McColgan & Scott shine at GNR – weekend roundup


The Nice North Run delivers a win for Scott and an excellent debut for McColgan. Hodgkinson rounds out her Diamond season, Wightman and Reekie win in NY and there’s a contact of controversy on the roads. What per week!

Win for Scott as McColgan flies on debut

The Nice North Run was the large ticket occasion this weekend and an indication that issues are virtually ‘regular’, although not fairly, with an altered route this yr to attempt to minimise crowds on public transport. That meant an out and again with some actually nasty inclines and a double gateshead bridge second which meant instances had been a contact slower. Usually the occasion is the Mo-show, however with Farah out of the working and the fields stacked with a superb mixture of skilled athletes and debutants it was going to be an attention-grabbing race.

Eight males led within the early phases however Marc Scott and Edward Cheserek broke away, placing distance between themselves and the remainder of the pack. Scott regarded snug and put in a surge up one of many inclines leaving Cheserek unable to shut the hole with the Brit profitable in 61:22, 9 seconds clear.

The battle for third place was a superb one too, with Jake Smith giving a pained wanting Galen Rupp so much to fret about, however in the long run Rupp edged it taking the ultimate podium spot in 61:52 and leaving Smith fourth in 61:54. Emile Cairess ran an excellent debut of 51:57 for fifth and Calum Johnson was tenth in 64:36.

Within the ladies’s race, there was one other battle between two athletes, however maybe not the 2 we anticipated. Hellen Obiri was at all times going to be a favorite, but it surely was Eilish McColgan not the opposite extra skilled women who went along with her. Each time Obiri pushed on uphill McColgan floor it out after which gained again as soon as the incline was over. In the direction of the tip the psychological grind began to point out however she held on for 67:48, simply six seconds behind Obiri’s profitable time of 67:48 and put herself third on the British all time rankings.

Charlotte Purdue, who we’d think about is about on the peak of marathon coaching proper now, ran 68:49 for third and regarded stronger because the race went on. Charlotte Arter was sixth in 71:11, Verity Ockenden eight in 72:56, Natasha Cockram ninth in 72:59 and Clara Evans was tenth in 73:22.

Keely caps her beautiful season

We’ll skip again in time just a little earlier than we take a look at the remainder of the weekends outcomes as a result of the ultimate of the Diamond League collection finale passed off in Zurich midweek. It felt like an actual celebration of constructing it by way of a full season on the monitor. On Wednesday the town centre performed host to a really attention-grabbing monitor setup for the 5000m races. With tight banked turns this wasn’t anticipated to be a quick course and was ineligible for any data however that didn’t cease some fierce fights. Hellen Obiri tried to make a breakaway transfer within the final lap however DSD athlete Francine Niyonsaba confirmed that if she’s going to need to run the longer distances then she’s going all in, convincingly holding off Obiri and Ejgayehu Taye to win in 14:28.98. Obiri is because of race on the Nice North Run on the weekend.

Berihu Aregawi ran what would have been a major PB to win his 5000m in 12:58.65. He did remark that the corners had been a bit difficult but it surely doesn’t appear to have slowed him down! Andy Butchart got here residence eighth in 4:03.13.

There was after all additionally a raft of discipline occasions, together with a unbelievable ladies’s excessive leap competitors set towards the backdrop of the Opera home which is properly value a re-watch.

On Thursday the motion moved to the Letzigrund stadium. Keely Hodgkinson rounded off an unbelievable season by securing her place on the World Athletics Championships in Oregon and profitable the 800m in 1:57.98 to be crown Diamond League Champion. Kate Grace (1:58.34) and Natoya Goule (1:58.34) held off Jemma Reekie who completed in fourth with 1:58.61 on the clock. Elliot Giles was fifth in his race with a time of 1:45.25.

Religion Kipyegon repeated her victory over Sifan Hassan within the 1500m however with out Muir within the combine and fewer racing in Hassan’s legs it was by a tighter margin. Kipyegon ran 3:58.33 and Hassan 3:58:55 with the USA’s Josette Norris taking third in 4:00.41. GB’s solely athlete within the race was Katie Snowden who ran 4:06.46 for ninth place. Within the males’s race a reversal of fortunes noticed Timothy Cheruiyot run 3:31.37, beating Olympic champion Jakob Ingebritsen who was simply behind in 3:31.45.

Proper, again to the weekend’s motion!

Alex Bell took seven seconds off her 1500m PB at ISATF Berlin, working 4:07.06 for tenth place. Erin Wallace was eleventh in 4:12.67.

In the meantime within the USA Jemma Reekie gained the Fifth Avenue Mile in 4:21.6 and Jake Wightman took his second crown there in 3:49.6 – a superb day for the Scots!

Masters take centre stage at Kew

The Kew 10k included the England Masters Championships and kicked off a weekend of sensible racing on residence soil.Tracy Barlow took the general win in 35:52 with Carla Davies second in 35:52 and Rebecca Winter working 36:56 for third. All three women on the rostrum fell into the 35-39 class however there have been some sensible performances from older individuals, particularly Sara Avery who’s within the 55-59 class and completed in a blistering 37:23. April James-Welsh topped the V40 women in a time of 36:57.

It was reported to be a fairly twisty course so instances aren’t essentially reflective, however James Bellward nonetheless managed to smash out a 32:30 win, preserving Sam Coombes (32:41) and Jonathan Carter (32:47) at bay. Coombes additionally gained the v40 class and Anthony O’Brien the V50 in 33:49 but it surely’s V70 Derek Jackson’s time of 39:20 that’s controversial most spectacular. And if one win wasn’t sufficient, Tracy Barlow went on to win the Sunset 5k as properly after her 10km win within the morning, cruising round in 18:12 and greater than two minutes forward of the following runner. Daniel Cliff gained with the identical margin of victory within the males’s discipline, ending in 15:28.

