CAMERON AND ELARA EXCEL IN BLUEBELL 10K
This was the13th annual running of the Leatherhead Rotary Bluebell 10K in Headley Heath, Surrey. The Polly family were instrumental in setting up this event as a fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation, Surrey Air Ambulance and other charities. Following the recent rains the course had some extremely muddy sections, giving the feel of a cross country race. The bluebells were stunning and helped distract the runners from the tough hill sections. Cameron Jacobs continued his reign as the fastest U18. His sister Elara was running this race for the first time, and won a prize as the 5th fastest female overall. Cameron Jacobs finished in 45:41, and Elara Jacobs in 50:05.
Cameron and Elara proudly showing off their medals.
LONGPARISH RACE SERIES
This was the inaugural running of the Longparish series of races around the village, which raises money for the Friends of Longparish School. The races were run over 3K, 5K and 10K, and attracted nearly 180 entrants. The 5k and 10k races started together, and Art Mitchell overtook several men in the first kilometre, to then lead from the front. The men that Art overtook in the early stages sportingly encouraged him on to the end. To make it more interesting the runners had to negotiate a series of gates, which made maintaining a consistent pace difficult. Art won the difficult 5K, over a mixture of road and boggy trails, which made the ground underfoot very slippery.
Art Mitchell leading the pack.
Freddie Bosworth had an excellent Parkrun weekend, bagging a double PB at Salisbury Parkrun and Churchill Gardens Junior Parkrun, in weather conditions that contrasted heavily in the 24 hours that separated the two parkruns. The icing on the cake for Freddie was finishing first at Junior Parkrun.
FREDDIE BOSWORTH ON HIS WAY TO A PB DOUBLE
City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club (CoSARC) continues to go from strength to strength, as the members enter all manner of races around the county. Reports will follow here of how they got on.