Saturday, 25 April 2015


It's been ten long years in Trackspeed1 UK for 28-year-old Jason Husain, and he's improved well in that time, but nothing will have given him more pleasure than his lifetime best 200 metres at Gainesville, on Friday, where he clocked 21.21 seconds - the fastest time of his life!
Jason Hussain - the longest serving member of Trackspeed1 UK ever,
cracked his lifetime best 200m Stateside on Friday (24th)
The Tom Jones Memorial track and field meet in Central Florida provided the stage for Jason to produce the most impressive sprint of his life, and yet it came from lane nine - a hugely wide bend which, physiologically could be said to pose an advantage, but with nobody ahead to focus on, a significant psychological impediment!

"Jason has shown every sign of being in seriously good shape this year," said Trackspeed1 UK head coach John Powell.   "He didn't execute the race particularly well, so there is definitely more there, and if he doesn't run sub-21 seconds this year, I will be very surprised indeed!"

It was the highlight of another good day for Trackspeed1 UK, who  produced a second personal best performance through Niclas Baker, whose 50.74s 400m cracked his previous best by nearly a second - all the more impressive after an injury-torn winter prevented him from training for long periods.

Elsewhere Dean Hylton produced the fastest opening 100 metres of his life for any one season, indicating greater things to come,  and Matthew Threadgold gritted his teeth in the 400m as a huge blister formed on his foot half way round, but he held on too clock 49.73s, just inside his performance at Clermont 6 days earlier.

Possibly the most impressive of the short sprints was again Emmanuel Stephens.  He would have been expecting a better performance than his 10.42s at Clermont a week earlier, but his 10.64s wind-legal time was a walk in the park as the opposition melted behind him in what was effectively a solo effort.
Emmanuel Stephens decimates the field in Gainesville
to cruise to a 100m victory
Nathan Gilbert and Chris Pope both also competed in the 100 metres, but were clearly not ready to return from injury as both broke down in their relevant races, but in the words of John Powell, are "95% ready to get back into things within the next 2 weeks".

"It sounds like a cop-out," said John, "but the heat has to be experienced to be believed, and it had a massive impact on athlete performances.  I am completely confident that we have a group now ho are posed to deliver some very impressive stuff this summer.

Trackspeed1 UK return to the UK on Tuesday, and will continue their preparations for the summer season at their London base at Crystal Palace.

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