With the lockdown still in place and most athletes training when and where they can, there are a handful of elite athletes that have been training and competing regularly around the world.
Jamie Webb has been busy racing across the world and running indoor PB after indoor PB in the four races he has run so far.
30/01 – Vienna 1:46.95 – winner
03/02 – Ostrava 1:46.45 – winner
13/02 – New York 1:46.26 second (behind world champion)
17/02 – Torun 1.44.54 second to Elliot Giles, who smashed Seb Coe’s British Indoor record and Jamie was inside the old record as well. Jamie was 0.02 outside his outdoor PB and has multiple Euro qualifying times, where he seems certain to be selected. It also put him in the top 10 in the indoor world all time lists.
Of the other elite funded athletes, KJT has been injured since December and is expected to return to training in the next few weeks. Tim Duckworth has not competed for 12 months.
James Williams is not an elite athlete, but one of the leading athletes in the country and got an invite to compete in a warm up event for the British trials and the British trials.
Competing over 400m at Sportcity James ran 47.28 on 13/02, just 0.04 outside his PB.
Yesterday in the qualifying round of the British Trials he won his heat in 47.30 and today not only did he win the final, but obliterated his PB and was inside the qualifying time for the European indoors. James’s time was 46.60.
We await with anticipation on the team for the Euro indoors in Torun.