Emily Diamond continues to burn up the boards this winter. Her latest victory in the Birmingham Games produced another fantastic PB of 24.48. Again, a new club record and a time that would have placed her third in the Aviva international well ahead of the British team runner Vicky Barr. Well done and now for sub 24!
Two more impressive performances from Jon Wills and Oli Mott in one of the country’s top road races: the Alsager 5. Jon was just six seconds outside his best despite the cold windy conditions, finishing as high as 6th in 24:25, only a few seconds behind Ryan Macleod, who finished 3rd in last week’s Midland X-C championship, while Oli achieved a career milestone by dipping under 25 minutes for the first time for 13th place in 24:59.
Victory too for our most recent signing Tom Merson, who won the Fulfords Exmouth 5 in 25:26, another impressive time considering the windy coastal course. Tom is going to be a real asset to the first team squad.
Helen Fines again proved she is a mistress of all surfaces by taming the May Hill Massacre multi-terrain race in the Forest of Dean, leaving her rivals well adrift. Good prep work for Parliament Hill.
There may be further exploits to herald from the Birmingham Games. Let’s keep the bandwagon rolling.