Astbury claims Midland Champs gold in strong BRAT juniors’ performance

Astbury claims Midland Champs gold in strong BRAT juniors’ performance

Whereas the senior event in Sutton Park is a team based relay, the juniors run an individual 5k, the Midland 5k Championship. This is the best runners from across the entire midlands region competing in a championship race. Needless to say, it is a high quality event that attracts the best athletes. Several BRAT juniors took part on what is an extremely challenging course featuring some leg-sapping hills. 

George Astbury pulled clear in a final sprint on the hill to the finish line to capture his first major medal. A time of 16:15 gave him a 1 second victory in an extremely competitive u17s race. He also took a huge chunk off his 5k PB, which is even more impressive given the nature of the course. In the same race, Morgan Hill and Dylan Teasdale finished 7th and 18th respectively to bring home a bronze medal for the team. 

Another first time Midlands Champs Medallist was Jack Price who came home strongly in silver medal position in a time of 16:46. Josh Taylor was agonizingly close to a medal finishing 4th individually u13 race. The team of Josh, Seb Horton, Diego Dalmedo & Ben Eden also finished 4th in the team event, so close to a medal! Arriella Dalmedo was the sole runner on the girls side of things running a solid time of 22:10 to finish in 14th position.

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