Elgoibar, Spain – Sunday 22nd January 2017
The Senior Women’s was a top class race with Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia the clear winner in 25.10. Next came Ruth Jebet the Kenyan athlete now running for Bahrain, her time was 25.21 while Trihas Gebre Aunoon of Bilbao was third in 26.00. Running for her local club – where she now lives – Jess Andrews of AA Palamos placed fifth, 13 seconds back and Kate MALTBY (Club: Bristol & West AC, Coach: Christopher Frapwell) finished first of the English athletes in sixth place with a time of 26.25. Next was Lauren Deadman in seventh place in 26.28 and Rachel Felton was 2 seconds behind her in eighth. Lauren Howarth completed the English quartet in twelfth place in 27.06.
Roxbury, Massachusetts – Saturday 28th January 2017
Kate finished seventh in an indoor 3,000 metres in the USA clocking 9:00.81 as she ran yet another PB but that first sub-9 minute clocking eluded her – just.