Morpeth Harrier James Young produced an excellent new personal best time of 3m58.25s, to win the fastest 1500m race of the night at the fourth and final BMC Regional Standards Meeting,
held at Chester Le Street’s Riverside Track Facility,
on the evening of Monday 3rd July 2017.
The North-Eastern Counties 800m Silver Medallist, not only dipped under the four-minute barrier for the first time in his blossoming young career, he also took a massive four seconds off his previous best, which he had set at Leeds in early May,
in the opening Northern Senior League match of the season.
Young was one of four personal best performances achieved by athletes from Morpeth Harriers,
on an excellent dry night, with very little wind factor evident.
In the second fastest race of the night, Morpeth Harrier Alistair Douglass finished third,
posting a new personal best time of 4m09.10s.
For Douglass, it represented a five second improvement on a time that he had set as far back as 2008,
in an Inter County School’s competition, when he had been an Under 17 athlete.
Nearly one second behind Douglass, was his Morpeth Harriers
club colleague Jordan Scott, who was credited with fourth place.
Five seconds behind Scott was fellow Morpeth Harrier Thomas Straughan,
who finished 6th, posting a seasons best of 4m14.09s.
In the fourth fastest race of the night, Morpeth Harrier Ross Charlton
produced new 1500m figures of 4m22.80s, when finishing fourth.
Finally, another Morpeth personal best of 4m26.89s was achieved by
Connor Marshall, who finished fifth in the fifth fastest race.