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05 July 2010

A large contingent from the UK were in action last weekend with Sunday marking the deadline for European Championship qualifiers to be set. Highlights included a superb PB for Laura Turner and Seasons bests across the board for other athletes.

La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, July 4

There were some sensational sprint times in near perfect conditions. Riding a just legal 2mps wind, Aviva Trials winner Laura Turner (Coach Linford Christie) went to the fore of the top levels of European sprinting (and the head of Power of Ten) with a big personal best 100m victory in 11.11, way inside the UKA A standard for Barcelona of 11.30. 

Elaine O’Neill bettered the B standard with a personal best 11.39.

In the 200 metres, Hayley Jones won in a personal best of 23.33 which just missed the UKA B standard of 23.30.  Turner set a season’s best of  23.42.

The Aviva European Trials winner Christian Malcolm ran his fastest time since the Beijing Olympics with a 20.50 200m victory, comfortable inside the UKA A standard of 20.59. Jeffrey Lawal-Balogan (Clarence Callander) also bettered that mark with 20.52 in finishing a close second.

Lawal Balogan also set a personal best and B qualifying mark in the 100m of 10.27 when he was third in his heat. He was faster still in the final with 10.21 – equal to the A standard but the wind was an agonizing just over the limits of 2.1. The winner of that race and returning to form was Mark Lewis Francis (Linford Christie). There he timed 10.14 after setting a B standard of 10.26 in his heat.

Over 400m Robert Tobin (Todd Bennett) ran a season’s best of 45.74 to finish third, well under the B standard of 45.95.

At 400m hurdles Rhys Williams (Malcolm Arnold), who sits second in the European rankings for 2010 (to David Greene) with his 49.28 clocking from Ostrava, was again well inside the B standard of 49.80 with a 49.53 victory but again still short of the A standard of 49.25. Nathan Woodward (Nick Dakin) was also inside the B standard with 49.77 in second while David Hughes (Steve Hughes) in 49.87, narrowly missed out.

In the women’s 400m there was a personal best and second place for Victoria Barr (Ayo Falola) in 52.40, which was just outside the B standard of 52.30. The 800m specialist Marilyn Okoro (Ayo Falola) reminded the relay team selectors of her one-lap prowess with her third in 52.46 while former World Championships runner-up Nicola Sanders (Tony Lester) was fourth in 52.78.

The European long jump silver medallist Greg Rutherford (Dan Pfaff) won with a windy 7.92 and had a legal 7.67 leap.

Results http://www.sep-olympic.ch/resisprint/


Hexham Combined Events, July 4/5

Edward Dunford finished second in the Decathlon with a score of 7156. His best for the year remains at 7429. The Barcelona B standard is 7730 points. Jackie Tindal won the Heptathlon with a personal best score of 5426 which moves her to seventh on the Power of Ten lists this year. The B standard is 5900.


Chambery France, July 4

Angelita Broadbelt Blake (Mike Afilaka) won in a lifetime 100m hurdles best of 13.20, whilst European Junior champion Lawrence Clarke (Malcolm Arnold) improved his legal 110m hurdles personal best from earlier in the week in finishing second in 13.69 though still left him short of the 13.62 B standard.



Pihtipudas Javelin Carnival, July 4

Aviva Trials runner-up Laura Whittingham won the javelin with a personal best throw of 58.27 which places her second to Goldie Sayers in the Power of Ten rankings. That left her just short of the UKA B standard for Barcelona of 59.00.

Under 15 Thomas Peters set a personal best in the javelin of 58.72 which places him second in the Power of Ten U15 rankings


Bauhaus Junior Gala, Mannheim, Germany, July 3 and 4

Report available via www.uka.org.uk and Results http://live.seltec.at/juniorengala2010/


Kelen Meeting Holland, July 3

Hatti Dean, who missed the European Championships A standard over 3000m steeplechase at the Aviva National trials by a small margin with 9:40.69 achieved it to the hundredth of a second when she won in a time of 9:40.00, to consolidate her position at second in the Power of Ten rankings.

