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Record breaking Inverness Harrier looks to run five kilometres under 14 minutes


By Will Clark

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INVERNESS Harriers record breaker Sean Chalmers is confident he can run five kilometres in under 14 minutes.

Sean Chalmers in Antrim Coast Half Marathon
Sean Chalmers in Antrim Coast Half Marathon

The 25-year-old from Maryburgh set a new 5k club record at the Run and Become Invitational at Lochgelly last weekend with a time of 14 minutes and 21 seconds,

He says he is now looking forward to chasing down his target of running five kilometres in under 14 minutes during 2021.

After knocking 19 seconds off his personal best last weekend, he thinks his target is more than achievable.

“I think breaking my personal best was well overdue,” he said.

“I have been in that sort of shape to record that kind of time for a while now, but I have just not had the chance to race for it.

“Then there has been bits of injury which have been popping up when races have been going ahead. This race came from nowhere and I was in good shape.”

Chalmers also said relocating to Aberdeen was a factor in him improving his time.

“I have a group to train alongside in Aberdeen which has been pretty good for me,” he said.

“I am training alongside Michael Ferguson and Myles Edwards who are based with Aberdeen Athletics Club. They kindly allowed me to jump in to their group and I’m doing well.”

“I am definitely happy with my new personal best, but I think there is more to come."


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