Former Olympian Anthony Whiteman creates history at Doncaster Town Centre Road Race

Anthony Whiteman celebrates winning his second race of the evening.
Anthony Whiteman celebrates winning his second race of the evening.
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Former Olympian Anthony Whiteman became the first runner to win both races in last night’s 21st Doncaster Town Centre Road Race meeting.

The Grimsby-based Shaftesbury Barnet ace won the vets’ 5k in a time of 15 minutes 41 seconds and the open 5k, which started half-an-hour later, in 14.56.

Whiteman, 43, competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.

Doncaster’s Simon Wright produced an improved performance to finish sixth overall and win the vet-50 title in a time of 16.21, with club-mate Mick Page, 20th overall in 18.05, taking the honours in the vet-60 race.

Doncaster’s Phil Bussey (20.39) was second in the vet-65 race. Doncaster’s Bertie Houghton (15.28) was sixth in the open race.

Natalie Burns (Lincoln) won the women’s open race in 17.21 with Doncaster-based Jenny Blizard (18.12) finishing fifth. Molly Butterworth (Doncaster AC) won the under-20 race.

Barnsley’s Kerry Storrar (18.49) took the honours in vets’ race.

Armthorpe-based Luke Quinn (14), second last year, won the 1-mile fun run in six minutes 11 seconds with Doncaster’s George Westerman (6.18) finishing second.

A record 600 plus runners competed across the three events.