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Race Results for February 2008

Last amended at 24-09-15

England Athletics Indoor Championships 2008 - NIA, Birmingham 23 & 24/02/2008

English Cross-Country Championships - Alton Towers 23-02-2008

Kent County Athletics Cross Country League Results - Nurstead Court, Meopham 16/02/2008

Southern Schools' Inter Country Champs, Paddock Wood, February 9, 2008

Extract from UKA Report


Norwich Union Combined Events International at Sheffield.

3 February 2008.


The women’s pentathlon – in which GB fielded arguably their least-experienced team ever – was vividly illuminated by Grace Clements (Dartford Harriers) celebrating her GB debut in sensational style by improving her lifetime bests in all five events.


She spent Saturday evening entertaining guests at the teams’ hotel by playing requests on the piano – and then proved she is perfectly in athletics tune. She lowered her 60m hurdles best from 8.93 to 8.77 seconds. She improved her high jump incredibly by five increments from 1.64 to 1.78m. She increased her shot from 12.52m to 12.66m. She extended her long jump from 5.77m to 5.87m. And she ran 800m in 2:21.03, her quickest by 2.11 seconds.


All of which meant she improved her pentathlon best points score from 3876 to 4237, lifting her from 37th to seventh in the UK all-time senior women’s behind Kelly Sotherton (4927), Jessica Ennis (4716), Julie Hollman (4498), Kim Hagger (4363), Julia Bennett (4297), Vikki Schofield (4238).


Her heroics earned her second place behind Denisa Scerbova, who increased the Czech national record to 4632 in repeating her success of 12 months ago in this match.

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