For a very busy weekend of Indoor competition very few club athletes were actually in action.
For a UK Indoor Championships this was a pretty low key event. The outstanding run from a Bristol & West athlete was Mike WILSMORE who was third for a good long time in the 1,500 metres after Jake Whiteman and Charlie Grice broke away. He was just overtaken by Tom Marshall on the final bend and finished fourth in 3:47.70.
Charlotte TAYLOR-GREEN started well in the Women’s 3,000 metres but eventually tailed off to finish eighth in 9:37.45. Steve MITCHELL stopped at 1,600 metres in the Men’s 3,000 metres and looked completely exhausted; which isn’t surprising as he had been ill all week.
In the sprints Scott BAJERE made the semi-final of the Men’s 60 metres with a 6.96 clocking in his heat and then ran 6.98 for seventh place in his semi-final.
Yvie WESTWOOD who runs for the club as a Higher Competition Athlete ran a reasonable 200 metres finishing fourth in her heat in 25.42, having earlier run 7.82 for fifth place in her heat of the Women’s 60 metres.
Silvia AMABILINO vaulted with a damaged shoulder and was fourth with 3 metres 60 centimetres in the Pool B of the competition (which was the same height as cleared by the best vaulter in Pool A. Freddie OWSLEY was the star making the final of the 200 metres where he finished fourth in 21.94 seconds. Freddie won both his heat and semi-final in 21.67 and 21.68 respectively. Julia COOK clocked 8.17 seconds when finishing fourth for Swansea University in her heat of the Women’s 60 metres.
Matt NEWTON won his heat of the 400 metres in 50.40 and just missed out on the final finishing second in his semi-final in 49.90. Tim STEPHENS (who runs for the club as a Higher Competition Athlete) ran 50.72 finishing second in his heat of the 400 metres.
In the 800 metres Miles CHANDLER clocked 2:02.24 when finishing fourth in his heat of the 800 metres, while his Oxford University colleague Jack MILLAR finished eighth in the 3,000 metre final in 8:35.10, having finished second in his heat in 8:31.72 to qualify.