Eilish McColgan and Andrew Heyes were among the athletes to win national titles on the second day of the British Athletics Indoor Championships.
After winning 3000m silver yesterday to fellow Dundee Hawkill athlete Laura Muir and also advancing from the 1500m heats, McColgan was back to contest the 1500m gold today (Febuary 18).
The 27-year-old showed no signs of weariness and finished a commanding performance with a great kick over the final 200m to win in 4:13:94.
Having already earned the qualifying time with a personal best in Madrid earlier this month, McColgan’s win today in the Arena Birmingham secures her place for the 1500m at next month’s World Indoors.
The European indoor bronze medalist hopes to compete in the 3000m, however, that decision now lies in the hands of selectors.
Katie Snowden clinching silver in 4:15.68 and Stacey Smith bronze in 4:16.00.
Andrew Heyes won a first British title in a gruelling men’s 3000m final taking the win in a personal best 7:54.81.
With the race leaders interchanging throughout, Heyes took control in the closing stages and opened up a lead that he held right to the line.
Unfortunately, the 27-year-old’s winning was outside the 7:52.00 qualifying mark for the World Indoors next month in Birmingham.
It was personal bests for the top three with Philip Sesemann silver in 7:55.71 and Lewis Moses bronze in 7:56.00.
Elliot Giles followed up his 1:47.61 indoor best last week in Toruń by winning the gold in men’s 800m final today. Giles clocked 1:49.91 to finish ahead of Jamie Webb in 1:50.41. Andrew Osagie was just 0.04 seconds behind for bronze in 1:50.46.
European indoor silver medalist Shelayna Oskan-Clarke clocked an indoor personal best to win the women’s 800m gold.
Oskan-Clarke’s 2:00:06 clocking secures the automatic place for the World Indoors next month, while Mhairi Hendry’s 2:01.30 for second is an impressive straight 800m PB and under the standard for the World Indoors.
Adelle Tracey finished third in 2:04.61.
20-year-old Lee Thompson won the men’s 400m gold with a world indoor qualifying performance of 46.23, while Eilidh Doyle secured her place on the British team by winning the women’s 400m title in 51.84.
Fellow Scot and 200m national indoor record holder Zoey Clark also put herself into contention for the World Indoors running the standard with a personal best 52.12 for silver.
Elsewhere, Tom Bosworth improved his own British 5000m race walk record with a fantastic 18:28.70 to win gold, while Bethan Davies set a Welsh best 21:25.37 in the women’s 5000m event.
Laura Muir and Jake Wightman were among the winners on the first day of the British Indoor Championships. You can catch up on Saturday’s action here.