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Allen and Copson continue record breaking run for R&N

Rugby Editorial 12th Aug, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

IN-FORM Rugby & Northampton Athletics Club duo Jacob Allen and Angela Copson continued their recent domination by breaking club records over a series of events in recent weeks.

Allen has broken club records in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 metres already this season, which has placed him among the top under-23 athletes in the country.

The 1,500m and 3,000m records were both smashed in Watford during July, with Allen racing to 1,500m glory in the BMC Gold Standard Races in a time of 3:45.11.

A fortnight later, Allen returned to the town for the Watford Open Graded Meeting, where he set another personal-best time of 8:05.71 to finish second in a highly-competitive field.

The 20-year-old then competed in the Memorial Rasschaert event in Ninove, Belgium, among another supremely-talented field.

The youngster’s time of 13:53.30 saw him earn 17th spot, and moved him to fourth in the UK Rankings over the distance at under-23 level.

Elsewhere, veteran Copson has also been dominating V65 categories both in the UK and further afield.

The 68-year-old broke a world record over a one-mile distance in Solihull in July, setting a time of 5:54.59, and she has added to her impressive haul with a gold medal in the World Masters Championships.

A dazzling display from Copson saw her dominate the 5,000 metres – taking first place in the event after crossing the line ahead of her rivals in 21:51.98 – and she could well add to her tally with the competition in Lyon, France, still ongoing.


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