1987 UK Athletics Championships

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1987 UK Athletics Championships
Host city Derby, England
Main stadium Moorways Stadium
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
1986
1988


The 1987 UK Athletics Championships was the national championship in outdoor track and field for the United Kingdom held at Moorways Stadium, Derby. It was the first time that the English city hosted the event. The men's 10,000 metres was held at the Gateshead International Stadium, while the women's event was dropped entirely.

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It was the eleventh 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 1987 AAA Championships. [1] [2]

Fatima Whitbread won her seventh consecutive women's javelin throw UK title, while shot putter Judy Oakes won a fourth straight title and men's javelin athlete Mick Hill his third. Other athletes to defend their 1986 titles were Max Robertson (400 m hurdles), Paula Dunn (100 m), Lisa Langford (racewalk) and Diana Davies (high jump). Dunn, with her sprint double, was the only athlete to win two UK titles that year, though Kim Hagger managed to be runner-up in both 100 m hurdles and long jump events. [1]

The main international track and field competition for the United Kingdom that year was the 1987 World Championships in Athletics. Women's UK champion Fatima Whitbread won the world title, as she had in 1983. Men's 100 m champion Linford Christie was the only other UK champion to reach the podium, though several British athletes not present at the UK event did so. [3]

Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres Linford Christie 10.35 Jamie Henderson 10.50 Marcus Adam 10.61
200 metres Roger Black 20.80 Clarence Callender 20.99 Jamie Henderson 21.17
400 metres Steve Heard 46.96 Paul Harmsworth 47.12 Peter Crampton 47.32
800 metres John Gladwin 1:47.66 Paul Herbert 1:47.74 Martin Steele 1:47.75
1500 metres Neil Horsfield 3:43.69 Andrew Geddes 3:43.93 Richard McDonnell 3:44.12
5000 metres Simon Mugglestone 13:43.82 Richard Nerurkar 13:45.52 Karl Harrison 13:50.98
10,000 metres Nick Rose 28:22.05 Steve Binns 28:22.98 Carl Thackery 28:25.17
110 m hurdles Tony Jarrett 13.72 David Nelson 13.77 Hughie Teape 13.96
400 m hurdles Kriss Akabusi
Max Robertson
49.56Not awarded Martin Gillingham 50.49
3000 metres steeplechase Colin Walker 8:33.28 Mick Hawkins 8:45.84 Steve Jones 8:48.87
10,000 m walk Ian McCombie 40:45.87 Chris Maddocks 41:11.66 Phil Vesty 41:18.94
High jump Floyd Manderson 2.18 m Andy Hutchinson 2.15 m Mike Powell 2.10 m
Pole vault Jeff Gutteridge 5.10 m Paul Hoad 5.00 m Mike Edwards 4.80 m
Long jump Stewart Faulkner 7.68 m Keith Fleming 7.62 m Trevor Sinclair 7.34 m
Triple jump Eric McCalla 16.46 m Francis Agyepong 15.96 m Craig Duncan 15.82 m
Shot put Carl Jennings 17.37 m Paul Edwards 17.28 m Mark Aldridge 17.03 m
Discus throw Paul Mardle 56.96 m Gary Herrington 55.12 m Peter Gordon 54.52 m
Hammer throw Dave Smith 74.50 m Paul Head 67.94 m Mick Jones 66.94 m
Javelin throw Mick Hill 81.02 m Gary Jenson 75.62 m Mark Roberson 74.22 m

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres Paula Dunn 11.31 Simmone Jacobs 11.34 Eleanor Cohen 11.51
200 metres Paula Dunn 23.41 Sandra Whittaker 23.59 Jennifer Stoute 23.68
400 metres Carol Finlay 53.47 Linda Keough 53.67 Linda Forsyth 53.96
800 metres Diane Edwards 2:01.68 Shireen Bailey 2:02.38 Janet Bell 2:02.41
1500 metres Christine Benning 4:07.37 Liz Lynch 4:08.03 Alison Wyeth 4:14.63
3000 metres Yvonne Murray 8:53.89 Ruth Partridge 9:04.85 Angela Tooby 9:06.42
100 m hurdles Lesley-Ann Skeete 13.29 Kim Hagger 13.48 Wendy Jeal 13.53
400 m hurdles Elaine McLaughlin 57.91 Jennie Pearson 58.75 Simone Gandy 58.90
5000 m walk Lisa Langford 22:19.04 Bev Allen 23:15.04 Helen Elleker 23:34.64
High jump Diana Davies 1.85 m Janet Boyle
Joanne Jennings
Debbie McDowell
1.80 mNot awarded
Long jump Mary Berkeley 6.44 m Kim Hagger 6.40 m Fiona May 6.38 m
Shot put Judy Oakes 18.43 m Myrtle Augee 17.80 m Yvonne Hanson-Nortey 16.10 m
Discus throw Kathryn Farr 55.42 m Ellen Mulvihill 52.78 m Judy Oakes 50.90 m
Javelin throw Fatima Whitbread 75.62 m Julie Abel 59.82 m Sharon Gibson 58.52 m

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