Sunday, 22 June 2014


Trackspeed1 UK's Kieran Daly is fast becoming the dark horse of British sprinting, and that claim was underlined at Bedford today (Sunday 22nd) as he claimed his second England national under-23's title in 24 hours.  (Video of yesterday's 100m now above)
Double gold - Kieran Daly is all smiles at Bedford
after securing both England National under-23 sprint titles.
 The 21-year-old Blackheath and Bromley athlete tore another national final field apart with the second-fastest half-lap of his life, to claim a second national title after his sensational 100 metres the day before.

Daly clocked 21.07 seconds ahead of former training partner Edmond Amaning, who could only manage 21.34s in second.  Now his focus will be on recovery over the next few days as he prepares for another huge weekend.  The British Championships and European Championship trials begin on Friday night.
Kieran shakes hands with a delighted coach, John Powell,
after his second England sprint title
"We know Kieran is capable of faster over 200 metres," said coach John Powell after the 200m final, "but there was a fair bit of pressure on him today, and it was the fourth championship race of the weekend.  The adrenalin after his amazing 100 metres yesterday will also have drained some fuel out of the tank.

"It's been a great weekend though, and thoroughly deserved by the athlete.  It's also been quite funny at times, because his 100 metres time was a UK top ten performance up there with the likes of Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Richard Kilty and Danny Talbot, and yet most people don't have a clue who he is.  Well they do now!"
Kieran on the rostrum on Saturday after his
sensational 10.18 second 100 metres
Other Trackspeed1 UK athletes in action this weekend included Matthew Threadgold and James Kasire-Sebalu, and they were also in winning form in their club's home Southern League match at Battersea Park.
Matt Threadgold (left) and James Kasire-Sebalu were in winning form
at Battersea Park for Belgrave Harriers on Saturday.

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