Congratulations to Dan Jarvis, who won the bronze medal in the 3000m Steeplechase at the British Championships at Sportscity, Manchester last Saturday, 5th September.
Dan was in a group of three athletes who broke well clear of the field. Coming up to the bell, with just over 400m to go, a glance behind him may have betrayed that he was feeling the pace, but it also told him that he was well clear of the chasing pack. Woodford Green’s Phil Norman, the eventual winner, and Shaftsbury’s Mark Pearce, who came a close second, were able to break away at this point. Dan, however, ran a strong last lap, finishing more than 14 seconds ahead of fourth-placed Chris Perry from Loughborough.
Dan’s time of 8:39.70 took nearly nine seconds off his previous best, and moves him up to 4th in this year’s British rankings, and in to the top 100 in the all-time UK list. It is also a new club record, beating the previous best of 8:40.48, set by Mark Draper in 2014.