In her first competitive outing since her excellent run in the World Championship Women’s 1500m Final,
Morpeth’s Laura Weightman was left feeling somewhat disappointed by her run in the
IAAF Diamond League Meeting, held at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Sunday 20th August 2017,
where she finished a distant eighth, posting a finishing time of 4m05.81s,
which was a good four and a half seconds adrift of event winner Dawit Seyaum of Ethiopia.
To be fair, Weightman’s World Championship involved three races in the space of four days,
which may well have taken toll on her general race fitness.
The early pace, set by Sale’s Jenny Meadows, was a lively 63 seconds.