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  • UK Outdoor July 2019

    And done...

    Here's the place to gather and chat about UK athletes doing athletic things during the month of July.

  • #2
    Getting things kicked off here, there is a bunch of British interest in various meets around Europe this week. And that starts off with 17 UK athletes showing up in Marseilles in an EAA Permit Meeting that starts at 6.50pm GMT. Out of those competing, I've gotta say I'm probably most interested in seeing how Beth Dobbin will begin her season. She's on the start list for the 200m at the Marseilles EAA Classic Meeting this evening and after her breakthrough season in 2018, I wonder in what shape she is in heading into Doha. Ashleigh Nelson is also in the same race.

    Also making a welcome return to action is Daniel Talbot, who played such a crucial part in that amazing 4 x 100m relay victory for the GB team in London 2017. He missed the whole 2018 recovering from injury and surgery, so we'll get a look a how well he's recovered in the 100m event this evening. Also running in the 100m will be HAA and Ojie Edoburun, going in the 2nd heat. Hopefully Edoburun will show some better form than he has shown recently, his last outing in Nancy not exactly ripping up any trees with a 10.35 clocking, admittedly into a hefty -1.7 m/s headwind. Ever since running that 10.04 in Prague last year, it's just not seemed to come together for the 23 year old, and it's yet to be seen if the enormous potential he showed at the youth and junior level will get translated into the seniors.

    Lynsey Sharp, Isabelle Boffey and Adelle Tracey will go up against a pretty decent field in the 800m, with Nelly Jepkosgei, winner of the 800m in the Rabat Diamond League, and former 800m world champion Eunice Sum in the field.

    Charles Da'Vall Grice is in a rather crowded field of 18 in the 1500m, featuring 3:28 man Abdelaati Iguider and Spaniard Adel Mechaal.

    And Lina Nielsen is going to be in for a pretty tough test against teenage superstar Sydney McLaughlin in the 400m hurdles.

    Weather is looking great in Marseilles tonight, so there could be some fast times coming up.

    Live stream link (provided by Lucky Spikes): http://channelstream.net/rmcsport_1.php

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    • #3
      Any news on Charlotte McLennaghan? Someone on here said a while ago that she was back this year after a season out with injury.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by franknotes View Post
        Any news on Charlotte McLennaghan? Someone on here said a while ago that she was back this year after a season out with injury.
        Not a clue I'm afraid. Haven't seen any mention of her in Power of Ten for this year at least, so who knows if she is back yet.

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        • #5
          The Brits not exactly setting Marseilles on fire so far... Edoburun was disappointing in his heat of the 100m where Jimmy Vicaut, right next to him, beat him with ease. Vicaut 10.10 ( -0.8 m/s) to Edoburun's 10.36.

          And in the men's 800m just now, Kyle Langford was the best of the 3 British athletes on show, though that isn't saying much, as he faded badly from 2nd to 5th on the home straight, clocking 1:46.13. Elliot Giles and Jamie Webb languished at the back in the 1:47's.

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        • #6
          a worlds qualifying time from sharp with 200.57

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          • #7
            Good 2nd place for Melissa Courtney in the women's 1500m a few minutes ago, scrapping it out against Ethiopian Tigist Ketema all the way to the line, but just getting run out in the last 10 meters or so. She'll be happy though with managing to get the World Championship qualifying standard (4:06.50) with 4:05 and bits clocking (unfortunately the website for the meet hasn't got a live results page and the live stream sound isn't working so I'm going off memory here.)
            Jessica Judd, stepping down in distance, also ran well, getting a time around 4:08 - 4:09 region.

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            • #8
              Just now in the women's 200m, Ashleigh Nelson ended up edging what ended up being a mini Battle Of Britain against team mate Beth Dobbin, managing to out-lean the Scot on the line and record a 23.03 clocking. Dobbin, making her return to action this year, came 2nd with 23.05.

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              • #9
                cheers, thanks for that, reasonable times there for nelson and dobbin with a 23.06 season opener for dobbin, she opened last season with a 23.65, nelsons pb is 22.92 so 23.03 is a decent run for her too

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                • #10
                  good run and wc qualifying standard for grice there

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                  • #11
                    Charles Da'vall Grice wins the men's 1500m well, storming away from Iguider decisively in the last 50 meters and crossing the line in 3:34.35, a World Qualifying standard time. He seems to have come into this season with a lot to prove and in some good form.

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                    • #12
                      Lina Nielsen comes dead last out in lane 8 in the 400m hurdles, with Sydney McLaughlin storming away from the rest to clock 53.72, smashing the meeting record that had been set by American compatriot Georgeanne Moline (54.50, in 2015)... Nielsen with a very disappointing 58.13 time.
                      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 02-07-19, 20:58.

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                      • #13
                        There's a live results link on the meeting website (sorry, a bit late) - http://athletisme.westeurope.cloudap...?date=02072019

                        Overall, not a bad evening for Les Rosbifs - a couple of victories, three 2nd places (and yes, a few performances best brushed over).

                        Good scalps for Charles Maxwell Da'Vall Grice-Cawder and Melissa Courtney in particular - Gregson, Iguider, Cheserek & Mechaal for Grice and for Courtney - Praught, Esther Chebet, Akkaoui & Marta Perez.

                        Young Sarah Healy ran 4:12.00, her 2nd fastest time.

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                        • #14
                          Disappointing M100 there, last two seasons now I've expected OJ to really kick on and join the big UK names (Prescod, Hughes) but just really hasn't put a string of races together. Good to see Talbot back, always love seeing him out there.

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                          • #15
                            Rather underwhelming final to the men's 100m there with Ojie Edoburun nowhere in the reckoning... The wind decided at that moment to switch directions and blow into the runners faces, making sure that the winning time from Jimmy Vicaut was nothing to write home about. Crossing the line in 10.21 (-1.0 m/s), the Frenchman managing to fight his way to the lead after a poor start. Missed Edoburun's time while I was writing this up so have to check the results later when they turn up. But he finished well down in 5th or 6th place.
                            [Ojie's time in the race was 10.37 for 5th place... thanks LuckySpikes for the results link.]

                            [Harry AA had also made the final but after a busy week of racing across Europe, I think Harry did the right thing in pulling out of the final.]
                            Last edited by RunUnlimited; 02-07-19, 21:02.

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                            • LongStrider
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                              Good job Harry pulled out, a demoralising 10.4x wouldn't have been a nice end to a positive week for him. 10.11 & 10.13 over the last 7 days or so is a very good return for him these days.
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