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Jonnie Peacock MBE

Double Paralympic T44 100m Champion


6 August 2015Jonnie storms to victory at England Athletics Disability Championships

Jonnie blitzed the opposition to take gold at the England Athletics Disability Championships in Bedford.

The Doddington-based 100m runner was in superb form as he qualified from his heat with ease, coming first in an impressive 11.04sec, the quickest qualifying time of the day.

Despite being fast in qualifying, Peacock still had more to give.

A repeat performance was good enough to clinch victory in the final, with Peacock crossing the line in a swift 11.04 once more.

Laura Sugar was also in action, in the women's 100m.

Sugar, who hails from Saffron Walden, found the event to be successful too, qualifying from her heat in third place with a time of 13.86.

Improvement was made in the final, where Sugar managed to snatch silver in 13.55.

The Bedford International Stadium also saw the England Athletics Senior AAA Championships & UK CAU Championships last weekend.

Ben Snaith competed in the 200m, qualifying from his heat in fourth place in 22.13.

The Cambridge Triathlon Club member went on to the semi-final, managing sixth place and clocking in at 21.65.

Glen Watts and Alex Milne did Cambridgeshire proud in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Watts did well to take gold in a time of 9min 5.12sec.

He was closely followed by Milne, who finished a significant five seconds ahead of third place.

Milne, a Cambridge University runner, secured silver in 9.7.70.

In the field, Sam Richards qualified for the final of the long jump by coming third in his heat, with a leap of 6.59m.

The Cambridge & Coleridge member improved his distance in the final with a jump of 7.03, which was good enough to earn him fifth place.

Mathew Houlden also competed in the long jump and qualified from his heat in eighth place, with a jump of 6.27.

Houlden, a Cambridge University student, saw improvement in the final too, registering 6.47 which secured him 11th overall on the day.

Michael Painter earned himself a place in the final too, in the hammer throw.

Painter qualified comfortably in second place with a throw of 61.94.

The Cambridge University athlete mustered a respectable 62.80 in the final, to earn seventh place.

Source: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Jonnie-Peacock-storms-victory-England-Athletics/story-27552959-detail/story.html#ixzz3iPjgASNU