Third Cheltenham Midsummer Open Graded Meeting

22 Jul

Seeking an injection of speed, near perfect weather conditions greeted our two middle distance ladies at Cheltenham on Wednesday 18th July 2018.

Both were looking for fast even paced races, and both walked away with sparkling new PBs.

Charlotte Taylor-Green went first in the mixed ‘A’ race. The 600 metres Outdoor race is a much stranger affair than its indoor counterpart, as you hear the bell after 200 metres of running, a point reached by Charlotte in a little over 29 seconds. The 400 metre time was an equally impressive 59 seconds, and although slowing a little on the run for the line, she had just enough in reserve to hold off a late challenge from Coventry’s Jake Minshull. Both were awarded the same time of 1:30.5 this was a P.B. knocking 4.85 seconds off her 3 year old mark.

Not to be outdone, Sarah Everitt put her toes to the line in the second heat. Always ‘Rusty’ at the start, Sarah ran at the back of the group and a little wide Still she went out with intent and hit the bell in 35 seconds. Up the back straight Sarah was looking strong and by 400 metres, reached in 70 seconds, just had to hold on as best she could to erase her previous best. Her efforts were rewarded with a time of 1:46.7.

David Taylor