AFD dominate relays, Crehan & Bracegirdle win in Manchester


A stampede of runners descends on Sutton Park for the Highway Relays, Manchester Marathon maintains its speedy fame, a lesson in how to not tempo in Chicago and the paths and fells are on fireplace with sensible working. It’s that bizarre ‘something goes season’ that we love.

The Nationwide Highway Relays introduced their normal showcase of English highway working expertise this weekend as Sutton Park in Birmingham performed host to scores of runners preventing for the highest spot on every leg and general.

The ladies’s race was 4 phases, every of 4.33k. Aldershot A received in a mixed time of  59:03. They fought their manner up the ranks as Ruby Woolfe set them off in sixteenth place, working 14:48. 

Pippa Roessler labored them as much as fifth along with her 14:51, Louise Small then jumped them as much as second in 14:53 and Lily Coward completed the job and clinched the win 14:31. Second was… Aldershot B in 1:00:14 and in third was Lincoln Wellington in 1:00:29

Quickest of all legs had been:

1. Nicole Taylor – Tonbridge A 13:56 

2. Hannah Irwin – Cambridge A 14:03 

3. Abbie Donnelly – Lincoln Wellington 14:04 

4. Sophie Wooden – Sale Harriers 14:10 

5. Sarah Astin – Belgrave Harriers A 14:12 

Within the males’s race (six stage, 5.848k), Aldershot Farnham & District ‘A’  received in a mixed time of 1:42:44 after  Josh Grace opened proceedings in 17:09 which positioned them eight, Ricky Harvie the labored them as much as second place with a 17:17 leg and as soon as Ben Bradley put them into first together with his 17:14 they didn’t drop the lead because of Adam Clarke working 17:03, Ellis Cross 17:28 and Jack Rowe bringing it house in 16:33

Runners up had been  Leeds Metropolis AC ‘A’ with a time of 1:43:47 and Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers took third in  1:44:06

Quickest of all legs had been:

1. Jack Rowe – Aldershot A 16:33 

2. Emile Cairess – Leeds CityA A 16:46

3= Omar Ahmed – Birchfield A 16:47 

3= Hugo Milner Derby AC 16:47 

5. Daniel Jarvis – Bedford & County A 16:53 (2)

Full outcomes might be discovered right here and right here

A lesson in how to not tempo a marathon?

For the second time in historical past two World Marathon Majors are being run on the identical weekend, with Chicago Marathon earlier in the present day and Boston tomorrow.

Within the windy metropolis Ruth Chepngetcih ran an enormous optimistic cut up after going off at a blistering tempo (1:07:34 vs 1:14:57) however nonetheless held on for the win beating a robust US area of Emma Bates and Sara Corridor. In the meantime Shalan Flanagan ran 2:46:39 earlier than leaping on a airplane to Boston to proceed her mission to run all of the majors in Sub three in just a few months.

Aly Dixon is one step forward of Shalane although, working a 2:50:43 to get her six star medal in the present day, whereas Tom Mills was the highest GB athlete in 02:41:39.

Manchester is quick

Nearer to house, the Manchester Marathon has a fame for being a quick course and this 12 months it favoured these new to the gap. In solely his second marathon, Matthew Crehan of St. Helens Sutton A.C. pulled off an enormous 5 minute PB successful in 2:18:26 and the one runner to run sub 2:20. Each runners up had been debutants over the gap,  James Donald ran 2:20:36 to take second place and Dave Barrat took the ultimate podium place in 2:22:22

Anna Bracegirdle, additionally bettered her finest by an excellent chunk and took 12 minutes of her 2019 activate the course, successful the ladies’s race in 2:40:17. Heather Townsend was second in 2:44:29 and Sorcha Nic Dhomhnaill ran 2:46:22 for third.

Runners collect at the beginning of Manchester Marathon

The Manchester Half Marathon came about on the identical day and it was an area(ish) win for Mollie Williams of Stockport Harriers in an exceptional debut of 75:46. Breege Connolly (V40) tried onerous to catch her however completed in 76:30 and Claire Clancy was just a little additional again in 78:35.

