Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning and Joe Fuggle from Wadhurst struck gold and broke records at the England 17/15 championships at Bedford over the weekend.
Both set personal bests, Anning twice, when winning their titles and Anning also set the fastest ever 300 metres by a British U15 athlete in both heat and final while Fuggle again improved the Sussex record.
While Dina Asher Smith, one of the brightest young stars in British athletics, was setting a new British 200m record in Beijing Brighton & Hove’s Amber Anning was depriving her of the British Under 15 300m Best performance at Bedford.
Because the 300m distance is not included for U15 athletes Anning was allowed to compete in the U17 age group and she raced to a convincing victory in her U17 300m heat. Anning blew her older rivals away as she streaked across the line in 39.04s to erase Asher-Smith’s 2009 Best performance of 39.16s.
Come the final on Sunday she was in equalling devastating mood taking the final in a brilliant 38.13s, the first time any British under 15 girl has ever run three successive 100 metres inside 13.00s.
Joe Fuggle has been nibbling away at his personal best over the U17 400m hurdles ..
Charlie Grice Top European - Amber Anning a British Best Performance
On a final medal winning day, two 4 x 400m relay bronzes, in the World Championships in Beijing Chris Grice (Brighton Phoenix), who was the only European athlete to make the final, ran a fine race in the final of the 1500 metres.
No he did not win a medal ..
A brilliant run from Charlie Grice took him through to tomorrow’s 1500m final at the world Championships in Beijing.
The twenty one year old Phoenix athlete ran a very mature race and was always in contention.
Luckily it was a good run race with many of his competitors faster than the former ..
The accent shines on the youngsters again this weekend and it has been a particularly tough few weeks for the Under 15s who two weeks back contested the South of England championships. Last weekend they were involved in the Inter-county match and this weekend they will be off to Bedford ..
On a great day for British athletes in the World Championships at Beijing when most British athletes survived their opening or qualifying rounds Charlie Grice (Phoenix) survived his heat of the 1500m despite nearly taking a tumble.
In a slow run race when there was frequently bunching Grice managed to fight ..
Victories for Livvy Connor (2) and George Turner at Inter-counties - - - - - - - - - - - - Melanie Anning.
A busy season and the move to a late August date impacted heavily on the Sussex Under 20 team for the annual inter-counties match at Hendon on Sunday, where unfortunately in many events there was no Sussex representation at all. Wind and rain also made it hard going for the ..
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