Sarah Mercier: Guernsey runner breaks island 3000m record

Sarah Mercier
Sarah Mercier ran in the 1500m and 5000m at last summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Guernsey runner Sarah Mercier broke the island 3000m record as she won the South of England title at Lee Valley.

Her time of 9:35.64 took more than eight seconds off the previous island best as she prepares to run the 1500m and 5000m at the Island Games.

Mercier, who is the is also the island's 1500m record-holder.

She set that mark while competing for Guernsey at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer.