Storm Dennis didn’t beat everything

Whilst the planned Westward League fixture at Redruth fell victim to Storm Dennis the Bodmin Half Marathon did take place in horrible conditions.

We had five intrepid runners there

58th     David Engledew     1.48.54   1st V60
122nd   Alison Engledew   1.59.06  1st Female V60
172nd    Phil Adderley        2.07.33
207th    Lindsay Lane        2.15.16
218th    Richard Lane        2.18.28

On the previous Wednesday evening we had just two runners in the Armada 3K
Phil Adderley set a new pb in 21st place (13.52) and son Dan equaled his pb in 28th place.
Dan’s time was 15.51. Unfortunately there were just 43 runners.

Meanwhile our own Will Battershill smashed his personal best for the 3,000m on Saturday night in American to move to the top of the UK under-23 rankings. Will clocked 7:55.99 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, which also ranks him in the top five of the senior British rankings.It was also more than 10 seconds quicker than he had ever previously run for the distance in a competitive race.Will  who is studying at Harvard University, has enjoyed a great start to the year, breaking PBs in all three of his indoor outings in 2020.His 3,000m time on Saturday evening has put him third on Harvard’s all-time list. He already tops the all-time rankings for the 3,000m steeplechase.



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