EMILY Moss has vowed to learn from a tough England debut in Bratislava.
The 21-year-old conceded that she was disappointed with her time of 2.11.44mins after finishing sixth in the 800m at the Elan International, but she was in good company as most athletes posted slow times due to going off too fast.
The Spalding girl, who now competes for Woodford Green Essex Ladies, said: “I ran very badly to be honest. I majorly overcooked it and was not pleased with my time at all.
“I hoped it would be a good fast race as, although there were several athletes in the field with 2.00 personal bests (PBs), the majority were on 2.05 or 2.06 (Moss has a best of 2.08.92).
“I initially felt like I had let myself down, as I had really wanted to run well. However, the team managers said I did the right thing in the circumstances.
“I felt so honoured to be racing in an England vest that I was determined to give it all I had got.
“It wasn’t what I hoped for, but I learned a lot and want to use the experience to make me a better athlete. I wasn’t overwhelmed by it and hope I will be good enough to get selected again so that I can try and race better.”
• GEORGIE Ivens ran an indoor personal best of 27.02secs at the indoor track at Lee Valley.
The Nene Valley Harrier’s time in the U/20 ladies’ 200m was also a club record.
Ivens’ performance in the 400m was perhaps even better, as she beat Leah Barrow, who is ranked considerably higher than her.
She finished second in her heat (beating Barrow) and fourth overall with 59.04secs - despite tiring after the 200m, which none of the other 400m front runners had competed in.
Other NVH results: Senior men: (60m hurldes) - Sean Reidy (9.19secs & 9.24); Adam Fidgett (9.43 & 9.73). 400m - Simon Tunnoch )53.85); Sean Reidy (52.62). Triple jump - Daniel Burgin (12.52). U/20 men: 200m - Jacob Axtell (23.34); Lucasz Bezulski (24.61). 400m - Lucasz Bezulski (55.36); Richard Reed (50.91); Jacob Axte (53.53); 800m - Richard Reed 1.57.64mins; Lucasz Bezulski 2.14.45.
• Nene Valley Harriers at the South of England cross country championships (Parliament Hill): Senior men - 194th Mike Chapman (58.29mins); 710th Nigel Dickens (74.55). U/20 men - 58th Tom Rodgers (30.13); 78th Sam Hunt 32.26. U/17 men - 97th Ross Huskisson 23.44; 111th Ben Hampson 24.06; 132nd Lloyd Kempson (24.48); 157th Dan Martin (26.08). U/15 boys - 122nd Connor Bavin (17.45); 149th Ellis O’Connell (18.13); 179th Jordan Rackham (18.37); 227th Phil Wilson (19.46). U/13 boys - 24th Alex Hampson (12.17); 97th Ollie Bowling (13.26); 209th Dan Corrigan (15.29); 212th Ben Philby (15.44). Senior women - 17th Cat Foley (31.40); 164th Yolanda Smith (38.13). U/17 women - 61st Emma Randall (23.05); 109th Charlotte Harris (26.25). U/15 girls - 96th Amy Gibbons (17.45); 107th Paige Lambert (17.55); 122nd Sarah Chan (18.28); 138th Alice Dolan (18.52). U/13 girls - 90th Georgina Gibbs (14.18); 99th Elisha Reid (14.24); 148th Phoebe Whattoff (14.58); 228th Beth Denial (17.02); 230th Amelia Darnell (17.14); 232nd Megan Hunter-Powell (17.35).