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David’s Boston Best of British

8th February 2022

David Proctor has smashed the British V35 Record for the indoor mile. Competing in the Bruce Lehane Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, he ran at time of 4:08.63 for just over eight laps of the 200m track, beating the British V35 Record previously held by Dave Regan by just under 10 seconds.

(c) David Proctor

(c) David Proctor

David attended University in Boston and the athletics meet had special meaning to him, as it was named in honour of his former coach, who died a few years ago. He had this to say:

“Feels like I’ve come full circle, as I was his first sub-4-minute miler way back in the day, so I feel like I’ve done him justice, by coming back and doing this”.

David has one more race in the US, before returning to the UK. He will be competing the European Indoor Masters Championships in Portugal at the end of February. He has had a successful season running in the East Lancs Cross Country League and will be putting on the black, red and gold of Rochdale Harriers as a member of the 12 stage road relay squad at the end of March.

David Proctor 1

He also hinted that this might not be his last record of the season, he thinks he can go a bit quicker and is on the look out for some indoor races in the UK, to target Anthony Whiteman’s 12 year old V35 best of 3:50.72 for the 1,500m.

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