World Trials & UK Championships – Birmingham 29th-31st July 2011

In the heats of the 400m hurdles,Higher Claim athlete David Dempsey was close to his best in 4th place,running 52.93s.
Michael Salter was 4 seconds behind his best,finishing 11th in his heat of the 1500m with 3.51.76.
James Wilkinson ran a fine pb,finishing an excellent 2nd place in the 3000m steeple chase with 8.42.86.
Jamie Higgins finished 4th in the 5000m walk in a pb 23.23.33 and in the 5000m,Simon Deakin ran a season’s best 14.19.35 in 6th place.
In the 10000m,James Walsh destroyed his previous best,knocking the best part of half a minute off and moving up to 2nd on the all time with only his coach Mike Baxter left to overhaul.
James Smith will have been a little disappointed with his 18th place in 30.18.11 in the same race.