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ATHLETICS: Walsh turns on the power.

LEAMINGTON C&AC's Jamie Walsh finished an excellent 11th in the national 10km road race championship at Bourton on the Water.

Walsh powered round in 30-07 to lead Warwickshire's inter-county challenge with Coventry Godiva's Scott Hazell (31-47) their second counter in 39th place.

Paul Jackson (33-00) came in 75th, one ahead of Vince Clisham (33-01) who in turn led his Godiva clubmates Emmerson Combstock (92nd, 33-42) and Jon White (104th, 34-08). Martin Dorrill (36-14) of Kenilworth Runners was 135th.

Massey Ferguson duo Martin Smith (40-14) and Tony Howarth (40-35) ran as individuals along with Saracens RC's Ian Gower (38-18).

Kenyans filled the first three places, led by Julius Kibet (28-42).

Carol Adams (38-15) of Centurions was first Warwickshire finisher in the women's event followed by Lucy Aphrimor (38-28) of Sphinx, Leamington's Susie Tawney (41-10), Coventry's Lucy Whittaker (41-56) and Godiva trio Jayne Mumford (42-46), Myshola Kirkham (43-56) and Kathryn Welland (44- 26).

KENILWORTH RUNNERS' Sam Kincaid came home an excellent fifth in a 120- plus field for the annual 54-mile London to Brighton road race which starts below Big Ben and follows the undulating A23 towards the North Downs, the Weald, the South Downs and on to the climb of Ditchling Beacon.

Kincaid finished in 7 hr 01 min and, second veteran, won the Athletic Review Cup as well as the award for the best newcomer to the race.

Sphinx AC's Isobel Partridge also had a superb run for 15th place overall as second woman in 7-33.

Sphinx took part in the Midland Counties 4 x 4-mile cross-country relays at Wreake, in Leicestershire, with the A team of Andy Bagley (20-30), Stuart Boon (20-10), Graham Patton (21-42) and Lee Timms (20-36) finishing a creditable tenth place.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 9, 2003
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