HARROW Athletic Club's Adam Bowden has been selected to represent Britain in the Concord ITU World Duathlon championships in the USA between September 24-27.
The Commonwealth Games steeplechase finalist is in his first season of multi-events and has maintained good form to earn UK selection, in a team of three, for such a prestigious event. The race begins with a 10,000m run followed by a 40km bike and 5,000m run.#
Bowden finished fourth in the national 10,000m track championships in July, smashing the club record by more than a minute in clocking 29.30.1.
Meanwhile, Chris Finill represents England in the Commonwealth Games ultra-distance championships in Keswick next week. The 50 year old is the only athlete to have completed all 29 London Marathons in under three hours but this event presents a much stiffer test. He begins the 24 hour race at noon next Thursday (17th).
Harrow AC's women's team have been relegated to Division Two despite ending their Southern Women's League Division One campaign with a second place finish at Bannister on Saturday.
Dymond Smith enjoyed a superb double victory, taking the sprint hurdles in a personal best time of 15.5 and the 100m in 12.9. Lyndsey Fairweather set a new personal best of 58.3 in her 400m vicgtory while Schae Antoine led from the start to take the 800m in a fast 2.19.5.
Eloise Newman, one of Britain's top high jumpers, made no mistake in winning the event on Saturday with a good clearance of 1.75m. Zara Asante set a new best of 11.26 in winning the triple jump while evergreen Angela Mitchell took the discus with 36.06m. Harrow also won the sprint relay in a brisk 51.5.
Harrow's women will complete their season on Saturday week when they compete in the qualifying match for the UK Women's League at Abingdon.