Our senior women continued their successful start to the 2020 season with some excellent performances at the British Championships in Glasgow.
Sophie Cook celebrated another personal best and a new Club record as she cleared 4.50m in the pole vault to become British Champion. Sophie cleared this height at her first attempt and continued in the competition just missing 4.55m. She was joined on the podium by Natalie Hooper who cleared 4m for second. Lizzie Eden was also in the competition finishing in 8th place after jumping a season's best of 3.70m.
Another athlete who is delighted with her season so far is Bethan Partridge, and she was our second British Champion of the weekend. Her winning height was 1.87m, not far off her personal best set earlier in the year. 800m specialist Mari Smith was also on the podium taking silver. She fought hard down the final straight but could not quite catch the winner and missed out on the gold by less than half a second. Next to secure a medal was Adele Nicoll in the shot where a season's best of 16.19m was enough to take the bronze medal.
Elsewhere a number of athletes were close to winning medals and many made the final of their event. In the 60m Kyle de Escofet was sixth, Mica Moore fourth and Diani Walker, who appeared to suffer an injury just before the line, was fifth. Mica was also a finalist in the 200m finishing in fifth place.
In the 60m hurdles Jake Porter was fifth in the final and a mistake by Heather Paton meant she was unable to finish in the women's final. There were two more fourth places from Jack Phipps in the pole vault and Feron Sayers in the long jump.
It was worth the travel for most of our athletes who will now be working hard ready for the outdoor season.