Phillips has had some competition in the past with Sidey and Smith who have pushed him. 5:50 is 14sec better than his best times we know of and that’s a world of difference.Yep, If Rantall runs 5:50 next week he will easily depose Phillips.
Last year Phillips ran 6:08 and in 2017 he ran 6:04.
It's going to be very interesting this one. In 2017 Phillips sat back in the pack and spinted the last 300 metres. He later said he'd been a bit crook the day before. Last year he just blitzed them from the start. I wonder what some serious competition will do?
An 18 yo running 5:50 is only going to improve that over time and Phillips, unless he has been coasting previously which would be hard to believe, can’t just suddenly find 15 sec. It’s just too much improvement if his other efforts involved him doing his best.
Rantall should street them based on his time