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BASC to support Night of 10,000 PBs

BASC is delighted to be supporting the Night of 10,000 PBs at Parliament Hill Athletics Track, Highgate on 14 May 2022. The club will be awarding prizes for the best young athletes performance.

The event incorporates the British Athletics 10,000m Championships as well as qualitification for the World Championships, and home nations will also be using it for Commonwealth Games qualification. The evening will for the first time include the historic Emsley Carr Mile. All this, along with the unique atmosphere of the event, promises a night to remember.

Scott and Mills win BASC Awards for Belgrade 2022

Marc Scott was voted the BASC Athlete of the Meet for his bronze medal winning run in the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade. Marc took over half of the vote by BASC members. Lorraine Ugen, Holly Mills and Adam Thomas were also on the shortlist.

Holly Mills was chosen as the BASC Breakthrough Performance at the championships for her 4th place in the pentathlon, narrowly missing out on a medal, but boding well for the future.

Cockroft and Pembroke among annual award winners

2021 award winners 300x300After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, BASC's annual awards were announced and presented at the club's Annual Dinner on 20 November (2021). Hannah Cockroft and Dan Pembroke's Paralympics performances won them the Susanna Ingram Award. Joy Eze, Edward Faulds, Nia Wedderburn-Goodison and Charlie Carvell celebrated success in the U20 and U18 awards. The BASC Athlete of the Year voted by members was also announced.

Club chairman John Standerline presents Amy Hunt with Best British Female Performance award

Hunt and Faulds best at Manchester Indoors

The first Manchester World Indoor Tour Silver event sponsored by BoXX kicked off the global series of international indoor meets. If you were unable attend, you can watch a highlights package here with BASC banners featuring trackside.

BASC sponsored the best British male and female performances of the day. The winners were:-

  • Amy Hunt (see pic) – 60M winner in a personal best time
  • Ed Faulds – 400M winner also in a personal best

Other notable British winners were Sophie McKenna (shot), Isabelle Boffey and Andrew Robertson.

The full results are at here.

Keely Hodgkinson voted BASC Athlete of the Year

2021 keely aotyBASC members voted overwhelmingly for Keely Hodgkinson as the club's Athlete of the Year 2021. Keely won a sensational silver medal in the 800m in the Tokyo Olympics - one of, if not the, standout moment for a British athlete at the Games. The 19-year-old went on to take the 800m title in the Wanda Diamond League to finish top of the rankings for 2021. She also won gold at the European Indoor Championships.

Keely took two thirds of the vote, with Holly Bradshaw the best of the rest. Laura Muir just pipped Hannah Cockroft for third place in the members poll. The winner was announced at the BASC Annual Dinner on 20 November 2021. Josh Kerr, Nick Miller and Daryll Neita were the other shortlisted athletes.

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