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Updated: Apr 24, 2022

There was a double triumph for Lizzie Norton at the Bill Whistlecroft Spring Open in Yeovil. She won the U20 Women’s 3000 metres in 10:18, and smashed her PB by 30 seconds !!!!!

Athletes had a welcome Easter treat when the Battersea Comeback 5000M returned to the Battersea Park Millennium Park on Sunday. The 5000m races consisted of 12.5 laps of the 400m track, and were run in temperatures of plus 20 degrees Celsius on the hottest day of the year.

This festival of racing featured some of Great Britain’s top runners. The high quality field included the likes of Olympic marathon runner Ben Conner and Mahamed Mahamed, winner of the recent National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill Fields. Anton Weatherhead didn’t let the presence of running royalty phase him as he bagged himself a 33 second PB, with a superb time of 15:53:03. This was Anton’s first ever sub-16 minute finish at that distance.

Anton Weatherhead celebrating on the podium.

Yeovil Town Road Running Club organised their annual Easter Bunny 10K @ RNAS Yeovilton, around the villages of West Camel and Podimore. The flat course attracted nearly 300 runners on a hot Easter Monday. Anna Patrickson ran a superb race to finish in 42:17, and bagged herself a 50 second PB.

Anna Patrickson with her medal.

In the Yeovil Open Track Event CoSARC junior Lilli Clements-Champion was rewarded for all her hard work in the Javelin. Things didn’t look too good as her first four throws were reducing in distance. However, in her fifth throw Lilli pulled it out of the bag with a huge throw of 22.11 metres to improve her previous PB by a whopping 6.77m.

In Salisbury Parkrun Event 288 there were well earned PBs for Andrew Holme, Richard Larcombe, Jason Bennett, John Roberts, Anna Patrickson and Michelle Boucher.

Andy Holme

Richard Larcombe

Jason Bennett

John Roberts

Anna Patrickson

Michelle Boucher

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