A big turnout of Chiltern middle distance runners attended the second Harrow open of the season on Thursday. Both 800m and 1500m were on offer and the Chiltern presence was fairly even across the two.
There were some excellent runs and many inexperienced athletes gained useful race competition.
Conditions were sunny and still but fairly cool.
U15 Rebecca Lawson made her season track debut and ran a PB of 2.53.50.
Newcomer Lydia Cross (U13) impressed with a determined run to win Race 2 in 2.38.71. Fellow U13 Charlie De Sousa also made his track debut and ran 2.52.15.
Danny Carruthers (U15) ran positively to record a PB of 2.32.77 to be second, U13 Ellie Danner made an impressive debut to run 2.35.60.
U15 Izzy Martin ran strongly for a PB of 2.29.95.
U17 Olivia Edwards had her first rack run for a couple of years to run 2.32.52. U15 Olivia Clarke was close behind to log 2.33.12. Felix Danielli (U13) made his track debut to run 2.38.12.
Lily Jessop-Tranter (U15) continued her great early-season form to run a big PB of 2.25.97. U15 Alex Hughes ran a PB of 2.30.16 and U15 Lesedi Nkoane ran 2.32.84.
Ethan McCall (U15) ran a PB of 2.16.55; U17 Henry Webb ran a good race of around 2.15 but was DQ’ed for an early break.
Possibly race of the evening for Chiltern saw big PBs for Thomas Askey (U17), first in 2.00.27, and U15 Isaac Jessop-Tranter who had a stunning run to log 2.05.24 and put himself at the top of the national rankings.
U20 Charlie Stone was sixth in 2.11.77.
Debutants Jocelyn Davies (U15), Evelyn Wildman (U13) and Rex Considine (U13) all acquitted themselves well in their track debuts with 5.35.64, 5.40.11, and 5.47.89 respectively.
Tom Ford (U13) made an assured track debut to run 5.03.43 to win race 3.
U13 Marlie Nkoane finished with a flourish to log a PB of 5.25.91.
U15 Emily Ford ran well to run a PB of 5.13.55 whilst U17 Ellie Shield ran a season’s best 5.19.55.
Holly Henderson (U17) ran positively to run a good PB of 4.49.25. Vet 50 Ian Lawson continued his track season with a hard-earned 4.56.25, and U15 Callum Powell was next placed with a PB of 4.58.28. U15 Frankie Baxter ran 5.06.17.
A week ago Max Baxter, Daniel Munn and Maddie Hughes shared the same 3000m race, and this week the trio repeated the dynamic with excellent runs of 4.47.91(PB), 4.52.77 (PB), and 4.54.38 (SB) respectively.
After a long battle with knee problems U20 Jamie Carruthers had his first track race for years and looked good to be second in a PB of 4.34.47.
Oakley Denson (U17) won in a PB of 4.25.26 and Euan Pinder (U15) was also in PB form to log 4.30.28 to be third. Vet 50 Nick Hughes ran well to run 4.37.78.
U17 Tom Emery and U20 Ben Jackson ran well to be fourth and fifth in PBs of 4.30.50 and 4.31.43 respectively.
Yet another Chiltern in PB form was U20 Finn O’Brien who ran 4.30.15, only a slightly fast first lap preventing a sub 4.30 clocking.
U20 Angus Williams ran a solid 4.10.46 in this one. Alden Collier (U15) ran 4.30.88 but has the potential to go much faster in a more evenly paced race.