There was double gold for Harborough athletes at the British Masters Indoor Pentathlon Championships, held at the Lee Valley Stadium in north London. Sue Frisby took the title in the WV55 category and Jillian Roginski in the WV60. Both ran excellent hurdles races, with Roginski setting a personal best over the 60 metres course and Frisby just missing out on the age-group world record, finishing an agonising one tenth of a second outside the mark in a time of 9.88 seconds.
Further afield Kyle Barber continued his excellent form on the roads with a sub-16-minute mark over 5 kilometres, running 15:58 at the Herculis 5k in Monaco, an event which saw new world records set in both the women’s and men’s races.
Saturday sees HAC runners head north for the English National Cross-Country Championships, held at Harewood House, near Leeds. Seventeen Harborough men and women are entered across the under-17, under-20, and senior categories. Previewing the day, club chairman John Thompson said: “It’s an historic event and our runners will be up against the best of English club running – a chance for them to get a realistic assessment of their levels of fitness as thoughts start to turn to the different disciplines of track and field that will dominate the summer season”.