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Scott Greeves season so far

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Scott Greeves tells the NSA about his season so far:

'After a very solid block of winter training, the 1st of February marked the beginning of my short period of racing, both on the boards and the country. The first race being a British Milers Club 800m at the Lee Valley indoor stadium. The target for the race was to achieve the British Senior Indoor qualifying standard of 1.53.5 seconds. Optimistically, I attacked the first 600m of the 800m race, achieving a split of 1.20. 1.20 represents a 600m personal best for me, yet unsurprisingly I suffered on the last lap, finishing in a time of 1.53.2 seconds. Thankfully just under the qualifying mark.

However, shortly after this race I noticed a tight hamstring. Something that would later force me to withdraw from the British Universities XC championships on the 4th of February. To add insult to injury, literally in this case, I picked up a heavy cold at the XC champs. Much to my disappointment, this forced me to decline my invitation to the British Indoor Champs.

After a solid week of rest, I had a few days to perk up before the British University Indoor Championships over 1500m in Sheffield. Still suffered the after effects of the cold, I attempted the competition.

At 10am on the Saturday 18th February, I tackled the heat, with the top two in each race progressing to the semi-final scheduled for later that day. Despite feeling below par, I achieved an automatic qualifying position, finishing second in tactical race with a time of 4.04. In the semi-final, only the top three are guaranteed a spot in the Sunday final. However, despite running a slightly faster time of 3.58, I only finished 6th, crashing out of the competition.

Overall, the last few weeks have been very disappointing, but with the illness being the obvious cause. I have to get back to some solid training and can look forward to a warm weather training camp in Portugal in early April, before taking on the University outdoor championships.'

Scott 21/02/2017