Herne Hill Harriers’ in-form 21 year old middle distance star Katie Snowden has ran another PB to break her own HHH Club senior women’s record, this time at 1500m with a time of 4.17.61. This performance eclipses by just over a second her mark set a year ago at the same venue as her previous record, Longford Park in Manchester at the Trafford open meeting on Tuesday 9 June.
Katie was aiming for something faster still, but in a big field of mainly male runners and off a relatively slow early pace followed by a late race burn up, Katie reckons her final 400m took her no longer than 64 seconds and her final 700m was at around 2.10 800m pace. This was therefore very good race practice and experience as track racing is not always all about fast times in paced races. Katie was just ahead of Irish international Claire Tarplee and also beat top U20 Rosie Johnson, both of whom currently have faster PBs than her. This was a very fine run in Katie’s last race before the England Under 23 Championship 800m final at Bedford on Sunday 21 June where she will hope to book her seat on the plane with the GB U23 team for the European U23 Champs in Tallinn next month.
Also at the Stretford track Hannah Edwards clocked 2.11.01 for 4th in the BMC women’s 800m B race. Hannah went through 200m (30-ish) and 400m (62-63) maybe a tiny tad too fast, but the combination of her excellent UKWAL races at Kingsmeadow on Sunday and at the Trafford BMC will give her a good training effect for hopefully PB runs to come pretty soon.