Endure 24 Reading
Endure 24 Reading is a trail race where racers do as many laps as possible, of a five mile off road course, in 24 hours. Temperatures reached 30 degrees Centigrade, with little wind, and no rain. The following ran as solos : Mark Wilde 16 laps, Nick Cooke 15 laps, Jon Greenhalgh 12 laps, Katie Clements 10 laps and James Ballard 10 laps. CoSARC made significant contributions to two mixed teams, one of which won their category with 38 laps (190 miles) in total. Willys Wonkas' CoSARC members Lee Syrett and James Mills teamed up with Lucy Dovey, James Dovey and Tom Kirby. In The Second Coming CoSARC members Barry Davies, Fiona Klein and Matt Harris were joined by Dan Callicott. They each completed seven laps to finish 23rd out of a field of 82 teams.
The winning Willy's Wonkas Team
CoSARC's Solos ready for the off.
Jon Greenhalgh still running ups hills.
Mark Wilde soaking his cap to cool down.
Race For Life
In Race for Life 10K joint winners, husband and wife Reece Ingram 43:16 and Charlotte Ingram 43:16, crossed the line holding hands !! Just by taking part they made a valuable contribution to the work of Cancer Research UK.
Charlotte and Reece Ingram
Wiltshire Schools Track & Field Championships
At the Wiltshire Schools Track & Field Championships a number of juniors represented Salisbury Schools. There were extremes of weather as the high temperatures were interrupted by a thunderstorm. Jacob Earl earned two PBs when he won the High Jump with a leap of 1.63m, and Javelin with a throw of 44.28m. Katlin Miller won the Inter U17 Ladies Discus with a PB throw of 36.28m, placing her 5th nationally. She will now compete in the South West Championships for Wiltshire.
Marlborough Quad Challenge
On an unusually overcast morning a squad of talented junior multi-eventers travelled to Marlborough College on Sunday for the Marlborough Quad challenge, a small but perfectly formed annual competition between Marlborough Juniors, Swindon & Salisbury.
In the U11 Boys Samuel Bryant, Stanley Stuart, Theo Gandon, Jacob Dowding & Elijah Randall competed in the 75m, Long Jump, Vortex and 600m, with Rowan Gilbert finishing bagging 2nd place on the podium.
In the U11 Girls, competing in the same events were Lilli-Rose Vahid, Josie Jackson, Charlie Howell, Fiona Taylor, Darcey Willock & Elsa Nicholson. They battled against a strong squad from Marlborough and performed well in every event.
U13s and above competed in the 100m, long jump, 800m and, going back to their quadkids roots, the Vortex
In the U13 Girls Isla Gabriel, Ava Jackson and Elara Jacobs competed, with Elara racing away with her 800m heat in style.
Our strongest team was in the U15s Girls, and in a very good field Olivia Kearns finished the four events in first place overall, Lilli Clements-Champion was second, brilliantly backed up by Emily Bryant, Beth Bament and Bethany Denbury who all finished well up the results table.
In the U17 Women Kaitlin Miller won all four events posting a massive 299 points to win the event overall.
Salisbury Plain Half Marathon
The sun beat down mercilessly on the runners in the Salisbury Plain Half Marathon. Di Mattingly was 8th female in 2:01:53.
Father and Son duo David and Matthew Gervais took on the Westbury 5K, as they raced around an industrial estate. Young buck Matthew beat his dad by over a minute, in a time of 17:26. David finished in a amore sedate time of 18:36.
Millfield Track & Field
CoSARC’s juniors, competing for Bishop Wordsworth School and South Wilts Grammar School (SWGS), all performed superbly as the extremely hot weather continued. SWGS did very well to finish 3rd overall.