20th May 2013
20 May 2013
BMC Grand Prix, Solihull, May 18
Former UK 1500m champion James Shane (Martin Brown) narrowly won the 800m in 1:48.93. Sharing the time was Elliott Slade (Arwyn Davies), who set a PB and was inside the European Junior standard of 1:49.00 and it puts him top of the McCain Power of Ten U20 rankings. Richard Charles (Noel Stoddart) was fifth in 1:49.30 and UK youth record holder Sean Molloy (Mark Hookway) was seventh in 1:49.35, and they go second and third in the under-20 rankings. Last year’s English Schools champion, Seventeen year-old Kyle Langford (George Harrison) won the B race in a PB 1:49.42 to go fourth in the under-20 rankings.
Teenager Charlie Grice (Jon Bigg) won the A 1500m in 3:45.06 while the B race was won by James McMurray (Deborah Steer) in a PB 3:45.65 to better the European Junior standard of 3:47.00 though it puts him just fifth in a very competitive under-20 rankings for 2013.
In 10th place in the B race, Jack Crabtree (Blake Ellis) ran a PB 3:49.10 to better the 3:51.00 World youth championships standard and put him top of the UK under 17 rankings.
Former European Cup winner Charlene Thomas (Aaron Thomas) won the 1500m in 4:14.38.
UK Junior Inter Counties cross-country champion Jonathan Davies (Rob McKim) set a PB 5000m in fourth of 14:09.46 to easily better the European Junior standard of 14:20.0 and put him head of the UK under 20 rankings.
Katrina Wootton (Harvey Rose) won the women’s 5000 in a PB 15:30.82 and go top of the UK rankings. British Athletics’ B standard is 15:24.00.
In second place, Commonwealth Games 1500m medallist Stephanie Twell (Mick Woods) ran 15:42.13 to go second in the rankings.
In fourth place, Laura Muir (Andy Young) set a PB of 15:53.68 to better the European under 23 qualifying standard of 16:05.00.
Event coverage: http://goo.gl/Zq5AE
BMC Classic, Milton Keynes, May 18
Former national minor girls (U13) cross-country champion Sabrina Sinha (Mark Newell) finished second in the 800m race in 2:10.99, a PB by over five seconds to go top of the McCain Power of Ten under 15 rankings. She finished just ahead of her predecessor as champion Katy-Ann McDonald (Phil Kissi) who is just 12 years old finished third in a PB 2:10.99 to go second in the rankings.
Fourth placer Lucy Jones, who won the Girls (U15) National cross-country this year was fourth in a seven second PB of 2:12.29 to go third in the rankings.
IAAF World Challenge 7th Ponce Grand Prix, Ponce, Puerto Rico, May 18
Mark Draper (Stephen Haas) finished a very close second in the 3000m in 8:02.88.
British Masters Road Relay Championships, Sutton Park, May 18
Thames Hare and Hounds won the men’s 8-stage M35 relays while Serpentine Running club won the women’s 4-stage relays.
Los Angeles, May 17
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar) made a successful outdoor debut for 2013, winning the 5000m in 13:15.68 to go top of the McCain Power of ten rankings.
It just missed the British Athletics A standard for the World Championships for Moscow of 13:15 but was well inside the B standard of 13:24.00.
Rory Fraser (Art Acevedo), who lies second in the rankings with 13:24.07 was 10th in 13:36.47.
In the 1500m, David Bishop (James Thie) was fourth in 3:38.48, to put him equal top of the outdoor 1500m rankings.
Chris Gowell was fourth in a different 1500m in a PB 3:39.29 to go third in the rankings.
Jemma Simpson (Mark Rowland) was 11th in her 1500m race in 4:08.51, which is inside the World Championship B standard of 4:09.00 and puts her top of the women’s rankings.
Lokoren, May 19
IAAF World Junior 100m finalist Chijindu Ujah (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo), who heads the McCain Power of Ten under-20 100m rankings for 2013 with 10.45, ran a faster 10.37 to win, but there was a tailwind of 3.2mps to deny him a legal improvement.
There was an even stronger wind of 5.1mps in the 200m won by Deji Tobais (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo), in 20.63. The top legal senior men’s mark so far in 2013 is 20.67 by Danny Talbot (Daniel Cossins).
Sao Paulo, May 19
Jade Lally (Andrew Neal) finished fifth in the discus with 57.50m.
Atlanta, May 17
Former European silver medallist Michael Bingham (George Williams) won his 400m race in 45.37 to achieve a British Athletics B standard for the IAAF world Championships in Moscow (45.60) and also go top of the McCain Power of ten rankings.
Shana Cox (Williams), a member of Britain’s World Indoor Championships gold medal winning 4×400 team, finished second in her 400m in 51.89 to go third in the UK outdoor rankings.
Uberlandia, May 16
Jade Lally (Neal) finished third in the discus with 58.40m to go top of the McCain Power of Ten rankings. British Athletics’ B standard for Moscow is 59.50m.
European Cup Race Walking, Dundince, Slovakia, May 19
Tom Bosworth (Andi Drake) finished 31st in the men’s 20km race with a time of 1:27:34 while Alex Wright (Raphael Rinaldi) was 43rd with a time of 1:31:17.