British Athlete of the Week: Jamie Webb

British Athlete of the Week: Jamie Webb

January 22, 2019 0 By jegmar

This week’s British Athlete of the Week goes to Jamie Webb for his performance in the 800m at the Cardiff Met Indoor Grand Prix. Helped out by the pacing of Elliot Slade, Webb managed to run an impressive 1:47.63, finishing 4.7 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. Only 24 other British men have ever run quicker than this indoors!

This results means that he has run just inside the European Indoor Championships Qualifying Standard of 1:48.00 and can now look forward to building upon this form ahead of the event which takes place in Glasgow during the first weekend of March.

Jamie will be competing at Germany’s Indoor Meeting Dortmund next Saturday, hoping to improve upon this time and get closer to his PB of 1:47.33.

Other top performers:

Women

Road
Tracy Barlow – 73:03 @ Houston Half Marathon, USA
Alice Wright – 73:17 @ Houston Half Marathon, USA
Natasha Cockram – 2:34:18 @ Houston Marathon, USA
Track (indoor)
Anna Burt – 2:12.01 @ Cardiff Met GP2 800m
Claire Tarplee – 4:18.87 @ Cardiff Met GP2 1500m
Cross Country
Emily Hosker Thornhill – 5th @ Belfast International Cross Country
Kate Avery – 7th @ Belfast International Cross Country
Jess Piasecki – 7th @ Cross Internacional de Italica, Spain
Verity Ockenden – 8th @ Cross Internacional de Italica, Spain

Men

Road
Omar Ahmed – 29:17 @ Speedway 10K
Dewi Griffiths – 61:44 @ Houston Half Marathon, USA
Track (indoor)
Jamie Webb – 1:47.63 @ Cardiff Met GP2 800m
Piers Copeland – 3:44.46 @ Cardiff Met GP2 1500m
Kieran Clements – 7:55.11 @ Cardiff Met GP2 3000m
Cross Country
Sam Stabler – 5th @ Belfast International Cross Country
Charlie Hulson – 6th @ Belfast International Cross Country
Mahamed Mahamed – 16th @ Cross Internacional de Italica, Spain