THERE was a festival flavour for the City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club’s road runners, writes DI CROSS.

Several headed to Bowood House for the inaugural RunFestRun event launched by radio presenter Chris Evans, which mixed live music with running.

The club had plenty to celebrate, as Jaymee Domoney took the 10k prize in 35:53. His dad, Gary, was the club’s next runner home in 52:21 and 81st place.

Those runners who headed to Romsey for the Five Mile Beer Race were rewarded with a pint after their exertions – and some top prizes. Stuart Holloway was the race winner in 27:01, his partner, Ruth Thom, was second woman home in 32:33, and dad Melvyn followed in 41:54; Michael Brewster also ran, finishing 12th overall in 32:17.

Another contingent of city athletes headed south for Poole Festival of Running. On the Saturday, the club’s young stars dominated the minithon, with Art Mitchell, Issac Routledge and Guy Mitchell all winning their age categories.

On the Sunday, Lee Syrett was 22nd in the 10k in 37:12. Esther Horwood, was next home in 54:19, knocking 4 minutes off her PB. In the half marathon, Sam Hibdige took fourth place in the women’s race in 1:37.

Meanwhile, 49 of city's finest junior track stars headed to Swindon for the second match of the season in the Wessex Young Athletes League. There were stand-out performances from Josh Dyer (u17), who completed a 100m and 200m double, Alicia Hy-Finnis (u15), who won the 1500m; Will Barnard (u13) and Lucy Wilkinson (u17) both won their javelin events. There were 1st place performances from Hannah Norton (u13) and Bea Wood (u17) in the 800m and Kaitlin Miller (u13) won the discus.