Athletics

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Peters sets personal best in New York

By Brian Sacks, October 6, 2011

David Peters, 40, raced to the top of the UK M40 rankings with a PB of 4:10.9 in the New York FifthAvenue Mile.

London-based Peters said: "My race was invitation-only and included runners from USA, Canada, Ethiopia and Ireland.

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Success for Euro star

By Brian Sacks, September 22, 2011

Richard Goodman confirmed his position as one of Europe's leading young runners by winning the 3,000m at the European Junior Club Championships in Castellan, Spain.

In a thrilling duel over the final lap, he forged ahead in the final 50m to defeat the pre-race favourite, Gabriel Navarro of Spain, in a time of 8:19.60.

The previous weekend, Goodman had won the 1,500m at the National Junior Le

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Wonder kids are flying the flag

By Danny Caro, September 22, 2011

The array of talent lining up at Sunday's Maccabi GB Sports Awards is quite staggering.

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Peters: Life begins at 40

By Brian Sacks, September 1, 2011

David Peters demonstrated that life begins at 40 by jumping to seventh in the UK M40 rankings for 800m.

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Bronze for Goodman

By Brian Sacks, August 11, 2011

Richard Goodman narrowly missed repeating his greatest victory of last year, as he finished third at the Under 20 3,000m at the Diamond League in Crystal Palace.

Leading throughout most of the last 1,500m, Goodman was overtaken in the last 200m by Jonathan Hay and Zak Seddon, respectively the country's top young middle-distance runner and steeplechaser.

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Confident Goodman on the up

By Brian Sacks, August 4, 2011

Richard Goodman, 18, trimmed his 1,500m PB to 3:45.66 in the qualifying round at the Aviva Senior World Trials in Birmingham.

His performance demonstrated his renewed confidence and raised him to fourth in the UK Under 20 rankings for the distance.

Goodman said: "Although, as the fastest non-qualifier, I just missed out on the final, I wasn't disappointed at all in my performance.

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