A three metre per second following wind denied Jane Horder a British and European masters record as Cheltenham Harriers hosted the Brewer Games at the Prince of Wales Stadium. Competing in the over 55 age group Horder clocked an impressive time of 13.12 seconds, which was 0.44 seconds faster than she ran when winning the silver medal at last year’s European Championships. However, with the wind reading about the legal maximum of two metres per second the performance was ineligible for record purposes.
James Miller made a good start to his season with a win in the men’s 1500m in 4:04.62. In the same race Harry Mahoney was the first under 17 athlete home in a personal best of 4:13.26 and Darren Jordan set a new Harriers vet 40 record of 4:19.39. William Burley won the men’s long jump with 6.36m whilst in the under 20 events Will Sage took the honours with a javelin throw of 48.34m and Yesper Adams was the first home in the 400m in 50.62 seconds
In the under 17 events Mollie Courtney continued her excellent start to the season a personal best clearance of 1.68m for victory in the high jump as well as winning the 80m hurdles in 11.61 seconds. Ben Clarke and Sophie Yorke claimed 100m wins in times of 11.40 and 12.62 respectively whilst Linton Gardiner won the high jump with 1.80m and Imran Qureshi won the long jump with a distance of 6.17m.
In the under 15 age group there were track victories for Ellie Wanklyn who won the 200m with a 28.16 clocking plus 1500m wins for Ben Roberts in 4:45.47 and Eleanor Hathaway in 5:24.97. There were three further Cheltenham victories in the throws with Beck Phillips claiming the discus with 36.35m, Melissa Bird the hammer with 28.64m and Lewis Carter the javelin with 33.35m. Nathaniel Hatherley won both the long jump in 5.04m and the pole vault with a 2.65m clearance whilst Georgia Wray claimed the girl’s pole vault with a height of 2.10m. There was also a win for Alex Hards in the under 13 boys quadkids competition.