8th May 2022
WEEKEND UPDATE - 6-8 MAY
BWAA Grand Prix, Stoke Mandeville, 7-8 May
Sammi Kinghorn (coach: Rodger Harkins, club: Red Star) went inside the world records for the women’s T53 100m and 200m at Stoke Mandeville, and with it secured huge personal bests.
After last securing a PB in the 100m in 2017, she moved to 16.11, slicing 0.10s off her previous best. In the 200m, she clocked 28.50 which was an improvement by 0.11s from her PB from 2017.
Elsewhere, Hannah Cockroft (Jenni Banks, Leeds) was in PB shape again as she posted a time of 28.59 to lower her best, which was the unofficial world record of 29.27.
Due to the meeting not being WPA approved the times won’t be ratified, however, these revised personal bests will be attacked again by Kinghorn throughout the 2022 season.
Results to follow
Oxy Invitational, Los Angeles CA, USA, 7 May 22
Victoria Ohuruogu (Newham and Essex Beagles) backed-up her solid indoor season with a fantastic outdoor opener of 51.52 to go second in the 2022 UK 400m rankings.
She had only run under 52 seconds once in her career before the race in LA, but she sliced nearly half a second of her PB.
Sound Running Track Meeting – World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze, San Juan Capistrano CA, USA, 6-7 May 22
Katie Snowden (Dan Stepney, Herne Hill) secured a World Athletics Championships qualifying standard in the women’s 1500m with a time of 4:03.90, while Adelle Tracey (Craig Winrow, Guildford & Godalming) was closely behind in 4:05.50 which was inside the European standard and a PB.
2019 world 1500m finalist Neil Gourley (Ben Thomas, Giffnock North) was triumphant in the men’s 1500m as he won in a time of 3:38.11, with Olympic finalist Jake Heyward (Mark Rowland, Cardiff) third in 3:38.55.
There were also European standard for Patrick Dever (Andy Bibby, Preston) in the men’s 5000m with a time of 13:20.59, and Sarah Inglis (Lothian) managed a similar feat in the women’s 5000m as she crossed the line in 15:16.90. That was a PB for Inglis, and Jenny Nesbitt (Chris Jones, Cardiff), just behind in 15:17.39, improved her best with that time.
Tom Tellez Invitational, Houston TX, USA, 6 May 22
British women’s hammer continues to sore in 2022 as Tara Simpson-Sullivan (Robert Halliwell, Wigan & District) improved her best to 69.15m to move to fifth on the UK all-time list, and third in the rankings for 2022.
National Athletics League, 7-8 May (first fixture at multiple locations)
Find a comprehensive round-up, videos and results via the National Athletics League website.
Kip Keino Classic – World Athletics Continental Tour Gold, Nairobi, KEN, 7 May 22
After improving her personal best indoors to 1.91m this season, Laura Zialor (Jade Surman) matched that in her second outdoor competition of the season in Kenya.
After winning BUCS gold a few days earlier, the Marshall Milton Keynes athlete secured another Commonwealth Games standard.
Photo credit – Peter Milsom