You have to feel that a good run is on the cards to make the long journey from Bristol to Manchester (or from Truro in one case) for a British Miler’s Club Grand Prix. Such events have a reputation for encouraging PBs and an 80% success rate on Saturday 31st May 2014 did nothing other than enhance this reputation.In the 800 metres Molly Long was in the Women’s B race and came home third in 2:05.67 to shave a few tenths off her PB. In the 1,500s the club provided two winners as Dan Studley won the B race in 3:43.64 for a new PB (Dan’s time would have placed him fifth in the A race). Adam Speake took the E race in 3:56.39 and would have been delighted with that time which was a PB; in the same race Ben Westhenry clocked 4:03.18 as he finished thirteenth in a new season’s best.
Also finishing thirteenth was Steve Mitchell – who expressed disappointment at fishing in that position – but with his time of 14:16.17 taking 16.01 seconds off his PB Steve and new coach James Thie must be reassured that things are headed in the right direction as Steve continues his transition to the longer events.