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City of Salisbury Athletics & Running Club’s (CoSARC) young star Bea Wood is now officially the number one ranked under-17 British female runner – and fourth fastest in the under-18 ladies European rankings for 2019 – following an outstanding result at the Havant open meet in Portsmouth last Saturday. Running in a 3000m mixed race, she performed superbly in the sweltering conditions and was never out of the top three. Bea crossed the line in second place behind a u/17 male in a time of 9:32:4 – a personal best (PB).

“All this in only her second track race at this distance; I was fairly pleased,” beamed her CoSARC coach, David Amey.

Proving it is never too late to achieve great things, Ali Theobald took a first in category prize (FV70) in the Koblenz 10k in Germany. Ali, who completed the course in 58:17, was accompanied by Kate Mansfield, who ran an impressive 1:45 in the Half Marathon.

Ali Theobald on her way to an age category win in Koblenz

Several CoSARC runners supported the inaugural Winterslow 5k and 10k Trail Run – including Michael O’Connell and Kieran McManus – while club member Kathryn Dreyer donated a running-themed cake, which was raffled.

Further afield, Vicky and Steve Robinson headed to Reigate for the town’s Half Marathon. Steve earned himself a new PB, crossing the line in 1:47:31, just slightly behind Vicky, who finished in 1:45:52.

Also completing a half marathon was Nick Hudson, who took part in Richmond Runfest at Kew Gardens. Nick finished in 1:35:01, taking 7th place in his age category – and crossing the line at the same time as marathon winner Chris Thompson, the 2010 European 10,000m silver medallist!

Nick Hudson crossed the line in Richmond with British long-distance runner Chris Thompson – albeit competing at different distances!

Coming in behind Mr Thompson were CoSARCers Chris Maple, who finished in just under four hours; Grace Cousins – who took 5 minutes off her previous PB to finish in 4:25; and Paul Thompson, who just missed a sub-5 hours spot.

By Di Cross