Middle Distance Squad update

With the squad coming into top form over the coming few weeks there have been some highly encouraging performances over the past week.

Dylan Bowley took a major step towards the Inter boys 800m qualifying standard (1:57) and broke through the magical Sub 2:00 minute barrier with a terrific run at the BMC Milton Keynes PB classic, running in the men’s C race Bowley got off to a terrible start being copped up and found himself right at the back of the pack with a lot of work to do, not panicking he maintained in contact and split in a modest 60 seconds, working hard on the back straight Bowley put in fantastic final 200m to slice over 2.5 seconds of his PB with 1:59.34. Also setting impressive New PB’s at the same event were Morgan Potter (2:05.03), a huge 5 second improvement from Adam Jawad in his first 800m race of the season (2:19.74) and Ben Brooker with a 2 second improvement with 2:26.17. Tom Jawad was just outside his best with 2:03.65 with a solid run, and Ryan Raulia ran well with 2:19.98.

Dylan Bowley first sub 2:00 minute clocking 1:59.34

In the 1500m Josh Cannell run a fine new PB of 4:27.35 to move ahead of older sibling Edward, and two of the talented youngsters coming through the ranks also ran superb races to record new PB’s with Dylan White & Harriett Round edging closer to the 5:00 barrier with 5:04.35 & 5:05.42 respectively. Emily Williams running in the men’s D race to ensure the pace was quick enough also ran well just outside her PB to record another time well within the European Youth Championship entry standard, she has now ran twice inside the standard for both 800m & 1500m. Josh Clutton & Lucas Rogers were the final athletes in action over 1500m with 5:07.49 & 5:01.44 respectively.

Elsewhere Claudia Nevett set a Massive lifetime best in only her 2nd 3000m race of the season at the Watford open with a huge 14 second improvement over her 2016 PB, Nevett ran a near perfect race with all her splits on target to storm to the top 25 in the UK rankings with 10:10.84 with the promise of a lot more to come.

Claudia Nevett with a huge 14 second improvement in her 3000m time