Weir and Battershill clock new PBs at UK Youth Development Meet in Newport

Victoria Weir

CITY of Plymouth runner Victoria Weir continued her good season with a new personal best in the 800m at a UK Youth Development League match at Newport.

Weir clocked an impressive time of 2:10.70 for the two-lap race at the second Midlands Premier South West meet of the season.

That time ranks Weir 13th in the UK under-20 age group at that distance. She is also ranked in the top 10 for the 1,500m and is the UK’s number one ranked 1,500m steeplechaser.

Will BattershillErme Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill also set a new PB at Newport.
He clocked 3:58.71 to win the 1,500m, which was the first time he had ran under the four-minute barrier in a competitive race at that distance.

Battershill, who had claimed third place in the steeplechase at the Loughborough International Meet the week before, also eased to victory in the 3,000m on the same day in a time of 9:02.97.

His younger brother Joe finished third in the under-17 1,500m steeplechase in 5:26.50, while also setting a PB in the 1,500m flat of 4:50.32.

Full results from Newport can be found HERE 


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