Watford Grand Prix – 8 June 2024 – Details and Preview

The meeting is full with a waiting list of athletes that wish to compete.

IF you have an entry to the meeting and can no longer compete please contact Rupert Waters or Nick Bentham

Start lists for the meeting are available HERE

Timetable for the meeting is available HERE

Wavelight times are HERE

Spectator Tickets are available HERE

The live stream can be found HERE A BMC discount to the Vinco subscription is available using  discount code britishmilersclub10

Live Results from AthleticsLive can be found HERE.

Other meeting details are available HERE 

PREVIEW

BMC World Athletics Challenger GP 2 – Woodside Stadium, Watford, 8TH June 2024.

The Watford GP promises to be a highlight of the already exciting BMC GP series, writes Stephen Green.

The women’s 800m proved to be the marquee event in Manchester two weeks ago, with three women going sub-two minutes led by a BMC women’s only Record of 1:58.07 from Phoebe Gill. 

The Watford edition looks no less exciting with locally based GB International Ellie Baker facing a quality field including 1:59 Australian Bendere Oboya, and Khahisa Mhlanga who broke the two-minute barrier at BMC Watford last year.

Reece Sharman Newell produced a solo 1:46 800 in Manchester and will face a tough field, including fellow 1:45 performer Tiarnan Crorken, and Archie Davis on the comeback trail, looking to recapture his 1:44 form of 2021.

The women’s 1500m contains another great field including Sarah McDonald, who ran a 4:03.03 BMC women’s only record at Trafford last year, who will be up against the improving Sport City 1500m winner Bethan Morley (PB of 4:11) and Indian athlete Harmilan Bains-Kaur (best of 4:05)

An intriguing 1500m entry is former World 5000m indoor bronze medallist Marc Scott, just two months after his marathon debut in London. 

Other entries include 3:36 performers Joe Wigfield, Istvan Szogi (Hungary) and Moroccan Abdellatif Sadiki. European U23 cross country champion Will Barnicoat is another exciting addition to the metric mile, with 3:37 man Jack Gumm expected to feature.

The 5000m races are always a highlight of the Watford GP, and expect Brazilian athlete Simine Ferraz (best of 15:43) to feature.  A host of Brits will be looking for breakthrough performances including sub-16 athletes Ellie Wallace, Hollie Dixon, Tia Wilson and Bryony Gunn.

The men’s 5000m contains several distance specialists looking to improve on their early season form,  led by Alfie Manthorpe (13.49 in Manchester two weeks ago).

The entries for the 3000m steeplechase are led by Daniel Alvarez De La Cruz Spain (best of 8:41) and Ireland’s Ava O’Connor (PB of 9:53).

“Despite the European Champs going on this weekend, we are delighted that we have managed to get some quality line-ups across the event,” says Grand Prix Director Tim Brennan.

The event starts at 5:30pm, tickets are available on the day of the event at £6.00 (£10 gate) Under 16s go free. The event will also be livestreamed by Vinco.

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Tim Brennan

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