It was a bit of a windy Wednesday evening by Watford BMC Gold Standards but the meet saw some very good HHH performances.
Katie Snowden won the women’s A 800m in 2.03.42 by almost a second. She looked positive and strong and was the only one to go with the pacemaker through the bell in sub 60 while the others just raced each other. Always good to win and a timely confidence boost before her next race in Germany on Saturday.
Lewis Lloyd was a great 2nd in the B 1500m with a PB of 3.46.01, a time which would have placed equal 4th in the A race, while Georgie Grgec continued her fine racing form with 7th in the women’s 1500m in 4.26.71 which was also another PB.
In the open 800m races Helena Corbin opened her season with a very solid 2.17.92 finishing strongly enough to suggest a sub 2.15 in a couple of races time.
Alex Hobley won his race in 2.06 and Andrew Clarke was pipped on the line in his in 1.58 after leading until the final 80m or so and very nearly came back to grab the win.
As a post script Katie’s race in Germany when employing similar tactics of following the pacemaker ahead of the rest of the field for a PB attempt didn’t quite yield the same sort of result as after giving the race her best she wound up 12th in 4.09.27. The result didn’t come, but the training effect and learning experience will stand her in good stead going into the European Trials meet in Birmingham at the end of this month.