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Philip hails brilliant season

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 September 2017

Desiree Henry (left), with Asha Philip, Gina Akpe-Moses and Carina Horn at the Great North CityGames at the Newcastle Quayside (pic Owen Humphreys/PA)

Desiree Henry (left), with Asha Philip, Gina Akpe-Moses and Carina Horn at the Great North CityGames at the Newcastle Quayside (pic Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Newham & Essex Beagles star was up in Newcastle

Beagles’ Asha Philip finished four hundredths of a second behind fellow 4x100m relay world silver medalist Desiree Henry in the women’s 100m at the Great North City Games.

“It was a good start, but I think I was really tired, so I just really wanted to come here and enjoy it, which I did,” she said. “I’m really happy with the end of season. I’m injury free and I came second in the race.”

And Philip was happy with her 2017 season as she plans to compete in all three of the big championships next year.

“It’s been a fantastic year,” she said. “Collecting medals like that is just what we want as British sprinters.

“I’ve been happy at what I have been able to accomplish. I did win the European indoors and I’m happy about that, but that silver medal at the worlds in my own backyard was just amazing!

“The world indoors I want to compete in, you can’t miss that, I’ll love to do that then aim for the Commonwealths and Europeans.”

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