4th June 2018
IAAF World Challenge Meeting, Hengelo, The Netherlands, 2 June
After picking up an injury at the Commonwealth Games and having to withdraw from the 100m final, Adam Gemili (coach: Rana Reider) returned to action with a sixth place finish in a very tight 200m race in Hengelo, with a 20.45 (-0.9m/s) time.
Andrew Osagie (Mark Rowland) continued his comeback as he delivered his best run since the 2013 World Championships, fourth in the men’s 800m in 1.45.09, with Elliot Giles (Jon Bigg) ninth in 1.45.84 and Guy Learmonth (Henry Gray) 11th in 1.46.32. In the women’s mile Sarah McDonald (David Harmer) was an impressive fourth in a personal best of 4.27.12, with Melissa Courtney (Rob Denmark) just two tenths down; Katie Snowdon (Denmark) a further two seconds back in 12th.
Anyika Onoura (Reider) recorded a season’s best of 51.86 in the women’s 400m, that impressive time was only good for seventh, whilst Desiree Henry (Reider) and Maya Bruney (John Blackie) were seventh and eighth in the 200m in 23.39 and 23.97 (0.1) respectively. In the 110m hurdles David Omoregie was eighth in 13.88 (-0.5), a season’s best, whilst Yasmin Miller (Robert Smith) was ninth in the women’s equivalent in 13.45 (-0.6).
UK Women’s League Premier Division, Eton, 2 June
Beth Dobbin (Leon Baptiste) broke Sandra Whittaker’s 34-year-old Scottish record as she won the 200m in an outstanding 22.84 (0.0), backing up her impressive win at the Loughborough International just two weeks ago. The Edinburgh AC athlete also won the B string 100m in 11.64 (-1.2), another personal best.
What’s more, her training partner and teammate Alisha Rees (Baptiste) was also in record breaking form as she lowered her own Scottish U20 100m record with an 11.59 (1.0) clocking, which is also inside the World Junior qualifying mark. She was second to Shannon Hylton, (Ryan Freckleton) who stopped the clock at 11.53 just outside her personal best, before winning the B 200m in 23.47 (0.2).
There was an impressive showing by Meghan Beesley (Michael Baker) in the 400mH as she recorded a 56.71 season’s best to win by two seconds, whilst Mollie Courtney (David Warner) won the 100mH in 13.57 (1.9). In the field Naomi Ogbeta (Tom Cullen) won the triple jump with a best of 13.58, just shy of her personal best whilst Rachel Wallader (Richard Woodhall) won the shot thanks to a 17.10m effort.
Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon, Czech Republic, 2 June
Luke Traynor ran 63:42 to become the first ever European winner of the Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon on Saturday evening as he crossed the line some 23 seconds clear of Ukraine’s Roman Romanenko, with whom he’d enjoyed a race long tussle.
Results: Link to follow
BWAA Grand Prix, Stoke Mandeville, 2-3 June
Dillon Labrooy (Jenny Archer) backed up an impressive series in Switzerland with four race victories in Stoke Mandeville. He posted times of 15.19 (100m), 50.89 (400m), 1:43.82 (800m) and 3:12.66 (1500m) respectively.
JohnBoy Smith (Archer) won race two of the T54 800m in 1:40.26 while Mo Jomni (Archer) clocked 15.85 and 28.23 in the 100m and 200m.
Jim Bush Track & Field, Claremont, USA, 2 June
Jodie Williams posted a very encouraging 22.77 to secure victory out in America, the 200m specialist racing for only the second time in twelve months but going straight to number two on the Power of 10 rankings.
Memorial Leon Buyle, Oordegem, Belgium, 2 June
Jamie Webb (Adrian Webb) continued his great start to the outdoor season with a brilliant personal best winning run, stopping the clock in 1.45.73, his first time inside 1.46. Just one tenth of a second and one place behind came Daniel Rowden, the U23 from Woodford Green also setting a personal best, with both men inside the European Championship qualifying mark. In the 1500m Mike Wilsmore (Graeme Riley) also smashed his PB as he finished second in 3.40.92.
In the field, Charlie Myers (Chris Boundy) set a personal best of 5.55m to win the pole vault, whilst Greg Rutherford (Dan Pfaff) was also victorious in the long jump in his first outdoor competition of the year, 7.86m his best mark.
BMC Regional Races, Scotstoun, 1 June
There was yet another personal best for European Junior 1500m champion Jemma Reekie (Andy Young), the precocious youngster winning the 800m by a metaphorical mile as she stopped the clock in 2.02.62. There were also notable personal bests in women’s 3000m, Mhairi MacLennan (John Lees) winning in 9.32.06, whilst junior Naomi Lang crossed the line in 9.34.03. In the men’s A race T20 athlete Owen Miller (Steven Doig) set a personal best of 8.39.76.
Meeting National 1 de Belfort Montbéliard , Montbéliard, France, 1 June
Robbie Fitzgibbon (Jon Doig) was eighth in the 1500m in a season’s best of 3.40.76, to go eighth on the Power of 10 rankings.
Festival of Miles, Saint Louis, USA, 31 May
Sam Atkin (Rob Lewis) produced the run of his career to go sub four in the mile, a splendid second place finish saw him rewarded with a 3.58.60 personal best, the second fastest by a Briton outdoors this year.
Liese Prokop Memorial, St. Pölten, Austria, 31 May
100m man John Otugade set a personal best of 10.30 (1.0) in his heat before finishing third in the final in 10.37 (0.0) to show that he is rounding into his very best form ahead of the British Championships at the end of the month.
BMC Regional Races, Brighton, 30 May
Elliot Giles (Bigg) enjoyed a good evening as he won the 800m in 1.47.80 before doubling back to win the 1500m in 3.47.39. Four other men went sub 1.50 in the men’s 800m A race, Spencer Thomas (Bigg) second in 1.48.47, with young Archie Davis (Joel Kidger) setting a 1.48.78 personal best in third. In the 1500m Canaan Solomon (Richard Thurston) was second in 3.48.82, a personal best for the 800m specialist. Another 800m runner, Ellie Baker (Bigg), also set a personal best of 4.18.20 in the mixed 1500m.
European Athletic Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 29 May
Daryll Neita (Jonas Dodoo) and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Benke Blomkvist) were victorious in the 100m races, Neita winning in 11.38 (-0.8) with Aikines-Aryeetey stopping the clock at 10.31 (1.3). In the 400m races Rabah Yousif (Carol Williams) and Anyika Onoura (Reider) posted solid times of 45.80 and 52.25 for second and fifth respectively, whilst Adam Hague (Trevor Fox) cleared 5.45m for third in the pole vault.
In the sprint hurdles David King (James Hillier) was third in 13.70 (-1.2), a season’s best, whilst Khai Riley-La Borde (Ray Gibbons) also posted a 13.81 (-0.9) season’s best to win the B race. Yasmin Miller (Robert Smith) was the fastest Brit in the women’s event, crossing the line in 13.41 (-1.2).