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Zoey set for World Relays; Alyson called up for Futures squad

Friday 30th April 2021

Zoey in action at Glasgow 2019 (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Athletics Weekly previews the World Relays 

Zoey Clark is back in Poland this weekend with GB and NI hoping to add to her already impressive medal haul in team events.

It’s the IAAF World Relays in Chorzow with British Athletics having elected to field teams in the 4x400m men’s and women’s events as well as the mixed team event over the same distance.

Clark helped Britain win silver in Poland earlier this year at the European Indoors and remains optimistic about this weekend – despite the Covid issues which followed in the aftermath of Torun 21.

Indeed, the event itself has been hit with the withdrawal of a number of countries, which could well impact on the medal prospects for GB and NI.

‘I feel going back to Poland is a risk worth taking because, potentially, this might be the only opportunity for us to prepare as a relay team for Tokyo,’ Zoey told the Press and Journal.

British Athletics website

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Alyson Bell in action at the Emirates during the 2020 Indoor season (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Giffnock North AC club website

Giffnock North AC young sprinter Alyson Bell has received an invitation to join the British Athletics 2021 Futures Relays (4x100m) programme.

Following on from  a very successful season as a first year U17, Alyson made a great start in her second year at the start of 2020 by almost landing National and School titles indoors and in doing so she also improved the Scottish U17 record for 60m indoors with 7.57 seconds.

Fortunately, her achievements had not gone un-noticed and they earned her a surprised invite to compete in the 100m at the Müller British Athletics Championships in Manchester last September. Despite a lack of competition opportunities outdoors in 2020, she ran a great time of 11.99.

Now the invitation from British Athletics aims to support U20 athletes (and coaches) with the necessary relay skills, abilities and behaviours to progress on to the World Class Programme and to support those who have highlighted the potential to be successful at future Olympic Games, as part of a relay team and as an individual.

All at Giffnock North AC and ourselves pass on our congratulations to Alyson, her family and her coach Billy Glasgow. The club also stressed their thanks to the support from Alyson’s training group.

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Tags: Alyson Bell, Giffnock North, World Relays, Zoey Clark

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