Fran-tastic Silver medal performance!

Fran Ashworth put behind her the dissapointment of her early season hamstring injury which prevented her competing in all of the early season championships including English Schools, by finishing runner up in the Midland Counties Championships U15 Girls 800m final. Fran eased through the qualifier in a comfortable second place with 2.28, and returned 3 hours later to contend the final where she finished second to the highly ranked Charlotte Catton-Smith with a time of 2.22 to take her first major championship medal. Fran was short on training and race fitness so this was a great effort.

Also competing were the U17 800m specialists Eddie Cherry and Matt Stewart who both ran well to finish 5th & 6th respectively, Eddie setting a new PB of 2.03.5 in the process. Matt recorded a time of 2.05.

Josh Cara and Jack Hope were also in action in the U15 boys 3000m, and the new club record holder Josh was just placed out of the medals in 4th position in a time of 10.03.5, with Jack in 5th with 10.18.

Lorna Milne clocked 13.02 in her heat of the 75m hurdles, just outside her best, whilst Daisy Gilbert took 7th in the Javelin with a throw of 18m. Getting his first taste of competition at this level was Travis Bowley, who placed 10th in the Under 13 boys quadrathlon.

Well done to all the Harriers who competed.