Middle Distance group in BMC action

A number of the middle distance squad were in action at the young athlete PB classic at Birmingham University, again in less than ideal conditions on cool and blustery evening.

Josh Cara (U15) looking for a speed session and running in his less favoured event of 800m impressed by knocking over 9 seconds from his previous best to finish 4th in the men’s F 800m and record a very respectable 2:11.50, in his last race before English schools. U17 Fran Ashworth was in also in action in the 800m and shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on English schools qualification by winning the woman’s B race in fine style with a new Seasons Best and her seconds fastest time ever of 2:17.72, and will look to build on this for the Midland Counties Championships.

In the 1500m races, Josh Coles has to settle for a flat race after the scheduled 1500 steeple chase was cancelled, and ran well to finish 6th in a tough men’s 1500 A race and record 4:18.35 and now looks forward to the English Schools 1500 steeple chase in a weeks’ time. Also in action was the U17 pairing of Kayli Walford and Abigail Coleman in the woman’s 1500 B race, and both ran well with Kayli again dipping below 5 minutes with 5th position in 4:59.75, and Abigail finishing in 9th with 5:07.36. In the woman’s C 1500 Gemma Vaughan looked in great shape and ran a terrific tactical race with a strong last lap to record her quickest time in over two years with 3rd place in 5:15.42, with U13 Tabatha Walford tiring towards the end but battled through to finish in 11th place with 5:26.34.

Well done to all who competed.