Jack takes national medal

Report: Dave Turnbull -

Jack on the podium with Richard Charles and Conor Robinson

Jack on the podium with Richard Charles (centre) and Conor Robinson (left)

Lloyds TSB Endurance athlete Jack Nixon came of age at the weekend when he took the bronze medal in the English National 3,000 metres Track Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

Jack was up against the two fastest athletes in the UK, Richard Charles of Ealing Southall (gold) and Conor Robinson of Cornwall AC (silver).

In a thrilling race which saw Jack take the lead after four laps, the trio battled it out for the medals leaving the rest of the field in their wake.

Crossing the line in 9-27.95, Jack set a new personal best to climb to 12th place in the UK rankings

Coaches Mike and Pete Nixon where delighted with the result saying this has been a great season for Jack and for all of the endurance group where dedication and commitment has been the key.

Meanwhile Steve Vernon continued his good progress towards the Snowdon Mountain Trial Race by smashing the course record in the Cracken Edge fell race by over 18 seconds to cross the line 1 minute 50 seconds ahead of his nearest rival Stuart Bond of Tommy’s fell runners.

The rest of the Lloyds TSB Endurance group will be in action at Trafford on Tuesday where Andy Nixon will line up in the 3,000m, Mike Cook in the BMC 1,500m and Jack Morris will attempt to break the 2 minutes barrier in the 800 metres.

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