Good­man des­tined for great things

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BY BRIAN SACKS

RICHARD Good­man, 15, be­gan the track sea­son in style, win­ning the Mid­dle­sex Un­der-17 800 me­tres ti­tle in 2:01.

The pre­vi­ous week the JFS pupil scored a fine dou­ble, com­ing first in the 800m and 1500m at the South­ern League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion in Hen­don. The Stan­more run­ner won both events with per­sonal bests of 2:00 and 4:11 re­spec­tively.

Now train­ing with Shaftes­bury Barnet Har­ri­ers, Good­man said: “I’ve been run­ning com­pet­i­tively for just a year, since the tail-end of last year’s cross coun­try sea­son. I started run­ning 800 me­tres for the club last year and re­duced my time to 2:07. My first big cross-coun­try race was the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships this year, and I was re­ally pleased to fin­ish fifth.”

The Stan­more run­ner came fifth in the In­ter-Coun­ties Cham­pi­onships, and sec­ond in the In­ter-Bor­oughs mini-marathon Un­der 17 race. He hopes to “ break two min­utes for 800m and run in the Eng­land Schools Cham­pi­onships and the UK Young Ath­letes League fi­nal.”

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