14th June 2018


Sarah McDonald (coach: David Harmer) continued her impressive form on Wednesday (13 June) by running the quickest 1500m of her career at Ostrava Golden Spike.

The 24-year-old lowered her personal best by over a second in the Czech Republic, sprinting to second place in the women’s 1500m in a time of 4:04.41.

It was McDonald’s second PB in as many weeks after the Birchfield Harrier set a personal best in the women’s mile in Hengelo, the Netherlands, earlier this month.

In Ostrava, she finished ahead of Jessica Judd (Mick Judd), who finished ninth in her first international meet since April’s Commonwealth Games (4:10.07).

There was a fifth-place finish for Lynsey Sharp (Terrence Mahon) in the women’s 800m. The European silver medalist was leading heading into the final 200m, before crossing the line in a time of 2:01.79.

In his first 100m race since injury at the Commonwealth Games, Adam Gemili (Rana Reider) finished fourth in an event which included world champion Justin Gatlin and Commonwealth champion Akani Simbine.

Gemili stopped the clock in a time of 10.22 seconds as he continues to build towards the British Athletics Championships at the end of the month (30 June-1 July).

Andrew Pozzi (Benke Blomkvist) had to settle for eighth in the men’s 110 hurdles (13.95) after hitting hurdles mid-race.

Full results can be found here.