Thie turns back the clock to run 3mins 53secs for 1500m

CLEVEDON-born former international middle distance runner James Thie made a welcome return to competition at the British Milers’ Club Gold Standard meeting in Trafford this week.

The 37-year-old former Westbury Harrier (pictured below on the right), who has long been based in Cardiff where he also coaches a big group of athletes, clocked 3mJamesThieins 53.90secs to finish seventh in the B race.

“Last night I raced for the first time in two years over 1500m, having paced a few in between,” sid Thie.

“Really enjoyed going up against my two biggest competitors: Myself & Old Father Time!

“I know which battle I am winning, the other is always an interesting one to see its effect. The aim was 3:54 (as ran that 20 years ago aged 17) last night managed 3:53.90.

“Not earth shattering and not in the league of  (Anthony) Whiteman, (Bernard) Laget or (Kim) Collins, but it’s a start!”