Danny Talbot hopes a new 200m personal best will see him peak just at the right time as he gets set to compete over half the distance at the European Team Championships this weekend.
Talbot heads to Braunschweig in Germany off the back of a lifetime best 200m run of 20.36 seconds in Prague last week – the fastest time by a Brit in the event this year.
It is the 100m however in which Talbot will aim to perform at the European Team Championships with Olympic champion Greg Rutherford among those leading a youthful British team.
And having raced alongside some of the world’s best 100m sprinters at the Oslo Diamond League two days after his Prague effort, the 23-year-old is confident he can go even quicker.
“My 200m performances hadn’t been as good as I’d wanted but I’d felt like I had a good time in me – I was really, really happy to get a new PB,” said Talbot, chosen for the London 2012 Olympics as part of Britain’s 4x100m relay team.
“It’s the fastest time in the country so far but I know that it wasn’t perfect and that I made a few mistakes, so to get a PB and know that I’ve got more in me is really encouraging.
“You want to be peaking at big competitions, like the Commonwealth Games or the European Championships, so hopefully that will happen.”