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Now in-form Catie is a Rough’n’Tumble record-breaker!

IN-FORM Bristol & West AC runner Catie O’Donoghue raced to record-breaking victory in the 12th Rough ‘n’ Tumble 10.5 miles multi terrain race at Milton Lilbourne, near Pewsey, on Sunday.

O’Donoghue enjoyed a big gap on her nearest rival – just over six minutes – but only just sneaked inside the previous record set by international runner Ruth Barnes just two years ago.

Catie taking charge of the women’s race in the Rough’n’Tumble race on Sunday

With Barnes having won the South West Cross Country title the week before, in which O’Donoghue finished a very creditable tenth, she will take massive encouragement from shaving off 25 seconds from the previous record.

“I’m dead happy with that!” said O’Donoghue.

“I wasn’t sure what the record was before so to beat it was really exciting. I just went for it and ran my little socks off!

“It is just such a fun race, one of the best in Wiltshire and to get 600 entries is incredible.”