Blackburn Harrier Alison Leonard was invited to compete in the 1500m in Athlone in the AIT International Grand Prix alongside a host of international athletes. This was her first race of the 2016 and the result showed that she is in very good form, setting a new Indoor PB of 4.11.28 in taking 4th place behind the winner Kenyan athlete –  Nancy Chepkwemoi – who set a stadium record with a time of 4.03.00.

Full Results HERE

Meeting Video HERE


Alison, whose time puts her on top of the National Rankings, spoke to the Club following the race and expressed her satisfaction with this first outing telling us that she“Raced yesterday in Athlone in Ireland and ran 4:11:28 for 4th place, which is an indoor PB and the qualifier for World Indoors. The British Trials are to come and i want to get ready for the summer the best I can. Really pleased with the race yesterday, by far my quickest opener and and got my tactics almost spot on, always room for improvement though!”