Wildash makes it three in a row at Great South Run

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Lucy Wildash made it three in a row around the streets of Southsea as she claimed another Great South Run junior title today.

The Basingstoke & Mid-Hants AC ace stormed to victory in the 12-15 age group in a time of 8min 37sec, claiming the win ahead of Derbyshire AC’s Jasmine Cooper (8.45).

From left: Jasmine Copper, Lucy Wildash and Elizabeth Rose and running in the red girls' Junior Great South Run race today Picture: Paul Jacobs

From left: Jasmine Copper, Lucy Wildash and Elizabeth Rose and running in the red girls' Junior Great South Run race today Picture: Paul Jacobs

Elizabeth Rose was the first City of Portsmouth athlete home, claiming third place with a time of 8.51, before team-mates Bobbie Davies (9.05), Maisie Grice (9.13) and Anya Pigden (9.20) made up the rest of the top six.

In the nine-11 girls’ race, Wycombe Phoenix’s Holly Hodgskinson claimed the 2014 title after she completed the 2.5k course along the seafront in 9.42.

Southampton AC’s Elizabeth Adamson (9.43) was second, with City of Portsmouth duo Emma Leach (9.58) and Eloise O’Neill (10.03) third and fourth respectively.

Team Bath’s Will Stockley won the 12-15 boys’ title (7.38) as he went one better than last year’s runners-up position.

Fareham’s Luke Powell, who races for Southampton, was second (7.51), with City of Salisbury’s Jayme Domoney third in 7.52.

Unattached Benjamin Brown claimed victory in the nine-11 boys’ event (9.11).

He saw off stiff competition from Harry Hyde (Aldershot, Farnham & District), who completed the course in 9.13, and Brighton Phoenix’s Alex Brothwell (9.17).

Meanwhile, Denmead-born Finnley Kenny, 11, won the wheelchair race, after he saw off the challenge of George Gray.

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