Archie Raynor sets new personal best for Mansfield Harriers at British Milers Club Grand Prix

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Mansfield Harriers rising middle distance star Archie Raynor produced another stunning performance at the British Milers Club Grand Prix event this weekend.

Despite competiting against seniors, he won his event in a personal best of 3.57.09.

This time ranks him both fourth in the U17 age group and the fastest 15 year-old in the UK this year.

At the same meeting after a superb winter Ella Hughes also produced a fantastic performance, running very close to her PB finishing the 1500 in 4.37.58.

Ella can now look forward to the track season with confidence with the expectation of further progress.

The third Mansfield athlete competing was senior Martin Cook, who also produced a superb run to knock two seconds of his 800 metre personal best to record 1.54.37.

On the road the Mansfield masters competed in the National Road Relays at the weekend. The four man M45 team were lead of by Phil Shaw followed by Andy Wetherill, Alan Smith and Paul Butcher.

In a highly competitive race the team produced a storming performance to finish fifth overall and narrowly missing out on a national medal.

Last week also saw the second of the Booths road league at Ilkeston, again Mansfield had a large turnout of athletes to the event and were rewarded with some fine performances.

Highlight of the night was Paul Butcher and Hannah Shaw who won their age categories for the second timem, with Butcher winning the Men 50 and Shaw the junior ladies.

Also in the race Bob Scott and Dave Rose were second and third in the men 60 category and Maddy Collinge second in the lady 60 category.

After two events the men’s team are fourth, the ladies ninth and combined sixth.

In the race Paul Butcher was first Mansfield athlete back in third overall followed by Chris Monk 21st, Ian Beckingham 45th, Neil Cope 51st, Gary Morley 63rd, Tim Raynor 88th,Martin Fickling 111th, Matt Bradbury 125th, Paul Scott 158th, Ben Wootton 163rd, Bob Scott 170th, Julian Wood 181st, Dave Rose 227th, Tim Richardson 251st, Hannah Shaw 259th, Maddy Collinge 277th, Rachael Chadwick 288th, Trevor Hiscox 289th, Sue Pepperday 293rd, Diane Stewart 294th, Amanda Shaw 295th, Heather Shone 308th, Sarah Bradbury 309th, Julie Bell 324th and Jess Raynor 330rd.

In the White Peak Half Marathon Rachael Chadwick continued her recent run of form by knocking nearly four minutes of her personal best. Rachael recorded 1.54.25 and was accompanied around the course by Trevor Hiscox who recorded 1.54.27.