Jake joins the record breakers..

 Jake Trent ensured he did not miss out on the record breaking season being enjoyed by the Middle Distance Squad, when he broke the U15B 800m Club Record previous held by middle distance star Edward Cherry with a scintillating run at the BMC meeting in Eltham South London where he sliced half a second from the record with a superb 2:04.37 and he now moves to the Top 30 in the UK rankings. Also running well at the meeting was was U17 Ethan Mehmet who also set impressive new figures for 800m with a 2 second PB with 2:05.82

Jake in his first season on Track has really come to the fore with a fantastic improvement in his 800m times, and was desperate to beat the 2010 record and came agonisingly close at the KTH open meeting where he was just 0.2 seconds short. With time running out before his Holidays a quality race was found with a regional BMC meeting in south London, not the usual hunting ground for Kettering, but the venue and race were as usual superb and conditions perfect. Jake was promoted into a slightly faster race and was certainly not phased, setting in well fro the first lap a breaking in a fast 60 seconds he pushed hard on the back straight and made a great final effort in the last 60m to finish 6th, but importantly better the 2:04.9 previous mark.

This makes the total number of Club Records broken by the MD squad this track season to an impressive 10, with 12 performances (8 Athletes) in the squad also ranked in the top 50 of the UK on the power of ten it shows the strength in depth of the squad in what has been a superb season by any measure. The squad will have a well earned break before the road relays & cross country and they know that if they work hard over the coming XC season they can ensure momentum is maintained into 2015.

Congratulations to Jake and the other 9 athletes who have set new Club Records this season.

MD Squad Club Records in 2014 Track

Lewis Hayes - 400m & 800m U20M
Henri Codling - 800m & 1500m U13B
Jack Hope - 1500sc & 2000sc U17M
Emily Williams - 800m U13G
Jake Trent - 800m U15B
Josh Cara - 3000m U17M
Abigail Coleman/ Claudia Nevett/ Jess Gordon/ Fran Ashworth - U20 4x400m