SPORT IN BRIEF
Richard Goodman confirmed his status as the leading Under 17 middle distance runner in the country, removing eight seconds from the course record in his relay leg for Shaftesbury Barnet in the National Young Athletes Road Relay Championships at Birmingham. He recorded a stunning 11:29 for the 3,861 metres course. In the same race, Hasmonean’s Avi Fogelman, 16, ran the anchor leg in 14:45 for Shaftesbury’s ‘B’ team.
John Barnett, a semifinalist at the 1997 Maccabiah Games, captained the Hertfordshire 70’s team to victory at the National Finals in Dudley. The match ended 2 rubbers each, 4 sets each but Herts won by 36 games to 35 games. Also playing for Herts was Vic Israel, 75, who won the Over-55’s singles Gold at the 1989 Maccabiah.