Chichester youngster edges towards pentathlon perfection

Chichester Runners & AC young athlete Fleur Hollyer competed in the annual indoor open combined events meeting at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre Indoor in London.

Sunday, 8th April 2018, 10:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:11 am
Fleur Hollyer goes for glory in the shot putt / Picture by Lee Hollyer
Fleur Hollyer goes for glory in the shot putt / Picture by Lee Hollyer

Although winter weather and other factors had restricted her technical training, it was a very rewarding day as she notched four new personal best performances in the under-15 girls’ pentathlon.

Using starting blocks for the first time in a 60m hurdles, she stopped the clock at 10.75sec, just short of her previous best. This was followed by a new 1.32m PB in the high jump, along with a PB 5.94m in the shot. Next up was the long jump, with another PB 4.21m jump.

She ended the day with a well-executed plan in the 800m, which saw her record a PB 2min 48.01sec to take her points total to a personal-best 2,115.

DAVID CHURCHER