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9th Dec, 2021

Williamson doubles up with second national masters title

LEAMINGTON C&AC runner Monica Williamson is celebrating her second national title in three weeks.

Having won the National 5k title earlier this month, Williamson followed up by taking gold in the W60 category for the 10k road distance at the British Masters (BMAF) Championships on Saturday.

The long journey south for the race, which was held at the Cyclopark near Gravesend in Kent, paid off for Williamson and she added to her impressive tally of National Masters titles.

In cloudy, breezy conditions, the athletes had to negotiate four laps of the circuit which was undulating throughout with long downhill sections and some sharp climbs.

Williamson set out at a steady pace which she maintained throughout and finished strongly, passing several other athletes in younger age categories to complete the race in the fast time of 39 minutes 36 seconds. The Leamington woman finished sixth female runner overall in the race ahead of all women in the W45 and above categories.

This title comes just two weeks after claiming the National 5k road title in Barrowford, Lancashire, and in between, Williamson finished as a scoring counter for Leamington C&AC in the first Midland Ladies league cross country fixture at Crewe.

With a solid period of hard training behind her, Williamson goes into the winter season in good form and her next race will be at the prestigious Telford 10k onDecember 12.

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