The race was missing the Welsh competitor, Jake Hayward, who was recently crowned European Youth Champion. So it was just four lads that faced the starter. Will took off at a brisk pace and led the quartet through the first thousand yards. The England North runner, Ossama Meslek, then made an early break for home and, although Will kept the gap constant, had to settle for second in a time of 4.22.44.
Will enjoyed his first taste of ‘international’ competition and was delighted with a large pile of kit to take home.