The boys’s race was a spicy one as Ciaran Lewis of Staff Thie, additionally new to the gap, took a swift and clear win in 66:10. That left old-timer (sorry!) leaving Paul Martelletti (67:01)  to carry off Mohammed Salah (67:34)

Navesey again to successful methods

Down south on the  Brighton Half Marathon Paul Navesey made it a hat trick of half-marathon wins for this 12 months, breaking the tape in 68:10. Marcus England took silver in 68:55 and James Turner bronze in 69:29. Bobby Searle ran a six minute PB to win in 82:22 for Brighton Phoenix, holding off Dani Tarleton (83:02) and Emily Proto (84:32)

The Run Bournemouth  occasion noticed a number in fact data, Dom Willmore of Poole AC took victory in a time of 67:30, setting but a brand new course document. He was adopted by Scott Cousins of Springfield Striders (1:07:41) and Rob McTaggart of Bournemouth AC (1:11:49) who took second and third.

Sophie Delderfield of Vale of Aylesbury AC was the primary feminine house 81:38. Natalie Lawrence of Wight Tri (1:27:01) and Victoria Partitions (1:28:09) claimed the remaining feminine podium spots.

Szymon Chojnacki of AC Bournemouth completed first within the Supersonic 10K in 34:38. He was adopted by Dion Garner, Poole Runners (35:11) and Luke Terry (36:43).

The primary feminine to cross the road was Kate Drew of Taunton AC, she completed in a time of 36 minutes and 11 seconds, additionally setting a brand new course document. Daybreak Hunt (39:33) and Kate Cadbury (39:56) took second and third place respectively.              

Sophie Delderfield. Photograph: Georgia Wooden

Spherical up of the remaining

On the Royal Parks Half Oscar Bell was house first in 79:14 with Cole Gibbens second in 71:59 and Neil McClements third in 72:33. Karima Harris received the ladies’s race in 85:39. Runners up had been Candice Johnson 85:55 and Rachel Boswell 86:35

Fraser Macdonald Oulds received the beautiful Coniston 14 in 79:57 for Chorlton Runners. First around the lake for the ladies was Catherine Williamson of Loftus Whitby AC in 1:32:21.

Pete Abrahams received the Denmead 10k in 39:03 and Nikki Moxham in 40:12

Three males went below the hour mark on the Tiptree 10, James Bosher was the quickest in 56:56 adopted by Tom Cresswell (57:55) and Andrew Joblin (59:56). Heidi Hogan-Steele was a category above the remaining within the girls’s race, obliterating the remainder of the sphere with a 63:19 end. Karry Porter (72:36) and Karen Stepleton (75:48) accomplished the rostrum.   

Run Silverstone  provided a spread of distances, David Brewis was first over the 13.1 possibility in 72:59 and Penny Braker in 77:50. The 10k outcomes are incomplete however the 5k prime spots went to Harry West in 17:14 and Eileen Seaside in 18:03. Nottingham Holme Run honours went to Mark Mazenko (17:59, 5k), Sophie Corridor (18:58, 5k), James Vandersluis (35:39, 10k), Tessa Williams (44:04, 10k), Mike Blair (73:14, HM) and Katie North (1:30:51, HM)

Andrew Butler was first over the road on the Shrewsbury Half Marathon  in 77:02 and Jan Cook dinner first woman in 87:29

In RunThrough outcomes, prime runner at Chase the Moon Hyde Park 10k went to Rebecca Schulleri in 39:52 and Fergal Joyce in 36:44. Over 5k  Ryan Keane received with over a minute clear in a time of 16:17 and Bettina Urlbauer was the one woman to interrupt 20 – successful in 19:05. The Tatton 10k was received by Ryan Whiston  35:35 and Zoe Gmerek in 43:52 and Colchester Zoo Stampede Marathon went to Crispian Bloomfield in 78:30 and Natasha Dunnage in 87:00.

Abroad on the Groningen 4 Mijl which is definitely 6.437km, Izzy Fry and Tom Mortimer kicked off their winter season properly with a 3rd within the women race in 20:50 and fifth for Tom 18:15.

