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ROAD RUNNING: We're backing the Race League
11:20am Friday 28th September 2012 in Sport
THE parent company of the Wiltshire Times, Newsquest, will sponsor the Wiltshire Road Race League in 2013.
The series will begin on February 3 with the Longleat 10k and end with the Salisbury Half Marathon next October, which will also be hosting the county championships for the distance.
Changes to next year’s format include the merging of the men’s and ladies tables, which will be split into two divisions, the first featuring clubs that finish in the top 10 in 2012.
First division teams finishing outside the top 10 will be relegated and replaced by the top two from the second division.
The next race in the 2012 league is the Cricklade Half Marathon on October 7.
2013 Wiltshire Road Race League events (date to be confirmed): Longleat 10k, The Devizes 10k, The Calne Clock Change 10k, The Highworth 5, The Trowbridge 5k, The Chippenham Harriers 5, The Springfield 5k, TBAS Castle Combe 10k, The Foxtrot 5, The Melksham 10, Malmesbury Half Marathon, Salisbury Half Marathon.
UNATTACHED runner Jack Bottomley clinched the latest Southwick Parkrun on his first appearance.
He clocked 17 minutes 12 seconds to finish ahead of four-time winner Will Stockley (17:39) and Jonathan Kermode (18:58).
Vanessa Jayne Lucas was the first woman over the line in 20:24 (10th overall).
Anita Mellodew was in second place (16th overall) in 22 minutes with Vanessa Freestone third (21st overall) in 22:43.
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