Performance round up: March 2024

February has been a busy month, with success for our athletes indoors, on the roads and in the fields.

Following her success at the British Indoor Championships, Molly Caudery (Thames Valley Harriers, Stuart Caudery) was crowned World Indoor Champion last weekend. Laviai (Enfield and Haringey, Tony Lester) and Lina Nielsen (Shaftesbury Barnet, Tony Lester) joined forces with Ama Pipi (Enfield & Haringey, Linford Christie) and Jessie Knight (Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow, Marina Armstrong) to take bronze in the 4x400m relay in a new National Record.

Other successes at the British Indoor Championships came from Georgia Bell (Belgrave, Trevor Painter) in the 1500m on her comeback to the sport after a long break, Tom Hewes (Chelmsford AC, Grant Brown) as a shock winner after late acceptance into the high jump event and dominant shot put performances from Amelia Campbell (Thames Valley Harriers, Zane Duquemin) and Scott Lincoln (City of York, Paul Wilson).

Amelia Campbell also impressed in IFAM Gent Indoors as she took the win with a throw of 17.99m. This competition was a great opportunity for much of the England team as they debuted at a senior International level with many reaching finals and achieving personal bests.

Exciting talent for the future

Young athletes also stepped up at the Växjö indoor throws competition with 11 medals secured across the U18 and U20 javelin, discus and shot put competitions.

Our Age Group Indoor Championships provide a stage for England's future talent to shine and they sure did with national records broken and personal bests achieved. The future for athletics in England is bright!

At the Lotto Cross Cup in Belgium, the England team secured three podium finishes with gold for India Barwell (Lincoln Wellington, Rob Lewis) in the junior women's race and silver and bronze respectively for Quinn Miell-Ingram (Radley, Wendy Miell-Ingram) and William Rabjohns (Poole AC, Mark Pauley) in the junior men's race. There were also strong performances in the senior races as Jess Gibbon (Reading AC) took 1st place and Jack Gray (Cambridge & Coleridge, Mark Vile) took 4th.

England athletes impressed in the GB team at the World University Cross Country Championships with strong performances to pick up three team medals. The Short Course Mixed Relay team claimed top spot finishing in a time of 19 minutes and 19 seconds, three seconds ahead of Spain. The women's team also took overall gold, whilst the men took bronze. Bethan Morley also secured an individual bronze in the Women's Short Course.

We also had athletes competing on the roads at Armagh, in the combined events at the Tallinn indoor meet and look forward to the action from the eight athletes selected for the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k later this month.

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