BY TOM POLLAK
Teenager Georgie Clarke, a finalist in last summer’s English Schools Championship intermediate girls 1,500m, made a solid start in her first race over the distance since the lockdown to finish fourth at Coulsdon on Saturday in 4:46.48.
She was not far off her PB of 4:44.96 set at the English Schools Championships in Birmingham in July 2019.
Her run ranks her in the top 30 among UK U17 women 1,500m runners this summer.
Fellow teenager Lulu Weisz also managed to get inside five minutes clocking 4:59.65 in her first race over the distance since lockdown. She was also not far off her PB of 4:57.09 set at Wimbledon Park in May last year.
Albane Fery, another of the Anne Hegvold-coached group of Hercules Wimbledon athletes, showed a big improvement in clocking 5:06.78 in her 1,500m race, eclipsing her previous best time of 5:21.4 set in Norway in June 2018.
Eloise Davies (U17) post a PB in clocking 5:10.60 in finishing two places behind Fery.
Twins Charlotte and Sophie Conway claimed PBs in their 1,500m races, as did Selma Hegvold (300m).
George Mallett won his 1,500m race in a promising 4:09.76.
Four Hercules Wimbledon runners broke the nine minute barrier for 3,000n in Highgate Harriers’ open meeting at Parliament Hill Fields. Joe Toomey got inside nine minutes for the second time this summer in finishing third in his race in 8:57.1.
Jonny Cornish was the fastest of the 11 Hercules Wimbledon runners in action over the distance finishing sixth in the A race in 8:26.0.
Charlie Eastaugh and Fred Slemeck were seventh and ninth in 8:27.4 and 8:41.0, respectively.
Brothers Ed and George Mallett finished third and sixth in 9:01.0 and 9:01.8 respectively.
Robbie Hynes clocked 9:10.2, not far off his PB set in August 2018.
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