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Salisbury 10 Mile

Sun Shines on Salisbury Racers

Salisbury’s premier road race, the Salisbury 10 Mile, was bathed in glorious sunshine just a couple of days after snow fell around the country with flurries of snow in Salisbury. The course was undulating, with a particularly vicious short, sharp hill on the return leg. Many of those interviewed commented on how beautiful and scenic the route was, and seeing the Cathedral Spire in the distance on the return leg energised them for the last few miles. The majority of club members were either racing or volunteering. Runners from surrounding clubs and casual runners all commented on the support from local residents in the Woodford Valley, the friendliness of the volunteers and the superb organisation led by Race Director Charlotte Bourne, who was ably assisted by Steven Mitchell.

These are the outstanding results from a selection of CoSARC runners : Ben Saunby came in 2nd place in 00:53:43 PB, Craig Weatherburn 1:04:52 PB 2:00, Mike Brewster 1:05:01, Ollie Stone 1:05:46 PB 04:00, Leigh Godfrey 1:08:31 PB, Anna Patrickson 1:09:31 PB 3:00, Sara Brewster 1:12:59 PB 01:02, Helen Carlton 1:30:12 PB 3:26, Lisa Milner 1:30:34 PB 1:10, Carol Chlebowski in her first race back since surgery 1:35:22 PB, Kris Taylor 1:48:32 first Salisbury 10 Mile, Clare King 2:05:49. In total there were 746 finishers.

Jenny Hartley expertly organised the 108 volunteers who marshalled, worked in Race HQ, welcomed and directed the runners on arrival, served post run refreshments and handed out medals and T-shirts to the finishers.

After giving the finishers fresh fruit and nutritional bars for recovery there were three boxes of bananas left over. They were donated by CoSARC to the St Michael’s Community Fridge on Bemerton Heath.

Fruit & vegetable stand in St Michael's Community Fridge

London Landmarks Half Marathon

There were amazing results in the London Landmarks Half Marathon from Jason Bennett 1:29:24 PB 3:24, Paige Holvey 1:59:16 and Petra Oyston, making a post COVID comeback, smashed her target of 2:30:00 with a time of 2:26:53.

Petra on the finishers podium.

Goodwood Marathon

There were perfect running conditions at the Goodwood Marathon, which consisted of a dizziness inducing eleven laps of the circuit. James Mills notched up his 10th sub-3 hour marathon with a time of 2:53:59. Katie Clements bagged a PB and 2nd in age in 3:58:45.

James before his race.

Manchester Marathon

The Manchester Marathon was run in near perfect conditions on a cold and calm day. There were excellent performances all round from Anne-Marie Bayliss 2:57:27 PB 30 mins, Dave Gervais 3:22:56 PB 34:00, and Steve Perry 3:27:32 PB 10:00+.

Dave proudly displaying his medal.

Highworth 5 Mile County Championships

Peter Callanan finished in a creditable 29:35 on an undulating course, with a wicked hill after the fourth mile.

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