British Championships – Birmingham – 24th & 25th August
With the World championships scheduled very late in the year, the British Championships were moved back to the last week in August.
Liverpool Harriers had quite a few entries although Anyika Onuora decided not to defend her title and finish the season early to focus on Tokyo.
Four club members picked up medals. Tim Duckworth won an enthralling long jump with his last jump 7.92m. Katarina Johnson-Thompson finished second in the high jump with 1.90m, having run across from the javelin. Jamie Webb went into the 800m as the fastest man in the UK, but needed to finish in the first two for automatic selection for Doha. Jamie ended up just getting pipped into 3rd in 1:46.84 and will have to wait for the selectors decision. Neither of the first two have qualifying standard. Osian Jones finished 3rd in the hammer and broke hiswn club record with 73.89m
Katarina also competed in the 100mH -4th -13.57, Shot -12.60m and Javelin -40.07m. One other result to note was new member Henry Clarkson’s club record in the triple jump with 15.70
Full results HERE