Today I came 3rd in my Heat: I ran a good bend and was level off the bend, however I didn’t transition well off the bend, due to lack of speed endurance, low hips and rustiness and crossed the line in 21.56 (+1.0) behind Adam Gemili & Sam Watts, which qualified me for the Semi-Final.
The Semi-Final I had a terrible start and was literally left in the blocks. I initially reacted off a click, reacted but just rocked slightly in the blocks, but because of the initial movement I didn’t react to the gun. However I ran a good bend to catch the rest of the field but finished 4th in a time of 21.75 (+0.3) which didn’t qualify me for the Final (I was the 9th fastest so just missed out).
The build up to these championships hasn’t been ideal for me. Picked up a hamstring injury from the BUCS 100m final in May. It was worse that initially thought and it took a while to heal.
This time last week, I was only able to do 60%-80% runs and I honestly thought I wasn’t going to be able to run today. However God has been so good in bring my hamstring to full health this week. I have been praying and getting others around to pray for it as well and on Thursday, my hamstring was just about well enough to do a blocks session!
I was disappointed but at the same time happy to be back running at 100% with no pain. Back to the drawing board and hopefully pull out a better time at South of England Championships next week.