JAMES Harrod certainly made his mark in the Great Bristol half marathon on Sunday.
Harrod (pictured above, 5522) jettisoned his Westbury Harriers vest for the occasion and pulled on a Kenya vest to mark what appears to have been his first attempt at the distance.
In the past, when this race boasted top class field chasing sizeable pots of money, there was no shortage of Kenyan winners but Harrord set his sights a little lower than that for his first attempt.
But I guess you get your inspiration where you can and wearing the vest didn’t do Harrod any harm as he sped round the distance in a very creditable time of 73mins 02secs for fifth place.
That performance comes just a few weeks after he clocked a PB of 33:40 in the Worcester City 10k while on the track competing for Yate & District AC he notched up lifetime bests over 1500m (4:20.09), 3000m (9:11.9) and 5000m (15:57.20).