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Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson

05 December 2011

With the focus on this Sunday's European Cross Country Championships (Velenje, Slovenia - 11 December), there wasn't too much international action this weekend from British athletes but there was plenty of League activity.

Fukuoka Marathon, Japan, December 4

Andrew Lemoncello (coach: Greg McMillan) failed in his bid to achieve the Olympic Marathon qualifying time in this famous race which was being held for the 65th time, when he ran 2:24:31 to finish 31st. At halfway he was on for a quick time with 65:39, but after 30km he was struggling with a hamstring problem and took over 13 minutes longer on his second half.

Results: http://www.fukuoka-marathon.com/results/index.php?lang=en

Birmingham & District League (Division 1), Cofton Park, December 3

Promising junior Paul Thompson (coach: Nick Price), who ran for Britain in the European Junior 10,000m final, pulled off one of his best ever wins when he won this top quality league race.

Results: http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=56146&event=ZXC&venue=Cofton+Park&date=3-Dec-11

Brighton Parkrun, December 3

Ben Tickner ran one of the fastest ever parkruns by a British athlete when he timed 14:30 for this accurately measured event to break the course record.

Results: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighton/results/weeklyresults?runSeqNumber=215

Surrey Ladies League, Richmond, December 3

Lucy MacAlister (coach: Frank Horwill) led home 365 women in this popular all women's event. The 2:36:26 marathoner won by around 200 metres from Emily Alden.

Results: http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=56098&pagenum=1

Not all League results currently available.