Alex Goodhall: Elswick’s Athlete in Belgium. A summer update.

Words and photo by Alex’s mum: Alex’s outdoor season has now come to a close. Alex did get the chance to run in the Elswick vest this summer.

While he was at an athletics camp at Loughborough University, he had the chance to run in the Charnwood A.C. Open on the Loughborough track on August 9th. He ran the 800m and won quite comfortably in 1:58.27. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo to share!

Over here in Belgium, he set a new 400m PB of 50.14 on June 4th at Braine l’Alleud just south of Brussels.

Since then he’s been struggling a bit for form. He did, however, run the Belgian Senior 4 x 800m championships at Lier, near Antwerp, with some of his older club mates on September 3rd and the White Star team took home the bronze medal with a time of 7:49.01 (photo below – Alex is wearing number 64).

Bronze team medallists. Well done Alex and to the team!

Since then, unfortunately, a muscle tear sustained in training put paid to his participation in the Belgian Junior Championships and ended his outdoor season. So we’re now trying to get him fit for the school XC season and next year. Alex plans to keep running for Elswick next year and has his sights sets on representing the club at the U20 age group championships both indoor and out in 2018 (while also passing his A levels!).

Editors Note: Congratulations on a successful season Alex, managing top athletic performances with school work is no mean feat. We look forward to your Elswick & White Star endeavours in 2018.

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