|2016 British Athletics Championships|
|Host city||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The 2016 British Athletics Championships was the national championship in outdoor track and field for the United Kingdom held at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, from 24–26 June 2016. The event was organised by UK Athletics. A full range of outdoor events were held.
The championships served as the main qualification event for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at the 2016 Summer Olympics for all events except combined events, marathons, race walks and the 10,000 metres.In addition, shorter track walking events were held during the British Championships that did not involve qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics at trials
Selected other than from trials.
|100 metres (w 3.0 m/s)||James Dasaolu ≠||9.93w||James Ellington ≠||9.96w||Chijindu Ujah||9.97w|
|200 metres (w -0.1 m/s)||Adam Gemili ≠||20.44||Danny Talbot ≠||20.46||Reece Prescod||20.84|
|400 metres||Matthew Hudson-Smith ≠||44.88||Rabah Yousif ≠||45.52||Martyn Rooney||46.01|
|800 metres||Elliot Giles||1:48.00||Jamie Webb||1:48.49||Michael Rimmer||1:48.78|
|1500 metres||Charlie Grice ≠||3:43.41||Chris O'Hare ≠||3:43.68||Jake Whitman||3:43.90|
|5000 metres||Andrew Butchart ≠||13:44.00||Tom Farrell ≠||13.47:60||Andy Vernon||13:49.28|
|110 m hurdles||Andrew Pozzi ≠||13.31||Lawrence Clarke ≠||13.44||David King||13.57|
|400 m hurdles||Sebastian Rodger||49.45||Jack Green ≠||49.49||Rhys Williams||49.90|
|3000 m steeplechase||Rob Mullett||8:41.67||Tom Wade||8:43.40||Zak Seddon||8:46.63|
|5000 m walk||Dane Bird-Smith (AUS)||19:08.76||Tom Bosworth||19:13.56||Callum Wilkinson||19:54.47|
|High jump||Robbie Grabarz ≠||2.26||Chris Baker ≠||2.26||Allan Smith||2.23|
|Pole vault||Luke Cutts ≠||5.40|| Steven Lewis |
|Long jump||Daniel Gardiner||7.67||Ifeanyi Otuonye||7.66||JJ Jegede||7.59|
|Triple jump||Nathan Douglas||16.58||Julian Reid||16.45||Ben Williams||16.31|
|Shot put||Scott Lincoln||19.03||Anthony Oshodi||17.43||Gareth Winter||17.28|
|Discus throw||Nicholas Percy||60.43||Dan Greaves||60.34||Ben Morse||58.75|
|Hammer throw||Chris Bennett||75.67||Mark Dry||74.92||Nick Miller||72.21|
|Javelin throw||Matti Mortimore||74.40||Joe Dunderdale||71.87||James Whiteaker||71.84|
|100 metres||Asha Philip ≠||11.17||Darryl Neita ≠||11.24||Desiree Henry||11.28|
|200 metres||Dina Asher-Smith ≠||23.11||Desiree Henry ≠||23.13||Jodie Williams||23.22|
|400 metres||Emily Diamond ≠||51.94||Seren Bundy-Davies ≠||52.38||Anyika Onuora||52.57|
|800 metres||Shelayna Oskan-Clarke ≠||2:01.99||Lynsey Sharp ≠||2:02.14||Alison Leonard||2:02.45|
|1500 metres||Laura Muir ≠||4.10:14||Laura Weightman ≠||4:11.76||Charlene Thomas||4:11.84|
|5000 metres||Stephanie Twell ≠||15:53.35||Eilish McColgan ≠||15:54.75||Laura Whittle||15:56.63|
|100 m hurdles||Tiffany Porter ≠||12.91||Cindy Ofili ≠||12.93||Lucy Hatton||13.21|
|400 m hurdles||Eilidh Doyle ≠||54.93||Jessica Turner||57.34||Bethan Close||57.70|
|3000 m steeplechase||Rosie Clarke||9:52.20||Lennie Waite ≠||9:54.06||Louise Webb||9:57.18|
|5000 m walk||Bethan Davies||22:03.82||Sophie Lewis Ward||24:24.47||Brianna Mulvee||24:35.56|
|High jump||Morgan Lake ≠||1.90||Bethan Partridge||1.82||Niamh Emerson||1.82|
|Pole vault||Holly Bradshaw ≠||4.60||Sally Peake||4.15||Jade Ive||4.15|
|Long jump||Jazmin Sawyers ≠||6.75||Shara Proctor ≠||6.65||Holly Mills||6.23|
|Triple jump||Laura Samuel||14.09||Sineade Gutzmore||13.53||Yamile Aldama||13.07|
|Shot put||Rachel Wallader||16.67||Sophie McKinna||16.16||Adele Nicoll||16.14|
|Discus throw||Jade Lally ≠||59.15||Eden Francis||56.24||Kirsty Law||52.19|
|Hammer throw||Sophie Hitchon ≠||69.99||Sarah Holt||63.72||Carys Parry||61.78|
|Javelin throw||Joanna Blair||57.44||Goldie Sayers||54.98||Laura Whittingham||52.33|
A number of qualification trials were held at other meetings to earn a place for the 2016 Summer Olympics, in addition to a small number of preselected athletes:
Qualified for 2016 Summer Olympics at trials
Selected other than from trials.
|10000 metres, Men||Ross Millington ≠||28.28.2||Juan Antonio Perez (ESP)||28.30.1||Dewi Griffiths||28.34.4|
|10000 metres, Women||Jessica Andrews ≠||31:58.0||Linet Masai (KEN)||32.02.05||Beth Potter ≠||32.05.4|
|Preselected*||Men; Mo Farah|
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