Great to see Steve in action at the 1500m worlds trials in Birmingham this weekend. Last time I saw him was whilst doing hill reps on Frodsham Hill (hill of champions that, eh Andy?). I had to do a double take when they panned along the line up and there he was. It’s easy to forget what a talent Steve (Richard Mitchell’s son), still an under 23, is still improving and looking to get under the magic 4 minutes for the mile before too long. Steve ran strongly with the lead pack for the race and came in 4th behind the fast-improving James Shane.
Ok, so he runs for Bristol and West and formerly with Vale Royal as a youth, but if there’s any reflected glory, little old Helsby RC is happy to bask in it. He’s been known to show his strength with a ridiculously fast club handicap time and memorably turned out for the Eyri borders league in 2009, a rare win for Helsby in recent times! Of course, going further back Helsby had numerous individual winners & were also team winners on many occasions [thanks for the reminder Mario].