Nene Valley Harriers Stamford based golden girl, Cat Foley, has had a week to remember, racing her way to 2 personal bests (PB's) in less than 72 hours.
The Loughborough geography graduate ran the 3000 metres at the Charnwood AC open meeting on her former university's track last Wednesday, and in a high class field shattered her PB with a time of 9:53.93. This. made her the first Nene Valley lady to run under 10 minutes for the distance in 20 years.
Not being one to rest on her laurels, Foley travelled to Brighton with the Nene Valley Track and Field team for a crucial Southern League fixture on Saturday winning both the 800 and 1500 metres races. As if that was not enough Foley's 800 metres time of 2.19.35 represented another PB, surpassing her previous fastest time which she set in 2007.
Earlier in the year the in form athlete finished 23rd in the National XC championship, and came home 12th in the Bourne Woods Frostbite League race, the highest ever placing by a lady in the long history of the series. Despite this busy schedule, she also found time to set a ladies course record of 17.53 in the Peterborough parkrun 4 weeks ago.