Race disappointment for track star Ness in the US

Race disappointment for track star Ness in the US

Race disappointment for track star Ness in the US

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TEAM GB runner Jake Ness was bitterly disappointed not to compete in the 400m relay at the recent World Junior Athletic Championships.

Having been selected the 17-year-old, from Salisbury, was not part of the four-man team that took to the track at the event held in Eugene, Oregon.

Ness has age on his side and will see this as a learning curve and push on towards future selections.

Team GB came fourth overall in the event, with a time of 3 mins 6.24sec coming behind USA (3 mins 3.31secs), Japan and Jamaica.

City of Salisbury Athletic and Running club took a well-earned third place in the Southern Athletics League track and field match at Yeovil, behind the host club and second- placed Plymouth and with a safe margin ahead of rivals Chichester and Hastings.

The versatile Richard Holt was again one of the club's big points earners, notching a win in the 100m B string with 11.65sec, a second win in the long jump with a leap of 6.33m and second place in the triple jump with 12.65m.

The club's current fastest roadrunner Stuart Holloway set himself one of the sport's great challenges when he toed the start line at the Lakeland 100-mile ultra races in Coniston. Equivalent to four consecutive mountain marathons, the event attracts a field of endurance specialists every year who revel in the extreme conditions.

After some 6,300m of ascents, and running through Friday night, all day Saturday and into the following night, he finished in 33hours 53min.

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