Sprint ace Stone roars back for league finale

ChrisStoneEastRunnerwinnerIT is good to see British junior international sprinter Chris Stone back in action at the final match of the British Men’s League tomorrow.

The 20-year-old Bristolian, pictured receiving his Easy Runner/Bristol Post athlete of the month award, hasn’t raced since June 14th when a series of niggling injures finally forced him to take a complete break.

But Chris tells me he is lot better now and after some sharp training sessions has declared himself available to Bristol & West team manager Roger Brocklesbury to run the 100m at Kingston.

The club needs a solid performance to finally banish any fears of relegation and retain their National Division Two status. They finished fifth in the opening two matches but last in the penultimate fixture to leave them sixth overall going into tomorrow’s finale.

Fortunately Brocklesbury has put together a strong squad which team captain Casper Eliot described as “the strongest I have seen in all my years at the club.”

 

League Points Match Points
Thames Valley Harriers 22 952
Harrow AC 21 950
Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers 16 891
Crawley AC 16 874
Notts AC 13 870
Bristol & West AC 9 780
Nene Valley Harriers 7 688.5
Gateshead Harriers 4 481.5