WILTSHIRE ROAD RACE LEAGUE: Runners take the early lead

Avon Valley’s Joby Hobbs finished fourth

Avon Valley’s Joby Hobbs finished fourth

First published in Sport

ENGLAND international Amy Chalk clinched victory in the ladies’ race at the Castle Combe Half-Marathon as the 2014 Wiltshire Road Race League got under way on Sunday.

Bristol & West AC runner Chalk, who lives in Stanley, near Chippenham, finished in sixth place overall in 1hr 22mins 53secs to finish ahead of Kate Wilkins, of newly-promoted Devizes Running Club and Gemma Collings, of Chippenham Harriers.

West Wiltshire club Avon Valley Runners, the 2013 champions of the league sponsored by Newsquest – the parent company of the Wiltshire Times – were out in force to take maximum points ahead of ahead of Chippenham Harriers and Calne SMaRTT A.

Leading the 200-strong field to the finish at Castle Combe’s racing circuit was unattached runner David Evans in 1:17:04.

Another unattached runner, Chris Miller, was second, while Avon Valley’s Mike Rose and Joby Hobbs had a battle royal, Rose managing to stretch out an eight-second margin over Hobbs to take third overall in 1:20:37.

In the Second Division, Calne Running Club head the table with new joiners Bybrook Valley Runners in second and Calne SMaRTT B third.

The next race in the Wiltshire Road Race League is the St George’s 10k which takes place in Corsham on Sunday, April 27.

  • Road Race League tables and standings: wiltshire-athletics.org.uk.


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