Westbury 1500m trio shine in English Schools

WESTBURY Harriers will take great pride in seeing three of their runners make the final of the inter girls’ 1500m at the England Schools Championships in Gateshead on Saturday.

Not only did the three runners, who were all representing Avon, make the final but they also finished in the top seventh with Ellie Wallace fourth (4:37.52), Hannah Hobbs sixth (4:38.95) and Ellie Leather seventh (4:39.41).

For 16-year-oold Leather, who is coached by Jason Michael, it was her second PB in 24 hours as she first set a new best of 4:42.10 in the heats.

Her best before the event stood at 4:45 and before the start of the year she hadn’t broke 4mins 50secs so that represents a terrific improvement.

Walllace’s time was also a PB and Hobbs was just a whisker off her lifetime best as all three girls excelled on the big stage.