The Richmond Marathon victory went to Dan Nash in2:23.29 – ten minutes clear fo Jospeh Kopka (2:39:08). Jemima Farley took the ladies’s win in 2:46:35 with prolific racer Melissah Gibson working 2:50:09 for second. Within the Richmond Half Marathon there was a battle for the road within the ladies’s race with Rebecca Winter (who was third within the 10k) edging it in 1:20:37, leaving Claire Grima in second (1:20:40) and Hannah Roberts third (1:20:48). The boys’s race had just a little extra clear air between the outcomes. Craig Ruddy was first in 1:08:54, Lloyd Kempson second in 1:09:20 and V40 athlete Robert Elmore third in 1:09:32. Once more England masters athletes had been in motion with some wonderful performances from the likes of V60 Koji Miyazaki (80:27), V70 Peter Younger (96:42), V60 Christine McCarthy (93:51) and V65 Lynda Hembury (1:42:08).

Masters athletes collect for the half

Marathon controversy

There was just a little little bit of controversy to maintain issues spicy this weekend with an extended course in Brighton and unlawful sneakers in Vienna. Neil McClements sprinted previous Ollie Garrod on the house straight of Brighton Marathon to snaffle the win in 2:33:34. The course was later introduced to be 568m too lengthy, so whether or not Garrod would have been profitable on the precise end level is an attention-grabbing query. Nevertheless, he goes residence with second in 2:34:01 and Mark Innocenti third in 2:35:45. Verity Hopkins had none of these worries, taking her win in 2:52:11 with Amy Harris second in 3:04:27.

Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa thought he had gained the Vienna Metropolis Marathon in 2:09:22 this morning, however he ran it in Adidas Prime X sneakers that are unlawful as a result of their stack peak and a number of carbon plates, so Leonard Langart acquired upgraded to prime spot after working 2:09:25… in Adidas Adios Professional 2. That are their authorized racing carbon plate shoe. Speaking of Adidas (no this isn’t sponsored they only occur to have achieved a superb job of producing headlines this weekend), the corporate ran a small-field elite solely multi lap occasion at their HQ in Herzogenaurach to push their new sneakers. Over 5k, 10k and 21.1k there have been a number of PBs and Agnes Jebet Tirop (30:01) and Senbere Teferi (14:29) broke the ladies’s solely 10k and 5k world data.

Highway roundup

Alice Wright has been fairly quiet relating to racing not too long ago, so it was good to see her profitable Athens Half Marathon and putting seventh total in 74:53. Kirsteen Welch is generally discovered within the mountains as of late however at present she gained the Torbay Half Marathon in 78:27, beating Megan Davis, sister of GB mountain runner Elsey Davis and a couple of:39 marathon Julia Davis who ran 78:41. Phil Wylie was first man residence in 69:07 forward of Tom Merson (69:19)

Phil Sesemann may be seen on instagram wanting fairly informal about his win at Wilmslow Working Competition Half Marathon. He raced residence in 65:18, holding off Joe Sagar (66:38) and Ben Fish (66:45). Heather Townsend goes residence with the ladies’s trophy after working 76:09 forward of Claire Martin (82:44) and Diance Mcvey (83:30).

The athletes and the Nice North Run may need been complaining in regards to the elevation on the momentary course, however perhaps they need to communicate to these participating in Extremely Path Snowdonia. Over the 165mile (32,800ft) possibility it was Josh Bakker-Dyos who battled the course for 28:51:43 to be first again spherical. Alice Sheldon and Becky Wightman had been the one two feminine finishers in 45:09:55 and 47:41:06. Stepping right down to the 100mile (22,000ft)loop, it was Mark Darbyshire who gained in 14:25:47 and Sarah Staveley in 21:41:03. Lastly, within the positively quick 50 mile (10,800ft) race, Lauren Woodwiss was first woman in 7:54:18 and Harry Jones first man in 6:13:22.

Now, let’s rattle by way of another outcomes from the week. Apologies to any we’ve missed – it’s been a monster week of racing and subsequent week guarantees to be simply pretty much as good.

Ashford AC Open Assembly – Within the 5000m U20 Wegahta Zerom gained in a PB of 15:20.43. Melanie Christodoulou was the one girl within the race and completed in a PB of 24:56.67.

Blast on the Meadows 5K – gained by Cameron Smith (Cambuslang Harriers) in 14:52 and Katie Johnson (Edinburgh AC) in 17:28

The 5000m on the Gloucester September Open went to Marc Barnett in 16:52.3 and Gemma Collier in 18:24.6, each new bests.

Gosport 5K Summer season Collection – gained by James Baker, 15:51 and Aleksandra Vargin, 21:58

Granite Method 10 / 20 – Hayden Bond ran 58:19 and Alison Thorn 1:03:45 to prime the ten, whereas Alison McEwing (2:11:42) and Jonny Colaco (2:01:22) gained the 20 mile possibility.

Trafford Grand Prix – Over 1500m, Telford AC’s Dan Galloway ran a PB to win in 3:51.51 and Hannah Nuttall additionally ran a brand new greatest to take her first place in 4:12.30. Within the 3000m it was India Barwell (10:11.66)and Jacob Cann (8:28.74) who crossed the road first.

Charnwood AC Open -U15 Robert Value ran a PB of 8:49.06 to win the 3000m with Jess Judd exhibiting in second place in 8:53.40

Nice North Run 5K – A transparent win for Sam Charlton in 15:13 and Alexandra Sneddon gained the ladies’s race in 18:32


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