Athletics: Spaniard sales to new record over 1500m
CITY of Stoke's flying Spaniard Llorenc Sales Ferre opened his indoor season with a brilliant 1,500m victory at a British Milers' Club meeting in Sheffield.
The 24-year-old tracked the pacemaker through the opening 800m in 2 minutes 2 seconds before finding himself alone in front for the final 700m.
And he held off a high-class field to cross the finish in a new personal best time of 3-47.94, knocking almost three seconds off his previous indoor best.
He said: "I am delighted with the result. It's a good feeling. It was slow over the first half, then I decided to use my speed and push it hard, and it worked out fine.
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"I will now be training hard for my next race, which will be over 800m in Spain on January 26."
CANNOCK and Stafford International Tom Humphries dominated for most of the BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross-Country Challenge, only to be edged out at the finish.
Humphries, who was running for Great Britain, increased the pace to open up a 30m lead which he held until the final kilometre.
But with the finish line in sight, Bobby Mack (USA) and Ayad Lamdassem (Europe) both chased Humphries down.
In a thrilling climax, Mack snatched victory on the line in a time of 24.27 with Lamdassem, last year's winner, just a second further back.
Humphries' fast-finishing team-mate Andy Vernon (24.28) also came through to edge the 28-year-old from Gnosall into fourth place in a time of 24.32.
ENTRIES are now being taken for the popular Cloud Nine hill race, which will start and finish at Brunswick Wharf in Congleton on March 3.
The race was conceived by Congleton Harriers in 1986 as a "dash" to and from the town to the top of a local hill known as The Cloud (343m).
Nowadays, the nine-mile race takes an attractive route following footpaths, a disused railway line and green lanes to the summit. There is also a loop across private land to the Bridestones, an ancient burial chamber, before the route returns to Congleton.
The race starts at 11am, while registration on the day is available at Congleton Leisure Centre.
Runners can also enter online at www.congleton-harriers.co.uk