Lothian Running Club’s Sarah Inglis claimed the Scottish title in the Women’s 1500 metres race at the Scottish National Championships at Grangemouth on Sunday.
Sarah clocked a time of 4:13.42 to take the title but agonisingly just missed out on a share of the £2000 prize pot put up by Scottish Athletics to any athlete meeting the required standards in their events over the weekend.
The Lothian athlete just failed to hit the women’s 1500 metres standard of 4:13.00 by a mere .42 of a second. In blustery conditions it was a superb performance, arguably the best of the weekend. It was very much a solo run against the clock as Inglis went clear of the field from the gun and didn’t let up after a 63 second first lap.
‘I’m gutted in many ways to miss out on some money but I have to be pleased to get so close to my PB (4.11),’ said Sarah.
‘There is a good 1500m run coming but at the moment this just works as setting me up for the 5000m at the British Champs in Birmingham.’
Those championships take place this weekend.