Dan Studley and Tom Merson took part in the Armagh 5k on Thursday 20th February 2014. Dan was selected to run for England in an international competition within the race. Dan felt great for the first 3k but as the race pushed on he didn’t quite have the race sharpness he wanted following a period off training with illness, but still ran a two-second PB of 14:28 to go top of the English Under-23 5k Rankings for 2014. Dan finished thirteenth and eighth Briton in a race where 45 athletes broke 15 minutes for 5k, easily the strongest road race in Europe. Behind him Tom Merson finished twenty-first in 14:37 a PB and showed that he too is in fine current form. We hope that both athletes will be competing in the Senior Men’s Team at the Midland Road Relay.
The England team, with Dan as their second scorer, won by 5 points with Wales coming second and Poland third.