Peters sets the pulses racing on Fifth Avenue
David Peters, 42, overcame recent disruptions of travel and injury to complete the New York Fifth Avenue Mile in 4:19.9.
Running the elite race, his performance was more than 10 seconds faster than the winner of the “non-elite” 40-49 age category.
JFS pupil David Stone, 11, continued his outstanding run of form by
producing the fastest under-13 leg in the Middlesex and Herts Young Athletes Road Relay Championships at Hayes.
In this 3x3,000m relay competition, each club can field teams for both Middlesex and Herts, with the squads made up of athletes who live in the respective counties.
Twenty teams entered the boys under-13 event, run in wet and windy conditions. Stone, running the second leg, took over in 14th place and overhauled most of the field to hand over in third position, thanks to his 10:29 split. His Shaftesbury Middlesex team went on to finish in fourth place overall.
Teammate Lia Radus helped the club win the Herts under-13 girls competition through her 11:27 split, the second fastest among her age group.
Jessica Hurley also contributed t o the club’s success, as part of the victorious Herts under-15 team.
The Championships also included individual 1,500m races for the under-11 age group.
Radus’ sister Maayan, 9, came first in the combined Middlesex and Herts girls’ race.
Barnet sprinter Daniel Gubbuy, 15, set a 100m PB of 12.2 in the Eastern Young Athletes’ League Plate final in Cambridge.