Charlie Grice outpaces Steve Ovett at Brighton Schools

Tuesday 26th May 2009

Charlie Grice has had an amazing week. On Wednesday 20 May at the Brighton Schools Championship he set a new record time of 1:58 for the intermediate boys 800m. To put this in perspective this eclipses the time set by Steve Ovett at the same age and subsequently Phoenix’s Russel Pittam who set the previous record back in the 90s.

Charlie then competed in the South of England U17 Champs at Ashford on 24 May and (new to the age group) came second in the 1500 metres in a time of 3:58:35. This propels him to fourth spot in the national rankings and is the third fastest time of any Sussex Runner this season.