British Championship, 12-13/7/13

James Brewer earned a 1500m silver medal at the British Championships and World Trials in Birmingham. After a 3:43.28 for second place in his heat on Friday night, the final was considerably slower with Brewer content to sit towards the front of the pack as the race opened with a 69 second lap and the leader reaching 800m in just 2:15. The third lap saw the pace pick up and by the bell Edinburgh’s Chris O’Hare had hit the front with Brewer back in third. A strong last 100m saw the Cheltenham athlete move up to second, but he was unable to close the gap to the Scotsman who crossed the line in 3:51.36 for a victory margin of 0.56 seconds. Brewer had the consolation of winning the English Championship that was held within the same race.In the javelin last year’s bronze medallist Neil Crossley finished just 82 centimetres outside the medals with a throw of 67.53m for fourth place. Seventeen year old Annabel Sherry placed eighth in the women’s shot with a distance of 12.20m whilst Julia Cooke lowered her personal best to 2:08.33 as she finished seventh in her 800m heat.

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