British athletes star in Continental Tour Meetings in Székesfehérvár and Bydgoszcz

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From British Athletics

Four British athletes – Cameron Fillery, Elliot Giles, Jemma Reekie and Rabah Yousif triumphed in Bydgoszcz at the World Athletics Continental Tour bronze meeting.

There was a commanding display from Jemma Reekie (Andy Young; Kilbarchan) in the women’s 1500m as she recorded another victory to add to her ever-growing list this season. After comfortably holding the inside line behind the pacemaker for much of the contest, she powered on once she had the freedom to push the pace, moving away from her opponents to win in 4:09.01.

Amy Griffiths (Rob Denmark; Aldershot Farnham & District) ran a solid race for fourth in 4:12.30 while Erin Wallace (Andy Young; Giffnock North) sliced over two seconds off her personal best with her new mark standing at 4:12.57; she placed in fifth.

There was another strong showing in the middle-distance events, this time from Elliot Giles (Jon Bigg; Birchfield) who won a stacked men’s 800m contest. Giles, like Reekie, ran a sensible race, holding the inside line and pushed on over the final 200m and held off the chase of Marco Arop (CAN) and Joseph Deng (AUS) to take the win in 1:45.18.

In a scrap for the line amongst the rest of the field, Kyle Langford (Jon Bigg; Shaftesbury Barnet) claimed sixth in 1:46.45 while Guy Learmonth (Justin Rinaldi; Lasswade) was 10th in 1:47.21.

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