1982 UK Athletics Championships

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1982 UK Athletics Championships
Host city Cwmbran, Wales
Main stadium Cwmbran Stadium
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LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
1981
1983


The 1982 UK Athletics Championships was the national championship in outdoor track and field for the United Kingdom held at Cwmbran Stadium, Cwmbran. It was the second time the event was held in the Welsh town, following on from the 1977 UK Athletics Championships. The women's 5000 metres race walk was dropped from the programme for this championship.

UK Athletics Championships

The UK Athletics Championships was an annual national championship in track and field for the United Kingdom, organised by the British Athletics Federation. The event incorporated the 1980 Olympic trials for the British Olympic team. The venue for the event was rotational and designed to be inclusive – all four Home Nations hosted the event during its twenty-year existence, as well as several areas of England.

Track and field Sport involving running, jumping and throwing disciplines

Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and racewalking.

Cwmbran Stadium football stadium

Cwmbran Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium and sports complex in Cwmbran, Wales. The stadium holds 10,500 people and the main outdoor arena consists of an international standard athletics track and field surrounding a grass football pitch. It is the home ground of Cwmbran Town F.C..

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It was the sixth 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 1982 AAA Championships. [1] [2]

AAA Championships

The AAA Championships was an annual track and field competition organised by the Amateur Athletic Association of England. It was the foremost domestic athletics event in the United Kingdom during its lifetime. It was succeeded by the British Athletics Championships.

David Ottley extended his unbeaten streak to five straight UK titles in the javelin throw. On the men's side, Steve Barry (racewalk), Graham Eggleton (pole vault), Peter Gordon (discus throw) and Martin Girvan (hammer throw) also defended their 1981 UK titles. Fatima Whitbread was the only woman to repeat her victory, doing so in the javelin. No athlete won multiple titles at this edition, though Mike McFarlane and Bev Callender both won the 200 metres title and were runners-up in the 100 metres. [1]

David Charles "Dave" Ottley is a retired British athlete who mainly competed in the men's javelin throw event.

Javelin throw track and field athletics event where the javelin is thrown

The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about 2.5 m in length, is thrown. The javelin thrower gains momentum by running within a predetermined area. Javelin throwing is an event of both the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon.

Steven ("Steve") John Barry is a retired Welsh race walker, born in Cardiff.

The main international track and field competition for the United Kingdom that year was the 1982 European Athletics Championships. Reflecting the secondary status of the UK event at national level, none of the British individual medallists there were present at UK Championships, though four relay medallists were on the UK podium: Bev Callender, Shirley Thomas, Todd Bennett, Phil Brown. [3] [4] The four countries of the United Kingdom competed separately at the Commonwealth Games that year as well, and UK champions who won there were men's 200 m champion Mike McFarlane, men's racewalker Steve Barry and women's shot putter Judy Oakes. [5] [6]

1982 European Athletics Championships 1982 edition of the European Athletics Championships

The 13th European Athletics Championships were held from 6 September to 12 September 1982 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. Contemporaneous reports on the event were given in the Glasgow Herald.

Shirley Thomas is a former British sprinter who competed mainly in the 100 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay. She won a silver medal in the relay at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki. She also competed at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Todd Anthony Bennett was a British athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres Earl Tulloch 10.57 Mike McFarlane 10.59 Donovan Reid 10.71
200 metres Mike McFarlane 21.07 Buster Watson 21.17 Gus McCuaig 21.44
400 metres Phil Brown 46.20 Todd Bennett 46.54 Terry Whitehead 47.13
800 metres Paul Forbes 1:46.53 Steve Caldwell 1:46.65 Peter Elliott 1:47.76
1500 metres Alan Mottershead 3:44.88 Colin Reitz 3:45.66 Alan Salter 3:46.19
5000 metres Tim Hutchings 13:40.66 Steve Harris 13:42.24 Steve Jones 13:43.21
10,000 metres Julian Goater 28:33.32 Mark Scrutton 29:01.58 Dave Long 29:03.95
110 m hurdles Wilbert Greaves 14.00 Berwyn Price 14.15 Glenn MacDonald 14.35
400 m hurdles Gary Oakes 50.15 Mike Whittingham 51.39 Stan Devine 51.81
3000 metres steeplechase Roger Hackney 8:31.52 Eddie Wedderburn 8:33.02 David Lewis 8:37.66
10,000 m walk Steve Barry 42:30.72 Roger Mills 43:42.57 Phil Vesty 43:45.02
High jump Trevor Llewelyn 2.16 m David Abrahams 2.16 m Geoff Parsons 2.13 m
Pole vault Graham Eggleton 5.10 m Jeff Gutteridge 5.00 m Brian Hooper 4.90 m
Long jump John Herbert 7.70 m Len Tyson 7.47 m Tony Henry 7.31 m
Triple jump Aston Moore 16.06 m Eric McCalla 16.03 m John Herbert 15.83 m
Shot put Andy Vince 17.83 m Antony Zaidman 16.75 m Mark Aldridge 16.68 m
Discus throw Peter Gordon 55.32 m Neville Thompson 52.26 m Graham Savory 51.54 m
Hammer throw Martin Girvan 74.18 m Dave Smith 64.68 m Mick Jones 58.76 m
Javelin throw David Ottley 85.36 m Peter Yates 75.92 m Dave Travis 73.20 m

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres Heather Oakes 11.48 Bev Callender 11.53 Shirley Thomas 11.54
200 metres Bev Callender 23.55 Shirley Thomas 23.84 Helen Barnett 24.03
400 metres Michelle Scutt 50.63 Joslyn Hoyte-Smith 50.76 Linsey MacDonald 51.85
800 metres Anne Clarkson 2:03.6 Lorraine Baker 2:04.0 Cherry Hanson 2:04.2
1500 metres Carole Bradford 4:15.56 Hilary Hollick 4:15.66 Gillian Dainty 4:16.95
3000 metres Paula Fudge 8:52.88 Ruth Smeeth 8:53.91 Jane Furniss 8:53.98
5000 metres Kathryn Binns 16:33.49 Suzan Hassan 16:45.96 Julie Asgill 16:50.78
100 m hurdles Elaine McMaster 13.71 Wendy McDonnell 13.83 Ann Girvan 13.89
400 m hurdles Susan Morley 57.10 Wendy Griffiths 58.08 Yvette Wray 58.21
High jump Barbara Simmonds 1.87 m Diana Elliott 1.87 m Sarah Rowe 1.84 m
Long jump Beverly Kinch 6.50 m Gill Regan 6.33 m Sue Hearnshaw 6.29 m
Shot put Judy Oakes 16.61 m Vanessa Redford 15.22 m Caroline Savory 15.12 m
Discus throw Lesley Bryant 48.34 m Lynda Whiteley 48.20 m Janette Picton 48.02 m
Javelin throw Fatima Whitbread 65.62 m Jeanette Rose 58.60 m Sharon Gibson 52.30 m

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