Updated: Feb 26
City of Salisbury athlete Jaymee Domoney has hit a new level of speed at two track meetings in the US, creating an unofficial new club record for the 800m that breaks a mark set in 1987, writes John Ruskin.
Running in the colours of his college in South Carolina he was timed at a rapid 1min 54.34sec to go second in this season’s rankings, then topping that soon afterwards by clocking a similarly classy 4min 10.22sec for the mile to earn number one ranking for that distance.
At a slower tempo but also doing a double, multi-marathon man Phil Perry won a Thames tow path 26miler at Walton in 3hours 27min 30sec. Not content with that, he ran another marathon at the same venue the following day and despite the best efforts of Storm Ciara he still clocked 3.55.59 for fifth place.
The final Hampshire cross country league fixture of the season was held at Popham, with some good team results for the Salisbury club.
In the under 13’s, Sophie Hayakawa led the team in from 28thplace, followed by Lula Reece 45th and Lilli Champion-Clements 48th. Charlie Coles was sixth in the boys’ race, with Toby Hawsley 44thand Art Mitchell 45th.
Alice Olliff-Lee had her best run of the season for 14thin the under 15’s, then came Bella Reece 16th and Millie Rayner 28th.
The senior men’s team scored their best points total for the season with Stuart Holloway 24th, Rich Ayling 33rd, Michael Beckett 36th, William Ewens 46th and Andy Holme 64th, while for the ladies team Sian Thomas took an excellent eighth, followed by Sam Hibdige 39th and Jess Brown 48th.
Full results from Popham can be found on the Hants website HERE
At the Chichester 10k Aaron Wilson shaved half a minute from his personal best when he was timed at 33min 03sec.