Bronze for Good­man

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BY BRIAN SACKS

Richard Good­man nar­rowly missed re­peat­ing his great­est vic­tory of last year, as he fin­ished third at the Un­der 20 3,000m at the Di­a­mond League in Crys­tal Palace.

Lead­ing through­out most of the last 1,500m, Good­man was over­taken in the last 200m by Jonathan Hay and Zak Sed­don, re­spec­tively the coun­try’s top young mid­dle-dis­tance run­ner and steeplechaser. Good­man, 18, recorded 8:16.85 to Hay’s 8:12.25.

Good­man said: “The prob­lem was not one of fit­ness, but of not hav­ing a race strat­egy. Last year I caught the op­po­si­tion nap­ping with a sur­prise break, but it would have been fool­ish to at­tempt that this time.

“I lost fo­cus at var­i­ous times in the race and wasn’t able to re­spond quickly enough i n the fi­nal few me­tres.”

Roger Bruck made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the South of Eng­land vic­tory in the Bri­tish Mas­ters In­ter­area Chal­lenge at Soli­hull.

Com­pet­ing in the Over 70 cat­e­gory, Bruck, 72, recorded 1.20m in the high jump and 3.77m in the long jump, fin­ish­ing run­ner-up to the Euro­pean Over 70 cham­pion in both events. He was also a mem­ber of the vic­to­ri­ous re­lay team.

Bruck said: “I have now de­cided to look af­ter my back and re­tire from jump­ing, but I am cer­tainly not hang­ing up my run­ning spikes yet.”

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