CHARLOTTE Taylor-Green chipped another three seconds off her personal best to move up to third in the UK Rankings for the 3000m steeplechase.
Racing at the IFAM Meeting in Belgium the Bristol & West AC runner clocked a time of 10mins 07.86secs to beat her previous best of 10:11.12 which she set in America at the end of March.
Unfortunately Taylor-Green had to line up in a huge field of 36 athletes, which is way too big to be safe in such an event. Inevitably Charlotte got pushed and baulked on several occasion so it is not unreasonable to think that she could have gone a lot faster.
As husband and former coach Dave Taylor commented, finding decent steeplechase races is not easy and so Charlotte may have to travel again in her bid to get under 10 minutes for the distance.
Top of the UK Rankings is former Bath University student Rosie Clarke, who ran a superb 9:36.75 in that same American meeting while Scotland’s Lennie Waite is second with 10:05.07.
“Wow what a weekend running a 3k steeplechase PB in Belgium on Saturday night and then on Sunday morning flew back to London on two hours sleep for the road mile,” said Charlotte.
“My legs had nothing left but still ran my second fastest road mile!”