Learmonth wins in Belguim

Guy Learmonth from Berwick was once again in superb form at the weekend winning the 800m in the Flanders Cup in Belgium, in a good time of 1min 48 sec, taking the scalp of former world indoor semi finalist Ed Aston..

This is the 15th time this season that Learmonth has run under 1min 50 sec and his top five times of the season give him an average of 1min 47.51 sec.That really is a remarkable statistic for someone who is only 20 years of age.To put it into perspective only two other runners from Scotland this season have recorded 800m times under 1min 50 sec.

His Scotland team mate from Chirnside Patrick Swan has made a late season return to form and ran his fastest time of the season for 400m with a time of 48.13 sec in a British league race in Liverpool.There is a distinct possibility that Patrick Swan and Guy Learmonth could be part of the Scottish Commonwealth Games 4x400m squad in Glasgow in 2014 and that would be a remarkable coup for the area.