Personal best for young runner as Harriers star

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As the temperatures soared, Mansfield Harriers athletes put in scorching performances on track, road and trails.

Competing at the Charnwood Open meeting, under-13 Jake Orr produced the race of his life as he breezed around the Loughborough track.

He ran a fine tactical race for a massive new 1,500m best time of 5.23.45.

Jordan Boam recorded 4.35 in his heat and another of the club’s highly-talented junior endurance runners, Beth Hamilton, clocked 5.32.

Jonny Lowe opened his outdoor season with a swift 2.17 over 800m and will look to further improve with the race under his belt.

In the sprints, Ben Madeley put in two terrific performances, winning his 100m heat in 13.1 and the 200m in 28.22.

Junior coach Chris Ashmore raced well to 12.94 and 26.83 respectively, narrowly pipping Sophia Stewart who recorded 12.95 in a different heat.

Bryony Evans recorded 14.5 for the 100m and 6.72 metres in the shot.

In the field events, Jess Lake recorded 5m in the long jump and Chloe Allcock cleared 1.55m in the high jump.

In the Nottinghamshire Mini League series at Bingham, the highlight was the performance of Matt Young and Serenity Joynt in the howler javelin as they took the male and female field athlete of the match awards respectively.

They threw the javelin 38.47m and 27.10m respectively.

Young’s throw was also a league record.