1977 UK Athletics Championships
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1977 UK Athletics Championships
1977 UK Athletics Championships
Host cityCwmbran, Wales
Main stadiumCwmbran Stadium
Cwmbran Stadium - geograph.org.uk - 241427.jpg
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
1978


The 1977 UK Athletics Championships was the national championship in outdoor track and field for the United Kingdom held at Cwmbran Stadium, Cwmbran.

It was the first edition of the competition limited to British athletes only, launched as an alternative to the AAA Championships, which was open to foreign competitors. However, due to the fact that the calibre of national competition remained greater at the AAA event, the UK Championships this year were not considered the principal national championship event by some statisticians, such as the National Union of Track Statisticians (NUTS). Many of the athletes below also competed at the 1977 AAA Championships.[1][2]

Ainsley Bennett and Sonia Lannaman won sprint doubles in the 100 metres and 200 metres in the men's and women's side, respectively. Sharon Colyear took the women's titles in 100 metres hurdles and long jump. Other athletes who performed well in multiple events were Andrea Lynch (double sprint runner-up), Allan Wells (100 m runner-up and 200 m third-placer), and Tessa Sanderson who won the javelin throw as well as placing top three in the 400 metres hurdles.[1]

The main international track and field competition for the United Kingdom that year was the 1977 European Cup. Distance runners Steve Ovett and Nick Rose won both the UK event and the European Cup title. Sanderson, Lannaman, Bennett were minor medallists there, as were women's 400 metres champion Donna Hartley and men's long jump runner-up Roy Mitchell.[3][4]

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Ainsley Bennett 10.63 Allan Wells 10.65 David Hill 10.68
200 metres Ainsley Bennett 21.2 Glen Cohen 21.3 Allan Wells 21.3
400 metres Walcott Taylor 47.5 Danny Laing 47.6 Steve Scutt 47.76
800 metres David Warren 1:50.37 Peter Lewis 1:50.72 Pete Browne 1:50.82
1500 metres Steve Ovett 3:37.5 Paul Lawther 3:38.8 Jim McGuinness 3:39.7
5000 metres Nick Rose 13:20.6 Julian Goater 13:29.5 Bernie Ford 13:30.9
10,000 metres Ian Stewart 27:51.30 Mike McLeod 28:10.23 Allister Hutton 28:13.09
110 m hurdles Berwyn Price 14.19 Mark Holtom 14.38 David Wilson 14.47
400 m hurdles Peter Kelly 51.74 Steve James 52.03 Phil Beattie 52.19
3000 metres steeplechase Tony Staynings 8:31.0 Dennis Coates 8:32.0 Peter Griffiths 8:35.8
High jump Mike Butterfield 2.10 m Brian Burgess 2.00 m Colin Mitchell 1.95 m
Pole vault Jeff Gutteridge 5.00 m Allan Williams 5.00 m Mike Bull 4.80 m
Long jump Tony Henry 7.66 m Roy Mitchell 7.43 m Colin Wright 7.11 m
Triple jump Aston Moore 15.80 m Keith Connor 15.55 m John Phillips 15.12 m
Shot put Geoff Capes 20.04 m Mike Winch 18.94 m Roger Kennedy 18.03 m
Discus throw Pete Tancred 55.44 m Richard Slaney 55.08 m Mike Winch 54.92 m
Hammer throw Paul Dickenson 64.88 m Paul Buxton 64.08 m Matthew Mileham 60.80 m
Javelin throw Peter De Kremer 75.82 m Dave Travis 70.40 m Peter Yates 70.24 m

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Sonia Lannaman 11.30 Andrea Lynch 11.40 Wendy Clarke 11.65
200 metres Sonia Lannaman 23.16 Andrea Lynch 23.83 Kathy Smallwood 23.87
400 metres Donna Hartley 51.88 Verona Elder 52.73 Gladys McCormack 53.28
800 metres Lesley Kiernan 2:01.48 Mary Stewart 2:03.11 Christina Boxer 2:04.03
1500 metres Hilary Hollick 4:13.0 Chris Tranter 4:13.7 Ann Ford 4:17.3
3000 metres Glynis Penny 9:20.0 Paula Fudge 9:21.2 Thelwyn Bateman 9:24.0
100 m hurdles Sharon Colyear 13.5 Shirley Strong 13.9 Lorna Boothe 13.9
400 m hurdles Christine Warden 57.6 Liz Sutherland 58.3 Tessa Sanderson 60.46
High jump Brenda Gibbs 1.78 m Anne Gilson
Moira Walls
1.78 m Not Awarded
Long jump Sharon Colyear 6.42 m Janet Peacock 6.25 m Karen Murray 6.09 m
Shot put Venissa Head 15.72 m Brenda Bedford 15.25 m Angela Littlewood 15.22 m
Discus throw Meg Ritchie 53.92 m Janet Thompson 49.58 m Janis Kerr 44.88 m
Javelin throw Tessa Sanderson 60.24 m Shara Spragg 49.48 m Janeen Williams 48.68 m

References

  1. ^ a b UK Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  2. ^ AAA WAAA and National Championships Medalists. NUTS. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  3. ^ European Cup (Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. ^ European Cup (Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-03-06.

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