19th June 2017

Weekend Update

BMC Gold Standard Races, Watford, 14 June

Jess Judd (Mick Judd) and Katie Snowden (Rob Denmark) both went inside the London 2017 World Championship qualifying time with a thrilling one-two in the women’s 1500m on Wednesday night. Winning from the front, Loughborough University student Judd edged out Snowdon, with both women securing personal bests. Judd stopped the clock at 4.05.20, with Snowden less than a tenth of a second behind. There was also a 4.10.30 personal best for 800m specialist Adelle Tracey (Craig Winrow) in third and U23 athlete Amy Griffiths who ran 4.12.67 in fourth.

There was similarly strong performances in the men’s race, Tom Marshall (James Thie) smashing his personal best with a 3.37.62 winning run, guiding five men inside 3.40. Rowan Axe (Winrow) and Jonny Davies (Rob McKim) scored PBs of 3.38.12 and 3.39.00 in second and third, whilst there was an outdoor best of 3.39.61 for Andrew Butchart (Derek Easton). In fifth, James West (George Gandy) crossed the line in 3.39.65, a European U23 and World University Championship qualifying time.

There were 100s of personal bests in total on a perfect summer evening for fast times, U23 Sean Molloy (Mark Hookway) edging out John Bird (Denmark) in the men’s 800m, 1.47.76 to 1.47.79. In the men’s 5,000m Sam Stabler (Denmark) took victory in 13.59.12.


Gouden Spike, Leiden, Netherlands, 17 June

Anyika Onoura (Rana Reider) was back in action having not competed since April, and she produced a pair of second place finishes over 200m and 400m. Her 23.74 (-0.1) was season’s best, whilst she also produced a 53.17 run over the one lap event.

In the 10,000m a trio of Stockport based athletes revised their lifetime bests, Ben Connor (Steve Vernon) leading the way with an impressive 28.23.58 run, good for sixth. In the steeplechase, Ieuan Thomas (James Thie) and Jonathan Hopkins were second and third, both just fractionally outside their personal best’s with times of 8.34.93 and 8.36.96 respectively.


PTS Meeting, Samorin, Slovakia, 17 June

Adelle Tracey (Craig Winrow) and Niall Flannery (Nick Dakin) were the pick on the eight Brits in action in Slovakia, the duo recording fine victories. Tracey was in action in a tactical women’s 800m, and despite the relatively slow 2.04.25 time she was good for the win, with Sarah McDonald (David Harmer) fourth in 2.04.90. In the 400mH Flannery prevailed over Seb Rodger (Stephen King) for the first time in 2017, winning in 50.98 to Rodger’s 51.12.

In the field, Nick Miller (Tore Gustafsson) was fifth in the men’s hammer with a best of 73.74m, whilst Chris Baker (Sharon Heveran) produced the same result in the men’s high jump thanks to a 2.20m clearance, with Allan Smith (Bryan Roy) just one place back with the same height. The final British athlete in action was Kyle Langford (Jon Bigg) and he was also sixth, crossing the line in 1.47.63 in the men’s 800.


Il Sl Benfica Athletics Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 17 June

Over in Portugal Bianca Williams (Lloyd Cowan) improved on her run in Oslo on Thursday night with a 23.19 (0.1) clocking to take victory. There was also a win for Theo Campbell (James Hillier), the 2017 GB debutant stopping the clock at 46.81 in the men’s 400m.


Meeting Elite d’Hérouville Saint-Clair, Hérouville Saint-Clair, France, 15 June

Corinne Humphreys (Darren Braithwaite) produced a brilliant new 100m personal best of 11.39 (1.2) out in France, consolidating her fourth place position on the Power of 10 rankings. After second place at the Loughborough International, the London based sprinter took victory in France with a fine run. William Sharman was back in action for the first time since April running a best of 13.91 in the 100mH, whilst Yasmin Miller (Robert Smith) produced a windy 13.32 (2.4) and a 13.44 (1.6) in the women’s equivalent.


BMC Regional Races, Leeds, 12 June

World junior race walk champion Callum Wilkinson and his fellow U23 athlete and training partner Cameron Corbishley (Andi Drake) posted fast 3,000m times on a beautiful night in the North East, Wilkinson prevailing, his PB of 11.13.09 six seconds up on Corbishley.