Harris & Ben Compete in National Finals


Harriers trio of Harris Morrison, Jude Dolan and Ben Cameron secured excellent performances at the National Indoor Age Group Championships held in the Emirates Indoor Arena.

Harris and Jude contesting the under 15 boys 800m both made huge improvements over the four lap event. Harris running for the first time in this age group was up to cruising speed and held a steady pace over the first 400m. Harris increased his speed approaching the last 200m to move into a qualifying spot to make the final in a new lifetime best.  In his final the pace from his competitors was a step up from the heat, however Harris stuck to his own race plan over the first half of the race, which proved fruitful as he began to pull in his competitors to finish a creditable 6th in a time under his previous best prior to this competition.

In the other 800m heat Jude was focused  from the gun and after a few laps was clearly ahead of previous best times, benefiting from his endurance strength Jude pushed himself into the final 200m and ran clear to cross the line improving his lifetime best by an incredible 10 seconds.

Ben participating over the longer 1,500m Final, in his first taste of indoor competition relied on his cross country endurance to tackle the new challenge of the seven and a half laps indoor. With a gutsy performance Ben created a new best to now work towards  lowering his time below the 5 minute barrier.

Results: 1500m Ben Campbell 5.06; 800m Harris Morrison 2.14 (heat) 2.15 (Final) Jude Dolan 2.30 (Heat)

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