when they finished second and third respectively in the Men’s 1500m B race, at a star-studded BMC Gold Standards Meeting, held at Loughborough in Leicestershire, on the evening of Wednesday 6th June 2018.
Both athletes produced new personal bests of 3m49.80s, and 3m50.14s, as they finished behind Victoria Park and Tower Hamlet’s Under 20 athlete Yusuf Bizimana, who also produced a new personal best of 3m49.65s,
to just deny Beattie a well-deserved win, his first since his vacation return from America,
where he is studying at Tulsa University.
Consolation for both Beattie and club colleague Leonard is that they improved on their previous figures for the three and three-quarter lap distance by three, and a massive ten seconds respectively.
Beattie was sixth fastest Under 23 Man on the night, and Leonard emerged as third fastest Under 20 Man.