Jack Smash & Grab at Watford!

Jack Hope continued on his great current form over the longer 3 k distance by smashing his still new Club U15 3k Record with a fantastically judged race at the Watford graded meeting with a hugely impressive 9:32.56 shaving over 20 seconds from the previous mark, and going to 11th in the UK rankings. Jack who was racing against the hugely impressive Emilia Gorecka who dipped under 9:00 for the first time, paced the race perfectly over the first Km and started to close in on Club Colleague Josh Cara who had set off at 9:20 pace, and managed to pass him with 500m to go and produce a quality final lap to finish 19th out of the huge field, and 2nd U15M of the night. Josh Cara running his first 3k of the season faded slightly towards the end of the race, but also run a new lifetime best and can take heart from the fact that he also beat the previous Club Record with a fine 9:46.04. Abigail Coleman also trying out her first ever track 3k ran well to record a respectable 11:48.88.

Also in action were some of the KTH 800m specialist looking for a good quality race over 1500m. Jess Gordon showed she is still on a massive improvement curve and knocked over 15 seconds from her previous best with an excellently paced race, but agonisingly fell short of her target sub 5:00 clocking buy recording 5:00.00 dead, and will no doubt now practice her dip on the line! Also setting a new PB was Fran Ashworth who is still deciding if she likes the longer distance race, looked comfortable in setting 4:53.73 for third place in her race and will look to complete another 1500m in the next few weeks to build on this. Sophie Munn, also proved she is in sparkling form by also setting her fastest 1500m time for 7 years with a strong surging run in the last 300m to finish 5th in her race with 4:52.51, and will also look to build on this to try and improver her 2005 PB of 4:49.6!

K T Harrier in action at iconic Peter Coe invitation mile
Josh Coles was in action over the weekend at the invitation BMC Peter Coe Mile held in the Roger Bannister tack at the University of Oxford where the historic 4:00 mile was first broken, Josh was running in a U17 race and ran a superb race to finish 7th and slice nearly 18 seconds from his PB with 4:34.14, and move to 8th in the UK rankings for his age group.

Well done to all athletes.