In Race 1 U15 Isabelle Nero made an impressive debut, running 67.72. Vet 45 Nick Hughes ran 59.25 in Race 3, and in Race 4 U17 Cameron Hathaway-Enright made a good debut with 58.89. There was dual Chiltern interest in Race 5 with U20 Jake Alderson running 54.20 and U15 Angus Williams 55.05. Race 6 saw U17 Cameron Reid impressive with 52.75.
Next on the programme were the BMC races. First up was the men’s 800m A race and U23 James McCarthy dipped under 1.50 for the second time this season with 1.49.56. The 800m B race saw U20 Will Perkin finish well to be second and log a new PB of 1.51.73.
There then followed thirty (yes, 30) 800m open graded races.
U15 Gabriella Nero looked strong to be third in 2.42.82.
U13 Alice Brown ran a PB of 2.38.69 with fellow U13 Ella Botha just behind in 2.39.94.
U15 Alicia Bushell ran 2.41.11 and U13 Raphael Baker 2.44.40.
U13 Carys Arnold was just off her best with 2.34.17.
U15 Joe Day continued his good progress this season with a PB of 2.30.06.
Under 20 Lizzie Barraclough has had a renaissance this season after several injury problems and ran fluently for a PB of 2.24.58.
Under 20 Hannah Thear ran 2.43.30.
Scarlett Wager Leigh ran season’s be st 2.26.79.
Orla Williams (U13) was just outside her PB with 2.24.69.
Nathan Hackley put in a great second lap to win Race 14 in a PB of 2.14.91.
U23 Jonty Wager Leigh continued the winning ways with a season’s best 2.07.17.
U23 George Gillingwater ran a season’s best 2.05.12.
Senior Allan Stewart had to wait until 10.23pm for the final race of the evening and ran 1.56.54, a couple of seconds off his season’s best.