The club had nine athletes in action this past week both on the road and the track. Ross Braden ran a fine marathon at the Cheshire Elie race clocking 2.21.12 making him the 9th fastest club runner over the distance with the 34th best time. Fellow club member Phil Sesemann helped with pacing to 19.5 miles as you can see in the picture below.

Last week at the Birmingham University and BMC event, Yasmin Austridge took a big chunk off her club record of 6.51.82 set in 2018, with a sterling 6.45.81 over the 2,000m steeplechase, while Angus Harrington came within a stride or two of breaking the magic 1.50 barrier over 800m with a new pb of 1.50.20. Matthew Francis at the same meeting clocked 4.03.71 over 1,500m for a seasons best, while at a meeting at Harrow Niamh Bridson Hubbard ran a great pb over 3,000m with 9.29.08.

On the US collegiate circuit Divine Oladipo threw the shot out to 16.34m and the discus to 52.43m at a meeting in Champaign, Illinois, Katy Ann McDonald continued her fine early season form with a 2.05.74 over 800m at a meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and at the same meeting Immanuela Aliu clocked a windy 24.02 over 200m. On the same day just down the road in Houston, Lewis Mills broke the 4 minute barrier over 1,500m for the first time with a new pb of 3.58.27.

Nick Brooks