Southampton City's under-15 girls team came away with a brilliant second place from the South of England Road Relay Championships at Aldershot's Rushmoor Arena.

They eventually finished runners-up to a strong Aldershot team having led on the first leg with a great run by Louise Webb, pictured, who clocked the fastest leg of the day from 190 runners in her age-group.

Michelle Hallet ran a brave second leg, keeping the team in contention in second place and that position was maintained by Rebecca Gough, who finished over 30 seconds clear of third-placed Shaftesbury & Barnet Harriers. The club also fielded a second under-15 girls' team, which finished 54th, while City's under-17 girls came a creditable seventh. Their two under-13 girls' teams were 23rd and 53rd respectively and they also fielded sides in the under-13 boys' and women's section.

Southampton City times

Under-13 girls (2.3k) - A team: A Burford 9.56, K Porter 9.46, L Coxhead 9.09; B team: E Vickers 11.08, K Webb 12.36, S Oland 10.54.Under-15 girls (3k) - A team: L Webb 10.45, M Hallet 12.11, R Gough 11.07; B team: K Brace 12.5, H Walters 14.09, K Shafford 13.5Under-17 women (3k) - A team: S Mucci 11.22, J Bowers 12.06, L Bowers 11.19; B team: D Mucci 12.13, C Benning 12.00Under-13 boys (3k) - A team: H Fisher 11.46, M Pelligrini 12.15, G Whelan 12.52, J Whelan 14.05Under-15 boys (3k) - A team: S Gallant 10.39, L Mucci 11.29, P Batten 11.26Women (4k) - C Gallant 16.21, D Hallett 17.43, K Washford 19.53, H Byrne 18.55

l The under-17 women took the highest placing of the three New Forest Juniors teams, placing tenth out of 36. Lead-off runner Hayley Pointer finished second in her leg, Sarah Price (12.37) dropped to ninth and Charlotte Bate (12.06) brought them home.

The under-15 girls found the going tough, finishing 59th out of 60 through Stephanie Smith (13.37), Rachael Smallwood (14.08) and Lizzie Sollars (16.06), while the under-13s were 35th out of 53. Amelia Faulkner-White clocked 10.21 and second-leg runner Alice Cole (9.29) had a storming run to push the team up 20 places to 34th. Stephanie Smallwood held tight in 35th with a time of 10.13.