The penultimate Watford Open took place in typically fine conditions on Wednesday 24th August.
Despite it being the end of the season, there was a good turnout from Chiltern athletes and even some season’s bests and personal bests achieved.
U17 Isaac Jessop-Tranter honed his speed ready for Saturday’s England Athletics Champs 800m at Bedford with a PB of 53.32 in 400m.
Richard Slade was a runaway winner of the only 3000m race of the evening with a PB of 8.38.32.
U15 Issy Robinson ran 5.12.13 and there was a season’s best of 5.17.30 for U15 Lucy Wilkinson. U13 Maya Davis was a fraction outside her best with 5.21.71.
U20 Liv Cameron ran her first 1500m for five years and impressed with a well-paced 5.00.10. Also doing well in this one were U15s Emily Ford 5.04.78 and Marlie Nkoane 5.056.26.
There were PBs in this one for U13s Charlie Quantrill 4.53.75 and Kara Gorman 4.54.20. U15 Rory Hilton was off his best with 4.59.18.
U15 Aidan Suleyman ran a PB of 4.50.96 and U17 Frankie Baxter was close to her season’s best with 4.54.93.
U15 Alex Hughes ran well for a PB of 4.35.80.
Good runs from U13 Tom Ford 4.40.44, U15 Callum Powell 4.43.01, and U15 Isaac Collier 4.46.60, all a little off their best .
U17 Matt Evans confirmed his good training form with a nine second PB of 4.24.31.
U23 Alex Aldred ran his first 1500m since 2019 and did well with 4.12.99.
U20 Louis Peterson ran a PB of 4.01.43.