IAAF Diamond League – Doha May 5th
Blackburn Harrier Holly Bradshaw was competing in her first outing of the year in the Diamond League last weekend and she got off to a great start with first time clearances at 4.45m and 4.55m to finish 4th overall.
Holly was pleased with her competition and spoke to the Club afterwards telling us “It was a solid performance from me in Doha. I felt content but left wanting slightly more! Training has been going really well so I am now excited to head back to full run for the rest of the season and hopefully get close to my PB. Technically and physically I am the best place I’ve ever been so I’m hoping this reflects in my results this year. My main aim is still to stay healthy and enjoy being back doing my sport”.
Samantha Murray was selected to represent Great Britain in the 3rd Event of the World Cup Series held in Hungary last weekend – the previous two being held in Los Angeles and Cairo. Samantha qualified for the Final which was contested on Saturday May 6th.
In the Final Samantha finished 4th overall at the end of the swim phase with a time of 2.13.28 and followed that up with a good performance in the fencing, scoring 20 victories. The combined results at this stage meant that Samantha was in 8th spot overall and the leading athlete from GB. Unfortunately, as sometimes can happen in the Modern Pentathlon, Sam got a really bad horse for the riding phase of the competition which undid all the good work she had put together in the Swim and Fencing.
The next round of the World Cup will be held in Drzonkow, Poland (25th-29th May) with the World Cup Final being held in Druskininkai, Lithuania from 23rd-25th June.