Bumper turnout for 54321

Bumper turnout for 54321

Bumper turnout for 54321

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CITY of Salisbury club athletes were in force at Salisbury Firestation’s 54321 multi-distance event on Sunday.

The arduous race, which is in aid of the Fire Fighters charity, saw many competitors in testing wet conditions race along five rivers, four hills, three country estates, two castles and Salisbury Cathedral.

Best placed on the day was Aaron Wilson in the 10k offroad event where he took a good second place in a rapid 41min 14sec, ahead of clubmate Christopher Burton who clocked 51.25 for tenth spot.

At the 21k half marathon distance, Sarah Kemp ran well to maintain her current great form and took 11th place overall in 1hour 40min 48sec.

She was followed by Mike White with 1.53.11, Andy Robbins 2.10.04, Brian Stephens 2.20.03 and Kathryn Dreyer 2.46.53.

Kevin Tilley in the 30k also took 11th place, crossing the line in 2.33.24 ahead of Sally Greenslade’s 2.45.54.

Jon Rich was 12th with a good 3.36.07 run in the marathon, followed by Craig Murphy in 4.48.05 and Melenie Murphy in 4.52.34.

David Osment completed the 50k distance in 5.10.11 and the indefatigable Liz Roberts finished in 5.53.49.

n In another multi-terrain 10k at Lacock Abbey, Sue Hazzard made a welcome return to competition after months of rehabilitation following a serious cycling accident, her 59.20 a tribute to her determination. Sean Gibson clocked 42.29.

At Devizes, Aly Sloane was first in the ladies’ race with a run just outside the hour for the seven miles.

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