27th June 2011
Weekend Round Up
27 June 2011
Dublin Grand Prix of Race Walking, Dublin, June 25
Tom Bosworth (coach: Andi Drake) stormed to the top of the McCain Power of 10 rankings for 20km when he clocked a new personal best of 87.18 in the EAA Permit Meeting in Phoenix Park Dublin.
Bosworth, who is based at UKA’s National Race Walking Centre in Leeds, reduced his previous best by over a minute and moved to 20th on the UK All Time list.
In the Men’s 50km event, Dan King (coach: Andi Drake) struggled in the last 20km to come home in 4:32 to go to second in the McCain Power of 10 rankings for 2011 behind his twin brother Dominic.
Cottbus, June 25
Goldie Sayers (coach: Dan Pfaff) produced another world class throw of 62.91m but had to settle for second behind German Katharina Moliter who finished less than a metre ahead.
Jeanette Kwayke (coach: Michael Afilaka) won the 100m in 11.29 from Laura Turner (coach: Linford Christie) 11.37. Conditions were believed to be wind assisted otherwise they would have moved into second and fourth respectively in the McCain Power of 10 rankings.
Kelly Sotherton (coach: Aston Moore) won the women’s 400m in a season’s best of 52.51 to go fourth in the rankings.
Nivelles, Belgium, June 25
Larry Achike (coach: Frank Attoh) strengthened his hold on second in the McCain Power of 10 triple jump rankings. He won with a wind assisted 16.48 with a huge +6.0m/s tailwind, but his second best of 16.38/+1.0m/s was legal.
Szczecin, Poland, June 25
Rob Tobin (coach: Dan Pfaff) won the 400m in a season’s best of 45.72 to go third in the McCain Power of Ten rankings.
2009 World Championships fourth place finisher Will Sharman (coach: Jerzy Maciukiewicz) made his 2011 debut, running 13.68 on two occasions in both heat and final of the 110m hurdles, the latter where he finished fourth. His time places him second in the rankings to European and Commonwealth champion Andy Turner.
Max Eaves (coach: Alan Richardson), who lies second in the pole vault rankings with his 5.61m indoor PB, equalled his outdoor PB of 5.40m which placed him sixth.
Olympic relay gold medallist Marlon Devonish (coach: Dan Pfaff) finished a close third in the 100m in 10.28.
Western Staes 100 Mile Trail Race, California, USA, June 25
Scotland’s Ellie Greenwood won the classic Western States 100 mile trail race at the weekend – the first British athlete to do so in the event’s 35 year history.
Following her fifth place at last month’s Comrades Ultra marathon in South Africa, World 100k champion Greenwood was making her debut at a distance beyond 100km.
The Western States 100 miler is considered to be America’s classic 100mile trail race which is run through the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and includes a total ascent of over 40,000 feet.
Greenwood was lying in third place at the last checkpoint (93.5miles), 10 minutes behind the USA’s Kami Semick, the 2009 100k World Champion, but she proved to be stronger in the final stages moved in to the lead, eventually finishing 20 minutes clear of the chasing athletes in 17 hours 55 minutes.
England’s Jez Bragg finished fourth in the men’s race.
Tomblaine, France, June 24
Anyika Onuora (coach: Lloyd Cowan) finished second in the 100m in a windy 11.32.