14-YEAR-OLD Molly Hole, of City of Salisbury athletics and running club is becoming a rising star.

In the high jump at the England Athletics finals at Bedford she cleared a height of 1.65m (5ft 5ins approx) to win the event by 4cms and take this year’s gold medal title that crowns her season.

Molly achieved UK number one status in her age category some months ago and this result further strengthens her reputation in athletics at a national level.

At the same venue, Ottilie Knight earned a great silver in the under-17’s javelin, hitting a personal best distance of 41.8m (137ft approx) .

Ruth Thom was also in winning mode, her success coming in the East Farm half marathon with a run of 1hour 49min 47sec - she was more than ten minutes clear of her nearest challenger.

Other Salisbury finishers were Peter Manning in 2.16.33, Elly Mills 3.19.58, Jeanette Hardiman and Kathryn Dreyer 3.25.45 and Marie Manning 4.21.35.

In the sweltering marathon event, James Mills took a good third place with 3hours 59min 18sec, with equally strong runs from Liz Roberts 4.44.17 and Jef Hutchby 4.48.51.