Alex Brown pulled off a tremendous victory in the Mid-Cheshire 5k held on flat country roads at Kingsley on Friday evening.
With Liverpool Harrier and clear favourite Jonny Mellor going to the front from the start, the field was soon spread out with only Brown prepared to give chase to the 2020 British Marathon Champion and England international. Hanging in tenaciously as the gap extended to some twenty yards at one point, Brown found a tremendous burst of speed over the last 400 metres to haul Mellor back with a final margin of victory of only one second.
Brown’s clocking of 14 minutes 11 seconds was a new personal best and shows the tremendous progress the previously Lindsay Dunn coached athlete continues to make now under the guidance of Nathan Shrubb.
Behind Brown, fellow Morpeth Harrier George Lowry recorded a time of 14m 34s in 13th place, just off his personal best.
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