Huge success at the BMC PB Classic

Nine of the Junior Endurance team travelled to the Paula Radcliffe stadium in Loughborough this weekend to take part in the PB Classic.

The day started with the Carney twins running 3000m. The pace maker was required to run laps in 71/72 which suited Edward perfectly as he finished in 8.52 with a 9 second PB. George finished with a SB in 9.19.

Next up was Bradley Andrews-Callec who was in the 2000m U18 steeplechase event. A conservative start put him at the back of the pack but he soon found his rhythm and finished in 6.12 with a huge 12 second PB for this barrier height.

Florence Williams was the fourth athlete on the start line and was competing in the 1500m at her first BMC event.  A strong start from the young athlete gave her a comfortable race to finish in 4.46 just three seconds of previous best.

A slight delay in proceedings meant the next set of athletes were pushed back a little but it was soon time for Rory Baines to race in the 800m D race. A good first lap saw him go through in 59 seconds and he finished in 2.05 with a 1 second PB.

Zane Simpson and Teddy Wilson stood together for their 1500m race. The pace maker was requested to take them through in 72 second laps. Simpson finished in 4.40 with a 3 second PB and Wilson finished in 4.45 taking four seconds off his Hampshire PB.

The last race of the day was Ava Hadjam and Bekah Pierce both debuting at the BMC. Hadjam had a solid start to the 800m race but hit the wall at 600m.  Pierce was conservative through the first 400m and overtook the field to finish first in 2.30 and a 6 second PB.

Overall the team had six personal best times and one seasons best. A very successful event for these young talented individuals.

As  always as our thanks goes to the coaches and Jersey Sport for their continued commitment and support

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