Brown sets new best on his way to South West indoor silver

Nathan Brown

ERME Valley Harriers’ Nathan Brown set a new personal best as he claimed silver in the 800m at the South West of England Indoor Championships on Sunday.

The Ivybridge Community College pupil clocked 1:56.77 to take second behind Wimborne’s South of England champion Piers Copeland, who ran a storming 1:51.58.

There was also 800m success for Tavistock athletes Jenny Milburn and Oliver Woodmason.

Milburn won the South West women’s under-20 title with a 2:20.76 run, while Woodmason took the under-15 boys’ crown with 2:26.01.

South West Championship events were incorporated within the third Cardiff Met Grand Prix Series Meet.

Tamar Trotters’ Mike Wilsmore took part in the men’s 1,500m open race at the Cardiff series where he finished third in 3:54.34 behind Loughborough University’s Welsh athlete Kyran Robertson (3:51.50) and Bristol’s Benedict Westhenry (3:53.22).

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