Athletes from England, Scotland, Wales, a GB Under 20 team as well as teams representing UK Armed Forces and a British League invitation team met at The Manchester International on Wednesday 17 August.
Joel Fearon (England, Birchfield Harriers, Michael Khmel) made an eagerly anticipated appearance following his 9.96 at the England Championships. Joel Fearon ran 10.00 in the men’s 100m.
The women’s 100m was also a great competitive spectacle with Rebecca Campsall (England, City Of York, Lewis Samuel) edging it with a 11.68 (+0.8) from Rachel Miller (BAL/UKWL Harrow, Gary Telfer) who clocked 11.69.
In the walk event Britain’s World Junior Champion Callum Wilkinson (Great Britain & NI Juniors, Coach: Mick Graham, Club: Enfield & Haringey) set early pace from the beginning to get his team off to a winning start in the 3K walk. Wilkinson, who is second only to Olympic sixth placer Tom Bosworth (Tonbridge, Andi Drake) on the U20 all-time list for the distance, came home in 11:49.85 from Guy Thomas (Tonbridge, Martin Rush). The women’s event was won by Bethan Davies (Club: Cardiff/Leeds Uni, Coach: Andi Drake) in 13:04.28.
During the inaugural Manchester International the crowd enjoyed the action on the track and in the field as many athletes made the most of the opportunity to post impressive end of season performances. Samba band was in attendance to add the Rio 2016 Olympics atomsphere.
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