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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:
Bronze in the Final with 10.55 (+0.4 wind) in the lane 4 but looks like 3