Oslo of the North

The club had a small turnout last night at Longford Park, Stretford – the so called “Oslo of the North”. On a pleasant and warm evening. A really well attended event with 75 entered for the 3k. A track renowned for long bends and fast times. Well protected by the trees. But the surface of the track is breaking up and really needs a resurface. The cones they have round the bend sometimes can be a hazard. Ted Chamberlain is in unbelievable form and recorded a season best of 1.47.77.  Winning the BMC A race. Not many if any from Holmfirth have achieved that, winning at the elite BMC level of athletics. He’s certainly challenging the idea that we are a club of past glories!! Another revision of his club record. Nicky Goodliffe’s 1500 m record going back to 2005 of 3.42.76 is also slowly getting within his reach. In the 800m we had some strong performances from Kai Sunman who recorded 2.01.51 whose getting close to sub 2.00 this season. He finished second. In heat 9 Ruby Sykes ran a good race for 5th recording 2.20.15.  Good to see Ruby slowly getting back to some track form. Noting Ruby is a 2.15 performer and could be getting close to the 2.12 record if she can stay clear of the injuries.  Gary Graham ran 10.38 (20th in race 3) to round off his first competitive track season since 1989.

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