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  • #46
    PBs in PV (4.70), LJ (7.79) and discus (43.22) for u23 decathlete Jack Turner.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Occasional Hope
      PBs in PV (4.70), LJ (7.79) and discus (43.22) for u23 decathlete Jack Turner.
      Now those are some really promising results from Turner. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, that long jump result is one of the longest achieved by British decathlete (though not in an actual decathlon). The only guys I can think of who have jumped further are Daley Thompson and Tim Duckworth.

      If Turner could replicate these performances in a decathlon, he could be going places real fast.

      BTW, that long jump is a qualifying standard for the European U23s too. Pretty impressive going.
      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 17-04-23, 03:22.

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      • MysteryBrick
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        At the risk of getting a little excited, those performances along with a 14.30 110mh and 48.32 400m point to an athlete who looks in shape for a really good decathlon this summer. His SBs from 2022/2023 sum to 8100 points, although like every British multi-eventer ever, seemingly (except Ashley Bryant and Denise Lewis) he's let down by a pretty shoddy javelin.

      • RunUnlimited
        RunUnlimited commented
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        Turner is certainly looking like a different athlete this year. *IF* he can get his javelin into the 60 meter range, he'd be angling towards overall scores in the 8300 - 8400+ range, if not a bit better.

        Then again, he'll have to put all those performances together in an actual decathlon, and as we've seen many a time in the past, the 10 events over two days is an incredibly difficult challenge to get right.

    • #48
      Another of GB's up and coming male multi eventers (it's about time too!) Sammy Ball, makes his outdoor debut with a 33.95 over 300m at the Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Spring Open yesterday. That would be pretty good going for an U20 400m runner, let alone a U20 decathlete.
      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 17-04-23, 15:56.

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      • CAML
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        That's a eye catching run from Sammy Ball. Every athlete in that race set a pb, including a over 35 athlete well past their best. It's a comparable pb with Dan Putnam, a seasoned 200/400 runner with pb's of 21.0/46.3. Ball is a real talent, and might have had a great winter, but I'm a bit sceptical.

      • RunUnlimited
        RunUnlimited commented
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        Well that over 35 had only registered 2 300m runs in his career, with the Eton one being the 2nd and he shaved 5/10ths off that previous time. The other U20 athlete in the race along with Ball was running his first ever 300m race, while the U15 athlete featured had finished 3rd at last year's English Schools over the same distance, setting his prior PB of 36.57 in the process. And the U23 athlete who came last, was yet another having his first ever run at the 300m distance.
        Personally, I'm seeing anything too sketchy about those performances yesterday.

        In particular Ball is already a good 400m runner as he showed last year at the World U20s when he took almost a full second off his PB to go sub 49 seconds for the first time. I'd say this 300m at Eton is well in keeping with an athlete on the up right now. It's certainly going to be interesting seeing what he does as the season progresses.

      • CAML
        CAML commented
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        Ball had a steady SP and HJ at the same meet. His last year as a junior and with no obvious weaknesses should have 8000 in his sights.

    • #49
      18 year old Owen Merrett who competed for GB at last year's World U20 Champs, continued his solid start to 2023 with a 67.71m effort in the hammer at the Yate & Districts Throws and Jumps Club Open on Saturday. Along with throwing 68.78m in his season-opening appearance in Lee Valley on April 1st, these distances are easily the best that he's produced this early into an outdoor campaign so far. His PB of 70.50m set during the qualifying rounds in Cali, looks set for some serious revision.

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      • #50
        Though the outdoor season in GB is still in it's very early phases, and doesn't really kick into gear for the U20/U18 age groups until May, we're already seeing some pretty decent results in various small meets up and down the country.

        Indeed, we've even got an early qualifier for the Commonwealth Youth Games... Mabel Akande, an U17 sprinter who won the U20/U17&U15 Indoor 60m title in February and won the English Schools 100m last year, ran 11.68 (+0.4 m/s) at the Charnwood AC Open in Loughborough on Sunday. That's not only a PB by over a tenth of a second, it's well under the 11.85 English Athletics Q standard for the CWYG that take place in Trinidad & Tobago this August.
        Indeed, the time she produced was so good that it was just outside the European U20 standard of 11.65!

        The 16 year old, who doesn't turn 17 until September, then followed up that performance with another PB run and victory in the 200m, this time crossing the line in 24.36 (+1.1 m/s), only 0.06 away from the 24.30 Q time for the CWYG in the longer sprint.

        A great start to the season for her already.

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        • Occasional Hope
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          Very promising for so early in the season.

