With lockdown restrictions reducing, there have been a few opportunities for our athletes to compete in the UK and around the world.
Tim Duckworth has been in action in the US preparing chasing an Olympic qualifier for the decathlon.
He started his season with an indoor PB in the shot of 13.84 back in Feb. Last week he ran a windy 14.38 for 110mH, 4.90 in the PV and a 7.80m long jump.
This weekend he had a crack at more events in a decathlon meeting and completed seven.
Tim’s performances were:
11.06 100m, 7.70 long jump, 12.85 shot, 2.12 high jump, 4.90 Pole Vault, 14.69 110mH and 36.83 discus.
Also in the States, Shane Connell jumped 2.05 in the high jump, Liam Burthem ran 15:28.12 for 5000m and Jess Cook ran 11:26.27 and 19:32.28 for 3000m and 5000m respectively.
In the UK, Trafford are putting on weekly open meetings and some of our athletes have already competed.
The highlights from last week were a very quick 3000m from Liam McCay in 8:51.43 knocking nearly 30 seconds of his PB. Big PB’s for Josh Redmond, Bailey Hughes and Charlie Rigby over 800m and Ben Taylor over 1500m.
Yesterday, the stand out performances were from Henry Nwoke and Ethan Flaherty in cold conditions.
Henry ran 10.76 and 21.63 for the 100m and 200m respectively, whilst Ethan, who is a 400m Hurdler by trade broke 50s for the 400m flat for the first time in 49.45.