Athletics: Heyes sets new PB in Manchester race

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Hallamshire’s Andy Heyes ran 3:45 for 1500 metres when he finished fourth in a BMC (British Milers Club) race at Manchester on Saturday.

It was a personal best for Heyes who was disappointed the previous week when he was beaten in the Yorkshire Championship.

City of Sheffield finished third in the second round of the Young athletes League (Premier Division) at Doncaster on Saturday helped by a double in the under 13 hurdles (14.6) and high jump (1.40) by Kaya Walker.

In Division East 1 at Cudworth, Regan O’Connell (Rotherham) scored a superb treble in the under 15 section winning the 100 (11.9), 200 (24.0) and 300 (39.3) whilst another Rotherham athlete, Leo Rowley) won the shot (13.24) and discus (34.58) as well as coming second in the javelin.

Although beaten by Harrogate, Chesterfield lead the division at the halfway stage.

Young athletes league (under 15 and under 13) - Northern Premier 1 at Doncaster: 1 Sale 490.5; 2 Liverpool 488; 3 City of Sheffield 473; 4 Preston 457; 5 Gateshead 448.5; 6 Doncaster 321.

North East 1 at Cudworth: 1 Harrogate 473; 2 Chesterfield 464; 3 Rotherham 454; 4 Middlesborough 412; 5 Barnsley AC 269; 6 Hallamshire 265.

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah, meanwhile, came second behind Kenyan Edwin Soi in his first Diamond League race of the season in Oregon on Saturday.