CITY of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club members enjoyed success in the Endure24 challenge weekend held at Wasing Park near Reading, writes DI CROSS.

Runners complete as many laps of the 8k woodland loop as possible in 24 hours, in teams of eight down to solo runners and in total 40 city runners took part.

Salisbury’s runners managed a staggering 273 laps and 1,365 miles between them, scooping up first and second spots in the Small Mixed Team category, with CoSARC Speedy Cats (Stuart Holloway, Ruth Thom, Angus Paton, Reece Ingram, Mark Glanville) finishing on 40 laps with CoSARC Four Frogs and a Princess (Charlotte Ingram, Nick Cooke, Richard Larcombe, Mike White and Nick Hudson) just behind on 36.

Terry Brown, a volunteer in the 24-hour Clif Cafe at Endure24, still had good reason to celebrate: during the week he received a gold medal for winning the South West Veterans 10 Mile Championship at Dorking in May.

With so many of the club’s runners in Reading, a depleted team competed in the Hampshire Road Race League Alresford 10k. However, the club still managed to take away a trophy, with Jane Whiteley winning the W55-59 category in 52:46.

The club also enjoyed success at the Broad Town 5 which is part of the Wiltshire Road Race League and also the Wiltshire 5 mile County Championships –with Sian Thomas taking Female Gold.

The club’s adult track athletes were in action at the Southern Athletics League Division Two West Match 3 in Uxbridge.

They finished second on 204.5 points behind Milton Keynes on 221.5. There were notable performances in the Men’s events from Jaymee Domoney, first in the 800m B, Andrew Holme took the A team pole vault and Bradley Cannon the B, Richard Hold the B long jump and triple jump; the club also took the A team 4 x 400m relay (Joshua Hole, Nick Bruce, Jacob Norcliffe and Richard Holt).

In the women’s events, Alex Mundell took the 800m A and 1500m A, Ella-May Hards the 1500 B, Emma Clarke the 2000m Steeplechase A and Tash Mundell the B and Skye Allen won the Triple Jump A.