Athletics


NEWQUAY runner Elowen Penfold will head into the autumn and winter season with an extra spring in her stride after winning her first England title at the weekend. The 16-year-old Newquay and Par Athletics Club athlete, who is coached by her mum, Paula, produced a golden family moment at the England Athletics under-17s Championships in …

UNIVERSITY of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt finished fifth in a challenging 10,000-metres final at the World University Games in Taipei. Torrential rain delayed the athletics evening session for an hour, then the 90 per cent humidity and temperatures in the mid-30°s caused several athletes to suffer heat exhaustion once the race eventually got under …

EMILY Diamond has ended her season on a high but the glorious summer is set to continue as she now switches her attention to getting married next weekend. The Bristol & West AC sprinter, who lives in Frome, ties the knot with James Leonard, whom she has known since they were both students at Bristol …

TWO very different athletics greats, but one thing in common – neither Sir Mo Farah nor Usain Bolt could end their major championship track careers on an individual high. But London rose to salute Sir Mo last night as the multiple Olympic champion completed his final championship track assignment in the final of the 5,000 …

Laura Muir (Andy Young) came agonisingly close to winning her first global medal, finishing fourth in the final of the women’s 1500m at the London 2017 World Championships. With South African 800m specialist Caster Semenya in the field as well as Kenya’s Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon, Muir was taking no chances – heading straight to …

SPRINT legend Usain Bolt bowed out on the biggest stage last night. But the big race proved the big anti-climax as Justin Gatlin greeted by boos from the huge crowd when he entered the stadium beat the sport’s biggest star into third. Bolt’s day of triumph had alread been not without surprise or controversy. He eased …

The biggest question ahead of the men’s 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, as has been the case for the past few major championships, was: would the field would play into Mo Farah’s hands yet again and let him bide his time before unleashing a devilishly fast final lap to take victory? But …