Learmonth takes AAA title

GUY LEARMONTH (Lasswade) added another record to his collection when he won the AAA Under-20 800 metres title in 1:49.11, a Championship Best, at the NIA.

The 18-year-old Loughborough University student set his own pace, going through the half distance in 52.5 seconds and finished more than two seconds clear of his nearest rival.

"There was no one to push me - I know I can go faster if someone helps me out in the first 400m," said Learmonth, who was disappointed not to break the British junior record of 1:48.53.