Bronwen nets UK all-time record

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Two of Scarborough Athletic Club’s junior athletes competed in the latest Gold Standard Meeting of the British Milers Club, which was held at the Trafford Athletic Stadium, in Stretford Manchester.

The British Milers is the premier middle distance athletics club in the country, whose aim is to improve the world standing of United Kingdom Middle Distance running. The club stages top class graded races at regional venues in order that promising athletes can experience top class completion in their currently ability.

In a graded 3,000 metre race, Bronwen Owen recorded a significant personal best time of 9 minutes 34.32. This time improved her United Kingdom under-17 ranking for the distance to second.

In addition she now tops the all-time ranking list for a 15-year-old girl, having bettered the existing record set six years ago by the current Great Britain international Charlotte Purdue.

For the second time in three days, Jack Robertson recorded a personal best performance on the track. After improving his time for 800 metres at York, he competed in a graded 1500 metres race and dipped under four minutes for the first time.

Jack who was competing as an under-20, clocked 3 minutes 59.79. Jack who is not 17 until July, has now risen to a close up fifth in the under-20 Yorkshire rankings for the distance. He is also the second ranked at 800 metres.