We had no fewer than thirteen athletes running for Hertfordshire and Essex in this year's championships. One has to remember that you have to be in the top eight in your county champs to gain selection for this event. Being at this event is an achievement in itself.
Everyone knew that this would be the last event to be staged for a few months with the Coronavirus virus rapidly spreading.
This was the race that Abigail Reid was targeting, and after being rested from the Inter Counties a week earlier, she was hoping for a top eight and international selection. After the initial start Abigail was seen in the top twenty. She then started to move through and, with around 400 metres remaining, she had moved into 6th spot but with runners around her. Going into the finishing straight she held her form brilliantly to hold on to 7th and gain her selection. We knew before the race that the International, the following Saturday in Falkirk, had been cancelled. So although Abigail has not had the chance to run for England now they have not ruled out staging the race at Falkirk at a later date. We can however look that Abigail achieved International status in this race.