Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wirral AC runner Chris Smith targets Commonwealth Games

IRRAL AC’s Chris Smith is hoping glory at this month’s BUCS Indoor Championships will kick-start his bid for Commonwealth Games selection.

The country’s biggest multi-sports event, which involves around 6,000 elite student athletes, takes place from March 10/14.

Smith, 21, took bronze in the 800m two years ago and is confident of improving on that this time around.

The University of Birmingham runner said: “I missed the whole of the last indoor season due to glandular fever and a torn hamstring, but this time I’ve had a full winter of training.

“I’m fit and aiming to win. I’m hoping to compete for Scotland in the Commonwealths. At the moment my PB of 1.48:20 is just 0.4secs off of the qualifying standard.”

WARRINGTON AC’s junior men clinched team glory at the English Cross Country Championships in Leeds. Matthew Jackson was their highest placed finisher in sixth spot. Harriers’ under-15 boys were fourth with Jack Christie in 15th place.

ST HELENS Sutton’s David Forrester set a new club best of 4:07.77 in a mile race for Florida State University at the ACC Championships in Virginia.

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