Beth Potter did a 3.5hr bike ride this morning to escape her constantly bleeping phone, but she then chatted to me about her spectacular Podium 5km run and why “proving the doubters wrong” put as much of a spring in her step as her new Asics shoes did. https://t.co/ekYsSFzIo4
— Jason Henderson (@Jason_AW) April 4, 2021
Truth is this: Beth Potter ran a fine 5k in 14:41. Did her new ASICS shoes help? Of course! But why don’t many media friends not note that a year of solid training, no racing, also adds to a complicated situation. Bottom line is that WA must come up with rules on racing shoes and spikes or world records will mean nothing.
But pummeling Beth Potter on social media was not an advised approach.
— helen clitheroe (@clitherbot) April 3, 2021
LEEDS (GBR): Beth Potter admitted she thought the clock was faulty when she crossed the finish line in the Podium 5km in Barrowfield at 14:41 on Saturday, informs AW. “I thought it was a joke. I needed someone to confirm to me what it was that I’d run. I thought the clock was out! I was shell-shocked, to be honest…I thought 15:15 would be a really good run for me because I’ve been focusing on other parts of my training this year,” said Potter who has focused on triathlon in recent years. However, Potter’s mark is unlikely to be ratified as a world record due to a lack of drug testing and other technical requirements not being met.
She tells @chriswarburton_ she ran so fast that she was “convinced the clock was wrong”
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) April 4, 2021