Aviva London Grand Prix
5 August, 2011
German athlete Jana Hartmann was the winner of the ‘On Camp with Kelly’ 800m at the Aviva London Grand Prix on Friday 5 August, clocking 2:01.97 ahead of Australian Tamsyn Manou in 2:02.24 and OCWK athlete Charlotte Best (Crawley AC) in 2:02.96.
When pacemaker Tara Bird (Woodford Green with Essex Ladies) dropped out after leading the field through the bell on schedule in 58.35 seconds, Manou was lying in first place followed by Karen Harewood (Corby AC), Italian Elisa Cusma Piccione and Hartmann. Cusma Piccione dropped out at the 500 metre point and Manou and Harewood began to pull away down the back straight, with Charlotte Best moving through the field into contention.
It was Hartmann who had the fastest finish, passing Manou shortly before the line to take the win and Charlotte also finishing strongly to take third in exactly the same time (2:02.96) as Czech Tereza Capkova. Harewood took fifth in 2:04.32 with Philippa Aukett (Shaftesbury Barnet) sixth in 2:05.23 ahead of the two other OCWK athletes in the race in seventh and eighth - Rowena Cole (Coventry Godiva Harriers) who clocked 2:06.34 and Lucy Dowsett (Cambridge & Coleridge) who was close to her personal best with 2:06.75.
Results - 800m
|1. Jana Hartmann (GER)||2:01.97|
|2. Tamsyn Manou (AUS)||2:02.24|
|3. Charlotte Best||2:02.96|
|4. Tereza Capkova (CZE)||2:02.96|
|5. Karen Harewood||2:04.32|
|6. Philippa Aukett||2:05.23|
|7. Rowena Cole||2:06.34|
|8. Lucy Dowsett||2:06.75|
|DNF Tara Bird (pacemaker)|
|DNF Elisa Cusma Piccione (ITA)|