1991 UK Athletics Championships
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1991 UK Athletics Championships
1991 UK Athletics Championships
Host cityCardiff, Wales
Main stadiumCardiff Athletics Stadium
The host stadium

The 1991 UK Athletics Championships was the national championship in outdoor track and field for the United Kingdom held at Cardiff Athletics Stadium, Cardiff. It was the second time that the event was held in the Welsh capital, following on from the 1990 championships there. Strong winds affected several of the jumps on the programme. A women's hammer throw was added to the schedule for the first time, though it was not classified as a UK championship event at the competition.

It was the fifteenth 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 1991 AAA Championships.[1][2]

Three athletes won a third straight UK title, all of them throwers: Paul Head (hammer), Sharon Gibson (javelin) and Jackie McKernan (discus). Five further athletes defended their 1990 titles: Linford Christie (100 m), David Sharpe (800 m), Paul Edwards (shot put), Andy Ashurst (pole vault) and Alison Wyeth (1500 m). Judy Oakes returned to the top of the women's shot put podium to take a record-breaking ninth UK title. No athlete won multiple UK titles, though Michael Rosswess managed runner-up in both short sprints.[1]

The main international track and field competition for the United Kingdom that year was the 1991 World Championships in Athletics. Liz McColgan added the world 10,000 metres title to her UK 3000 m title. Though neither Roger Black nor Kriss Akabusi topped the UK podium, they won medals at the world level that year.[3]

Medal summary


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Linford Christie 10.39 Michael Rosswess 10.47 Jason John 10.57
200 metres John Regis 21.24 Michael Rosswess 21.28 Roger Black 21.55
400 metres Paul Sanders 47.69 Kriss Akabusi 47.81 Mark Richardson 47.97
800 metres David Sharpe 1:50.31 Steve Heard 1:50.79 Andrew Lill 1:51.07
1500 metres Simon Fairbrother 3:48.59 Gary Marlow 3:50.26 Nick Hopkins 3:50.37
3000 metres Peter Elliott 8:07.51 Neil Rimmer 8:10.70 Andrew Geddes 8:11.73
5000 metres Ian Hamer 13:49.86 Colin Walker 13:50.93 Simon Mugglestone 13:51.74
110 m hurdles David Nelson 13.88 Andrew Tulloch 13.90 Hughie Teape 13.96
400 m hurdles Max Robertson 50.33 Lawrence Lynch 50.81 Mark Davidson 51.67
3000 metres steeplechase Peter McColgan 8:49.54 Mick Hawkins 8:53.15 Spencer Duval 8:55.78
10,000 m walk Steve Partington 42:46.28 Gareth Holloway 43:17.85 Les Morton 43:41.07
High jump Dalton Grant 2.20 m Geoff Parsons 2.15 m Marlon Huggins 2.10 m
Pole vault Andy Ashurst 5.15 m Matt Belsham 5.10 m Keith Stock 5.00 m
Long jump Mark Forsythe 7.81 m w John King 7.81 m w Barrington Williams 7.80 m w
Triple jump Vernon Samuels 16.19 m Francis Agyepong 15.88 m Michael McDonald 15.56 m
Shot put Paul Edwards 18.68 m Matt Simson 18.37 m Nigel Spratley 16.99 m
Discus throw Paul Mardle 54.66 m Kevin Brown 54.46 m Darrin Morris 52.82 m
Hammer throw Paul Head 73.64 m Mick Jones 67.24 m Shane Peacock 66.24 m
Javelin throw Gary Jenson 76.90 m Mark Roberson 75.86 m Myles Cottrell 72.82 m


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Beverly Kinch 11.63 Paula Thomas 11.67 Stephi Douglas 11.71
200 metres Linda Keough 24.25 Sally Gunnell 24.26 Simmone Jacobs 24.40
400 metres Sandra Leigh 53.55 Tracy Goddard 53.59 Jennifer Stoute 53.96
800 metres Paula Fryer 2:05.43 Mary Kitson 2:06.18 Alison Parry 2:07.52
1500 metres Alison Wyeth 4:14.98 Lisa York 4:15.21 Lorraine Baker 4:16.24
3000 metres Liz McColgan 8:59.39 Jill Hunter 9:05.90 Karen Hutcheson 9:11.56
100 m hurdles Lesley-Ann Skeete 13.66 Louise Fraser 13.85 Michelle Edwards 13.98
400 m hurdles Jacqui Parker 57.64 Sarah Dean 59.20 Jennie Pearson 59.99
5000 m walk Vicky Lupton 22:51.38 Helen Elleker 23:26.18 Sylvia Black 23:44.88
High jump Lea Haggett 1.85 m Debbie Marti 1.85 m Janet Boyle 1.80 m
Long jump Fiona May 6.74 m w Oluyinka Idowu 6.69 m w Mary Berkeley 6.54 m w
Triple jump Evette Finikin 13.23 m w Michelle Griffith 13.17 m w Mary Berkeley 12.97 m w
Shot put Judy Oakes 18.37 m Myrtle Augee 18.12 m Maggie Lynes 15.71 m
Discus throw Jackie McKernan 53.14 m Janette Picton 50.64 m Debbie Bushnell 47.76 m
Hammer throw Fiona Whitehead 45.94 m Jean Clark 44.62 m Diana Holden 42.12 m
Javelin throw Sharon Gibson 60.14 m Caroline White 56.50 m Tessa Sanderson 55.50 m


  1. ^ a b UK Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  2. ^ AAA WAAA and National Championships Medalists. NUTS. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  3. ^ IAAF World Championships in Athletics. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-03-09.

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