Weekend Report - 13th/14th January 2018
Farnham-Rose Back With a Bang
Amongst a host of excellent performances at the weekend, maybe Robbie Farnham-Rose stood out, as he ran 3000 metres indoors in 7.57.02. The time broke the club indoor record and is the second fastest ever time, indoors or out.
Farnham-Rose was competing at Seattle, in the USA, where he has a few weeks remaining of the degree course that he is completing, at the University of Alabama. He finished a close second to US international Craig Engels, with his time moving him to top of the early 2018 UK rankings. The performance would have given him a top ten spot last year. Farnham-Rose aims to be in the UK during February, hoping to race for Tonbridge.
At the same meeting James West, running for Oregon University, finished sixth in the men's mile in 4.04.49.
Chris Olley had a very strong debut run for the Great Britain senior cross country team, when he finished sixteenth in the televised Great Edinburgh event, on Saturday. Olley was fifth GB scorer, ahead of four other British team mates, as they faced the USA and a European Select team.
Phoebe Barker also represented Great Britain in the under 20 women's event, where she placed fifteenth.
Sean Molloy commenced his indoor season with a good victory, at Lee Valley, in the South of England Championships, over 800 metres. Molloy won his heat in 1.54.27, before winning the final with a second half surge in 1.55.05.
Jack Lennard had a busy weekend at the same championships, competing in both the 60 metres and 200 metres. Lennard reached the semi final stage of the short sprint with a 6.97 clocking and placed fourth in the 200 metres final with 22.81, after running 22.77 in the semi final.
Joanne Ware set a personal best when winning the Long Jump competition, at the Loughborough Open Meeting, on Saturday, recording 5.73 metres. This was a nine centimetre improvement on her indoor best and her only jump that has been further was an outdoor, wind assisted effort of 5.81m.