Bicester AC’s Ben West excelled in the latest set of BMC races held last weekend at Loughborough.  These are a series of high class races organised by the BMC which includes athletes of international class.  Running in the 9th heat of the 800 metres, West not only beat his 7 other rivals but produced a magnificent new personal best of 1mins 54.84 secs, nearly three seconds faster than his previous best for the season.  West has improved by almost 12 seconds since the start of the season and his time was a national grade 2 time for under 20 men.  West is only in the first of three years in the under 20 age group.  His latest effort ranks him 47th in the national standings and 4th best amongst under 20 men runners in the South East.

Written by N Dolden