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Alison Wins Silver at British Indoor Championships

Blackburn Harrier Alison Leonard has had a pretty good two weeks competition in the Indoor season of late, running four times over 1500m, clocking up a PB on 17th February in Ireland at the AIT International Grand Prix (4.11.28), then following it up with another PB at the Glasgow Grand Prix (4.10.77) just three days later on February 20th.

This last weekend saw her run at the British Championships over 1500m where she won her Heat in 4.19.40 and then in a very close fought battle in the Final, she finished 2nd in 4.16.00 to her friend and training partner – Hannah England – to take the Silver Medal.

 Full Results HERE

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Alison who is targeting the 800m is in very good form and told the club after the Final “I was really pleased to get the silver, I thought at one point I might be able to get the win, but I put everything i had into the race so can’t be too disappointed! I wanted to win gold but if I was going to be second then I’d want it to be to my friend and training partner Hannah, and another member of our training group was 4th, so it was a great day for our group. I’ve asked not to be considered for selection for the World Indoors in Portland because I really want to focus on giving myself the best possible chance of making the team for Rio in the summer”.

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12773049_10156525207565431_1639130245_o(Alison with Hannah England and Bud Buldaro)