A Westbury runner has been crowned Wiltshire champion before winning silver at the British Masters Athletics Championships in Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.
Fiona Price, a member of the Avon Valley Runners club, won the two awards within a fortnight of each other, first winning the Wiltshire County Championship 10K at Castle Combe on Wednesday 30th July, with a time of 40:03.1; and then ten days later running a personal best in the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships 5000m. She shaved nine seconds off her 2013 time and ran it in 19:16, winning second in her age group (V45) and bringing home a silver medal.
Fiona, a caterer from Westbury, said, “I’m really happy with my performances, and they’re both events I’m improving in. I didn’t start running until about six years ago, so I’m just enjoying myself and experimenting with different distances.”
Fiona, who runs six times a week, also ran her fourth London Marathon earlier this year, in a time of 3:06.35, placing 12th in her age group category.
She and husband Sean have been members of Avon Valley Runners for four years.
Her next challenges will be the Bristol Half Marathon and Cardiff 10K in September, and she plans to run in Bath Half Marathon and enter the World Masters Athletics in France next year.
Fiona’s Avon Valley teammate Tim Lowrie also ran in the British Masters in Birmingham. He came eighth in the 5000m V35 category, knocking 36 seconds off his personal best to run it in 17:44.