Thursday, May 20, 2010

Proudfoot races Olympian, sets new 1500m PB

London, ON
Runner's Choice London Distance Series
Track North's Ross Proudfoot continued his impressive spring track season by running to a new personal best over 1500 metres at the high performance Runner's Choice London Distance Series track meet held in London, ON last night.
Racing in a field that included 2008 Canadian Olympic Track and Field team member Taylor Milne (Callendar, ON), Proudfoot finished in 5th place with a time of 3 minutes 52.36 seconds.  This time is 5 seconds faster than his previous best over 1500m set earlier this winter at an indoor meet in Ottawa.  Milne won the race in a time of 3 minutes 40.71 seconds.
"I felt strong the whole race but got a bit boxed in for a short section on the third lap as there was a pack of us all running around the same speed.  I couldn't make my final move as early as I would have liked but I still finished strong and caught a few runners over the final lap.  Overall, I'm very happy with my result and time" commented Proudfoot following his race.
"We knew the pace was going to be fast as the meet organizers brought in pacemakers to ensure the athletes covered the first 800m on a fast pace. Ross did a solid job tucking behind the pacemakers and hit all the splits we planned prior to the race. Ross has been training very hard this spring and the results of this work are now starting to show.  He has run to three new personal bests over three different distances, 800m, 1500m and 3000m in his last three competitions" commented Track North coach, Darren Jermyn.