Reidy goes close to his best at Bedford
NENE Valley Harriers 400m hurdles record-holder Sean Reidy went close to his personal best when representing Cambridgeshire in the 110m hurdles at the Inter-Counties Championships at Bedford.
Reidy was unable to run his specialist event due to work commitments with Sky Sports so ran the sprint hurdles where he clocked 15.71, just two hundredths of a second outside his best - although the wind speed of 2.3 metres per second meant it was regarded as a wind-assisted performance (anything over 2.0m.sec is wind-assisted).
But he’ll be back to his favourite distance when table-toppers Nene Valley try to make it three wins out of three in Division One of the Southern Men’s League at Thurrock on Saturday.
Reidy boasts a superb record in the Southern Men’s League and should get their bid for another victory off a winning start in the opening event of the day.
Clubmate Darrellon Holding finished eighth in his heat of the 400m in a season’s best of 51.27.
It was only his third outing of the season over that distance as he has been concentrating on speed in the 100m and 200m but he is confident of beating his 49.33 personal best once he has more 400m races under his belt.
His run at Ashford was better than it appears on paper given the very windy conditions and the fact he was ‘running blind’ in the outside lane.
Peterborough Athletic Club’s Steph Hendy represented Lincolnshire and finished 18th in the hammer with 43.07m.
EMILY Moss (below) of Peterborough Athletic Club ran her second fastest ever 800m when finishing seventh in the B race at the British Milers Club Nike Grand Prix in Manchester.
She ran 2.10.24, just 0.55 seconds outside her best, while Orton athlete Ruth Watson ran 2.15.27 for fifth in the D race,
NENE Valley Harriers youngster Sam Smith ran a personal best of 2.33.6 when finishing second in the Under 13 boys 800m at the Cleethorpes Open.