Eden Challenge hosts a busy day of races

Luke Grenfell-Shaw, 27, claimed his victory at this 12 months’s Eden Challenge Marathon, as runners from far and broad traversed the paths and pounded the pavements below vivid autumn sunshine.

Luke, who completed with a time of two.45.27, was recognized with most cancers three years in the past and is within the midst of a Bristol to Beijing tandem bike expedition to lift cash for 5 charities that help younger individuals dwelling with most cancers.

Pippa Ebel, 25, was the quickest girl within the Eden Marathon. Pippa, an unaffiliated runner from London, completed with a time of three.25.08.

The quickest man within the half-marathon was Marc Smerdon, 30, from Bodmin, who completed with a time of 1.20.41 and added to his intensive Eden medal cupboard together with his first victory within the 13.1-mile race. The quickest girl within the half-marathon was Ruby Orchard, 39, from Truro who runs with PB Operating Membership and completed with a time of 1.26.58, simply 4 seconds in need of the course document.

Ruby mentioned: “It was fairly a pleasant run, fairly undulating, I fairly loved it. A little bit of a change often because I’m used to roads. It was excellent, effectively organised and there was good help on the course. It feels nice to win, I’m actually happy with my time.”

Greater than 1,250 contributors signed up to participate on this 12 months’s races, which have been extremely anticipated following the postponement of final 12 months’s occasion because of the world pandemic.

A giant weekend for the paths and fells

The Bennachie 50K is a comparatively new race on the Extremely calendar. It takes in 6 of the peaks which make up the Bennachie Hills and has 5000ft of elevation. In its third working, it was received by Allan Christie in 4:13:35 and Jana Vidis in 5:19:10 

Rory Harris left his opponents for mud, ending the Spherical Rotherham 50 greater than seventeen minutes forward of his nearest rival, in 6:48:29. Susan Keens was fifth general and first feminine in 08:31:05.

The Langdale Horshoes Fell Race (12.5 miles/4600ft) noticed Keswick AC take a 1-2 within the males’s race as Matthew Atkinson completed in 2:15:16 and Culum Tinnon proper behind in 2:16:12. Ian Holmes of Bingley Harriers was third in 2:21:35. The race web site leaves opponents in little question what they’re in for, saying, “this race is over a tough, robust course with virtually solely rocky and slippy floor’. Nevertheless Tessa Pressure of Hunters Lavatory Trotters was not deterred and took house the women’ victory in 2:54:57

Raoul Metcalf presumably is aware of each inch of Epping Forest after he accomplished the “extremely on the finish of the Central line” Camino Extremely Epping Forest 50K in 3:32:11 to beat Spaniard Jose Rodriguez by two and a half minutes. Shelley Claire took her win in 4:36:24

From Caldbeck to Cartmel the Lakes in a Day 80k appears like a stunning technique to see the world, albeit one with 4000ft of elevation and a few cutoff occasions. The large names had been out in power and Nicky Spinks didn’t disappoint, racing house first in 11:07:42. Nevertheless, she didn’t handle to beat the course document of 10 hrs 45, held by Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn from 2018.

Heather Hepoenstall was second in 11:58:14 and Anna Rutherford third in 12:07:54. The boys’s document pot additionally rolls over for one more 12 months (the document is Ricky Lightfoot’s 8hrs 47). This 12 months’s winner was Ry Webb in 09:08:00, forward of Damian Corridor in 9:43:00 and Daniel Weller in 9:56:00.

The Three Peaks Fell Race (37.4k / 1608ft) is among the oldest fell races round and after the predictable one 12 months off, it was again for its 67th working.

Garry Greenhow of Ambleside AC got here house first in 3:05:22, precisely one minute forward of Jonathan Fox. Ricky Lightfoot was third in 3:07:17 (and presumably was glad that’s CR on the Lakes in a Day nonetheless stands!).

Rose Mather ran 3:47:38 to take the highest spot within the girls’s race, beating Holly Wooten (3:50:05) and Sarah Willhoit (3:50:33).