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RUNNING: Fiona leads charge of the Avon Ladies
10:30am Friday 7th March 2014 in Sport
THE Avon Valley Runners’ squad of Fiona Price, Jackie Rockciffe and Diane Hier were the winners of the veteran ladies team competition in the 33rd Bath Half Marathon on Sunday.
The team prizes are based on cumulative time and the AVR girls totalled four hours 27 minutes and 36 seconds to finish 10 minutes ahead of Bristol & West AC with Chippenham Harriers’ trio of Caroline Blake (92:08), Gemma Collings (95:51) and Melanie Blackman (99:51) third.
The AVR trio also claimed second place in the open event behind a strong Bristol & West AC squad.
Leading runner Price smashed her personal best to clock 1:26:58 and win her femail vet 45 category, ahead of her trip to Budapest later this month to compete in the Masters Half Marathon World Championships.
Hier ran 1:30:57 and took the female vet 50 title by just 22 seconds.
Avon Valley Runners welcomes newcomers at their weekly beginners session at Trowbridge Rugby Club at 7pm on Tuesdays.
- LAST weekend’s South-wick Country Parkrun saw Gill Perry, of Run 4 Fitness and Avon Valley Runners’ Matt Evans record their 100th event.
Brian Jeffery won in a time of 17.29, his third victory in four runs at Southwick. Second place went to Stewart Avery (18.53), followed by Stuart Burgess (18.56).
Caitlin Wosika, of Team Bath AC, was the first female to finish in 20.26 with Tabitha Burgess second in 22.47 and Lucy Kettlety third in 26.09.
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