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Wilkinson Claims First BUCS Outdoor Medal of the Summer

Joe Wilkinson claimed an excellent bronze medal as Loughborough hosted the BUCS 10k track events in advance of the main championships at Bedford this weekend.

Wilkinson traded positions with early leader Jake Smith and led by up to 15m mid way through the race. However, both were reeled in by Birmingham’s Tobi Cooke in the closing stages, who went on to win with a well judged effort of 30.14.30. Wilkinson was rewarded not just with bronze, but with a significant PB of 30.17.61, nearly a minute quicker than he had previously run.

There were top 8 finishes for Justine Anthony and Katie Moore in the Women’s race, Anthony also setting new best figures, Moore in her debut at the event.