Wiltshire Road Race League #1
The 2014 Wiltshire Road Race League sponsored by Newsquest properly got underway in the brilliant sunshine with the Castle Combe Half Marathon.The field of two hundred runners enjoyed a undulating course around and through the south Cotswold village before finishing on the Castle Combe motor racing circuit. Leading the way was unattached runner David Evans who finished in 1:17:04. Defending champions Avon Valley Runners were well represented with Mike Rose and Joby Hobbs enduring a battle royal with Rose managing to make an 8-second margin over Hobbs to take third place overall in 1:20:37.
England international runner Amy Chalk from Chippenham and competing for Bristol & West AC finished in sixth place overall recording 1:22:53 to win the ladies race with Kate Wilkins of newly promoted Devizes Running Club finishing runner-up and Gemma Collings of Chippenham Harriers in third. However it was superiority in numbers that led Avon Valley Runners to take maximum points in the Wiltshire Road Race League ahead of Chippenham Harriers and Calne SMaRTT – A.
In the Second Division Calne Running Club head the table with new joiners Bybrook Valley Runners in second and Calne SMaRTT – B in third.
The next race in the Wiltshire Road Race League is the St Georges 10K which takes place in Corsham on Sunday 27th April.
For tables and individual standings please click here