King clocks fast time for Silson team

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RUNNING: Natasha King put in the performance of the day as she led home three Silverstone-based Silson Joggers competing at Sunday’s Great South Run in Portsmouth.

The thousands taking part in Britain’s biggest 10-mile race were treated to relatively kind conditions this year as the usual seaside breezes were fairly light. Even the light drizzle couldn’t dampen the spirits as the annual tour of Portsmouth’s historic dockyards provided a flat course for some fast racing.

King’s time of 1h 20m 58s took a staggering 8m 50s off the time she recorded in her last Great South Run in 2008. While she has run quicker this year she was none the less pleased with her clocking on the sometimes congested course.

Also competing for Silson were Brian Keers, finishing just 25 seconds behind King in 1:21:23, and Hilary Marks, running with her husband and clocking 1:55:28.