City duo impress in tough 10k race

Katie Simister has had a good summer season
Katie Simister has had a good summer season
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Callum Crook and Katie Simister performed strongly in the challenging Stockbridge 10k race on Sunday.

The City of Portsmouth duo took on the hillyroute and were both in good form from the recent Lakeside 5k Series.

It was on the cards that the young duo would give the best seniors a good run for their money in the race.

So it proved with Katie (under-20) finishing second female (42min 21sec) and Callum (under-17) finishing second overall (35.55).

Both athletes will now be in training with the winter season approaching as they make the transition from track work.

The multi-terrain Stockbridge 10k was ideal for them for a bit of fun after the summer.

Hugh MacKenzie finished in first position in the race with a time of 35.18, while the first lady was Julie Humphries (41.02).

Callum was nearly two minutes ahead of the third-place runner Matthew Brown (37.47).

City of Portsmouth’s road race team enjoyed an excellent start to the Hampshire League in the Overton 5 race with Adam O’Hara leading the way in 29.09 and Chris Scott next in 29.40.

Emma Jolley was the second lady overall with her time of 30.06 and Emma Montiel was third in 30.59.

The next event in the Hampshire Road Race League is the Solent Half Marathon on Sunday, September 23.

Then it is the Gosport Half Marathon on Sunday, November 18.

The Victory 5 race takes place on Sunday, December 2.

Other races in the league this season are the Stubbington 10k in January 2019 and then the Ryde 10, the Fleet Half Marathon, the Salisbury 10, the Alton 10 and the Netley 10k.

The Alresford 10k takes place on June 16 and the Lordshill 10k is the final event of the season on June 30.

Meanwhile, the Hampshire Cross Country League begins on Saturday, October 13 at King's Park in Bournemouth.

Races throughout the season  will also be hosted in Aldershot (November 10 ), Basingstoke (December 1) and Reading (January 12).

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