Several England athletes competing in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast, took part in the Queensland International Track Classic Meeting, held on Wednesday 28th March 2018.
Amongst them was Morpeth’s Laura Weightman, who won the Women’s 1500m in a seasons best 4m05.9s.
She won by nearly a second from Poole’s Mellissa Courtney,
with Dundee’s Eilish McColgan finishing third in 4m08.70s.
In the Commonwealth Games itself, which commences on the 4th of April, and ends on the 15th,
Weightman will be stepping up to 5000m for the first time at International level,
and her current form suggests that she will be contesting for another Commonwealth medal,
to add to the 1500m Silver that she won in Glasgow in 2014.