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Dan Greaves
F44 discus World Record holder Dan Greaves recorded a new global indoor best in Vaxjo

12 March 2012

All eyes were on the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul internationally (all reports on uka.org.uk), and the McCain Inter Counties Cross Country and Challenge Final in Birmingham domestically, but there were some other notable performances.

Bath Half Marathon, March 11

Kenyans dominated the event up front, but there were some quality British performances in the women's race.

Susan Partridge (coach: John Montgomery) finished second in a PB of 71:34 - just 15 seconds down on winner Jane Muia - to go top of the McCain Power of Ten rankings.

Helen Davies (Clive Sparkes) went second in the UK rankings with her PB of 72:35 while Amy Whitehead ran 73:09 in fourth and Liz Yelling 73:14 in fifth.

Results: http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/Bath%20Half/830

adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, March 11

Scott Overall, who has been selected for the Olympic marathon, won easily in 69:46.

Results: http://silverstone.r.mikatiming.de/2012

Trafford 10k, March 11

Anthony Ford (Stan Taylor) just missed his PB with a win in 29:04 which took him to second in the McCain Power of Ten 10 10km rankings.

Elle Baker (David Turnbull), who was in Britain's gold medal winning women’s team in the European Cross Country championships in December, ran her first 10km and she timed 32:44 to go top of the women's rankings.

Results: http://altrincham-athletics.co.uk/Portals/0/Downloads/Entry%20Forms/Trafford%2010k%202012%20Results.pdf

Hague, Netherlands, March 11

European Championships marathon representative Ben Moreau (Nick Anderson) set a half-marathon PB of 64:30 which put him 24th in a top class race but third in the McCain Power of Ten rankings.

Results: http://evenementen.uitslagen.nl/2012/cpcloop/Results: http://evenementen.uitslagen.nl/2012/cpcloop/

World Indoor Throwing, Vaxjo, Sweden, March 10

Jade Nicholls (Andrew Neal) won the women’s discus with 58.97m which is unofficially a World indoor best.

Brett Morse (Self-coached) finished fifth in the men's discus with 59.14m, while in the same event but with the lighter 1.5kg implement, F44 World Record holder Dan Greaves – the three times World Champion – recorded a new indoor World Record of 57.56m.

"I've had such a great week training with the group out here and the Olympic champion, and it really paid off," said Greaves, who believes, with good reason, that he has a 60m plus throw in him.

Results: http://telekonsultarena.se/resultat/wit.htm

NCAA Championships, Nampa, March 9/10

There was a British one-two in the mile with Chris O'Hare winning in 4:01.66 from Rich Peters (Mike Down) on 4:01.78.  O'Hare had finished second last year.

Results: http://www.flashresults.com/2012_Meets/indoor/03-09-NCAA/Day1.htm