St. Mary’s Classic – 4 June 2008

After a miserable Tuesday night running in the wet with Ranelagh Harriers the sun came out and shone brightly all day Wednesday and into the evening for the “St. Mary’s Classic” track meeting – held at St. Mary’s University College in Twickenham.

Sharon, Danny and myself went along to watch the racing and it was fantastic. The track at St. Mary’s is really good for spectating and there were a few hundred people milling about eating, drinking and watching the top class athletes racing in events from the 200m through to 3000m steeplechase. Some of these athletes were seriously quick – for example the 800m race was won in 1 minute 47 seconds (by Joseph Sajeesh of India).

For me the main highlights of the event were the U20’s Women 3000m race featuring Steph Twell and Emma Pallant (Emma pulled ahead on the final lap and won) and a 1500m mens race featuring Mo Farah who, after going from last to first in the space of 300 metres and then dropping back to second, pulled off a turbo-charged finish to win the race.

Naturally I was there armed with the camera and took just over 100 photos from the evenings racing which can now be found over at the Rowe Photo website.

Results from the event can be found at the St. Mary’s website and a short report is online at the UK Athletics website.

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