Harry Smith Retains his Salisbury 10 Crown
The premier race in Salisbury’s road racing calendar took runners out into the Woodford Valley, on a day that started out wet and overcast. By the time the race started, however it was cold and dry, ideal conditions for a 10 mile race.
Harry Smith ran a superb race from the start, as he led the chasing pack of 827 runners around the Woodford Valley. He repeated his 2022 triumph by winning again. His time of 52:17 was 57 seconds quicker than his 2022 victory, and nearly two minutes ahead of the second placed runner. Other finishers for CoSARC were Kieron McManus 1:10:43 (PB 50 seconds), Katie Clements 1:15:09 (PB), Jane Tucker 1:28:11 (PB 1 minute), Carol Chlebowski 1:29:36 (PB 5mins 46 secs) and Lynda Keech 1:37:30 (PB). The full results may be found at the ATHLINKS website.
At Salisbury Parkrun there was double joy for the Gervais family when son Matthew was first finisher, with his dad David not far behind in second place, with a PB time of 18:27. There were also PBs for Freddie Bosworth 19:03 and Art Mitchell 19:10, who still had the energy to finish 1 (Freddie) and 2 (Art) 24 hours later at Churchill Gardens Junior Parkrun. Olivia Barnett also bagged herself a PB, in a time of 7:40.
Link to Salisbury 10 results :
Harry Smith on his way to victory
On a drizzly day in Newport several members of CoSARC took part in a gruelling marathon. Finishing times were : Richard Larcombe 3:17:07, Charlotte Boardman 3:42:34, Richard Davidson 3:42:34, Kathy Cotter 4:51:12, Shelly Tolcher 4:51:12, Yvette Emmerson 4:54:32, Lisa Phaure 5:26:55.
Richard Larcombe, Lisa Phaure, Kathy Cotter, Shelly Tolcher proudly displaying their medals.
Matthew Gervais stormed round to finish first by just three seconds, in a time of 18:03. Paul Brown celebrated his 250th Parkrun with a PB time of 24:38. Elaine Koller also bagged herself a PB in a time of 29:22.
Paul Brown with his celebration cake
Churchill Gardens Junior Parkrun
George Sutton ran superbly well to finish first in a time of 7:39.