15 year old Stroud and District AC Star Annie Testar, coached by Chris Brown, had already secured U17 regional titles in both the 200m & 300m at the South West Counties Indoor Championships and showed the breath of her range by lining up in final of the 800m. Annie blasted away from the start and was well clear after 40m and extended her lead to the bell, before easing off over the 2nd lap to take a comfortable victory in 2min 16s to set a new club indoor record and complete a memorable treble of South West Counties titles.
12 year old Ruby Brook, also coached by Chris Brown, made her indoor debut in the U15G 300m finishing just outside the medals in 4th. Ruby returned after watching her older training partner dominate the U17 800m. From the start Ruby made her intentions clear with a fast start and taking control of the race and running well for both laps but was just pipped to the gold medal. Ruby was delighted with her first regional medal, collecting the silver.
The picture is of Annie and Ruby with their medals at the South West Indoor Championships.