High-quality outcomes at Valencia Marathon & home street races – weekend roundup


Windy situations in Valencia hamper general tempo however don’t cease high quality  performances. Scotland places on a cross nation present and the Podium 5k goes to the Midlands.

Valencia Marathon at all times presents nice racing and regardless of being a blustery affair this 12 months, it nonetheless delivered. Kenya’s Nancy Jelagat took the lead within the ladies’s race at 33k and took 14 minutes off her PB to win in 2:19:31.

She ran extremely even splits of 1:09:41 and 1:09:50 which suggests it wasn’t an excessive amount of of a stretch for her, regardless of being a long-fought-for break by (that is her eleventh marathon). Geoffrey Kamworor was reportedly planning to go massive on this race, however 60k/h gusts of winds pressured organisers to rethink the tempo teams and the lads’s race began conservatively.

Kamworor fell off the lead pack someday after 10k he almost caught them up close to the top but it surely was to not be. At 40k there have been three males within the working – Cherono, Deso and Kacheran. An thrilling end noticed Cherono put his foot down and break free, breaking the tape in 2:05:12.

McCormack steals the present

Valencia usually sees a bunch of athletes from throughout Europe out to complete their 12 months on a excessive and has been the location of many a breakthrough efficiency. Eire’s Fionnuala McCormack has to take the highlight this 12 months with a surprising efficiency of two:23:58 which put her in fifth place and beat her earlier greatest by nearly three minutes. All the small print in our Irish roundup.

That’s after working a reasonably hardcore Olympic marathon simply 4 months in the past! Hamid Ben Dauod of Spain equalled his nation report of two:06:35 and Amanal Petros who ran an enormous German report of two:06:27. Daniel Do Nascimento was simply six seconds of his nationwide report (Brazil) – the 23 12 months previous ran 2:06:11 (because of Stephen Mills for highlighting these).

Shreeve continues his progress, massive PB for Birch

From the UK, Norman Shreeve ran a storming PB of two:16:17 regardless of having labored evening shifts (he’s a medic) till the Wednesday earlier than the race. That places him thirteenth within the UK this 12 months.

Will Mycroft ran 2:18:39, Ewan Cameron 2:19:45. Dom Jones (2:22:25) and Chris
Oddy (2:22:44) additionally go residence with upgraded PB’s with Ben Shearer clocking 2:25:37. All in all, fifteen UK male runners went underneath 2:30. Scott General was on the market doing a sterling job pacing.

Annie Birch’s two-marathon gamble paid off with a improbable PB of two:43:36 – certainly value extra in higher situations. There have been additionally glorious runs from Laura Trimble – 2:47:51, Lara Bromilow – 2:51:29, Julia Bijl – 2:53:42 and Caroline Warrington – 2:54:19.

Scottish Indoor report for Gourlay

Throughout the pond, Giffock North AC’s Neil Gourlay returned to the observe after a big break and did so with model, setting a Scottish indoor report over 5000m of 13:34.35 on the Boston College Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener. The time provides him the qualifying commonplace for the Commonwealth Video games subsequent 12 months.

Again on the roads and tracks of the UK

The Podium 5k made its debut in Leicester this week. Joseph Tuffin (U23) who runs for Rushcliffe AC/ Birmingham beat the wind to interrupt the tape in a PB of 14:29. Michael Ward was proper behind him in 14:31 and Frank Baddick third in 14:33.

Samantha Harrison made essentially the most of a neighborhood however top quality race to smash out a 15:59 win and take one other chunk off her greatest time. Whereas Harrison had a snug lead, the battle for second and thirds was fierce, as Phillipa Stone took second in 16:39, edging out Tessa McComick by only one second.

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The Victory 5 in Portsmouth additionally sees top quality racing. Alex Tueten led the cost residence, ending in 24:03 to beat Jonathan Cornish (24:15) and Jack Woods (24:34). In complete 9 meant ran sub 25 minutes in a good and intently ought race.

Nicole Taylor took a 15 second clear win from crew mate Lucy Reid, clocking 27:00. Emily Wicks was third in 27:44.

Sally Ratcliffe took victory and a fantastic PB on the Percy Pud 10km clocking 34:14 forward of Eleanor Baker (35:55) and Sarah Lowery (36:29). Omar Ahmed continued his improbable 12 months successful in 30:05 from Andrew Heyes (30:17) and Jamie Corridor (31:22).

The month-to-month Ealing Mile befell on Friday and it was host membership Ealing Eagles who set the quickest instances on the clock – 5:05 for Colin Clifford and 5:26 which was seventh place general for Melissah Gibson.

