South West Half Marathon Championships

Leading home for Wiltshire was Simon Nott of Calne Running Club who recorded 70:58 on the relentlessly hilly course taking the runners up spot, in fourth place overall was Ed Knudsen of Avon Valley Runners in 71:23 and supported by 12th place Chris Southern from Salisbury A&RC and 18th placed Gary O’Brien from Swindon Harriers saw Wiltshire take the silver medal behind Devon.

In the Ladies race Cordula Hurcum of Chippenham Harriers ran a new personal best time of 1:26:39 to lead Wiltshire home, supported by Anna-Marie Watson from Avon Valley Runners, Karen Hacker from Chippenham Harriers and Fiona Price also from Avon Valley Runners. Wiltshire Ladies took the bronze medal behind Devon and Cornwall.


The selected athletes will made up the two teams:


Anna-Marie Watson – Avon Valley Runners

Fiona Price – Avon Valley Runners

Denise Nott – Calne Running Club

Cordula Hurcum – Chippenham Harriers

Karen Hacker – Chippenham Harriers

Samantha Kelly – Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds



Ed Knudsen – Avon Valley Runners

Mike Rose – Calne Running Club

Simon Nott – Calne Running Club

Chris Southern – City of Salisbury A&RC

Gary O’Brien – Swindon Harriers

Aaron Girdlestone – Swindon Harriers


Team Manager: Darren Wrintmore – Avon Valley Runners