The first day of the Northern Athletics Under 17, Under 20 and Senior Indoor Championships at Sheffield Arena on Saturday 16th January 2016,
saw Morpeth Harrier Rory Leonard finish fifth
in the final of the Under 17 Men’s 1500m.
Running in what was only his second ever indoor event,
Leonard posted a finishing time of 4m32.38s,
which although was not quite as good as his previous
effort at the distance, was nevertheless only ten seconds adrift of a podium place.
Added to that Leonard was also running a year young to most of his rivals, and can feel well pleased with his effort against more experienced opposition.