The Stroud & District AC middle distance girls had at a night to remember at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham as five club records were broken on Sunday.

Less than 24 hours earlier on the same track, Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj 22 year old Men’s Indoor 1500m world record was broken.

The Stroud girls broke five club records in six races and returned with four individual middle distance regional titles at the Midland counties championships.

In the 1500m there was a Stroud clean sweep of victories by the Stroud girls all coached by Chris Brown, the girls made their intention clear by starting fast and taking the lead, Ruby Brook dominated the U15 800m and the result was never in doubt, as did Lexie Bull and Lydia Attwell in the U15 & U17 1500m.

Amy Clark swapped cross country for the 400m, but surprised her opponents by shooting out of the blocks leading through 200m but she could not quite hold off her opponents over the last 40m. The most eagerly awaited race was the combined U20/senior ladies 1500m final, where the indoor and outdoor English 800m U17 champion Annie Testar of Stroud would close her indoor season challenging for the Midland counties 1500m title. Annie proved too strong for the other competitors as she took the victory and cap a great night by the Stroud girls.

U15 800m - The gold Medal went to Ruby Brook - 2min 22s, breaking her own club record from last year by 4 seconds.

U15 1500m - The gold medal went to Lexie Bull - 5min 02s, a new club record, to add to her outdoor 1500m club record.

U17 1500m - The gold medal went to Lydia Attwell – 4min 57s, a new club record by 5s

U20/Senior 1500m - The gold medal went to Annie Testar – 4min 47s

U15 300m - 6th Ruby Brook in 45.38s a new club record

U20 400m - 5th Amy Clark in 61.78s breaking her own indoor club record