BUCS Outdoor Championships 2013

BUCS Outdoor Championships 2013

Friday and Saturday I ran in the 100m for Brunel University.

On the Friday I was in the 11th Heat, got a OK start and cruised through to win the heat in 10.7 (Manual Timing) .

Saturday started off with the Semi-Final and was up against Ade Adewale from Essex University. I got a good start and a decent pick up however I didn’t push it any further because my hamstrings were feeling tight and came second in 10.60 (+0.5).

In the Final, I got a really good start and had a really good pick up, I was about to start step it up a gear but I felt a cramping sensation in my left hamstring. I slowed slightly and my momentum took my through the line, and finished Third in 10.53w (+2.3) behind Ade Adewale 10.41w & Samuel Osewa 10.52.

The night before I couldn’t sleep and only had 1.5 hours sleep! The weather that day was much hotter than it had been all month so dehydration, diet, sitting down a lot revising which leads lack of mobility and stress probably all contributed to the hamstring pull. Lessons to learn for next time.

This meant that I couldn’t run the 200m which I was gutted about, however I am happy that the injury highlighted things I need to work on.

Here are some tweets from over the two days



New Championship Best! – BUCS Indoor Championships 2013

New Championship Best! - BUCS Indoor Championships 2012

To see a round up of the articles and videos from the day, click here.

Friday I was running in the 60m heats. In heats I comfortably won my heat in 6.89, with a slower but due to seeing many false starts in the heats before, I wanted to play it save.

The Semi-Finals were a lot better, I got a good start and ran extremely relaxed clocking a time of 6.80 for the win.

Saturday was the 60m final. I felt confident, however being an early morning race, I wasn’t sure how I would feel first thing. I got an okay start, however I couldn’t get up on the shoulders of Tremayne Gilling and Adeseye Ogunlewe who one Gold and silver in the same time of 6.76. I crossed the line shortly after in 6.81 seconds.

Unfortunately the Brunel Relay team were disqualified in the heats due to a change over box error, which meant that I couldn’t run in the 4×200 relay team.

Sunday was a BIG day, with 3 200m races. In the heat, I had lane 2, which I found tough actually, however I managed to run a comfortable 22.11 to win the first heat.

The Semi-Final I knew I had to run really hard to make sure I got a good lane for the final. There were 5 semi finals and they had a long period in between each semi final, which meant that I was waiting for about 40 minutes in the call up area! Despite this I ran 21.37 to win and reach the final as the quickest qualifier.

The Final was extremely nerve racking, I knew that I could potentially get the gold medal I just had to execute and run a good race. I got an average start, however my pick up off the first bend was very good which meant by the second bend I had caught up with Antonio Infantino. As I went round the bend, the distance increased giving me confidence approaching the final straight. I knew that I was running fast, so I called on every ounce of energy to try to see if I could break the Championship record of 21.22.

I crossed the line in a New Championship best time of 21.18 and a new indoor PB! I was shocked and amazed that I won the gold and broken the BUCS record!

Here are a few tweets from the day: