Ross Millington made Stockport Harriers’ club history at Bloomington Indiana State University in the early hours of Saturday morning becoming the Club’s first sub 4 minute miler clocking 3-59.86 finishing second to the home favourite Andrew Bayer who set the fastest time in the world this year with 3-57.75 at Indiana University Bloomington Indoor meet.
Ross in his first indoor race for the New Mexico Lobos became Stockport Harriers first ever sub 4 minute miler which is still regarded as a landmark and joins an elite club of athletes.
Club coach David Turnbull said “even after all those years ago when Roger Bannister made history it still amazes me to see athletes capable of running sub 60 seconds for four laps of the track”.
“And having trained with a few sub 4 minute milers in my time I know how hard they have to train to be able to do that.”
Well done to Ross I am sure he is going to break the 4 minute barrier many times before he hangs up his spikes.
Back home in Sheffield at the Northern Indoors club 800 metre runner and UKA silver medallist Chelsea Jarvis stepped up an age group and distance 1,500 metres to take the Northern indoor silver medal in a close battle with Kingston upon Hull athlete Jessica Lonsdale.
The Club’s top sprinter Rory Evans also moved up in distance to tackle the 400 metres dipping under the 50 second barrier in 49 seconds.