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ATHLETICS: Moore makes it six in a row as records tumble
DIANE Moore clocked up her sixth successive victory with a dominant display at the Cottisford 5K.
Moore (Headington Road Runners) finished 38 seconds clear of second-placed Michelle Pank, from host club Alchester, in a course record time of 17mins 43secs.
The 39-year-old has also won the Carterton 10K, the Maidenhead 10, the Oxfordshire Road Relays, round one of the Mota-Vation Series and the Chalgrove Festival 10K in the past two months.
Eynsham Road Runners’ Hannah Hale was third in 18.39.
After heavy rain on the race’s debut last year, perfect weather led to a number of fast times – including a course record 15.17 for winner Michael Kallenberg (Cardiff).
The RAF athlete was the class act in the field and had clocked 31.17 at the Bristol 10K just two days before.
Second-placed James Bolton broke the 16-minute barrier for the first time, recording 15.44.
Oxford City’s Aaron Burgess was third in 16.06.
Bolton led Woodstock to the men’s team title, while Pank played the same role for Alchester in the ladies’ event.
OXFORDSHIRE athletes triumphed in both the men’s and women’s events at the Oxford Town and Gown 10K.
David Bruce, from Oxford, finished first after battling with Darrell Bellinger (Oxford City), but Woodstock Harriers’ Rachel Masser had an easier victory in the ladies’ category.
Bruce (Highgate Harriers) clocked 32mins 2secs to win in blustery conditions, with Bellinger second in 32.13.
Oxford City’s Julian Richardson (33.41) was third and first vet 40 man home after edging out under 17 athlete Mark Jones (Newport).
Alchester’s John Nelson took the vet 50 honours after finishing 41st overall in 37.36.
Vet 35 athlete Masser recorded 38.24 for 55th place, beating runner-up, Oxford University’s Emma Hodson (39.21), by almost a minute.
Jessica Bruce (Headington Road Runners) was third lady home in 39.55.
Headington clubmate Sandra Wolanski took the vet 45 ladies’ honours in 43.41.
WITNEY Road Runners’ Josh Ridley finished third in the Leeds Half Marathon.
The Leeds University student recorded a personal best time of 1hr 14mins 8secs for the 13.1-mile distance.
STEVE Naylor added another course record to his collection with victory in the Sri-Chinmoy Self Transcendence three-mile race at Cutteslowe Park.
The 35-year-old Bedford & County athlete, from Cassington, said: “I ran 14mins 52secs in near enough cross country conditions. There was an unreal storm.”
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