Chris trains with Olympian – Michael Rimmer

Chris Goodwin was recently invited to spend a day training with Great Britain 800m runner Michael Rimmer.The West Cheshire AC distance-running ace took part in an Aviva UKA Academy training session at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk.
The Aviva UKA Academy initiative is a fresh new approach to grassroots sport, designed to give every child in the UK the opportunity to get involved in athletics by 2012.
Chris learned a lot from the session and took the extra motivation with him to a recent British Milers Club event at Longford Park, Trafford, in Manchester.
Chris was aiming to beat the West Cheshire AC under 17 boys 1500m record of four minutes 9.40 seconds.
In a thrilling race that saw him knock nearly three seconds off his personal best time, he was agonisingly close in a time of 4:09.64.
But with renewed determination and a few weeks of the season remaining, he is hoping next time he can find the extra quarter of a second to beat the existing record.

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31st August 2009

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