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Newport Club Leaders at Leamington Spa Half Marathon

Author | 08 July 2019

Sunday 7th saw 2 Newport runners take part in the Leamington Spa Half Marathon.
Club leaders Sarah Higginson and Siobhan Martin ran and finished the race in the hot conditions.

Sarah explains: "My time was 2:15:01. It was a lovely race around Leamington Spa and the rural surrounding villages. There were 1600 runners, it was an undulating course and very hot!" It was not a Personal Best for Sarah but the best Half Marathon time for the year so far out of 5 that she has completed.

The annual SaTH funday on Sat 6th at The Royal Shrewsbury hospital saw one Newport runner take part in the 5k run around the hospital grounds.

Trudy Grant and her friend Georgina Westwood (from Telford Harriers) took part in the run which took them on one short lap and one long lap of the hospital surroundings. The weather was rather cloudy which was a complete contrast to the horrendous heat in last year's run. Both running together they came over the line in 36:06.

Sunday 7th was the first Walton Wobble Summer 10k at Walton-on-the-hill, Stafford. Taking part in this race was Donna Hesbrook-Edwards, Darren Hesbrook-Edwards, Ollie Stokes, John Stokes and Richard Bennett.

Donna tells us, "It was hot, hot, hot, Just like the winter race where we expect snow and it doesn't fail to deliver. It was a different course to the previous winter runs, now out and back, lots of hills (its not named Walton on the Hill for nothing) with last mile uphill trail for good measure!"

Richard was first for Newport, Darren 2nd with 51.12, Ollie, Donna 68.49 then John who was 1st back in his age category.

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