HAYLEY McLean’s magnificent summer continued has she won her first ever medal at the senior British Championships, smashing her personal best in the process.
The 19-year-old, from Stanford-le-Hope, stormed to a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at Birmingham, finishing in a PB of 56.43s.
“I’m over the moon,” said McLean. “I thought I could get a medal. I don’t want that to sound arrogant. But my training has gone really well. I’ve been running really fast times in training and I knew that as long as I didn’t switch off, I had a chance.
“I attacked every hurdle and I knew if I did that then I would run a personal best. You can never effect what anyone else does, but I knew that as long as I ran a PB that was all that mattered.”
Scotland's Elidh Child won the race in 55.58s with Meghan Beesley (56.12s) holding off McLean's charge for silver.
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