On a glorious Saturday 27th May at York Athletics Club Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club athlete Muninder Singh Hayer made his debut over 800 metres in the RR1 race running category at the CP Sport Grand Prix meeting. Muninder had been training hard for this new distance since breaking the 200 metre World Record in Yeovil at the beginning of April and training had been going well. In the event Muninder set a new World Record of 4.35.5 seconds Knocking a massive 19.87 seconds off the previous World Record of 4.55.37 seconds. Coach Graham Felton said this was truly an amazing performance and no doubt the shockwaves will by now have reached Copenhagen where Muninder will de competing in the World Championships in early July. With 2 World Records already in the bag this year the aim is to now bring back the Gold Medals, and after a performance like this and still 6 weeks training to go it augers well.
Report by Graham Felton