Sunday, 11 September 2016
English Champs and Manchester International 3000m
This year at the Inter-service championships at RAF Cosford, I decided to fill a free spot in the 1500m. I had done a bit of speed work and wanted a to get rid of my pb of 4.17, set back in 2001! I managed a 4th place finish and a big pb of 4.03.
31 July 16, I competed for the UK Armed Forces at the English Championships and CAU Inter-services at Bedford. I was entered into the the prestigious mile event and was hoping to have the advantage of competing at my home club's track. However this was a drop in distance for me and I was up against a quality field. I finished in a pb of 4.22.4.
I stayed with the pack for the first 1km, but was starting to fall of the pace. However, the pack then re-grouped and I got back onto the back. I stayed with them until the last 600m, when moves at the front split the pack again. I finished within 100m of the winner and have beaten my previous pb by 20sec to get 8.30.6.
I was really pleased with this as it was the last race of the season and will help with the winter training. This winter I look to do some XC and indoor races.