Mike Willsmore – BUCS Indoor 1,500 Metre Champion

23 Feb

Mike Willsmore, running for Plymouth University, scored a fine win in the British Universities Indoor Track & Field Championships held at the National Indoor Arena in Sheffield over the weekend of the 19th and 20th February 2011. Winning his heat in 3.56.12, Mike needed to rely on a fastest qualifier spot after finishing fourth in his semi-final in 3.55.98. However, into the final and the tactical race played into his hands as he came away with a fine win and the gold medal in 3.57.56.

Also competing were club half-milers John Brierly and Chris Dodd – both representing the University of Bristol. John was the first to compete finishing sixth in Heat 3 in 2.05.06. Chris Dodd in Heat 6 progressed to the semis with a fourth place in his heat in a time of 1.57.31. Later the same afternoon Chris finished fifth in his semi in 1.58.36.