Jamie Webb looks to Rio after BUCS success

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British senior indoor 800m champion Jamie Webb has rounded off a successful BUCS career in style with a gold in the 1500m at the BUCS outdoor track championships.

The MMU Sport scholar has excelled as an athlete during his three years, including winning 800m gold in the BUCS outdoor championships in 2015, and was over the moon to experience success at the event again.

“I’m delighted to win again, especially over 1500m as it was my first championship at the distance.

“We thought it would be fun to try to win the 1500m after the 800m last year, and had come off a bit more of an endurance base off the back of the indoors so thought I stood a good chance!”

The Merseyside-born runner strikes the challenging balance between being an athlete and being in the final year of a Chemistry degree and plans to push himself beyond BUCS this summer.

“I’d say that making Euro under 23’s last year is my greatest achievement however I plan to top that this summer!

“This summer my main focus will be athletics and trying to make Rio.

“The plan is to open up my season this weekend in Sportcity to shake the legs out before hitting Europe to try and clock a qualifying standard before the Olympic trials in June.”

The 21-year-old runner says that his time at MMU has helped him to develop as an athlete.

“My time at university has been my transition from an average athlete to what will hopefully be a professional level this summer.

“I’ve had brilliant support throughout from nutritional guidance, massage, strength and conditioning, and financial support, which has really helped me get the position I’m in now.”

Jamie will travel to Birmingham for the British Championships on 24th-26th June looking to qualify for Rio.

 

Article supplied by Manchester Metrpolitan University.

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First published on: 16 May, 2016 12:00 am

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