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POSH FROCKS AND PERSONAL BESTS

The blue vests were replaced by posh frocks and dinner jackets on Saturday night writes Di Cross ...as the City of Salisbury Athletics & Running Club (CoSARC) enjoyed its annual awards dinner at St John Place – in the company of five-times Olympian and European 10,000-metre gold medallist Jo Pavey MBE. Jo – who told guests how “Running is my passion” – discussed her long career and answered questions from guests, before presenting the awards for:

Female cross country runner of the year:

Sian Thomas

Male cross country runner of the year:

Richard Davidson

Junior female cross country runner of the year:

Louise Webb

Junior male cross country runner of the year:

Henry Dix

Female road runner of the year:

Ruth Holloway

Male road runner of the year:

Stuart Holloway

Female most improved athlete of the year:

Helen Carlton

Male most improved athlete of the year:

Benedict Saunby

Female track & field athlete of the year:

Emma Clarke

Male track & field athlete of the year:

Richard Holt

Junior Female track & field athlete of the year:

Skye Allen

Junior male track & field athlete of the year:

Joshua Dyer

New member of the year:

Grace Cousins

Female participant of the year:

Denise von Roretz

Male participant of the year:

Vasen Moodley

Coach of the year:

Craig Weatherburn

Official of the year:

Andy Webb

Volunteer of the year:

Jill Coles


Before concluding, Jo received flowers from one of the club’s young stars, Bea Wood, who was also celebrating success this week. Bea won the Intermediate Girls event at the Wiltshire Schools Athletic Association Cross Country Championship at Sheldon School in Chippenham in 13:49, nearly a minute ahead of her nearest rival. She was followed by the club’s Isabella Wolsey in 4th, Jade Griscti in 10th and Alicia Finnis in 15th.


To make it a double for the club, Lukas Bailey took the Intermediate Boys award in 19:43, with Guy Mitchell following him in 6th.