Wightman and Chicken run information in Monaco, Scottish athletes compete in Aberdeen and there’s a smattering of street and monitor racing across the UK.
After the thrill of the World Championships and Commonwealth Video games it could be simple to have one thing of a track-spectator-come-down however we needn’t worry as a result of the Monaco Diamond League was there to offer us our repair. It actually delivered. A hardly ever contested distance, the 1000m is all the time an attention-grabbing race because it’s a little bit of a no-man’s land.
Generally although it could be honest to say that it favours the endurance of 1500m runners who’re in good kind greater than the go-hard-and-hang-on choice for 800m runners. This proved the case for Jake Wightman who’s stepped down in preparation for racing 800m on the European Champs.
Wightman refused to exit with a really tasty tempo initially and ran a sterling race to come back residence in gold and a time of two:13.88 which beat is personal Scottish file, however him No.3 on the UK all-time rankings and No.9 on the world all-time lists.
Chicken claims British file
As fellow fast-running author James has famous, the battle between Lizzie Chicken and Aimee Pratt within the 3000m steeplechase has led to an exhilarating final 13 months the place the nationwide file (beforehand untouched since 2012) has been upgraded six instances.
The newest of these was because of a surprising run from Chicken who got here third in Monaco in 9:07.87 – an eight-second enchancment on Pratt’s earlier mark.
Residence nations pleasure apart, the 1500m girls’s race is gained value watching once more as Religion Kipyego got here inside three-tenths of a second of the World Document and put herself 2nd on all-time listing. Considerably underplayed although was an incredible run by Jemma Reekie who set a brand new better of 1:58.68, implying that her restoration from glandular fever earlier within the season is progressing properly.
Scottish Athletics Championships
On the Scottish Athletics Senior/U17 Championships the senior girls’s 5000m crown went to Fife AC’s Annabel Simpson.She ran a commanding lead, ending in 16:06.95, nicely forward of Meredith Reid (Inverclyde AC, 17:02.83) and Hannah Anderson (Edinburgh Uni, 17:19.20).
The Senior Males’s 3000m Steeple noticed all medallists run underneath the ten minute mark. Aidan Thompson (Central AC) timed his ending push completely and took the win in 9:19.44, edging out Michael Cameron (Edinburgh AC) in 9:29.90 and Fearghas Thomson (Aberdeen AAC) in 9:42.97. A day later, a small subject competed within the girls’s occasion, however regardless of that Sarah Tait ran an excellent 10:05.21, with Emily McNicol (11:06.55) and Becky Dunphy (11:33.49) finishing the finishers listing.
The Senior Males’s 5000m was break up into two races on Sunday. Within the first one, Conan Harper got here from behind with a dash end to take the win 15.37.90. Peter Bradshaw (15:38.22) and Andrew Thomson (15:39.73) may also wait to see how they rank after the second race has taken place. Race two (in actuality the ‘A’ race) was gained by Tom Graham-Marr of Central AC in 14:18.0 from Scott Stirling (14:18.27) in a decent end and Christian Graham (14:24.88).
Additionally on UK tracks
Tues evening meant the monitor enjoyable headed to Stretford and the Trafford Grand Prix. Hannah Nuttal was quickest lady over 1500m, working 4:08.15. Two males ducked underneath 4 minutes with James Tucker (3:57.93) edging out Alex Durant (3:58.40). Over 3000m it was Emma McColm who gained in 9:33.45 however the two runners-up each set new bests – Libby Huxley (9:35.43) and Samantha Mason (9:39.48). For the gents, underneath 17 Oscar Schofield (8:33.02) held of a Ryan Worland (PB of 8:39.86) and Carl Hardman (8:40.87)
Wednesday was BMC evening, with two meets taking place. On the BMC Gold Normal in Watford. Elliott Giles ran 3:36.26 over 1500m to take the win. Whereas Thomas Eager was second, he could be very glad together with his efficiency after working a PB of three:37.70. Over from the US, Morgan Beadlescomb took bronze in 3:39.61. Within the girls’s race, Khahisa Mhlanga set a brand new greatest to win in 4:15.94 – a convincing victory over Maisy O’Sullivan (4:17.37) and Megan Davies (4:17.38).
