Matt goes Sub 2 at Midlands Senior League!

Round two of the Midland Senior League Track and Field League saw an improved performance from Kettering, who took third place on a hot, scorching day at Corby. The Harriers retain an outside chance of promotion, but it will be very difficult to overhaul Corby and Newport, who fill the top two places.

There were some impressive performances from the middle distance runners. Pride of place went to Matt Stewart who smashed through the 2:00 minute barrier in the men's 800m setting his 4th consecutive PB with 1:59.8 to finish 3rd in the A race with a tremendous final bend and closing down 2nd place Dale Willis towards the finishing line and reach a significant milestone which had remained agonisingly close in the previous two races. Also in the men's 800 B race Jake Hollins was in impressive form knocking an amazing 10 seconds from his pevious best to finish 4th in 2:05.8 with a fine race. Also setting a lifetime best was Josh Coles who finished 3rd in the mens A 3k with 9:45.3, supported well with David Edwards who finished first in the B race with10:06.8, with sister Sian also easily winning the womans A 3k in a Season's Best of 10:06.8, and amazingly an identical time as her brother! Kayli Walford also ran well in the B race to score a double win with a SB of 11:34.8.

In the 1500m Liam Kirk was in good form to finish 4th in the A race with a new lifetime best of 4:31.1, with David Edwards also finishing 4th in the men's B race 4:39.4. In the women's race Fran Ashworth and Claudia Kelsall both finished 2nd in the A &B race with 5:20.8 & 5:30.5. In the Women's 800 Abigail Colema,n looking for some speed work, also set a new lifetime best with 2:27.1 to finish 4th in the A race, Jess Gordon easily won the B race with 2:30.0. Also competing, over a shorter distance of 400m, was Lauren Mehmet who recorded 69.0 for 3rd position, with Edward Cherry coming 5th in the mens A race with 53.4.

Details of performances from other team members will follow...

Well done to all who competed.