London Grand Prix
The weekend's London Grand Prix welcomed home the GB & NI team from the European Championships and among them were our own club athletes. Andy Turner, still celebrating his gold medal, experienced mixed fortunes. His delight at winning his heat turned to despair in the final. However, his earlier win in 13.32 displayed all the slick ability that won him to the Gold medal in Barcelona.In the women's pole, the windy conditions that hit the stadium midway in the afternoon affected the heights being cleared. Kate Dennison, who was just one vault away from a place on the European Championship podium, cleared 4.46m for third place and had some close attempts at 4.61m.Niall Brooks, seventh ranked in the world over 800m and coached by the club's top endurance coach Norman Poole who'd missed out on a podium position in the World junior 800m a few weeks earlier, was in a big-time arena competing against some of the world's best and gained immense experience He'd hoped for a PB but struggled with heavy legs from Canada. He's hopeful it was enough to impress the Commonwealth Games selectors later this week.Stuart Stokes has already booked his ticket to Delhi and showed it's all coming together nicely with the fastest steeplechase of the season clocking 8.33.00.
Posted 02/01/2012 22:13