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Toby, Seb and Laurence Smith win the Deal Tri virtual relay with one leg ending at Aston Villa Football Club's home ground

The Smith brothers were winners of the Deal Tri virtual relay - racing near and far.

Individuals set off at 45 minute intervals to see how far they could run in that time.

The Smith brothers taking part in a virtual Deal Tri competition (36248464)
The Smith brothers taking part in a virtual Deal Tri competition (36248464)

The winning team of Toby, Seb and Laurence Smith covered an overall distance of 32.57km between them.

Both Toby and Seb started locally but Laurence finished his run at Aston Villa’s football ground.

Twenty teams competed, with 61 members taking part - one of those was competing as a solo challenger. It was the club’s first Virtual Lockdown Relay and was the first event which brought members together, all keeping to the government’s guidelines of social distancing.

The teams consisted of three runners starting at 8:15am, 9am and 9:45am running a total of 45 minutes each on Saturday.

Jill Cliff was the winning female at thethe Deal Tri virtual relay (36248024)
Jill Cliff was the winning female at thethe Deal Tri virtual relay (36248024)

Toby Smith also covered the most individual distance of 12.52km and for the ladies it was Jill Cliff, who ran 10.72km.

Cliff was part of the second placed team, along with Mark Whittaker and Mark Sayer, completing 30.97km.

Taking third were Andy Stewart, Holly Rye and Stuart Neilson who ran 29.70km.

Following in behind were: 4th Kirsten Hayes, Yvonne Elliott and Simon Read 29.55km, 5th Dave, Catherine and Elliott Chapman-Jones 29.36km, 6th Sam Weller, Kerry Campling and Steve Wakeford 29.35km, 7th Graeme Rawlings, Abbie Robertson and Richard Porteous 28.37km, 8th Phil Peach, Heather Ingram and Jon Barnard 27.39km, 9th Maria McGeorge, Jo Donaldson and Eryka Smith 25.40km, 10th Tom Wells, Jane and Steve Wisbey 24.91km, 11th Abi Coleman, Lou Ludwig and Tina Barton 24.40km,12th Neil Jenner, Kerry Cressy and Richard Horton 24.25km, 13th Clare Wiseman, Helen Hill and Nikki Smith 24.22km, 14th Sally Scoggins, Katie and Chris Newton 23.69km, 15th Dan, Jenny and Alfie Rayment 22.43km, 16th Ian Pettitt, Sharon Taylor and Dave Martin 21.97km, 17th Rebecca Simcox, Alena and Dave Smith 21.78km, 18th Lorraine Lyons, Marge Reidy and Kev Gardner 21.70km, 19th Jayne, James and Dave Gill 20.80km, 20th Club juniors Caitlin Eales, Libby and Elena Kelsell 17.22km, 21st Running solo was Barry Bolton who ran 6.14km.

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