Exactly eight days after running his heart out in very wintry conditions at Sedgefield, to help his club’s Under 15 Boys squad achieve a team victory in the
North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships,
Morpeths Rory Leonard opted for the warmth of indoor competition, when he took part in the North Yorkshire Open Meeting, held at Sheffield Arena on Sunday 20th December 2015.
It was the very first time that the American born athlete had
experienced an indoor circuit, and also the distance of 1500m, and the fact that he finished an excellent third in Race 2 in a time of 4m28.9s, he was fifth fastest overall Under 17 athlete, and twelfth fastest over the two heats, speaks volumes of the excellence of his performance,
and indeed he looks a very promising prospect for the future for his club.