Commonwealth Games athletes Lauren Boden, Brendan Cole and Melissa Breen had their final hit out today on their local track where they again braved cold and windy conditions.
Lauren Boden showed some great signs of huge things ahead crossing the line in 56.34. After the race Lauren said “with the winds gusting everywhere I wasn’t sure what stride pattern to do. In the end I got my 15’s to 8 (8th Hurdle) but then I made some mistakes coming home”
Lauren will next compete in Dubniza on the 22nd July where she is hoping to run under 56 seconds.
Fellow hurdler Brendan Cole ran consistently again with a time of 51.29. “Runing solo in those conditions was really tough” Cole explained.”To be honest I feel like I am in the best shape of my life and I think part of me is already in Europe. I just can’t wait to get over there now!”
Rounding out the performances was 19 year old Melissa Breen. Unlike the hurdlers Breen was able to run with the wind in a 60m and 100m and she took full advantage of it. A time of 7.30 (3.3w) and 11.28 (3.6w) were both under her personal best times and despite the fact they won’t count due to the wind Melissa was extremely pleased with these results
“It was cold out there today but I am so happy with the results. My first part of the 100m race felt really strong and I know I need a good start when I head to europe and race the best in the world.”
All three athletes depart on Tuesday for Europe for a series of competitions before lining up in Croatia at the Continental Cup where they will take on the the top athletes from the 4 different continents.
To see full results of today click here