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ATHLETICS: Alchester too good for Cotswold rivals
1:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
Alchester sealed a one-two in the vet 35 ladies’ category at the Cotswold Classic road race.
Samantha Usher took top prize in the age group, completing the hilly 10-mile course near Witney in 1hr 7mins 42secs.
Clubmate Emilie Fidler was second in the category with 1.14.44 and they collected the same awards in the Oxfordshire championship, which ran concurrently.
Alchester’s Jon Burgess was the second vet 50 man in both races, clocking 1.06.12, while Nigel Lambert took the Oxon vet 70 honours.
The Bicester-based club were also the third county ladies’ team, with Rachael Bowles joining Usher and Fidler.
Meanwhile, Bicester's David Kuester won the vet 65 category in the Midland (British) Masters Throws Fest in Derby.
Kuester, 69, set a personal best of 7.35m in the two-handed heavy hammer on his way to victory.
First places – Greek discus: 16.03m. Heavy hammer: 12.02 pb.Two-handed heavy hammer: 7.35 pb. Steel stone duathlon: 8.52. Sling ball: 35.09. Kugelschocken: 15.37. One-handed hammer:19.07. Hammer of Igmand: 16.18. Iron sling ball: 31.63. Grenade: 42.26 sb.