The Sainsbury’s British Championships took place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, the United Kingdom from the 3rd – 5th of July. The best result was achieved by Sophie Hitchon who threw 71.10m to win the women hammer competition. Brett Morse won the men’s discus event with 58.83m
The Sainsbury’s British Championships did not bring too many good throwing results to light. Sophie Hitchon, currently placed 24th in the 2015 World Top list produced the best results with 71.10m to win the women hammer event. Sarah Holt who threw a new personal best was 5m short of Sophie with the best effort of 66.68m. Susan McKelvie placed 3rd with 61.30m.
Nick Miller, who is currently ranked 12th in the 2015 World Top list won the men’s hammer competition with 75.88m. He opened the competition with his best attempt of 75.88m and produced two more big throws beyond the 75m mark. He did not get close to his personal best and national junior record of 76.97m but still had 2m headstart overt Mark Dry. The silver medal was fought between Mark Dry and Chris Bennett. In the end, both of them had the best throw measured with 73.02m but Mark Dry‘s 2nd best throw was 5cm further than the one of Chris Bennett.
Brett Morse who is ranked 30th in the 2015 World Top list was almost 5m below his season best of 63.42m. Despite that rather weak result, he still won the competition with over 2m headstart. His best effort was measured 58.83m. Scott Lincoln won the men’s shot put event with a new personal best of 18.54m, followed by Zane Duquemin 18.21m and Scott Rider who threw a new season best of 17.88m. The women discus event was a fight between Jade Lally and Eden Francis who threw a new season best of 55.47m. In the end, Jade Lally had the upper hand with 57.37m.