Wiltshire Publications

European success for Westbury athlete

Avon Valley Runners’ Fiona Price won a bronze medal and set a personal and club record in the European Masters 10km Championships last month.

The championships, held in Grosseto, Italy were the 47 year-old mother of four’s first attempt at European glory.

Fiona was hoping for a top five finish, but on a day where the wind was more like that akin to the White Horse she managed to run 39:16; a personal best, an Avon Valley Runners club age category record, and most impressively brings home a European Bronze medal in her vet 45-49 age group.

Trained by the Bradford on Avon-based Team GB coach mentor Martin Rush, Fiona has earned herself a reputation as a formidable runner in Westbury, following victories across the globe and a number of broken records in the past year.

Fiona was accompanied on the trip by her husband, Sean Price who said, “This eclipses all her other performances by some margin.”

Fiona is currently Wiltshire 10km champion and ARC national 10 mile champion, and is looking forward to competing later in the summer at the British Masters 10km then on to Lyon, France, where she will run in the World Masters track championship at both 5,000 and 10,000 metres.

With the help of her coach, Fiona is focussing on the 10k distance this year in an attempt to increase her speed, with a long term view of London Marathon 2016.