Wiltshire 10K Championships

A field size of approaching one thousand runners lined up for the 33rd running of the St Georges 10K in Corsham, which was also hosting the 2015 Wiltshire county championships for the distance. Leading from the start was course record holder, Simon Nott of Calne Running Club who was making his racing debut for 2015 following a long period out of competition through injury. Crossing the finishing line in 32-minutes and fifty two seconds Nott recorded his fifth senior victory in the race since 2010 and reclaimed his Wiltshire 10K title that he previously won in 2013 at Castle Combe. In his wake was a strong showing from Bristol & West AC with Mark Edwards and Matthew Battensby taking second and third spot followed by fourth placed Michael Towler of Avon Valley Runners who this year had to settle for the silver in the county championships and club mate Rich Ayling in sixth place the bronze.

Defending county champion Fiona Price of Avon Valley Runners made it two county titles for the distance in a row and recorded a new personal best time for 10 Kilometres clocking thirty nine minutes and twenty six seconds to finish in second place overall behind Natalie Plummer of Reading University. Vanessa Lucas of Avon Valley Runners took the county silver medal and Sharon Mann of Calne SMaRTT the bronze.

With over seventy runners in the field Avon Valley Runners took top marks in the Newsquest sponsored Wiltshire Road Race League and now sit three points clear of Chippenham Harriers who also had over seventy runners at the race. In the Second Division it was the host club that took the points and now the Second Division is topped by Corsham Running Club ‘A’ ahead of Corsham Running Club ‘B’.

The next race in the Wiltshire Road Race League is the Trowbridge 5K which takes place on Sunday 10th May.

Full League tables and individual standings can be found here.