ELLIE Leather has run anther sparkling time on the boards in America.
The Westbury Harrier/Yate & District AC athlete clocked a superb time of 4mins 36.83secs at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational Meeting at Louisville, Kentucky.
That time carved five seconds off her won Yate club record while in America, where Leather is on a scholarship at Cincinnati University, was also a School, Meet and Facility record.
In a wider context the time puts Leather, who at home is coached by Jason Daniel, top of the All-Time South West Rankings for the mile, 21st quickest in England and 33rd in the UK.
Okay, it is not a distance run often in the UK or Europe indoors but there is absolutely no doubting the quality of her performance.
And it was not her first big result this year either because two weeks early she smashed her PB in the 3000m with a time of 9:30.10, which currently puts her sixth on the UK Rankings.
All of which adds up to encouraging signs for the year ahead and hopefully a big summer on the outdoor track.
Leather is not the only local runner to impress indoors this winter.
Closer to home in Cardiff North Somerset AC’s Ellie Wallace (pictured left) switched from the country – she won the South West Cross Country senior women’s title at the start of the year- to show excellent speed with a PB of 4:24.79.
That currently places Wallace fifth in the UK Rankings.
Also in Cardiff Team Bath’s Justin Davies ran an excellent PB time of 3mins 47.26secs at the recent Cardiff Met GP 2 meeting.
The time sliced 2.57secs off his outdoor best from last summer and a whopping seven seconds off his previous indoor best of 3:55.05 which he ran two years ago – and puts him top of the UK Rankings for under 20 men.