BMC Sportcity Grand Prix - Preview, Start Lists & Timetable

Entry Fees
Please note that for 2017 the entry fees are:-
Stadium entry - £5.00
Note: 'BMC Coaches will gain free entry to the stadium on production of their membership card and coach license.
Race entry for BMC members - free
Race entry for non-members - £10.00 Note: Non members fee is £5 when enter online and remaining £5 on the day

British Milers Club members
BMC members that appear on the start lists with ** next to their name are in arrears with their membership subs. Please bring your cheque book. Further clarification can be obtained from Pat Fitzgerald.

No longer running?
As we expect all the Grand Prix meetings are going to be over-subscribed, it means we will have to turn athletes away. If you have already entered and can no longer compete please can you inform the person that your entry went to. This will not only allow another athlete to compete but can also mean that several athletes could be moved up a race (from C to B, D to C, E to D, etc. We consider this a matter of courtsey, both to the organisers and to your fellow athletes. Please contact Steve Mosley by E-mail

Timetable for the meeting can be found HERE

Start Lists
To withdraw, queries, etc to Steve Mosley E-mail.
Athletes marked with "**" next to their name may be behind in there subs. Please see Pat Fitzgerald at the venue BEFORE collecting your number.
Start Lists for the meeting can be found HERE

Coaching Corner - 15:30
Please check at registration desk for directions

The development of 800m and 1500m athletes
The panel will consist of three coaches who have great experience of bringing through 800m and 1500m athletes from a young age.
• Andy Carter was himself a 1.45.12 800m runner who came 6th in the Munich Olympics. Andy also ran a 2.18 1000m and 3.59 mile.
• Stan Taylor ran a 3.58.01 mile on the cinders of White City, he has wide ranging coaching experience.
• Neville Taylor who will host the session, has taken athletes from grass roots to international level including coaching Wendy Sly to an Olympic silver medal.
The coaching corner will take place from 3:30 in the Sport City indoor arena.

JESS Judd will looking to make it three wins in a row when she lines up for the 5000m at the second British Milers’ Club Grand Prix of the season.
Tw weeks ago the versatile international won the 1500m at Solihull in a season’s best off 4:11.15 and then on Sunday comfortably won the 3000m in 8:59.60 at the Loughborough International.
Judd clocked 15:55.40 on her debut at 5000m to win the BUCS title at the start of the month and is targeting a significant improvement on that time with the ultimate goal of getting inside the World Championships qualifying standard of 15:22. The 5000m races will certainly be among the highlights of the night at SportCity, which has attracted over 400 entries, as the British Under 23 and Under 20 Championships are being incorporated into the events and will be used to select the teams for the European Championships. For the U23 women Judd has the qualifying time of 16:05.00 as have Amy-Eloise Neale and Bethan Knights, both of whom ran their times in America but for the U20 women no-one has yet gone side 16:30.
Former European U20 500 champion Alex George went well inside the U23 qualifying mark of 13:55.00 with a PB of 13:40.33 in the States but no-one else has yet done so. At Solihull Stroud’s Tom Mortimer smashed his PB with a time of 14:16.64 to beat the U20s standard of 14:20.00 and will again be at SportCity to try and repeat that feat if not better it.
Tom Lancashire is an interesting entry in the men’s 800m along with top juniors Markhim Lonsdale and Canaan Solomon while top teenager Anna Burt is among the women’s entries.
Top junior Harriet Knowles-Jones just missed her PB when chasing Judd at Solihull clocking 4:15.66 so will be hoping to go quicker with the likes of Claire Tarplee and Amy Griffiths in the field.
“With over 400 entries are the weather forecast looking good I am expecting a night perfect for lots of personal bests and hopefully a few significant breakthroughs,” said meeting organiser and BMC President Norman Poole.

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