Updated: Mar 11, 2020
A very steep climb near the finish that gives the 12 mile Pewsey Terminator trail race its ominous reputation failed to stop City of Salisbury athletes from making their mark high in the results list, writes John Ruskin.
In a field of over 500 mud-running enthusiasts, Stuart Holloway took third place in 1hour 28min 23 sec to lead Rob Drag’s 1.33.25 and Reece Ingram’s 1.34.32 to a good men’s team win.
Then came Mark Glanville in 1.40.22, James Mills 1.41.31, Angus Paton 1.44.32, Poppy Langdon-Down 1.52.48 to win her age group in the ladies’ event, and Alison Scott 2.16.00.
She was followed by Rachel Bala with 2.22.37, Adam Gedge 2.25.50, Jonathan Kershaw 2.29.48, Al Moutray 2.29.49, Annie Wills 2.30.58 and Rebecca Lockwood 2.43.00.
The Winchester 10k was reported to have had problems with both its race timing and course directions but despite that Sian Thomas produced an excellent performance to clinch a win in the ladies’ race, clocking 39min 21sec.
Shaun Brown also shone, his 36.11 placing seventh overall and third in his age group.
Chris Simm was next with in 43.45, then it was Katie Clements 46.54, Thomas Stark 48.47, Paul Hewitt 53.08, Paul Holt 53.37, Colin Warrington 55.14, Charlotte Routledge 57.12, Elly Mills 65.29, Anita Holt 67.26, Mary Clements 68.14 and Clare Clifford 68.32.
At the Brighton half marathon Joe Cunningham was timed at 1hour 50min 18sec in windy conditions by the sea.
In the five event British Masters’ indoor pentathlon championships at Lee Valley, Andy Holme finished sixth, then in a South of England masters’ 800m took a good second place.
International Verity Ockenden of Salisbury, who runs for Swansea Harriers but trains with us on the Five Rivers track, posted a season’s best 9min 50.39sec in the British Indoor championships 3,000m at Glasgow for an excellent second place.
(Photo collage: The Terminator in action - photo: Charlotte Ingram)