Northallerton’s Marc Scott (Richmond and Zetland) won the 5000m at the British Championships in Birmingham with a confident performance.
Always well placed, and with the assurance of the 13:30 European qualifying mark under his belt, Scott was not concerned with the time.
Winning was his only concern and he sprinted clear on the last lap to secure his place at the European Championships in Berlin in August.
His winning time on a hot but blustery day was a modest 13:47. The first two will be selected for the European Championships as long as they have achieved the standard.
Chesterfield’s Alicia Barrett,20, retained her title in the 100m hurdles.
Away smoothly, she got the better of Megan Marrs (Windsor SHE) who had looked threatening in the heats.
Barrett has done the qualifying time but not in the current “window” but she has three weeks to do it.
There was a pole vault victory for Middlebrough’s Charlie Myers.
He beat his long time rival Adam Hague (City of Sheffield and Dearne) with a clearance of 5.55 before failing at 5.60.
It did not matter to the Middlesbrough athlete because Hague, who had two failures at 5.55, also failed with a last ditch attempt at 5.60.
Myers equalled his personal best and got the qualifying standard. Hague, who already had the standard, will also be selected but his Sheffield team-mate Luke Cutts, Commonwealth bronze medallist, was a disappointed fourth with 5.35.
Scott Lincoln (City of York) won his fourth UK outdoor title. He led from the opening round, sealing victory with 18.44 in the third round to win by 43 centimetres.
Commonwealth finalist Alex Bell (Pudsey and Bramley) was fourth in the 800m.
The race was won by 1500m specialist Laura Muir who jumped the field soon after the bell and held on to her lead to win in 2:01.22.
It is not known whether Muir will accept selection for the 800m but, if she declines, the door could be open for Bell to get a place as she already has the qualifying standard.
Meanwhile, Leeds-based Laura Weightman (Morpeth) prevailed in a tight 1500m, proving strongest in the home straight to book her place for Berlin. The early pace was slow and the finishing time a modest 4:08.80 but Weightman already has the qualifying time.
There was a sensational win in the women’s 200m by Beth Dobbin (Edinburgh).
She set a new personal best of 22.59, a championship record and a Scottish record.
Dobbin’s athletics career was shaped as a schoolgirl by Doncaster Athletic Club. A prominent but not outstanding athlete, she went to Loughborough and then moved to Edinburgh where she has gone from strength to strength and is a genuine medal prospect at the European Championships
Leeds-based Tom Bosworth (19:01.20) and Callum Wilkinson (19:17.41) dominated the 5000m walk, both clocking personal bests.
Joe Dunderdale (City of Sheffield) was runner-up in the javelin with a throw of 67.53, an achievement equalled by former Bingley athlete Jessica Mayho in the women’s hammer with 62.51 and there was a bronze medal for Sheffield’s Natalie Myers in the 5000m walk (26:39.76).
Elsewhere, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake beat Adam Gemili to the 200m crown.
Andrew Pozzi regained the 110m hurdles British title in 13.61s, but Katarina Johnson-Thompson came 13th in the javelin with 39.98m after her silver medal in the high jump on Saturday.
The 25-year-old is aiming for a hat-trick of titles this year ahead of August’s Euros in Berlin after the world indoor pentathlon crown and Commonwealth Games heptathlon gold.
“I’ve not done anything for a couple of months. I’m against specialists in the javelin but it gives me a good chance to build on that,” she said.
“I have five weeks (to Berlin) and that’ll be enough.”
Dai Greene, who has endured years of injury problems, won the 400m hurdles in 50.06.
The 2011 world champion missed the Commonwealth Games for Wales after tearing his hamstring in training just days before the start.
He said: “The aim was to get to Europeans.
“I haven’t raced much and I still feel a bit rusty. I don’t know I have the ability to get onto the podium.”
Chris O’Hare triumphed in the men’s 1500m.