Hurdles ‘guru’ Malcolm Arnold keeps reaping the rewards of a spectacular year that saw him guide Dai Greene to the top of the world, a world champion and the Diamond League series winner, as well as Jack Green to the European U23 title in the 400m hurdles.

He received a lifetime achievement accolade at the UK Coaching awards in London on Monday night, where Andy Flower was named Coach Of The Year, on top of the Elite Athletics Coach equivalent at the UK Athletics awards on Saturday.

Nonetheless, his success has ranged far and wide this season as a number of other athletes under his wing excelled on the international stage.

William Sharman was fifth over 110m hurdles, a second straight global final, and Eilidh Child reached the semifinals of the women’s 400m hurdles in Daegu; young Jack Meredith and Andy Pozzi dominated the ‘high’ hurdles at the European U20 Championships; and Lawrence Clarke won bronze at the European U23 Championships to provide further measure of Arnold’s coaching prowess.

Incidentally, Beijing 400m hurdles bronze medallist Tasha Danvers is also under the tutelage of the great coach based in Bath.

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So let’s take a little trip through some of the best moments of the golden trail he marked over the summer in image and sound.

Dai Greene forges a display of pure British steel to edge out Xavier Culson to the world title in Daegu (48.26 secs)

Jack Green surges off the final hurdle past fellow Brit Nathan Woodward, stumbling bad over the final hurdle, to snatch the European U23 title at the death, setting 49.13 to 49.28 secs

Jack Meredith after winning gold ahead of groupmate Andy Pozzi over 110m hurdles at the European U20 Championships in Tallinn (couldn’t find a video of the final)

Andy Pozzi runs a UK record of 13.29 secs over the junior hurdles (0.99m) in totally still conditions (0.0m/sec)  in Manheimm, Germany

Lawrence Clarke sneaks the UK title just ahead of Gianni Frankis in 13.58 secs into a -0.8m/sec in Birmingham, also adding a European U23 bronze to his credit

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