Boosted by his midweek performance at Loughborough, where he took six seconds off his personal best, Morpeth Harrier Ross Charlton decided to give the seven and a half lap 3000m event another go, before effectively ending his short track season blighted by the Coronavirus epidemic, by taking part in the fastest event at the Trafford Open series, held at Stretford, Manchester, on Saturday 19th September 2020
Charlton finished an excellent fourth in a classy line-up, posting another brand-new personal best of 8m38.36s, thus taking a massive fourteen seconds off his previous achievement at Loughborough.
This effectively means, that in a truly short season, with competition being blighted by the virus, Charlton has used his zest for hard work in training, to take a hefty twenty seconds or so off his 2019 achievements.
His three 2020 3000m performances in the Under 20 age group, now see him ranked at number 14 in the country so far, and number 2 regionally behind club colleague Rory Leonard.
Charlton now heads off to further his education career at Bath University,
taking with him many plaudits from his clubmates at Morpeth Harriers.