Wilson makes top ten at Chippenham half

Half marathons were the City of Salisbury’s distance of choice last weekend.


At Chippenham, Aaron Wilson took a top ten finish with a time of 1hour 12min 58sec for the 13.1miles.


He was followed by Clive Smith in 1.32.18, Ian Shelley 1.39.48, Alison Scott 1.49.42 and Ben Paessler 1.49.44.


Among the massive field of 50,000+ taking part in the Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields, Craig and Claire Weatherburn completed in the course in 2.44.34. Lee Syrett was close to his best with 1.25.28.


At the New Forest full marathon Phil Perry was the club’s only runner and he stopped the clock in 3.39.51.


The club’s new 5mile championship was based on the results of the massively attended (105 CoSarc finishers!) Overton league race. Very well done to all the ‘sea of blue’ runners there on the day.


Worthy winners and top ten positions based on official age grading percentages as calculated by Craig W. have now been confirmed as follows:


Ladies’ 5mile road champion for 2019: Sian Thomas 81.82, 2nd place Ruth Thom 76.99, 3rd place Sarah Brewster 76.09.


Then came Poppy Langdon-Down 72.6, Alex Mundell 71.85, Kate Mortimer 70.96, Linda Robson 70.52, Sam Hibdige 70.32, Heather Hitchins 69.58 and Esther Horwood 69.44.


Men’s 5mile road champion for 2019: Stuart Holloway 82.01, 2nd place Mike Brewster 81.18, 3rd place Richard Davidson 78.51.


Then came Peter Callanan 76.54, Rob Drag 76.53, James Mills 75.43, Ben Saunby 74.75, Phil Smith 74.37, James Hassan 74.29 and Lee Syrett 73.59.


By John Ruskin

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