Recent results from events across the British Isles, including a fast 300m hurdles by Chalmers and PBs by Jessie Knight, Chris McAlister and Scott Lincoln
Athletics competition continues to make a comeback and here we highlight some of the top performances from England Athletics pilot events at Nuneaton, Hendon and Trafford as well as results from the Guernsey Open Meeting.
An international results round-up can be found here.
Guernsey Open Meeting, St Peter Port, Guernsey, July 12
British under-20 400m hurdles record-holder Alastair Chalmers clocked 35.35 for the 300m hurdles, putting him fourth on the UK senior all-time list behind Chris Rawlinson, David Hemery and Matt Douglas.
Sam Wallbridge was second in 37.93.
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Two Island records were broken as Sarah Mercier ran 16:29.58 to take more than a second off her 5000m mark which had been set at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, while Abi Galpin clocked 39.87 to improve the 300m record mark.
Alex Rowe got close to his 1500m PB with 4:00.85, while Richard Friedrich ran 15:37.31 in the men’s 5000m.
Allianz Park Throws Fest, Hendon, England, July 11
British champion Scott Lincoln improved his shot put PB by 2cm, throwing 20.41m.
First competition back. Open up a strange season with a pb 20.41m. Please be patient! More coming 🤫 pic.twitter.com/yOnX7NzN0J
— scotty lincoln (@shotputtlinco) July 11, 2020
Jade Lally threw 56.10m for discus victory ahead of Kirsty Law with 55.32m.
Jake Norris won the hammer with a throw of 71.60m.
Serena Vincent added 19cm to her shot put PB with her mark of 15.66m.
Nuneaton, England, July 12
British indoor 400m champion Jessie Knight ran an outdoor PB of 51.9, while world 400m hurdles semi-finalist Chris McAlister also clocked a PB in the flat event, running 47.37.
51.9 season opener in the 400m today at the EA pilot event!💫 Was so nice being back on the start line. Fingers crossed for some more races soon 🤞🏻 pic.twitter.com/UEPVatgE4j
— Jessie Knight (@Jessie_Knight) July 12, 2020
Efe Okoro was another with a lifetime best as he ran 46.58.
Trafford, England, July 12
Trafford Athletic Club staged the first open meeting with a full calendar of events in the UK and the athletes responded with some impressive performances, Steve Green reports.
Former England under-23 triple jump champion Kevin Metzger competed in a 400m event featuring athletes in every other lane and promptly revised his PB with a 47.42 return ahead of Reece Ingley (49.43). Sale Harrier Metzger has been a revelation in his first year of one-lap racing.
Sagesse Nguie also displayed some great post-lockdown speed on his home track. The GB under-20 international sped to a 10.97 clocking into an almost 3.0m/sec headwind followed by 21.55 for 200m, also into a breeze.
Under-20 multi-eventer Abi Pawlett was another Trafford athlete who emerged stronger from lockdown. The England under-17 60m hurdles champion stopped the clock with a 100m hurdles PB of 13.93 and she was pushed all the way by under-17 Louis Morrison who returned a 14.18 PB.
The 800m runners had to deal with the strange reality of running in every other lane for the whole distance. This did not seem to bother Finley Proffitt who sped to a seven-second PB of 1:57.43.
More 800m action will take place at a BMC event in Trafford on July 25. Click here to find out more.
Portland, USA, July 10
In a race which saw Canada’s Moh Ahmed break the North American 5000m record with 12:47.20, Britain’s Marc Scott raced the first 3km and then held on to complete the distance.
He went through 3000m close to his PB in 7:47.87 and carried on to jog through the finish in 14:13.93.
Click here for our full report on the action in Portland.
Lake District, England, July 12
British ultra runners Sabrina Verjee and Kim Collison both completed record-breaking feats in the English Lake District over the weekend, with Verjee becoming the first woman to complete the 525km Wainwright Round in one go and Collison improving the Lakeland 24-hour record by scaling 78 peaks.
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