St Helens runner John Ashcroft finished third representing England at the Attnanger mile event in Austria.
He was the first to cross the line for England, just an agonising 100th of a second away from local athlete Andreas Vojta.
John Skevington, England Athletics team leader and coach was thrilled with the performance of the whole team and commented, “John’s run was a perfectly timed one and had he had more experience of the course may well have sneaked through and taken second place, Phil very much enjoyed the experience of his first international and will take that experience forward in his racing career. The event was a extremely well organised one and all the athletes will take forward what they have learnt about their early season form into what I hope will be a fantastic track season for them.”
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