Bicester AC’s Finlay Colverson-Martin made his debut over 5,000 metres at the recently held Cheltenham Midsummer Open Meeting. There were four heats of the 5,000 and Covlerson-Martin beat 11 other athletes to take heat 2 in a new club record time of 16mins 7secs. In the process Colverson-Martin, who is at the junior end of the under 17 men’s age group, beat several older athletes and produced the 5th fastest time out of the 41 athletes who contested the four heats. This was a superb performance from Colverson-Martin particularly as it was only his fourth ever track race. As well as being the fastest under 17 men’s clocking on the day, Colverson – Martin’s 5,000 metre clocking is currently the 5th fastest time by an under 17 male in the national rankings.
Written by N Dolden