Salisbury’s track stars impress

Updated: Jul 15, 2019

Following the successful completion of the Hampshire Road Race League, City of Salisbury Athletics & Running Club (CoSARC) athletes turned their attention to the track last week. 

On Tuesday (9th), Will Barnard got things off to a great start by winning the Hampshire Schools County U13s javelin in Southampton. His throw of 38.83 metres was not only a significant improvement on his previous personal best (PB) but set a new club record.


Will Barnard celebrating after victory in the Hampshire Schools U13 javelin

On Friday, nine of the club’s younger members – Josh Dyer, Abbey Littlejohns, Lucy Wilkinson, Alicia Finnis, Molly Hole, Jolie Littlejohns, Ottilie Knight, Amelia Watling and Bea Woods – headed to Birmingham for The English Schools Track & Field Championships.

The championships are the biggest event of the year for most of these young athletes, and it is an amazing achievement to qualify. The club was delighted that Bea Wood won the inter girls 1500m in 4:31:67 and Molly Hole the high jump, clearing 1:73; both have been selected for the home international event in Swansea next weekend.

CoSARC’s senior track athletes headed to Croydon on Sunday for the next leg of the Southern Athletics League (SAL). Despite fielding a slightly depleted team, the club was waiting to have its victory confirmed as this paper went to press. This keeps the team at the top of Division 2 West after four matches.


The only way is up – the sea of blue enjoys another success in the Southern Athletics League

Away from the track, Elise Jones completed the epic Race To The Stones 100k ultra from Lewknor in Oxfordshire to the stone circle at Avebury in Wiltshire, in 16:15:23.

Mel Holloway ran the Wyvern 10k in 51:39, finishing 11th in his category, and three CoSARC road runners, Fi Thatcher, Paul Holt and Anita Holt, wove under the city of Bath to complete the intriguing Two Tunnels 10k.

More information about CoSARC - including a new Welcome Pack - can be found at: https://www.salisbury-arc.org


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