Another former British record holder Tina Brown (9:55.86) and current Uk record holder Helen Clitheroe (coach Trevor Painter) ran 10:07.20 and both were some way short of the B standard of 9:48.00.

Robbie Grabarz (coach Fayaz Ahmed) won with a jump of 2.25, just short of his 2.26 pb. The UKA B standard is 2.28.

Joice Maduaka won the 200m in 23.35, just 0.02 of a second slower than she achieved in Greece a few days earlier  but again just short of the 23.30  B standard.

Kim Wall (coach  Tony Lester) won the 400m in a season’s best of 52.95, though short of the B standard of 52.30.


IAAF Diamond League. Eugene, July 3

Aviva Trials 3000m steeplechase winner Barbara Parker went top of the Power of Ten rankings for 2010, and second on the UK all time lists, when she finished sixth in a world class race in a personal best of 9:35.17. This was again well inside the UKA standard for Barcelona of 9:40.00.



Madrid, Spain, July 2

The failure of the electrical timing system together with winds just over the limit frustrated athletes chasing qualifying times.

Aviva Trials 110m hurdles winner Will Sharman (George Maciukiewicz) has no such qualifying worries and he sped to a sensational hand time of 12.9. The wind was only just over the limits at 2.3mps and compares more than favourably with his best of the year of 13.30.

Marlon Devonish (Tony Lester) won the 200m in 20.4 with a 2.1mps wind.

In the 1500m Tom Lancashire (Norman Poole) in second with 3:37.3 and Nick McCormick (Lindsay Dunn) in sixth in 3:38.9 both bettered the UKA B standard of 3:39.20.


Velenje, Slovenia, July 1

Gareth Warburton (coach Darrell Maynard) had an excellent victory in a personal best 1:46.61 to go second on the Power of Ten rankings for 2010. The Welsh athlete beat a quality international field – Kenyan Andrew Kiptoo Rotich was second - but was an agonising 0.01 of a second outside the UKA  standard of 1:46.60. However he was well inside the Welsh  qualifying time of 1:48.0 for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Andrew Steele (Stephen Ball) was third in the 400m in 45.99, the exact time he finished in finishing fifth in the Aviva UK Championships. The B qualifying standard is 45.95.

Results: http://www.atletska-zveza.si/files/rezultati/2010/julij/rezultati/VEL.pdf


Sollentuna, Sweden, July 1

European Cup 1500m winner and Aviva Trials runner-up Colin McCourt (Craig Winrow) set a new personal best of 3:37.19 in finishing second in the 1500m to the Kenyan Ndiwa. The time was over two seconds inside the UKA B standard (3:39.20) but just under a second short of the A standard (3:36.20) and puts him second in the POT rankings.

Lawrence Clarke (Malcolm Arnold) set a legal best of 13.71 to go fourth in the POT rankings for the 110m hurdles. The B standard is 13.61.

Richard Yates (Stephen Ball) finished third in the 400 hurdles in 50.20, compared to his Aviva Trials time of 50.07.

Former European Junior 1500m champion Morag Mclarty (coach Liz McColgan) finished fourth in the 1500m in a lifetime best of 4:10.86 ahead of US Collegiate champion Charlotte Browning also set a PB in  sixth in 4:12.40. The UKA B standard is 4:09.00.



Pihtipudas, July 1

The 2009 English Schools U17 champion, Sam Taylor Outridge finished fourth in the javelin with a personal best 64.36 to go fourth on the Power of Ten Under 20 rankings.



Patra, Greece, June 30

Joice Maduaka won in a season’s best of 23.33, a fraction outside the UKA European Championships B standard of 23.30and this places her fourth in the POT rankings for 2010. She was second in the 100m in 11.53.

Results here http://www.stivoz.com/forum/showthread.php?4080-%D4%EF%F6%DC%EB%E5%E9%E1-10-%D0%DC%F4%F1%E1&p=83008#post83008