WILTSHIRE ROAD RACE LEAGUE: Super Nott’s bin and gone
1:30pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Latest Sport News
CALNE youngster Simon Nott scorched to the second fastest 10K time recorded by a Wiltshire athlete this year as Avon Valley Runners retained their Wiltshire Road Race League title at Sunday’s inaugural Stampede Sports Melksham 10.
Wiltshire 10K champion Nott, who turns 20 later this month, led a field of more than 200 runners home from the start, completing the two-lap course around the town in 31 minutes and 30 seconds – a new personal best.
Two minutes later, Michael Towler of Avon Valley Runners crossed the line in the runners-up position just ahead of George Frost, from Team Bath, in third.
In the ladies race, another county 10K champion took the honours with Ruth Barnes, of Avon Valley Runners, recording a personal best time of 36:15 missing the club record by just a second.
Clubmate Fiona Price took second place with Tracey Horton, of Southville Running Club, completing the podium positions.
Towler’s efforts and those of the other members of the Avon Valley team, helped the Trowbridge outfit retain their league title in what was the 10th race in the series, sponsored by Newsquest, the parent company of the Gazette & Herald, with two events still to run.
In eighth place overall Gary Dunstone of Chippenham Harriers claimed the first male vet 40 prize, with Jackie Rockliffe, of Avon Valley Runners, finishing as the first female vet 40.
The first male vet 50 honour went to Gary Eagle, of Frome Running Club, with clubmate Anthony Sprules finishing as first male vet 60.
Janet Brown, of Bitton Road Runners, was the first female vet 50 to finish and Rosemary Barber, of Avon Valley Runners, the first female vet 60.
The next race in the Wiltshire Road Race League is the Malmesbury Half Marathon on Sunday, September 22.
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