The banks of the River Avon were the backdrop of the eighth Hampshire Road Race League race. Starting in the City of Salisbury Athletics track, some 12 Roadrunners made trip across the Solent to compete in the 10 mile race.
Winding North from the city, the runners made their way along the undulating course to the Woodford Valley and then returning with the Cathedral spires in view to finish back on the track.
Ross Wilkes made it 3 in a row as he scored himself yet another magnificent PB, despite only running Manchester marathon 7 days ago. He finished 33rd overall and 16th in his age category. David Blake continues his great form by also scoring himself a PB, whilst Garry Sharp also pulled his best time out the bag completing the first men’s team and giving himself the 17th V50 spot.
For the ladies it was Jodie Wilmott that returned back to the track first in a PB of 71 minutes having run the whole way with husband Peter, taking 20th overall and 9th V35. Zoe Sherwin wasn’t too far behind in a yet another PB for her
“I wasn’t going for a time really” she chimes “That was my last league race for a while so it’s nice to go out on a high”
Tanya Clifford completed the First Ladies team, also in a PB in her last race before the London Marathon.
Great performances by everyone.
Ross Wilkes – 1.02.14
David Blake – 1.07.37
Garry Sharp – 1.09.38
Peter Wilmott – 1.11.15
Jodie Wilmott – 1.11.15
Matt Fletcher – 1.12.57
Kevin Rann – 1.17.57
Zoe Sherwin – 1.17.59
Nick Scott-Denness – 1.32.55
Tanya Clifford – 1.40.25
Bridget Keyte – 1.41.39
Sarah Sharp – 1.41.40