Chamberlain becomes Harriers’ second fastest 1500m athlete ever

Ted Chamberlain completed a dominant victory at Saturday’s BMC Trafford Grand Prix Final in the Men’s 1500m C race, moving him up to second on the list of all-time fastest Holmfirth Harriers over that distance.

A big new personal best of 3:45.68 – a 1.47 second improvement on his previous lifetime best of 3:47.15 – was enough for Ted to leapfrog Mark Buckingham’s 3:46.67 from 2005 and move him a step closer to Nick Goodliffe’s Club Record of 3:42.76, also run in 2005.

Chamberlain was well-positioned towards the front of the 12-man pack in Saturday’s race, tucked in behind Gateshead’s Luca Minale for the opening 1000m.

When attacks did come from Radley’s Rowan Miell-Ingram and Ireland’s Philip Marron, Chamberlain remained calm, easing himself to the front at the bell before winding up the pace progressively and kicking hard for home in the last 200m to confirm a third 1500m victory of the season ahead of Ipswich’s Matt Snowdon and Luca Minale. The top four athletes in the race each ran either a personal best or season’s best.

Chamberlain will take to the track for the last time this year in a middle distance race over 800m at the final BMC Trafford Gold Standard on Tuesday (15th August).

Ted hits the front with 400m to go.

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