City of Plymouth hope for another good turnout for evening open meet


CITY of Plymouth Athletic Club will host their second evening open meeting of the season on Wednesday night at Brickfields.

The first competition proved highly successful, especially with the under-eight (panthers) and under-11 age groups.

Once again there will be plenty of events for the youngsters on Wednesday, while the highlight for the senior age group will be a 5,000m race, which will end the meeting at 8.15pm.

The action starts at 6pm and full details can be found HERE 

Meanwhile, City of Plymouth athlete David King warmed up for this weekend’s English Under-23 Championships with an eighth-placed finish in the 110m hurdles A final at the 15th European Athletics Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

 King (pictured) clocked 13.89 seconds to finish ahead of fellow Brit David Feeney, who was ninth in 13.97. Home athlete Dominik Bochenek won in 13.64, with Germany’s Alexander John second in 13.66 and Nigeria’s Alex Al-Ameen third with 13.70.

King, who has run 13.69 this year, has is eyes firmly set on this weekend’s nationals at Bedford. They will act as a trial for the European Junior Championships, which take place in Tallinn next month.

The 21-year-old city hurdler has already achieved the qualifying time for the championships and is ranked as the UK’s top under-23 athlete in his event, but he needs to win in Bedford to earn automatic selection. The Great Britain team will be announced on June 30 – the same day as the side that will travel to the World Junior (Under-19) Championships and European Junior Championships is also revealed.

King tweeted about his trip to Poland: “Really great competition and good prep for the England U23 Championships next week.”


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