19th August 2019


British Athletics Parallel Success, Newham, 18 August

European silver medallist Rafi Solaiman (Philip Fleetwood; Sheffield & Dearne) lowered the world record in the RR3 (race running) category over 100m, slicing 0.02 seconds off the previous best set recently by compatriot, Gavin Drysdale.

His time of 17.24 (-1.2) was an improvement by 0.03 seconds from a time he set in Sheffield earlier this summer, so the Yorkshireman is in great form during 2019.

World Para Junior bronze medallist Ethan Kirby (Nick Harris; Newton Abbot) won a dramatic T20 400m ahead of Prince Reid (David Liston; Blackheath & Bromley) by just 0.03 seconds. Kirby – who won bronze over 400m in Nottwil earlier this month – posted a time of 53.73 and the photo finish was needed to show he got the better of Reid, who ran 53.76.

Racing for the first time since 2018, Richard Whitehead (Keith Antoine; Southwell) posted a time of 24.35 (-0.8) over 200m.


FPSG Scottish Nationals Seniors & U17, Grangemouth, 17-18 August

Kayleigh Haggo continued her excellent form to lower the world record in the women’s RR2 (race running) 400m, her time 82.52.

In awful conditions during her F32 club throw competition, Jo Butterfield (Phil Peat; Forth Valley Flyers) threw a best of 21.88m, just shy of her season’s best.

Among the Scottish champions were Nikki Manson (Giffnock North) in the high jump who cleared 1.87 metres, and Nick Percy (Vesteinn Hafsteinsson; Shaftesbury Barnet) winning the discus with a best of 59.92 metres.

Results can be found here.


Folksam Grand Prix, Gothenburg, Sweden, 16 August

Dai Greene (Benke Blomkvist; Swansea) clocked an impressive 50.05 in the men’s 400m hurdles ahead of Muller British Athletics Championships on his return this year.

Elsewhere, Andrew Osagie (Mark Rowland; Harlow AC) ran a new season’s best in the men’s 800m of 1:46.71 to finish second. Elsewhere, Shara Proctor (Rana Reider; Birchfield Harriers) and Jazmin Sawyers (City of Stoke) went 1-2 in the women’s long jump, just short of their season’s best.

Results can be found here.


Memorial Wieslawa Maniaka, Szczecin, Poland, 15 August

Rabah Yousif (Carol Williams; Newham & Essex Beagles) won the men’s 400m with another strong run ahead of the British Championships, going under 46 seconds in 45.98s.

Elsewhere, Guy Learmonth (Henry Gray; Lasswade) got close to the world qualifying standard yet again in the men’s 800m, finishing third in 1:46.44.

Results can be found here.


Cork City Sports International, Cork, Ireland, 14 August

Asha Philip (Steve Fudge; Newham & Essex Beagles) came close to a season’s best in the women’s 100m, running 11.47s. Ashleigh Nelson (Michael Afilaka; City of Stoke) finished marginally outside her personal best in the women’s 200m in 23.16s ahead of Finette Agyapong (Coral Nourrice; Newham & Essex Beagles) in 23.18s.

Spencer Thomas (Jon Bigg; Brighton Phoenix) finished ahead of Jake Wightman (Geoff Wightman; Edinburgh) in the men’s 800m in 1:47.83, a couple of seconds shy of the world qualifying standard. Callum Wilkinson (Andi Drake; Enfield & Haringey) posted a season’s best in the 3000m Walk, just eight seconds away from his personal best.

Scott Lincoln (Paul Wilson; City of York) finished third in another solid performance of 19.20m as he still looks for the world qualifying standard. Youcef Zatat (Scott Rider; Woodford Green Essex Ladies) posted a personal best with a mark of 18.50m.

The men’s long jump saw Tim Duckworth (Toby Stevenson; Liverpool Harriers) get the best of Jacob Fincham-Dukes (Zivile Pukstiene; Leeds City) and Feron Sayers (Aston Moore; Birchfield Harriers) in 7.72m, good enough for second place.

Results can be found here.


Tipton BMC, Tipton, 13 August

Sarah McDonald (David Harmer; Birchfield Harriers) broke two minutes for the first time in the women’s 800m in a time of 1:59.91. Jenny Nesbitt (Chris Jones; Worcester) posted a personal best in the 5000m to put her in the top ten in the UK this year: 15:30.95 was the time.

Results can be found here.


CAS International Meeting, Schifflange, Luxembourg, 18 August

Kristal Awuah (Matthew Thomas; Herne Hill) came close to her season’s best – again just short of the world qualifying standard – running 11.34s in the women’s 100m. She later came close to her PB in the 200m in 23.64s.

Results can be found here.