We travelled with high hopes and a strong team to Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday afternoon, for the third Start Fitness Met League fixture of the year. Sitting in second place in the league, we knew it would take something special to overhaul a stubborn Highgate team. Unfortunately we came up just short, with the A team 110 points behind in second, but we cemented our second place position nonetheless, and had some very pleasing individual performances. All should be feeling positive heading into the Championships post festive period.
Our first athlete home was James Stockings (photo right, Sept. 2016). Feeling confident from his positive result at Stevenage, James knew the fast, flat, firm ground of Scrubs would give him a platform to shine. Starting aggressively he asserted himself well in the lead group and maintained a good cadence to finish 8th. This is the Durham student’s highest Met league finish and this fantastic form is welcomed by both James and the team!