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ATHLETICS: Richardson gets England veterans call
OXFORD City’s Julian Richardson will compete for England in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country International at Stormont, Belfast.
Richardson was selected in England’s vet 45 team for the November 10 event after a string of good performances in 2012.
The 45-year-old said: “I really couldn’t believe it as I was honestly not expecting to even make the reserves.”
City’s Stewart Thorp has been named as a reserve for England’s vet 60 team.
- WOODSTOCK Harrier Dominic Croft won the Isle of Wight Marathon by more than 16 minutes.
The 48-year-old clocked 2hrs 41mins 40secs in a race where only two runners broke the three-hour barrier.
This was Croft’s fifth Isle of Wight title since 1996 and his second marathon win of 2012.
Croft’s clubmate Sophie Carter finished second in the MBNA Chester Marathon, where she recorded a personal best time of 2.53.53.
Carter, 33, had an early lead, but was overhauled by winner Mel Frazier (Gravesend), who clocked 2.51.48.
- ABINGDON Amblers’ under 15 girls finished ninth of 25 teams in the South of England Cross Country Relays at Wormwood Scrubs.
Their team of Fiona Bunn, Juliette Wells Gray and Georgia Harvey clocked a combined time of 24mins 53secs in perfect conditions.
- BICESTER AC’s David Kuester launched a season’s best hammer throw in the Open Weight Pentathlon Competition at Swindon.
Kuester, who was the only vet 65 taking part, threw 33.55m, which helped him to a points total of 3069.
His other results were: shot (9.13m), discus (30.18), javelin (27.82), heavy weight (13.15m).
(senior men unless stated)
KOSICE MARATHON SLOVAKIA
Didcot Runners: P Griffiths (V45) 3.16.00.
Didcot Runners: S Hewerdine (V45) 4.01.29, J Scarborough (V60) 4.46.13.
BLENHEIM HALF MARATHON
Didcot Runners: E Naughton (SL) 1.47.15, E Antoine 1.53.42, L Absolom (SL) 2.05:00, Witney RR: J Field 1.43.52.
ARGENTAN HALF MARATHON
Abingdon Amblers: 92 J Moore (V40) 1.30.56, 180 J Wigmore (V50) 1.37.49, 395 A Garner (V50) 1.53.30, 488 J Stimpson (LV45) 2.01.00, 529 N Blatchford (LV55) 2.08.06.
ARGENTAN HALF MARATHON RELAY
Abingdon Amblers: 67 Br Read (11km) 58.31 and H Smith (10km) 1.10.11.