17:39 to take 12th place.
From Walton-on-Thames to Walton-on-Trent, where another of the club’s long-distance specialists, Craig Weatherburn, took part in the 24-hour Conti Thunder Run relay event. Competing as a solo runner, Craig completed 5 laps of the 10k course at Catton Park in 6:45:14.
The CoSARC blue was most prevalent at the Frome Half Marathon and 10k event, which were run over a hilly course around the beautiful Somerset town. Track athlete Jaymee Domoney, on his half marathon debut, took third place in 1:12:39. Behind Jaymee were Clive Smith, who finished in 58th place in 1:34:48; Nick Hudson, 1:40:09; Kate Mansfield, 1:48:17, 23rd woman; John Roberts, 1:48:58; Tom Lay, 2:37:50;
In the 10k event, Ali Theobald finished in 1:01:34, finishing first in her age category, FV70. And Jason Bennett crossed the line in 44:57, finishing in 30th place and 4th in the MV40 category.
Following last week’s victories at The English Schools Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, the club’s young athletes Bea Wood and Molly Hole again showed their calibre at the U17 International in Swansea, competing against athletes from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Bea won the 1500m with Molly coming second in the high jump.
And athletics captain Alex Mundell took 2nd in the BMC 800m women’s C Race at Eltham on Saturday 20th in 2:12:43.