Bright young teenage talent Lloyd Kempson continued his impressive middle distance form when placing fifth in a high quality British Milers’ Club elite race in London. (June 22)
The Alba BMC Elite Mile event was an invitational competition featuring some of the fastest athletes in the country, and indeed the world, with two Australians winning the men’s and women’s A races in times of 4:04 and 4:44 respectively.
Kempson, still only 19-years old, ran a new personal best time of 4:29, four seconds quicker than his recent previous PB recorded when winning the Westminster Mile event in May. His performance places him 13th in the country for his U20 age category, and the Holbeach-based Harrier thinks that time could be under threat soon if he can find a faster course.
The former Spalding Grammar School pupil said: ‘It was a very tough course with multiple inclines and a lot of corners so I’m chuffed with the time. I was the youngest out of the top five with the rest all being seniors so, all in all, it was a top run.’
Kempson had also smashed his 800m PB at a Watford Open Graded Meeting just five days earlier with an impressive time of 1:56.55, which represented a huge four second improvement.
Club mate James McCrae, from Manthorpe, also ran well at the same meeting, running an even faster 1:56.31.