Mel Cooksey and Phil Nicholls in action at UK Champs

This weekend saw the UK Champs and World Trials being held at Sport City in Manchester. Tipton had two representatives in Mel Cooksey and Phil Nicholls.

Mel was first up in the 100m on Saturday and qualified for the semis with a 12.03 clocking into a 2.5m\s headwind. Two and a bit hours later she lined up for the sem-final where she ran 12.01 into a headwind again to finish 6th and miss out on the final by an agonising 0.07s.

Early Sunday evening and it was Phil's turn in the 5000m. He went off confidently and sat behind the leader before taking the pace on and leading them through 2k in 5.33 (13.52 pace). Soon after the field was pulled apart by Mo Farah and Phil faded slightly but finished in an extremely creditable 6th place in 14.04.

Great to see Tipton colours at these champs, let's hope we can build on that and get a couple more there next year.