9th March 2020

Weekend update

Loughborough Winter Throws Open, Loughborough, 7 March

Taylor Campbell (John Pearson; Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) was among the standout performers at the Loughborough Winter Throws Open as he opened his 2020 season in style with a personal best in the men’s hammer.

Campbell, the World University Games bronze medallist from last year, has never begun his season better after he went out to 74.98m in a competitive event in Loughborough. Campbell added 35cm to his previous best set on the way to winning silver at the British Championships last year with his new mark a clear European standard.

Three men went over 70m in the hammer with Craig Murch (Lorraine Shaw; Birchfield Harriers) and Osian Jones (Liverpool Harriers) finishing second and third respectively with best efforts of 72.95m and 72.59m.

Elsewhere, Jess Mayho (Birchfield Harriers) won the women’s hammer with a best of 64.22m while there was a Scottish double in the discus with Nic Percy (Vesteinn Hafsteinsson; Shaftesbury Barnet) and Kirsty Law (Zane Duquemin; Sale Harriers Manchester) taking the victories.

In the javelin, Harry Hughes (Mark Roberson; Newham & Essex Beagles) threw out to 72.90m for first place in the men’s competition and Freya Jones (Newham & Essex Beagles; David Callaway) claimed top spot in the women’s event with 53.06m.

Other notable results included Charlotte Payne (Paul Dickenson; Reading AC) throwing a qualifying standard for the World Athletics Junior Championships, 60.73 metres the best throw of her hammer series. Also, Harrison Walsh (Swansea) set a F44 discus personal best of 51.30 metres, improving his previous best by seven centimetres.



Inter Counties Championships & British Athletics Cross Challenge Final, Loughborough, 7 March

Charlotte Dannatt (coach: Alan Driver; county: Surrey) and Mahamed Mahamed (Hampshire) headlined the victors at the Inter Counties Championships in Loughborough, as Kate Avery (North East) and Mahamed took the senior Cross Challenge titles.

Megan Keith (Ross Cairns; Scotland North) and Matt Stonier (Peter Mullervy; Kent) were the winners of the under 20 races on the day.

Read our full report, here.