Chiltern Harriers middle distance runners put on another great
display at the latest Watford open with superb performances in the 800m
James McCarthy ran a new PB and finished second in 1.55.80, confirming his status as one of the leading U17s in the country.
U17 Michael Goddard powered through the second lap to record a great new PB of 1.58.83, winning the race by a second.
U20 George Gillingwater was tantalisingly close to two minutes, running a new best of 2.00.18 in fifth place.
U20 Jack Walker was sixth in a new PB of 2.05.69.
Chris Strong won Race 14 convincingly, front-running to a massive new best of 2.03.39.
U17 Jimmy Davies powered to a new best of 2.08.34 in fourth but Joe Cochrane was below his best in 12th with 2.18.56.
Elie Bou-Gharios (U17) and Sam Henning (U15) were slightly off their best with 2.11.85 and 2.13.96 respectively.
First Year U17 Callum Neal set a new best, winning Race 11 in 2.13.08. U15 Will Perkin ran a solid 2.17.31 after a slow first lap.
U17 Connie Lewis and U15 Jonty Wager-Leigh had a battle up the final straight to be second and third in Race 10, Connie in a new PB of 2.18.29, Jonty in 2.18.51.
Tom Conway (U15) faded slightly in the second lap but still ran a good 2.22.60.
Newcomer Conall Brown (U15 ) ran a good debut in 2.21.37 for third and Hannah Thear (U15) set a big new PB of 2.23.13 in fifth.
U13 Jake Alderson was just outside his PB with 2.33.77.
Amy Fawcett (U15) - 2.32.12, Orla Fawcett (U13) – 2.34.39, and Claire Baxter (U15) – 2.36.04 were all just outside recently set bests but U15 Richard Slade in 2.36.04 did record a PB.
First year U13 Callum Hodson had an impressive run to knock three seconds off his best with 2.35.56.
Abi Jones and Sandie Pohlman, both Under 13s ran superbly to be first and second, both setting big new times of 2.37.31 and 2.37.81. Emily Bannister was close behind, in 2.43.39.
Scarlett Wager-Leigh was sixth, just outside her best time with 2.53.08.
In the 200m U13 Alex Ahern set a new best of 28.29.