26 July 2010
As the Aviva GB & NI teams were in action or preparation at the respective World Junior or European championships, there was a number of other athletes still in action across the UK and Europe.
Jemma Simpson’s 800m PB in Monaco last week and Kate Dennison’s season’s best in the pole vault adding to the anticipation for the week ahead:
National Junior League, Southern Premier, Norwich, July 25
Matti Mortimore (coach Esa Utrianen) set a personal best of 66.98 to go third on the POT Under 20 men’s lists at the Javelin.
South of England Championships, Hendon, July 25
In his first major 3000m race, Aviva English Schools 800m champion Sean Molloy went top of the POT U15 3000m rankings with a 9:14.58 victory. Matthew Seddon (9:15.82) and Stuart McCallum (9:16.62) went second and third on the rankings.
McCain Birmingham Games, July 25
Zara Hohn went fourth in the POT rankings for 100m hurdles with a 13.41 victory.
Zoe Derham (coach Lorraine Shaw) , who already tops the POT hammer rankings with a 66.89 throw, won with a distance of 63.89m.
Nike BMC Grand Prix, Belfast, July 24
Gareth Warburton (Coach Darrall Maynard) continued his fine season with his fourth time inside 1:47.50 this year to win the 800m in 1:47.49.
The women’s race was equally competitve and former European junior medallist Emma Jackson (Coach Alan Morris) had her best senior race to date when she won in a personal best 2:01.66 with Runner-up Stacey Smith (Mick Woods), who won the England title the week before also broke ground with her fastest ever time off 2:01.93.Jackson went fourth in the POT rankings and Smith sixth.
Johnathan Hay(Mick Woods) finished second in the 3000mand his time of 8:08.84 was a new personal best and puts him top of the POT rankings for Under 20s..
Results here http://www.britishmilersclub.com/bmcstorydisplay.aspx?storyid=573
IAAF Diamond League Monaco, July 22
Jemma Simpson (Coach Mark Rowland) was the sole British competitior and she got a great boost for Barcelona, when she finished second with a strong sprint finish in a personal best time of 1:58.74.
Results here http://www.diamondleague-monaco.com/en/Live-StartlistsResults/Overview/
BMC Meeting, Eltham, July 21
English Schools 1500m champion Charlie Grice (Jon Bigg), made a huge breakthrough at 800m to win this race in 1:50.61, a PB by a massive five seconds. This puts him a clear top of the Power of Ten U17 rankings and moves him to fifth on the all time lists, and past some all time greats including world championships medfallist Peter Elliott, who ran 1:50.7 back in 1979 and Olympic champion Steve Ovett who ran 1:52.5 in 1979.
Results here http://www.britishmilersclub.com/bmcstorydisplay.aspx?storyid=572
Lee Valley Open, July 21
Antonio Infantino (coach Mike McFarlane) who only ranks 31st in the Power of Ten Under 20 100m rankings with 10.92 clocking ran the second fastest time when a big tailwind helped him to a 10.40 clocking.
Internationales Stabhochsprung-Meeting, Jockgrim, July 21
Kate Dennison (coach Steve Rippon) showed she is coming into form for Barcelona when she finished third in an outdoor season’s best of 4.55 when she was third in this top class meeting. Kate cleared on her third attempt and thus lost out to Americans Becky Holliday and Jillian Schwartz who both cleared on their second attempt but also failed to go higher. Kate had three attempts at a British record 4.61.