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Kieran breaks his own IEK 800m record at Watford Open

Five u-17 IEK athletes contested 800m in 22 races at the Watford Open on 11 August, the only female among them Beth Burnett was 11th in Race 3 in 2min 43.36. Jake Rogers (2.04.37) Ben Burton (2.04.59) and Jacob Burton (2.11.01) were 8th, 9th and 11th in Race 18. [img:700l]Performance of the evening came from Kieran Reilly, Kent 800m champion 2010 and also holder of IEK u-17 record for this distance. Pictured LEFT in the heats of the Kent championships in May, Kieran resisted the urge to declare too fast a target time at Watford and was among 12 competitors in Race 19 : in a supremely competitive race where less than 3 seconds separated the first 10 athletes, Kieran was 3rd in 1.58.34 shaving 4/10ths of a second off his own u-17 IEK club record, set at an earlier Open at the same venue.