Indoor Report, 7-8 February

James Miller produced the most notable Cheltenham performance as several Harriers competed at the Birmingham indoor Games at the National Indoor Arena. Contesting the men’s 800m Miller finished second in his heat in a time of 1.58.18 to secure a place the final where he clocked 1.57.83 to achieve a pleasing bronze medal. Also making finals were Andrew Smitherman, who finished third in the men’s 400m C Final with a time of 49.68 and Frankie Courtney who, having reduced her PB by almost 2 seconds to 62.40 in her heat, finished fifth in the women’s 400m B final with 62.42. All events in the junior age groups were held as open graded competitions. In the under 20 events, Steph Beardsmore ran a new indoor pb of 27.07 for 200m and 8.22 for 60m whilst Chris Bell-Hartley finished first in his 400m race of the 400m in a PB of 54.56. Bethan Scuse finished 2nd in her U20 race of the 400m just outside her PB in a time of 62.13. In the under 17 age group Ruby Phelps made her first ever indoor appearance, running 28.43 in the 200m, and 8.33 for 60m. Also making her debut indoors was Florence Ikpeme in the under 15 age group, running a PB of 27.57 for 200m and 8.54 over 60m. All three girls finished second in each of their races. Abi Williams ran the under 15 girls 60m hurdles in 9.89 and the 800m in 2.47.75.