Harrow AC hosted an open graded meeting on Thursday comprising 800m and 1500m. Harrow had planned staggered arrival times, designated warm-up areas, and specific leaving times to maximise safety. Races were run with a maximum of six athletes in both distances.
In a total of 120 athletes Chiltern Harriers provided an impressive 17 middle distance runners all keen to get racing after a frustrating summer of few opportunities.
There were some good runs and even a few PBs in a well-organised meeting that was dampened by very wet weather.
Race 1 – Savarnah Pandya (U15) won the first race of the evening in 2.48.8
Race 2 – Hannah Ashby (U15) was third with 2.43.8.
Race 3 – There were two Chilterns in this one, Ellie Shield (U15) second in 2.35.4, just outside her PB, and Rosa Williams (U15) sixth in 2.43.3.
Race 4 – Soraya Lockwood (U20) was third in 2.35.8 and Marea Logan (U15) fifth in 2.42.0.
Race 6 – The Henderson twins (U17) were fourth and fifth, both off their best, Holly running 2.24.9, Abbie 2.27.1.
Race 7 – U15 Issac Jessop-Tranter won this one in an impressive PB of 2.15.4, and U20 Joe Day ran a PB of 2.20.8 to be fifth.
Race 8 – U17 Thomas Askey dropped his PB by nearly five seconds to win Race 8 in 2.06.4.
Race 9 - More U17 PBs came in this one – Finn O’Brien second in 2.08.7 (a ten second PB) and Charlie Stone fourth in 2.09.8.
Race 12 – U20 Tom Hunter ran another PB in the last 800m of the evening to be sixth in 2.04.8.
Race 3 – U15 Maddie Hughes was fourth in 5.02.6.
Race 4 – U15 Thomas Redmond ran a PB of 4.31.9 to win Race 4 by a good margin.
Race 7 – In-form senior Aran Davidson ran big PB to be fourth in 4.17.1.