Shrewsbury Athletic Club runners have been concentrating on a busy spring schedule of road running events in and around the County. Matt Hall's race number 13 proved to be far from unlucky as he stormed to victory in the Chester Spring 5 Mile Race in a personal best time of 25/46, with Club colleague Richard Mckenna continuing his recent rapid improvement in form, finishing 7th in 26/38.
Club runners have also taken to the streets in recent Marathon races, with Sue Siddi setting a new Club record in the Manchester Marathon finishing 23rd in the Women's Race in 3/02/00 and 3rd Lady Veteran Over 40 in her debut Marathon race for the Club. Simon Cole finished 1323rd in 3/09/05. Andrew Birch produced an impressive performance in the inaugural Conwy Marathon, finishing 5th and 1st Veteran Over 45 in 3/01/00.
In other road races, Richard Mckenna was again on top form, leading the squad home in 2nd place and 1st Veteran Over 40 in the Whitchurch 10K Race in 33/53, with Jamie Lambie 5th in 35/07, Calvin Hignett 9th in a personal best time of 36/44, Pete Hughes 36th in 41/15 and Pete Savill 42nd and 1st Veteran Over 65 in 41/51. Jim Hickinbottom finished 11th in the Lincoln 10K Race in a personal best time of 32/57, his first sub 33 minute 10K, followed by 6th place in the Fordhouses 5K Race in 16/28. Matt Wooden ran a personal best time of 38/24 for 149th place in the Brighton 10K.
In off road events, Pete Middleton finished 8th in the World Cross Country Championships 12K Masses Race in Aarhus, Denmark in 52/47 and Charlie Rogers produced a personal best time of 9/13.8, finishing 1st in a 3000m race at the Telford Athletic Club Spring Warm Up Track and Field Meeting. Scott Hall finished 7th in the Coed y Brenin Goldrush Trail Race in 1/01/29.
Photo. Matt Hall at Chester Spring 5 mile race
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