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Watford Open  -  18 May 2011

Early in the evening Sam Hudson bravely went with the leaders on the first lap of a fast 800m race and learned the hard way  the old adage that for each second under target on the first lap, you get 2 seconds deficit on the 2nd lap


In the last race of the evening, Jason Prickett, fresh from his double gold at 800m & 1500 in Kent Championships, became only the 7th u-20 in the UK so far this season to crack 8mins 30secs for 3,000m.

Racing behind two u-20s from Bedford (who posted times  No.1 and 4 this season so far) Jason had to dig deep on    

the penultimate lap then turned in a strong and composed final lap to improve his best time at this distance by almost 30 secs to 8mins 28.92 secs.

This puts Jason 4th on our IEK All-time u20 list behind......

Dominic OMahoney 8:22.50 to win English Schools 1993

Phil Hogston              8:24.27 in 1992

Andy Beckwith          8:26.24 in 1997

The two next fastest u-20s in IEK history are both on 8:44 with 7 running under 9mins - next best u-20 this season is Kieran Reilly, ranked 9th with his best u-20 time of 9:02.3 at the IEK Open in mid-may 2011

No photographs of this event are available



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