Simmons sparkles at Olympic Park

By Brian Sacks, May 14, 2012

Jennifer Simmons of Sale Harriers set a personal best of 57.11 in the semi-finals of the 400 metres at the British Universities Championships at Olympic Park.

Sam Shindler-Glass, 15, opened his track season with a victory and a 1,500m PB of 4:18.0 at the under-17 Young Athletes League match at Perivale.


Athletics in brief: March 27

By Brian Sacks, March 27, 2012

David Peters, 40, has won his first national title as a veteran, the British Masters Indoor 1500m at Lee Valley. Herne Hill Harrier runner Peters secured victory by a clear margin in 4:08.64.

Sam Shindler-Glass, 15, placed 20th at the English Schools under-17 Cross Country Championships in Ilton, Somerset


Goodman’s dream ticket

By Brian Sacks, March 27, 2012

Richard Goodman has secured a coveted athletic scholarship at the University of Oregon, and will take it up on Monday.

Oregon University is recognised as a centre of athletic excellence, and its head coach Vin Lananna was also head coach for Team USA at last year’s World Athletics Championships.


Schwartz fails to impress

By Brian Sacks, March 15, 2012

American-born Israeli Jillian Schwartz placed 11th in the pole vault at the European Indoor Championships in Istanbul, recording a height of 4.45.

Roger Bruck, 72, won gold medals in three events at the Southern Counties Veterans Championships at Lea Valley indoor stadium.


Runner Shindler-Glass wins Middlesex title

March 8, 2012

Sam Shindler-Glass, 15, mastered a gruelling 6km course to win the Middlesex Schools under-17 title in Harrow.

Shindler-Glass said: "Four or five other races had already taken place that day so the course was churned up and muddy. I got into a pack of three at the front of the field, and with 200m to go put in a final spurt. Fortunately nobody was able to respond to it."


Schwartz qualifies

By Brian Sacks, February 2, 2012

Pole vaulter Jillian Schwartz has qualified for the London Olympics.

Schwartz, who emigrated to Israel from America two years ago, cleared 4.52m to win the US Open indoor meet at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Sam Shindler-Glass, 15, came 23rd in the Under 17 Southern Cross Country Championships in Brighton.


Goodman edged out at Euros

By Brian Sacks, December 15, 2011

Richard Goodman achieved possibly his greatest triumph so far by winning the silver medal in the European Junior Cross Country Championships in Velenje, Slovenia.

Goodman, 18, finished the 6km race two seconds behind Russian winner Ilgizar Safiulin, and with his performance he led Britain to victory in the team competition.

Staying back in around eighth place during the first half of the fou


Goodman in

December 1, 2011

Richard Goodman secured his place in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team with a well executed second place in the European Cross Country Trials at Sefton Park in Liverpool.

Goodman was at the front of the field throughout the 6.7 km race before Jonathan Hay made a final burst to secure a narrow victory.

"I'm very pleased with my performance," said Goodman.


Wonder kids have wow factor in what was a sprint finish

November 3, 2011

The JC can now announce the winners for the second year of the Daniel Sacks Memorial Award for Outstanding Young Athletics Achievement.

This award scheme recognises the achievements of UK Jewish athletes aged 11-16 in adjudicated competitions.


Lane happy with bronze

October 6, 2011

Nathaniel Lane finished third at the Commonwealth Trail Ultra Distance Championships.

Lane covered the very challenging five-lap 53.7km course in 3:38.09. His performance at Newborough Forest in Anglesey helped Wales take the team gold.

Lane said: "I was delighted with the result. It was very much a race of attrition.