A memorial service with a difference and a new club women’s 800m record!

Wonderful memorial service paying very appropriate homage to Herne Hill Harriers club legend Stan Allen with sombre and light hearted content. Our great man would certainly have approved of the latter, if indeed he may not even have written his own epitaph.

Later in the day Stan, who loved 800m as an event would certainly have rejoiced in tonight’s news that Katie Snowden set a new lifetime best 800m time at the Athlone International GP indoor meet in Ireland, clocking a superb 2.04.35. This performance revises Katie’s own club senior women’s 800m record with so much promise for her outdoors season to come.

Katie’s new PB time is a new Surrey Indoor women’s 800m best and also elevates her to 9th on the Surrey all time list for women’s 800m performances (that covers both indoors ands outdoors).

Geoff Jerwood