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Jo Jackson


15 March 2010

EAA Permit Racewalks Meeting Leguno 14 March

Jo Jackson (Middlesbrough & Cleveland/Leeds Met Carnegie) continued her fine start to 2010 by taking 4th place in the EAA Permit Meeting  Gran Premio Citta di Lugano in Switzerland in a high class field over 20km.

A slow tactical race which saw a large bunch of 10 athletes pass 10km in a pedestrian 46.48 put any hopes of a new British Record out of the reckoning. It was not until the 15km point that the Chinese duo of Yanfei Li and Li Li made a move that split up the front group. Jackson and Olympic top 8 placer Ines Henriques (Portugal) gave chase and moved away from the rest of the field. Yanfei Li (1.31.26) held off compatriot Li Li (1.31.32) for victory and Jackson despite walking a 2nd half of 45.30 was unable to overhaul Henriques (1.32.30) to come home in 4th place (1.32.36) to go top of the UK Rankings for 2010 and achieve the UKA B standard for Barcelona. Behind Jackson, Fiona Mcgorum (Leicester RWC/UWIC) set a new personal best of 1.53.45b in 23rd place.

In the Senior Men’s race Darrel Stone (Steyning AC) completing his first 20km for a decade was on pace for the England qualifying time for Delhi (1.29.00) until the last 5km, coming home in 1.30.01  to go top of the UK rankings for 2010. Behind him Thomas Taylor (Birchfield) (1.33.07, 26th) and Scott Davies (Ilford) (1.32.25, 27th) set personal bests.

In the Junior Women’s race 16 year old Kelsey Howard (Tonbridge AC) making her international debut was a fine 6th place in 54.24. In the Junior Men’s race Antonio Cirillo (Swansea/Cardiff University) was 5th in 48.43.

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BUCS Indoor Championships, Sheffield 13-14 March

In the men’s 60m Rion Pierre (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) won in a CBP of 6.67 with German Sven Knipphals running for Bournemouth University taking second in 6.92 and Luke Fagan (Enfield & Haringey) third 6.93. The 60m hurdles saw Edirin Okoro (Birchfield) take the title 7.97 from Gianni Frankis (Newham & Essex Beagles) 8.03. In the 200m Knipphals took the title in a CBP of 21.22 with runner-up Dan Talbot (Birchfield) recording 21.33 and Harvey Byrne (Newham & Essex Beagles) taking third 21.87.

The 1500m title went to Jonathan Taylor (Morpeth) in a CBP 3:46.12 ahead of Tim Burt (Ashford) 3:48.29 and Ieuan Thomas (Cwmbran) 3:48.54.

The longest event on the track the 3000m saw Ricky Stevenson (New Marske) take the victory with 8:04.21 with Dan Mulhare (Inverclyde) close behind in second 8:05.06 and James Shane (Newham & Essex Beagles) taking the bronze 8:11.78.

In the triple jump Nathan Fox (Shaftesbury Barnet) took the gold with 15.26m, Darren March (Medway & Maidstone) 14.62m took silver and Ricardo Twumasi (Sale Harriers Manchester) 14.49m the bronze.

The women’s 60m was won by Ashlee Nelson (City of Stoke) 7.45 with Elaine O’Neill (Woodford Green with Essex Ladies) close behind in second and Amy Godsell (Blackheath & Bromley) 7.60 in third.

The 60m hurdles saw Zara Hohn (Wakefield) take the title with 8.38 and Serita Solomon (Blackheath & Bromley) 8.48 taking the silver and Andrea Vinet (Sale Harriers Manchester) 8.60 the bronze.

The 400m title went to Emma Pallen (Shrewsbury) 54.89 with Caryl Granville (Carmarthen) taking the silver and Harriet Pryke (Manx) 56.18 the bronze. In the 800m Rachel Stringer (City of Norwich) took the gold 2:10.98 with Jenny Tan (Fife) 2:11.68 the silver and Emily Moss (Peterborough) 2:11.75 the bronze. Alison Leonard (Blackburn) 4:23.76 took a close fought 1500m from Stacey Smith (Gateshead) 4:24.00 with Jordan Kinney (Royal Sutton Coldfield) 4:26.51 in third.

Sally Scott (Gateshead) took the pole vault title 4.00m with Jessica Abraham (Cardiff) 3.90m finishing in second and Abi Haywood (Sale Harriers Manchester) 3.80m in third. The long jump title went to Gemma Weetman (Oswestry) 6.02m with Kim Murray (Woodford Green with Essex Ladies) 5.89m second and Hannah Lewis (North Down) 5.79m third.

Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon 14 March

Liz Yelling (Bedford & County) completed a hat-trick of wins in only her second appearance since giving birth to her first child last year. She completed the course in a fine 74:50 which placed her third in the mixed race which was two minutes down on her course record from 2008. The winner of the overall race was Toby Lambert (Winchester) in a time of 67:26 with Darran Bilton (Leeds City V40) runner-up in 69:50. In the wheelchair race Brian Alldis (St Edmunds Pacers) followed his victory from last year with another course record of 53:00 which improved it by 15 seconds. Mark Telford (Unattached) took second place recording 58:44 while Nikki Emmerson (Oxford University) took the ladies title with 77:18 and second was claimed by Anne Wafula-Strike (Unattached) 85:53.

City-Pier-City Loop Half Marathon, The Hague NED 14 March

Ben Moreau (Aldershot, Farnham & District)  finished in 17th place with a life-time best of 64:36 in an exciting race won by Patrick Makau (Kenya) 59:51 with Eshetu Wendimu (Ethiopia) just once second behind 59:52. Thomas Payn (Winchester) was 21st also in a pb of 64:55.

Cambridgeshire AA Open Throws, Cambridge 14 March

Callum Brown (City of Norwich U17) threw the hammer a life-time best of 61:86m to further his lead at the top of the Pof10 while Sarah Stanhope (Lincoln Wellington U17) threw 43.37m which take her to 2nd Pof10. In the javelin Stephanie Burt (City of Norwich U20) recorded 41.32m, Harry Hughes (West Suffolk U13) threw 41.48m which was just short of his pb and Laura McDonald (City of Norwich U17) recorded 40.78m.

Aviva Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships, Beach Park, Irvine 13 March

In the U13 girls event Eilidh MacCorquodale (Central) won by the biggest margin of the day in 10:00 Gwen Gillham (Kilbarchan) 10:46 and Aylish Paisley (Unattached) 10:51. In the U13 boys event it was much closer with Ewan Gillham (Kilbarchan) coming home four seconds clear of Robert Bough (Edinburgh) 10:55 to 10:59 with Gavin McArdle (Kilbarchan) taking third place in a time of 11:05. The U15 girls event was won by Chloe Cowan (Giffnock North) in 12:03 from Catriona Graves (Garscube) 12:19 and Rosanna Stewart (Edinburgh) 12:23. The U15 boys saw Ahmed Sharif-Hassan (Shettleston) take the victory in 14:05 from Lewis Boyle (Victoria Park City of Glasgow) 14:10 and Alastair Stanley (Garscube) 14:34. In the U17 girls event Halina Rees (Fife) 15:46 took the title by a big margin with Kathryn Pennel (Pitreavie) 16:13 taking the runners-up spot ahead of third placed athlete Olivia MacKenzie (Edinburgh) 16:31. The U17 boys was won by Craig Wellcoat (Law) in 17:04 from Michael Overend (Dundee Hawkhill) 17:10 and Jack Walker (Giffnock North) 17:26. The U20 girls event was won by Gemma Cormack (Moray) 15:52 from Eleanor Duncan (Forres) 16:03 and Emma Rice (Inverclyde) 16:21 and in the U20 boys event Fraser Scott (Corstophine) came home well clear in 21:11 from Adam Guthrie (Dundee Hawkhill) 21:30 and Andrew McAlpine (Kilbarchan) 21:58.

NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, Fayetteville AR, USA 13 March

Gerald Phiri (City of Sheffield) finished in the runners-up spot recording a fine 6.60 for 60m while Lee Emmanuel (City of Sheffield) won the mile in another sub-4 clocking of 3:59.26 with Rob Mullett (Lewes) finishing in 7th place with 4:04.63 and in the 3000m Rory Fraser (Owls Leicester) finished in 6th place clocking 8:12.88 with Emmanuel finishing in 12th place with 8:19.35. In the women’s mile final, Charlotte Browning (Aldershot, Farnham & District) took first place recording 4:35.66.

NCAA Division II Indoor Championships, Albuquerque NM, USA 13 March

In the 800m Drew Graham (Gosforth) finished in third place 1:51.74 while Luke Cragg (Mansfield) finished in 6th place in the 5000m clocking 14:43.03.

Guernsey 5000 Track Walk, St. Peter Port 13 March

Louise Perrio (Guernsey) won the event in a life-time best of 17:04.9.

NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, Fayetteville AR, USA 12 March

In the heats of the 60m Gerald Phiri (City of Sheffield) finished 4th in 6.63, Lee Emanuel (City of Sheffield) won his heat of the 1500m 4:02.95 with Rob Mullet (Lewes) in 4th 4:05.63. In the 5000m Rory Fraser (Owls Leicester) finished 13th in a time of 14:07.77. In the women’s events Charlotte Browning (Aldershot, Farnham & District) finished in 2nd place in the mile with 4:43.35 while Felicity Milton (Woodford Green with Essex Ladies) clocked 16:01.90 in 8th place and across in the long jump Amy Harris (Birchfield) leapt to 6.31m for 9th place.