ADAM Bowden smashed the Harrow Athletic Club 10,000m record at the Aviva World Championship Trials in Birmingham on Sunday, writes Tony Bush.
The 26-year-old ran in the second group for most of the race before out-sprinting Keith Gerrard to come fourth in 29:31.01, a full 68 seconds ahead of Dan Leggate's previous mark, leaving him just four seconds shy of a bronze medal. His time makes the steeplechaser turned tri-athlete Britain's No 1 runner in the three discipline sport.
Bowden's training partner Matt Carey finished seventh in the steeplechase, clocking his second best time of 9.06.61 on his UK championships debut, while Eloise Newman equalled her best of 1.78m in placing sixth in the high jump behind heptathlon star Jessica Ennis.
Laura Turner had a difficult day, finishing eighth in the 200m final after being disqualified in her speciality, the 100m, for a false start.
Craig Stewart produced two personal best times in the 400m, clocking 48.25 to qualify for the semi-finals and 48.15 for eighth spot in the semis.
Othroy Marsh clocked a fast 10.71 in the 100m heats while Leroy Slue also showed good form, recording 10.77 and 21.90 for the two sprints.
Meanwhile, Harrow's Southern League team held on to top spot in Division Two, despite losing to Norwich in Saturday's fifth round fixture by just half a point in a tight finish.
Richard Carr won the triple jump with an impressive 12.83, and team manager Mark Cursons was pleased to welcome back Tom Nichols, who cleared 1.90 in the high jump and clocked a fast 15.9 in the sprint hurdles, on his return from injury.
Alan Wray showed his best form for several years in clocking 9.46.5 for second in the steeplechase, while Andy Lewis was second in the shot and Josh Wood took runner-up spot in both sprints.
Harrow's final Southern League fixture is in Uxbridge next month.