In Loughborough, on the BMC Regional races it was Remi Adebiyi who led the 1500m subject with 3:46.25. Once more, silver was a PB, as Thomas Patrick ran 3:47.88. Lewis Jagger was third in 3:49.45. For the ladies, underneath 17 Phoebe Gill PB’d for the win in 4:19.29. Jessica Norkett (4:27.79) was second and Katy Wooden third (4:28.11)
Scorching tarmac gained’t cease us racing on the roads
On the roads, David Bishop broke the tape at Newark Half Marathon with 68:10 on the clock. William Strangeway (69:11) and Simon Birch (70:45) accomplished the rostrum. After two 10k wins in Might, Sonia Samuels saved the primary place-run going by working 74:23. Emma Kinds was second in 75:43 and Gemma Hiller-Moses third in 78:21.
Sri Chinmoy Hasty Hare 5k in Battersea Park on Monday noticed Highgate’s Alexander Lepretre and Heathside’s Seyfu Jamaal dip underneath 15, working 14:21 and 14:55 respectively. Will Woodcock of Hercules Wimbledon was third in 15:44. Main residence a powerful girls’s subject, Heathside’s Rebecca Bunting clocked 17:01 to beat Helen Gaunt (Tonbridge AC) with 17:09. Jessica Saunders (Belgrave) accomplished the rostrum in 17:18
The Metropolis of Preston 5 Mile race noticed 4 gents cowl the course in underneath half-hour, with Ben Riddell (26:07) topping the rostrum alongside Sarah Louise Cumber (32:24). Over 10 Miles the highest honours went to Mark Emmerson (56:04) and Keely Smith (65:33)
Run By way of Kempton Park noticed Stephen Blake take a one-minute clear win in a quick, working 15:43 and Holly Dixon third over all and high lady in 16:56. Within the 10k race, James Tugwell (36:10) and Federica De Caria (41:39) have been quickest. Ben Howard (71:45) and Katie Lysons (87:26) didn’t let the warmth cease them being first over the road within the half marathon choice. In Tatton Park 10k wins went to James Wooten (33:33) and Jo Irvin (42:29). On Sunday the Run Solihull profitable instances have been: 10k – Jason Bennet 33:46 and Laura Porter (38:48), half Marathon – Jim Hickinbottom 75:01 and Olivia Harris 89:27.
First residence at Doncaster’s, Askern 10k was Thomas Shaw in 31:48, adopted however Robert Byers in 32:55 and David McKinnin in 33:08. Sophie Wallis led residence a high quality girls’s subject in 34:46. Which positioned her fifth general. The highest three girls all ran inside the high 15 general instances – tenth general was Julie Briscoe in 36:48 and 14th was Nicola Devine in 37:20. On the Ealing Eagles 10k, wins went to Luke Parker (36:31) and Yvette Burton (44:17).
The Run Northumberland Stamfordham 10K was gained by Clark Scott in a brand new better of 33:55. The ladies’s winner is listed as Chris Currie in 35:05 however I can’t discover any details about her, so for those who’re Chris and also you got here second over all. Get in contact!
Extra solar, extra miles…
Over 24 hours GB’s Kelsey Value ran 513 laps on the Gloucester Observe Extremely, turning into outright winner and overlaying 205.2km. Second place went to Endymion Kasanardjo of the Netherlands who ran the total time and coated 189.6km, only a smidge greater than Sweden’s Linda Pilerud, who logged 187.6km and Chris Maher with 181.2km.
I make no apology for together with outcomes right down to fifth place on this occasion in order that I can provide a shout out to Quick Working’s personal Robbie Britton, who regardless of ‘solely’ working for 16 hours, coated sufficient floor in that point to place him fifth within the rankings on the finish of the day – 177.2km and working a 100 mile PB on the way in which in 13:55.
So dry have been the circumstances because the SVP 100k that the organisers eliminated the rain jacket from the necessary package! Quickest woman from Newmarket to Cattawade was Mary Scott 13:54:55. For the boys it was Daniel Kyne 10:20:44. Within the 50k choice Rosie Lindsay was first girls residence in 5:41:26 and Chris Kelly first man in 4:14:31
In different information
In all the thrill of final week, we ran out of time to cowl the World Athletics U20 Championships which came about in Cali, Columbia. Over 1500m Ethan Hussey ran a PB of three:39.60 for sixth place, however then later within the week acquired Britain’s second particular person medal by working 1:47.65 over 800m for bronze. Yemi Mary John gained gold within the 400m, clocking a PB of 51.50.
And at last
Rumours of former well being secretary Jeremy Hunt doing the Shere Path half marathon in 2:33:44 can’t be confirmed (profitable time was 1:19:39).