COLCHESTER Harriers sprinter Charlie Dobson's sensational season continued at the Loughborough International Athletics meet.

The talented under-20 athlete was in superb form for the Great Britain junior team, in front of a crowd of 3,000.

Dobson stormed to victory in his 200 metres race, having earlier helped his team win their 4x100 metres relay.

His outstanding performance earned praise from Head of GB Futures Relay Squad and ex-GB 200m specialist Leon Baptiste.

It helped Dobson maintain pole position in the UK under-20 rankings and the Green Vests teenager sits sixth overall in the UK, ahead of the likes of established sprinter Chijindu Ujah.

He said: “I felt very relaxed (in the 200m) and once I got round the bend I couldn’t sense anyone around me. It was fun!”

The Loughborough meet is regarded as the foremost domestic curtain-raiser of the season for British top athletes.

Dobson took on athletes from senior teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland as well as a Loughborough University AC team and one made up of British Universities (BUCS) athletes, along with invited guest competitors.

Despite walking out on the track next to Olympic giants Richard Kilty and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Dobson looked composed and relaxed as he took his place in lane two for the relay.

In an exciting race, he received and passed the baton safely round, running a strong, long second leg.

It helped the GB Juniors crossed the line a stride apart from their senior counterparts in second place in a time of 39.53 seconds, just 0.14s behind first place.

However, they were later elevated to first place, following the disqualification of the GB Senior team.

Dobson was denied a much-anticipated 200m face-off with Commonwealth Games relay gold medallist Kilty, who withdrew.

But having already obtained the World Junior Qualifying time at the Essex Championships the previous week, this was an opportunity for the Harriers youngster to face stiffer competition and to prove his worth in the GB squad.

Drawn in lane four with the BUCS double sprint champion to his outside and Welsh international Tom Williams on his inside, Dobson just had to hold the nerve and deliver.

And his sensational season continued, as he streaked past the field and turning into the home straight, had already set his mark as the one to catch.

He did not relinquish his early lead, maintaining his top speed to the line to finish more than half a second ahead of senior athlete Elliot Powell in a time of 20.78s (-1.5w).