Walcott-Nolan powers to 800m gold

Revee Walcott-Nolan

Revee Walcott-Nolan

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Luton’s Revee Walcott-Nolan stormed to a wonderful 800m gold medal at the England Athletics U23 Championships in Bedford at the weekend.

The 21-year-old clocked 2:06.51mins, charging down the home straight to pass leader Mhairi Hendry for the win.

She now heads to the televised British Athletics Championships held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham this weekend, with a real chance of winning a place at the Olympic Games.

At the BMC Gold races held in Watford recently, Walcott-Nolan ran a lifetime best in the 800m of 2:02.32mins finishing behind World Championship semi-finalist Shelayna Oskan-Clarke but in front of Commonwealth medallist Steph Twell.

Walcott-Nolan’s time was tantalisingly only 0.8secs outside the Olympic qualifying time and one second faster than she ran in Belgium last month.