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SOPHIE Carter stormed to victory by more than four minutes in the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon.

Carter, from Woodstock, was the first lady home and eighth overall in a time of 1hr 20mins 51secs.

Running for first-claim club Belgrave Harriers, she excelled over the hilly course, with Liz Hartney (Thames Valley Harriers) second in 1.24.54.

JENNY McBain retained her Sleaford Striders Summer 10K title in a personal best time.

The vet 35 Alchester athlete clocked 38mins 2secs to take the ladies’ honours in the race at Scredington, Lincolnshire.

McBain finished sixth overall and more than 90 seconds ahead of the second-placed lady.

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