The annual Loughborough International on Sunday 20th May 2018, saw a reunion of two Morpeth Harrier club colleagues in the Men’s 3000m event, with Under 20 athlete Rory Leonard,
and Under 23 athlete Scott Beattie, currently studying in Tulsa, America, both facing the starter.
In an event won by Scotland’s Sol Sweeney, who posted a finishing time of 8m06.90s, Leonard finished tenth in 8,18.80s, with Beattie coming home in twelfth place, posting a finishing time of 8m26.24s.
This represented a new personal best for Leonard, who took approximately six seconds off his previous best for the distance, which he had set in a BMC event in Leeds at the end of April.
It was also a new personal best for Beattie, taking around two seconds off his previous figures,
set at Stretford in August 2016.