Charlotte Browning competed in a race close to her home town, the Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix, in Basingstoke, England. Even though it was considered a local, low-key race, Browning’s training partner, Vicky Fouhy was also in field. Like Browning, Fouhy had raced in the 1500m prelims at the UK Championships. A rabbit pulled them through in 59, and Charlotte hung on to the lead from there, running 2:05.08 for the win. Fouhy also ran well, placing second in a personal best time of 2:05.55. For Browning, it was her first 800m since 2011 where she tore her calf, which led to her decision to have surgery on her ankle to fix the chronic issues she had been experiencing. Before that, she had run 2:02 in 2010. Thus, this race was another good stepping stone for Browning as she continues to inch closer to her old form. Her next event is a 1500m race in Watford on Wednesday.
Results: 2013 Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix
Charlotte Browning ran in the Adrian Martinez One Mile Classic in Concord, Massachusetts. Browning won her race comfortably in a time of 4:54.31. Results can be found below.
Results: 2013 Adrian Martinez One Mile Classic
Charlotte Browning traveled across the pond to compete in the United Kingdom Track and Field Championships, held in Birmingham, England. Browning ran in the 1500 meter prelims where the top four finishers in two heats plus the next four fastest times moved on to the finals. While Browning has made great strides this year coming back from her 2011 injury, she struggled in her heat, running 4:28.41 for 12th. Even though her performance wasn’t the result she was looking for, the fact that she is back competing at the national level again shows her dedication to the sport and persistence to succeed. Results from the prelims can be found below.
Results: 2013 UK Track and Field Championships, women 1500m prelims
For the fifth consecutive year, Lee Gabler competed in his hometown downhill mile, the Montcalm Mile, in Ticonderoga, New York. In previous years, Gabler had finished 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd. Coming off of his runner-up finish at the Bruce Barnes Mile about a month before, Gabler was looking to run a little faster and compete for the win in front of his family and friends. After being so close to victory over the previous four years, Gabler finally had his day, breaking the tape in a time of 4:07, one second ahead of second place. Results from the mile can be found below.
Results: 2013 Montcalm Mile
Bert Jacoby traveled back to his old stomping grounds to compete in the Heritage Festival 5 Mile in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Like Lee, Jacoby had run this race in previous years, but his streak goes all the way back to 2005. In that time, Jacoby had placed 2nd every year except 2011, where he finished 3rd. Unlike previous years, Bert was a little unsure about his fitness after coming off some injury issues in the winter and spring, though his Men’s Four Miler performance showed he was gaining some of it back, despite a troublesome hamstring. Jacoby got out conservatively, sitting around 10th place early on before slowly moving his way up into third. While Bert was able to surpass second place during the fourth mile, he ran out of real estate and finished runner-up in a time of 27:48. Results can be found below.
Results: 2013 Heritage Festival 5 Mile