24th January 2022
WEEKEND UPDATE - 22-23 JANUARY
World Indoor Tour Manchester, Saturday 22 January
Amy Hunt (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood) posted an impressive PB over 60m, Sophie McKinna (Mike Winch, Great Yarmouth) opened her season with a World Indoors qualifying distance, Osian Perrin (Andrew Walling, Menai) improved his British U20 3000m record, and Scott Lincoln (Paul Wilson, Scott Lincoln) threw an indoor PB on a busy day in Manchester.
At the event – a silver meeting in the World Indoor Tour – Hunt improved her 60m best to 7.21 to go top of the UK rankings so far this year.
McKinna saved her best until the final round as she won the women’s shot put with an impressive distance of 18.53m. In the men’s event, Scott Lincoln, threw 20.73m which was the fourth furthest throw by a Briton indoors, to win the competition.
After recently setting a new UK record in Sheffield, Welshman Osian Perrin sliced another four seconds off the best in Manchester, recording a time of 7:54.41.
Andrew Robertson (Sale Harriers Manchester) clocked 6.60 in the men’s 60m final to seal the win with Adam Thomas (Bracknell) second in 6.62 – both achieving World Indoor qualifying standards. Jeremiah Azu (Helen Patricia James, Cardiff) also posted 6.60 in the heats.
European U20 400m champion Ed Faulds (James Wright, Rugby and Northampton) – who is on the British Athletics Futures Academy Programme – opened his indoor 400m campaign with an impressive 46.84 which moved him to third in the UK-all time rankings for British juniors.
Find more updates on the event via Athletics Weekly’s report.
Northern Ireland International Cross Country Meeting, Dundonald, Saturday 22 January
The Northern Ireland International cross-country meeting saw Hellen Obiri (KEN) and Zakariya Mahamed (GBR) seal the senior titles at the event which also incorporated the fourth leg of the British Athletics Cross Challenge series.
The event was also part of a World Athletics Silver Cross Country Tour and incorporated the Celtic Games and Home Countries International.
London Indoor Games U20/Senior, Lee Valley, 22-23 January
Eugene Amo-Dadzie (Steve Fudge, Woodford Green Essex Ladies) became the third Briton this weekend to run 6.60s over 60m as he won at Lee Valley. He also posted a time of 6.63 earlier in the programme.
Results to follow