Lasswade AC athlete Sarah Tait made the trip to Bedford at the weekend competing on Sunday in the 3000m steeplechase. Sarah has been in fine form this season over the barriers with 3 wins out of 3 and beating her previous best time on each occasion.
This was the English u23 championships but also the trial for selection for the European u23 Championships. A win gained automatic selection providing you had the qualifying time of 10.00.00.
Sarah set off with clear intent taking the lead with pre-race favourite Elise Thorner matching her stride for stride for the first four laps. Sarah looked strong and her hurdling and water jumps were all good as she began to get a gap on Elise. Sarah continued to push on with the gap widening there was no other athlete near her. It was Sarah against the clock. It was an agonising last 100 metres as Sarah pushed for the line only to cross it in 10.00.49. A fantastic time and another personal best but 0.49 seconds outside the qualifying.
Congratulations from all at Lasswade AC – great performance!