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Rimmer Set for Super 8

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Michael Rimmer
First outing of 2009 over 800m for Rimmer

 

05 June 2009

Two of the UK’s most exciting middle distance talents have confirmed their participation in next week’s innovative Super8 competition at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

23 year old Olympic and World 800m semi-finallist Michael Rimmer will make his first outing of the year over the two lap distance on Wednesday 10 June in the colours of Manchester. His opposition in the men’s 800m will include fellow GB & NI international and home favourite Joe Thomas (Cardiff).

22 year old Hannah England, who this week bettered the UKA “A” 1500m qualifying standard for this summer’s World Championships in Berlin, by clocking 4:05.87 in Hengelo, Netherlands will race in the women’s 1500 for London North 

The exciting two-hour City versus City concept is being piloted in the Welsh capital where hosts Cardiff will be hoping to be inspired by a big home crowd as they take on all-star teams from London North, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, London South, Glasgow and Sheffield at the evening meeting which runs from 7-9pm.

Sky Sports have also confirmed they will broadcast the event. Tickets are now on sale at £5 (seating) or £3 (standing) for adults, U16s are free, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at www.uka.org.uk/super8 or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 844 0808.