22nd July 2019


European U20 championships, Boras, Sweden

On Saturday evening, the British team won six medals in total, including three gold medals.


On Sunday morning, the medal rush continued as Seamus Derbyshire (coach: Nick Dakin; club: City of Stoke) and Holly Mills (Laura Alleyne-Turner; Andover) won medals.


The British teams medal haul raised to 15 on the final day of the championships with three gold medals, including a clean sweep one-two-three in the men’s 800m.


Catch up with all the reports from the four day Championships in our news section.


Muller Anniversary Games, London

Laura Muir (Andy Young; Dundee Hawkhill), Kare Adenegan (Job King; Coventry) and Jonnie Peacock (Dan Pfaff; Charnwood) were among the British winners on day one of the Games, while Laviai Nielsen (Christine Bowmaker; Enfield & Haringey) ran a superb career best over 400m.


On day two, the GB & NI men’s 4x100m relay team set a world leading time. Lynsey Sharp (David Harmer; Edinburgh) Stef Reid (Aston Moore; Charnwood) Sophie Hahn (Leon Baptiste; Charnwood) and Dillon Labrooy (Jenny Archer; Weir Archer Academy) were the other British winners on day two.



World Para Athletics Grand Prix, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 19-21 July

The sole British representative for the Poland’s inaugural WPA GP was Zac Shaw (Leon Baptiste; Cleethorpes), and he reaped the rewards as he recorded a personal best to win the T12 100m.

Shaw had revised his PB to 11.16 in Lee Valley last week, however, several wind-assisted performances before that had frustrated the Loughborough based athlete. However, his time of 11.10 (+0.3) in Poland further consolidates the solid form Shaw has hit so far during 2019.



British Miler’s Club Grand Prix, Eltham, 20 July 2019

Mari Smith (Bud Baldaro; Birchfield) and Revee Walcott-Nolan (Matt Yates; Luton) both posted personal bests in the women’s 800m A race in Eltham, placing one-two in the field.

Smith – who has just returned from the World University Games where she reached the semi-finals – clocked 2:01.46, while Walcott-Nolan followed close behind in 2:01.74.

In an earlier race, T20 athlete Hannah Taunton (Charlotte Fisher; Taunton) – who is supported by the British Athletics Paralympic Futures Academy – lowered her lifetime best in the 1500m to 4:43.66.



Internationales Stabhochsprung-Meeting, Jockgrim, Germany, 17 July

Holly Bradshaw (Scott Simpson; Blackburn) was second at a local meeting in Germany, clearing 4.70m in the pole vault competition.

In the men’s event, Charlie Myers (Chris Boundy; Middlesbrough) cleared 5.51m which earned him third position.



Meeting Citta’ di Padova, Italy, 16 July

Adam Gemili (Rana Reider; Blackheath & Bromley) ran 10.12 (+1.7) to blow away the cobwebs in his first 100m of the summer season, a time he lowered twice at the following weekend’s Muller Anniversary Games.

In the high jump, Morgan Lake (Fuzz Caan; Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) cleared 1.85m for third position.