2003 Age Group Territorial Championships Round Up

Strong u15 girls and youths u17 sprint hurdling and an upturn in the youths 400H standards were the main features of the age group territorial championships at the weekend. Helen Asher 11.11 and Nafalya Francis 11.14 took the respective Southern and Midlands u15 75 H titles respectively, whilst last years top u15 girl Kylie Robilliard went to the top of the Inter girls list with 11.2 manual and 11.21[an Age 14 National best] clockings at Watford to take the Southern 80H title, just infront of Harriet Robinson 11.25.

Also at Watford Ellen Howarth Brown dipped under 45 seconds for the first time this season with 44.77 to take the 300H title from Natasha Clementis, whilst in the youths long hurdles Edward Harrison ran an impressive 54.91 to go to the top of the 2003 age group list. Harrison's time though was only marginally faster than Craig Crawford Granville's 55.0 victory at Liverpool in the Northern's. With Kieran Flannery [55.2] and Andrew Tippert [55.28 recording strong runners up performances, the English Schools and AAA u17 titles look far more competitive than 2002 [Richard Davenport's excellent victory at Birmingham aside]

The youth's 100H is also shaping up well, Richard Alexis Smith's 13.11 victory at Watford being the pick of the day, but with Dan Davies' 13.34 runner up performance at Watford as well as Ogadima Duru's 13.41 and Joe Tenny's 13.47 3rd and 4th place runs, and Craig France's 13.46 and Dan Maynard 13.49 victories Liverpool and Birmingham respectively, there are suddenly half a dozen performers below 13.5 before the end of May.

In the Junior races Sian Scott continued her fine start to the season with a clear cut 60.31 victory in the Southern u20 women's 400H, whilst Justine Roach's 61.56 triumph at the corresponding event in Birmingham was equally as clear cut. Pick of the Northern u20 hurdles performances was Sharon Walls' 14.13 100H victory which puts her within sight of the 13.90 European u20 A qualifying standard.

 

27 May 2003

 

New Interactive UKHC Forum

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COLIN JACKSON
As his career reached its finale, UKHC spoke to COLIN JACKSON about his advice for the comming generation of sprint hurdlers
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Rob Newton 13.36 for 4th on British All Time 110H lists in UKHC Race Promotion at Loughborough
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Gary Winckler Coach to Tonja Buford Bailey, seconfd on All time 400H lists looks at the Biomechanics of Sprint Hurdling

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2003 AAA Championship Report- titles for Greaves, Rawlinson, King and Fairs
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