Rooney the "wimp" does his talking on the track

Something to prove: Croydon Harriers Martyn Rooney

Something to prove: Croydon Harriers Martyn Rooney

First published in Sport Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

He may be a "wimp"  but Croydon Harriers' Martyn Rooney has done his talking on the track and been selected for the GB team ahead of the European Championships next month.

Rooney finished fifth in the 400m at the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix last weekend, coming home in 45.17 - his second fastest time this season, and the 27-year-old admitted he cannot wait to return to Hampden Park for the Commonwealth Games.

"It was an OK race," Rooney said. "It wasn't a bad run as it was my second best time this year so it wasn't terrible.

"My coach Rana Reider wanted me to go out there and attack the race because he thinks I have been a bit of a wimp of late so there was no hiding place out there, I just had to run and I am pleased with what I did.

"The track is a really nice surface to run on and when it comes to the Commonwealth Games I think the atmosphere will make a big difference and hopefully I can come out and go faster then."

Sainsbury's is proud to support British Athletics through the Summer Series events and is committed to helping young people lead healthier, more active lifestyles. For more information visit www.sainsburys.co.uk/legacy

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