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Athletics - City of Salisbury A&RC
Written by Sport4Salisbury Reporter   
Friday, 04 August 2017 00:48

CITY of Salisbury’s Stuart Holloway and Ruth Thom had double cause for celebration at the tough Dorset Invader off-road half-marathon near Blandford Forum when they both took first place.

On an over-length 14.5mile hilly course and with around 500 competitors to beat, Holloway went one better than his several runner-up spots of late to notch a resounding win in 1:31.10 - more than half a minute clear of his nearest challenger.

Ruth Thom matched that success by crossing the line as first female finisher to crown her consistently good form, a full five minutes ahead of Lordshill’s Sarah Winstone in second. Thom earned an excellent 11th place overall in 1:51.02.

Sarah Kemp took a break from triathlon duties and was the club’s next to complete the distance, her 2:01.39 giving her a good third spot in the ladies’ race.

Then came Mike White in 2:02.55, followed by Craig Murphy with 2:18.19, Steve Mitchell 2:19.27, Ali Holloway 2:29.02, Mel Murphy and Linda Robson 2:45.07, Denise von Roretz 3:00.53 and Lesley Brown 3:34.40.

The full marathon, contested over 28 miles on a two lap course with a total of 2,000ft of ascent proved to be at least twice as testing due to heavy rain that turned some of the tracks to mudbaths.

James Mills was Salisbury’s best on the day with a strong 3:45.51 performance that earned sixth place, just ahead of Mark Glanville’s 3:46.50 in seventh.

Phil Perry continued his year-long marathon sequence in 4:55.02, and similarly determined runs came from Liz Roberts with 6_05.32 and the injured Jef Hutchby 7:16.15.

 

Report by John Ruskin

Last Updated on Friday, 04 August 2017 13:49
 

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