Athletics: Mo Farah was among the Brits to triumph in Birmingham
Christine Ohuruogu, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Jessica Judd and Mo Farah were among the winners in Birmingham.
Last Updated: 30/06/13 6:17pm
Double Olympic champion Farah brought a great day of action at the Alexander Stadium to a thrilling climax by beating a pair of classy rivals in the 5,000m.
And his exploits were preceded by fine displays from Shakes-Drayton, who clocked her fastest time of the season to win the 400m hurdles, Ohuruogu, who produced a trademark late burst to win the 400m, and rising star Judd, who triumphed in the 800m.
The 18-year-old Judd is now on course for the World Championships in Moscow in August after following up her surprise win in Gateshead last week.
This time she overhauled GB team-mate Marilyn Okoro and Fanto Magiso in the last 200m, before pushing on to clock 1min 59.85 seconds, the first time she has gone below two minutes.
"I am just so happy," she said. "Last year, I don't think many people knew who I was. Now, when I get a cheer on the start line, it's amazing."
Ohuruogu gets it right
Olympic silver medallist Ohuruogu timed her late challenge just right, dipping at the line to beat Amantle Montsho by a tenth of a second in 50.63secs.
And Shakes-Drayton clocked 53.82 secs, the fourth fastest time in the world this year, to beat her fellow Brit Eilidh Child.
Shakes Drayton said: "It's always nice to peak as you get close to a championship. We need to stay fit and healthy."
The action was capped by an enthralling 5,000m, as Farah was taken on by the Ethiopian duo Yenew Alamirew and Hagos Gebrhiwet.
The trio pulled clear on the last lap before Farah utilised his famed finishing kick to pull away from Alamirew, win in a time of 13mins 14.71 secs, and lay down a marker ahead of Moscow.
Farah said: "The young guys wanted to beat me and I had to dig deep. The pace was slow and the conditions weren't great, it was very windy. Ultimately you've got to get the job done and to win the race.
"It's all about the World Championships and I'm just going to keep training hard."
Young British sprinter James Dasaolu was also on song, beating his personal best twice in the day in the 100m.
Having won his heat in 10.05secs, he then ran 10.03 in the final, to chase home Jamaica's Nesta Carter, who clocked 9.99secs.
Rhys Williams finished second in the 400m hurdles behind London 2012 bronze medallist Javier Culson but Dai Greene could only manage fifth place and admits he is concerned about his form.
"It's a bit worrying that I seem to be getting slower as the weeks go by," he said. "I don't really know what's wrong, so I'll have to go back and speak to my coach."
Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford had to settle for a second place finish behind Russia's Aleksandr Menkov (8.27m), after failing to improve on his third round leap of 8.11m.
And British high jumper Robbie Grabarz, who won bronze in London, was third again here, clearing a season-high 2.31m, while Bohdan Bondarenko of the Ukraine won with 2.36m