Alison Leonard is the British Universities and Colleges Champion in the women’s 800 metres.

The Birmingham University student clocked 2:09.24 for victory by a third of a second over Rose-Anne Galligan at Bedford.

Although the time was not fast by her standards – the 20-year old has a personal best of 2:02.15 – the conditions were gusty and there were three rounds on successive days.

Alison has recently been training at Vilamoura in Portugal in a party of 16 athletes funded by the ‘On Camp with Kelly’ team.

As an OCWK Gold level athlete, there was also funding for her Blackburn Harriers’ coach Arthur Almond.

The athletes were due to travel back on April 15 but enjoyed some extra time away after their flight was delayed by the air travel restrictions.

There was a second medal for Blackburn Harriers at Bedford when Northumbria University student Tom Cornthwaite picked up a bronze in the men’s 10,000m.

The 25-year old set a personal best of 30:53.63 over the 25 laps. Robbie Schofield’s luck was out though despite qualifying for the final of the men’s 800m with a season’s best 1:53.74.

The Ribble Valley runner, here representing Loughborough University, twisted his ankle on landing and jogged to the finish last.

Three more of the Ribble Valley squad drove all the way to Somerset on Monday for the British Milers Club PB Classic Meeting at Millfield – and two of them ensured that the event lived up to its name with PBs of their own.

Cherisse Walley (16) set 2:16.43 for the 800m and Sam Yates (17) made 1:53.79 for fourth place in the men’s ‘A’ race, rising to eighth in the U20 national ranking list.

International star Leigh Lennon (18) has climbed to second in the U20 listings after her season’s best 2:09:03 in the women’s ‘A’ race in which she finished second.