7th February 2021
WEEKEND UPDATE - 5-7 FEBRUARY
Prickly Pear Invitational, Phoenix, USA – 6 February
Marc Scott (Jerry Schumacher; Cambridge and Coleridge) started 2021 in phenomenal style, taking on a strong field in Arizona over 3000m and winning in an excellent time of 7:36.08, a personal best.
The time moves him to fourth in the 3000m UK all-time list behind only Sir Mo Farah, David Moorcroft and Brendan Foster.
It's Marc Scott FTW in 7:36.09 (54.63 last lap!) pic.twitter.com/NO7No6Rx7N
— RunnerSpace (but wearing a 😷) (@runnerspace) February 7, 2021
Perche Elite Tour, Rouen, France – 6 February
In her first pole vault competition of the season, Holly Bradshaw (Scott Simpson; Blackburn) cleared 4.85 metres which was her highest bar clearance in nine years, to win in France.
The then world leading mark was the second-best clearance of her career – Bradshaw’s PB stands at 4.87m from 2012.
485 WL (for now @sandicheekspv 😉) 🎉
I came into this competition feeling grateful, carefree and I had an absolute blast! 🙃
— Holly Bradshaw (@HollyBradshawPV) February 7, 2021
Meeting Metz Moselle Athlelor – 6 February
Following his indoor 800m PB in Karlsruhe last week, Elliott Giles (Jon Bigg; Birchfield Harriers) stepped up in distance but achieved a similar result on 1500m, clocking an indoor PB once again.
Going head-to-head with a world-class field, Giles showed his quality to post a time of 3:37.61 behind world medallists Selemon Barega and Bethwell Birgen.
In the men’s 800m, Guy Learmonth (Justin Rinaldi; Lasswade) produced another impressive display as he finished third in a time of 1:46.89, narrowly outside his indoor PB set in Glasgow last weekend.
American Track League, Fayetteville – 7 February
Daryll Neita (Rana Reider; Cambridge) posted a 60 metres PB twice in Arizona, clocking times of 7.22 and 7.21 in the heat and final respectively. In the latter she also captured second overall in the contest.
In the women’s 60m hurdles, Tiffany Porter (Jeff Porter; Woodford & Essex Ladies) was in winning form, recording 7.95 in both the heats and the final. Meanwhile, there was a season best for Adelle Tracey (Craig Winrow; Guildford & Godalming) in the women’s 800m as she won in 2:02.11.
4J Studios Scottish Athletics, Emirates Arena – 6 February
There was a Scottish U20 record (subject to ratification) for Joe Ewing (Carol Sharp; Edinburgh) over 1500m. The record, which has stood for almost 50 years, was lowered to 3:47.98.
In the women’s 400m, Zoey Clark (Eddie McKenna; Thames Valley) produced an indoor 400m PB as she won in 52.03 – which also coupled as a European Indoor qualifying standard – ahead of Beth Dobbin (Leon Baptiste; Edinburgh) who clocked 53.53.
Double world champion Maria Lyle (Jamie Bowie; Team East Lothian) opened her season with a time of 9.03 over 60 metres.
The Scottish Athletics report can be found here.
Hvezdy v Nehvizdech, Czech Republic – 5 February
There was victory in the long jump for Reynold Banigo (Lukasz Zawila; Sale Harriers Manchester) as he recorded a season best of 7.73 metres, while Chris Baker (Graham Ravenscroft; Sale Harriers Manchester) cleared 2.12m for 10th in the high jump.
Czech Indoor Gala, Ostrava – 3 February
Last Wednesday, Jamie Webb (Adrian Webb; Liverpool) was once again in PB form, lowering his best time over 800m indoors to 1:46.45. In the process, he captured his second win in five days following victory in Vienna a few days prior.
In the 60 metres, Oliver Bromby (Southampton) captured a European Indoor qualifying standard as he secured victory in a time of 6.65.
In the long jump, Reynold Banigo opened his season with a best of 7.59m for second overall.
2 races, 2 wins, 2 PB's 🥇🥇✅✅ pic.twitter.com/l2rqYvHqKC
— Jamie Webb (@jamiewebb800) February 4, 2021