Jack breaks 14-minute barrier for first time

Bedford and County Athletic Club’s Jack Goodwin achieved a long-term aim when he broke through the 14-minute barrier for 5000m at the British Milers Club Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday.

By Duncan Browne
Friday, 20th May 2022, 11:00 am
Jack Goodwin.
Jack Goodwin.

Running in the 5000m A race at the prestigious British Milers Club meeting, former youth international Jack smashed through the 14-minute barrier whilst finishing third, clocking 13:51.66, a time which ranks him 21st in the UK this season.

The meeting also witnessed an 800m PB for Bedford’s Alfie Yabsley (1:52.64), a 1500m PB for Lauren Nichols (4:41.04), and a 5000m PB for Harry Brodie (14:38.68).

However, Jack’s form has arguably been the highlight of the last few months.

Having got back to his best, the question now is whether he can coax more outstanding performances out of himself as the 2022 track and field season, like the weather, hots up.