Athletics

Ellie, 13, is one in a thousand

July 22, 2010

Ellie Edwards had the opportunity of a lifetime when she attended a unique masterclass in Manchester.

Edwards, 13, received specialist coaching from sprint legends Tyson Gay, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Kim Collins, Linford Christie and Felix Sanchez at the indoor athletics track at Sport City.

A Sale Harrier and Manchester High School athlete, Edwards had been invited to the session after winning the Manchester Street Sprints competition last year.

The stars were in Deansgate for the Great City Games which were held on Sunday at a specially constructed street track.

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Kastor finishes 18th at London Marathon

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2010

Deena Kastor finished 18th at the Virgin London Marathon. The 2006 winner had her preparations disrupted by the volanic ash travel backlog and overcame an arduous two-day journey from America via Paris.

The American marathon record holder crossed the line in 2:36:20, her slowest time for any marathon she had completed since taking up the event nine years ago.

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Bruck's record broken

April 8, 2010

Roger Bruck’s unbeaten record at the British Masters Athletics Championships has come to an end. Having previously won the National Pentathlon and Southern Counties 60 metres, Long Jump and High Jump. This time, however, he had to settle for silver in both the high and long Jump in the National Championships.

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Richard Goodman struggles at U20 Championship

April 1, 2010

Richard Goodman found the going tough in the Under 20 World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Giving away up to three years on his competitors, the Maccabi GB Sports Personality of 2010 finished 74th in a race where the first 26 were from African nations.

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Team GB name 35-man squad for JCC Games

By Danny Caro, February 22, 2010

Following a successful trip to San Francisco last year, Maccabi GB has selected a 35-man squad that will travel to Denver for the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games in August.

Team GB has participated in the event for 16 consecutive years with more than 1,000 young people taking part in the largest event for Jewish teen athletes in the world.

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Goodman’s silver lining

January 28, 2010

Richard Goodman took silver in the Under 20 race at the Elgoibar International cross-country meeting in the Basque region of northern Spain.

The Maccabiah double gold medallist was narrowly out-sprinted by UK teammate Jonathan Hay in a thrilling finish. The pair had broken away from a field that included teams from Spain, France and Italy.

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Roger Bruck takes gold in Indoor Pentathlon

January 28, 2010

Roger Bruck took gold in the British Masters Indoor Pentathlon Championships at Picketts Lock.

Competing in the first major Indoor Athletics meeting of the season, Bruck, representing the Southern Counties, came first in the seven-hour competition with a score of just under 3,000 points.

Following a reasonable start in the 60 metres hurdles, he put in a disappointing long jump, an event where he has won the British Masters title on three occasions. A much-improved performance in the shot put, was followed by a personal best in the high jump.

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Goodman passes big Euro test

By Brian Sacks, December 3, 2009

Richard Goodman achieved a remarkable victory in the GB trial race for the European Under 20 Cross Country Championships over 6.7 km in Liverpool.

Always comfortable in the leading group, Goodman, 16, broke away in the last 200 metres to win by four seconds. A measure of his achievement is that runner-up James Wilkinson is three years his senior and six seconds faster over 1500 metres, while further down the field, Simon Horsfield, 19, has a 3:41.77 1500m time that is equivalent to a sub-4-minute mile.

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Abrahams takes his place in running's hall of fame

October 29, 2009

Harold Abrahams, the most celebrated of all Anglo-Jewish athletes, has been inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.

The 1924 Olympic 100 metres champion received a posthumous honour at an awards ceremony in Birmingham. Athletics writer and selection panel member Mel Watman spoke of Abrahams’ “massive and varied services to British and international athletics”.

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Peters nails ninth in NY

By Brian Sacks, October 22, 2009

Cheered on by enthusiastic supporters lining both sides of the road, David Peters, 38, recorded 4:14.2 to finish ninth in the elite New York Road Runners Championship race, part of the Fifth Avenue Mile event in New York.

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