James wins the Hove Park 5K

Thursday 10th December 2009

James Miles has come second on three occasions in the Hove Park 5K time trials, but on Saturday 5 December he ran a hugely commited race to win the event. Martin Bean and Howard Bristow from Brighton and Hove AC pushed him all the way, with Martin taking the lead at the top of the hill on the last lap. James was having none of it however and stormed through in a thrilling sprint finish to open up a three second lead. His time of 16:24 was a pb by a whopping 18 seconds. James' partner, Liz Durman, also had a good run battling hard for second place in the women's race, eventually beating 3rd placed Jane Harrop by 2 seconds.