ATHLETICS: Northants 3,000m championships

The Rugby & Northampton athlete had already won the Mile, 5000m & 10000m and on this occasion led from start to finish to win by ten seconds in 10 mins 22.3 secs.

Two days earlier Pulsford had just ran a lifetime best in the 5000m when finishing fourth in the England Athletics Championships at Bedford with a time of 17 mins 34.67 secs, which was an 11 seconds improvement on her previous best.

In the under 17 girls race there were two medal winners for R&N athletes with Sarah Bennett taking the title in 10.59.0 and Clarissa Blake winning bronze in 11.23.6.

Rory Grant finished third overall in the Mens 3000m, but he was the clear winner of the under 20 event with a lifetime best of 9 mins 9.3 secs and his R&N team mate Luke Robinson won silver in the same category with 9.33.1. Just missing out on a medal in fourth place was Robert Male in 9.52.8.

A notable performance came from Chris Lamb in the Senior Mens race. Although he couldn’t match the sub 9 minute runs by the leading two athletes he nevertheless won the bronze medal with 9.13.5 after having already ran an 800m in 1.57.2 less than one hour earlier.

In the over 35 Masters race Stuart Nelson in his first year as a Veteran was returning from injury and after winning the County 1 Mile he took his second title of the year with a time of 9.41.3.

Terry Egan returned to the scene of his 50th County Gold performance from 2010 and achieved yet another milestone. In winning the silver medal in the Masters race with 10.07.2 it meant Egan has now won 50 County medals for competing just on the track.

Winning the under 15 boys race was Christopher Male in 11.42.1.

In an earlier heat of the open 100m under 17 Girl Grace Adeyinka won her race in 13.6 secs.