Sunday, 16 November 2014


Trackspeed1 UK received an unexpected boost last week as Commonwealth Games 110m hurdles finalist Alex Al Ameen joined the party.
Alex Al Ameen - British born, but took advantage of his Nigerian
family  links to qualify for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Alex and coach John Powell were already very well known to each other, and in fact share a very long history of connections within track and field spanning 30 years-plus.

"Alex has been a first class coach on my Met-Track scheme," explained John, "and in fact his uncle, Robert Farish, was a hugely talented member of my early Blackheath Harriers youth team sides!

"Seeing his mum, who I knew then in her infancy, and realising that Robert has moved on so far in life (now living in Moscow), is a serious wake-up call to how time flies," he went on, " but, most importantly, Alex is a massive talent, and I'm delighted he has joined the group.  Hopefully we can help him move on to the next level, and progress an already outstanding career."

Al Ameen, from Bromley, Kent, has trained in the past along British hurdles legend Andy Turner among others, sharing various foams into the USA to work alongside world class talents such as David Oliver.

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