Metro Aberdeen’s Proms 3k held alongside Aberdeen Seashore was gained by Myles Edwarsd of Aberdeen AAC in 8:31 and clubmate Aimee Tawsee in 11:05

16:01 was good for the win at Darlington Harriers Croft 5k the place Liviu Ionita went residence with gold. Chloe Worth was the quickest woman in 17:44.

In Ormeau Park, NI the Seeley Cup 10k noticed a battle for first place, ending with Owen Everard clocking 30.18 and Matthew Neill one second later. Third place was nonetheless not slacking, as Eskander Turki ran 30.23. Ann-Marie McGlynn took a stable victory in 33:21 adopted by Aoife Kilgallon in 33:44 and Nakita Burke (time tbc).

Victoria Kenny (82:31) and James Baker (73:30) took victories at Runthrough’s Goodwood Half Marathon with Andrew Patterson (2:37:26) and Hayley Bellerby (3:04:51) too the marathon wins.

District XC Champs in Scotland

The Lindsays District XC Champs befell throughout three venues in Scotland and after a 12 months off final 12 months as a result of covid, runners have been clearly eager to get on the market. Every race provided a show of good Cross Nation working.

The West District races have been each gained by Shettleston Harriers and with massive margins because of good racing from Fionnuala Ross and Lachlan Oates. Cat MacDonald (Bellahouston) took the ladies’s silver and Gillian Black (VP Glasgow) the bronze. For the lads, a battle for the runner up spots resulted in a second place for Jonny Glen (Inverclyde) and third for Fraser Stewart (Cambuslang). The ladies’s crew gold additionally went to Shettleston however Cambuslang took it for the lads.

The East District race in Stirling was gained by Scotland Worldwide Morag Millar, beating Naomi Lang (Aberdeen AAC) and Lauren Wilson (Edinburgh AC). Scott Stirling (Falkirk Victoria Harriers) beat Max McNeil (Lothian RC) and Sasha Cheplin (Carnethy HRC) within the males’s race. General it was Central that took the lads’s gold residence and a detailed ladies’s competitors resulted in a two level lead for Edinburgh AC, narrowly beating Aberdeen AAC.

Within the North District Inverness Harriers took residence the lads’s trophy and Highland Hill Runners the ladies’s. Individually, Max Abernathy (Fraserburgh) was first over the road after a reportedly robust battle with Kenny Wilson (Moray RR and 2018 champ). Hill runner Finlay Wild took third place. Catriona Fraser-Lennox (Inverness) was first feminine, forward of Kirstie Rogan (Highland Hill) and Sarah Attwood (Skye and Lochalsh).

English XC roundup

Within the midlands, the Birmingham League Divison 1 at Abington Park, Northampton noticed George Bearmore take first place in 30:46 for Worcester A. Within the crew outcomes, College of Birmingham took essentially the most factors, adopted by BRAT Membership and Tipton Harriers. There wasn’t a ladies’s race.

In Luton, Stopsley Widespread was the location of the Chiltern League mob match. Harry Brodie ran 32:51 to be quickest in division one and add high factors to Bedford and County AC. Mary Jones of Olney Runners was the quickest woman in 46:42.

The Purple Rose Cross Nation League at Rossendale noticed Blackburn Harriers high the lads’s senior chief board after 4 races within the sequence, partly because of Luke Betts who ran 34:54 for the win. Rossendale Harriers did win the day’s racing. Accrington are presently high vets crew. There are not any senior ladies’s outcomes obtainable.

Micah Evans and Julie Backley have been quickest within the M40 and M45 on the Kent Nation Vets Championships. Ben Reynolds gained M50, Roger Beardsworth the M60, Julian Spencer-Wooden M70, Clare Elms was streets forward in W55, and Elisabeth Batty gained the W65.

Elbows have been sharpened for the Uxbridge version of the Met League the place Thames Valley Harriers charged residence to high the ladies’s crew outcomes, although it was Beth Hawling of London Heathside who ran the quickest time (28:44). Jacob Allen of Highgate was swiftest man in 25:21 and that was sufficient to assist them rank first within the crew competitors.

Manchester Space League outcomes are but to be revealed however might be obtainable right here http://maccl.co.uk/outcomes/ . We additionally await outcomes for the Midlands Ladies’s League, North Midlands League at Shipley Park, Derby Runner League and a complete host extra XC – sorry we couldn’t catch all of them!





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