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Sineade Gutzmore (August 2016)

Sineade Gutzmore (Born 9/10/86), as a triple jumper was ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom in 2015 and, at the time of writing, 3rd in 2016.
It was interesting to note, she was in Birchfield’s winning team in the British Premier League in 2016 and, in fact, at the last meeting of the season on the 6th of August at Copthall Stadium, near Hendon won two events. The Triple jump ‘A’ with 13.28 and the ‘B’ long jump (5.68). (Not her main event but she did 5.87 in 2015)

I had not really talked to Sineade Gutzmore since her early days with Highgate Harriers until, this year’s English & CAU Inter-Counties Championships at Bedford, on the 31st of July 2016. That was after she had won the triple jump with 13.53.          
Looking back to her start as triple jumper. I noted she had won the London Schools at Battersea with 11.92 in June 2004
“I was 16 when I just used to do the long jump plus a bit of sprinting and John Wild, who was coaching at Highgate, said ‘Why don’t you try the triple jump. I then did that and qualified for the English Schools and, I have never looked back since’
She added ‘In my last year at Uni (Birmingham University) I went over 13m (13m exactly at the Tipton Games on 19/4/08). Then I moved to Aston Moore. I just worked with him as a coach.’
(Her previous lead coach according to Power of 10 was Kevin Reeve).

’This year (2016) was my first proper season. Last year I was trying to get back from injuries. I think I have improved. I did a PB the other week 13.70 (Sineade was 2nd in the Elite de Castes Meeting in France, on the 20/7/16. She had been fourth in the Sainsbury Anniversary Games & Olympic trials with 13.54 on 4/7/16. Currently she works for the NHS at Sutton Coldfield and before that at Birmingham, that was after getting a science degree at Birmingham University. She works part time which helps her athletic life.)

Sineade feels the technical work with Aston Moore will improve her and would like to do at least 14 metres before it is eventually time to retire and she also will be trying for the 1917 London World Championships. If she achieves the 14 metre mark or more, she considers she would have no regrets’

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