20th February 2019


At the Sharjah 9th International Open Athletics Meeting, serving as a warm-up to the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai which starts on Sunday, five British athletes were in action.

On day one, multiple global medallist Stephen Miller (Ros Miller) opened his 2019 season with a fine 30.18 metre effort to win the competition overall. That throw came in round five with an effort of 29.78m following that up in the final round.

Miller only threw over the 30.18m distance twice during 2018, so this is a positive start to the 2019 which will culminate at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai during November.

Also, out in the field, Conor O’Hare (Alison O’Riordan) – on the British Athletics Development Academy athlete -produced a personal best in the F35 javelin, throwing out to 21.49m. It was one of only two recorded marks for the Chelmsford athlete, but a solid start to his Dubai series.

British Athletics Futures Academy athlete Taz Nicholls (Alison O’Riordan) landed an effort of 44.53m in the F44 discus on day two. He backed this up with marks at 44.16m and 43.78m to consolidate his consistent series.

On the track, Andrew Small (Rick Hoskins) competed over a trio of distances over the first two days of competition. He set times of 17.92 (-1.4) in the 100m, 33.05 (-0.9) over 200m, 1:03:45 in the 400m and 2:22:05 in the 800m,

Full results can be seen here: http://www.team-thomas.org/