Steve Mitchell satisfied with PB in first race of 2011

A day after returning from a month’s training in Kenya, Steve Mitchell declared himself ‘satisfied’ with an 8.15.77 PB in the Welsh Indoor 3,000 metres race in Cardiff on Saturday 29th January 2011. After a fairly sedate first 2k Steve decided to test the field and broke away from all but 1.48/3.38/8.01 performer Chris Warburton before the latter came home the winner in 8.14.22. Steve who used this race as the first step towards trying to gain qualification for the UK European Indoor Championship Team over 1,500 metres at Birmingham on 12 February pointed out that his time was 10 seconds quicker than in the equivalent race last year. Steve will now get a couple of speed sessions under his belt before racing the 1,500 metres at the Birmingham Indoor Games on Saturday 5th February – his final preparation for the UK Indoor Trials.

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