      • #51
        U18 400m runner Alex Beck, who finished 5th at the English Schools last year, set a new PB of 48.90 at the Watford Harriers Open yesterday, the first time he's gone under 49 seconds outdoors for 400m. (He set an indoor PB of 48.75 back in February) The Commonwealth Youth Games Q standard is 48.20, so he still has some way to go to get, but it's encouraging that he's started the summer season so strongly.

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        • #52
          17 yo Conan Harper took almost half a minute off his pb for 3000m: 8.08.85 at a BMC meeting.

          Behind him in 3rd, u17 Oliver Patton ran 8.20.17, which puts him third on the alltime UK u17 rankings.

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          • RunUnlimited
            RunUnlimited commented
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            That from Harper is well below the European U20 Q standard of 8:15.0 too. Great start to the season for him. And Patton is within the CWYG Q time of 8:25.0. Good stuff!

        • #53
          Reigning u18 European champion Charlotte Henrich has opened her season with 56.89 in a mixed race. It's her slowest ever time over 400 but hopefully just blowing of the cobwebs after missing indoors.

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          • #54
            1st year U23 George Seery has just taken 6/10ths of a second out of his 400m hurdles PB in Loughborough, running 51.82 to win the race. For the 19 year old, it's his first time going under 52 seconds and this in only his 2nd outdoor appearance this season.

            In 2nd position was last year's surprise EU18 Championships 400mh silver medallist Fintan Dewhirst, who smashed the Irish U18 record on course to that medal. The youngster clocked 53.57 in only his second ever foray over the senior height hurdles.

            And in 3rd place was Onyeka Okoh, who reached the semi-finals of the World U20's, making his outdoor debut this year in a fairly modest 53.86. Not bad for a very early season blow out, but I'm sure he'll be looking to get that European U20 Q standard of 51.80 sooner rather than later.

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            • #55
              Innes Fitzgerald had no problems winning the u17 'London minimarathon' today. 8.11, 15s ahead of the second placer.

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              • #56
                Originally posted by RunUnlimited
                U18 400m runner Alex Beck, who finished 5th at the English Schools last year, set a new PB of 48.90 at the Watford Harriers Open yesterday, the first time he's gone under 49 seconds outdoors for 400m. (He set an indoor PB of 48.75 back in February) The Commonwealth Youth Games Q standard is 48.20, so he still has some way to go to get, but it's encouraging that he's started the summer season so strongly.
                Having run for the first time under 49 seconds outdoors last week, Alex Beck went even better a short while ago in Loughborough and utterly destroyed his 48.90 PB in coming 2nd in the "A" 400m final. Just behind U23 Alex Cooper's 47.98, U18 athlete Beck crossed the line in 48.06, an outright PB by over 8/10ths of a second! And to top things off, his time is under the Q standard for the Commonwealth Youth Games too!

                But unfortunately there is some bad news too... Charlie Carvell, the very exciting U20 athlete and a crucial part of GB's gold medal winning 4x400m squad in the European U20s in 2021 (as well as a 4th place finisher in the individual event behind Ed Faulds brilliant gold medal victory), DNF'd in that same 400m race where Beck excelled. Carvell missed the entire 2022 season following a DNF in his opening race of the indoor season in January, and I hope that history isn't repeating itself today.
                Last edited by RunUnlimited; 22-04-23, 21:05.

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                • Occasional Hope
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                  Always a worry. Does any one know if Ed Faulds will be back this season?

              • #57
                13.66 for Thea Brown in her debut over 100h (u18 heights).

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                • #58
                  Amy Hunt (now an u23 and I presume in her final year at Cambridge) returns from her long injury layoff with a windy 23.84 (second behind u20 Emily Newnham).

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                  • #59
                    Benjamin East, who improved his javelin PB by 12 meters last year to 73.49m in finishing 2nd at the UK Athletics Champs last year as an U20, opened his 2023 campaign with a winning throw of 70.11m in Loughborough. Now an U23, this was East's 2nd best ever effort and puts him 10th in the European U23 rankings at this early phase of the outdoor program.

                    In the women's contest, Sophie Hamilton threw a best of 48.49m, adding nearly 7 meters to her season's best and getting close to the European U20 Q standard of 50m exactly. Also in the field was heptathlete Abigail Pawlett, making her first appearance outdoors since the UK Athletics Championships last June, managed a best of 34.98m, slightly down on her 35.33m PB from last year and she'll be looking to improve on that as the year progresses.

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                    • #60
                      Ian Hodge reports a 73.24 PB for u23 hammer thrower Kenneth Ikeji. Ironically that exactly equals Jake Norris's PB, also set as an u23.

                      also 33.10.01 PB for Alice Goodall in what I think is her first ever track 10000...
                      Last edited by Occasional Hope; 22-04-23, 21:20.

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