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26 September 2016 

Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships, Sport City, Manchester, 25 September

After a solid ten mile outing last weekend, Jonny Mellor (coach: Steve Vernon) guided Liverpool Harriers to Northern six stage victory with an impressive 15.59 leg.

Leeds City took victory in the women’s four stage event, with Lincoln Wellington chasing them hard all the way. Youngster Harriet Knowles-Jones (Paul Roden) produced the fastest leg of the day for Warrington, clocking 16:30.

Results: http://race-results.co.uk/results/2016.htm


South of England Road Relays, Bedford, 25 September

Aldershot, Farnham and District reigned supreme at the Southern Road Relays, taking both the men’s and women’s titles.

The double celebration was led home courtesy of Andy Vernon (Nic Bideau) in the men’s race before Tasha Vernon (Mick Woods) anchored the senior women’s squad to the top prize.

Results: Link to follow

Midland Counties Road Relays, Sutton Park, Birmingham, 24 September

Birchfield Harriers were convincing winners of the women’s four stage relays, with their B team also securing a medal in third, however it was Olympian Laura Whittle (Alex Hains) who ran the fastest leg of the day to help host club Royal Sutton Coldfield to a sixth place finish.

In the men’s six stage race Bristol & West AC prevailed, Richard Peters (Mike Down) running an impressive 17.29 leg, the joint fastest of the day alongside Cheltenham’s Graham Rush.

Results: http://race-results.co.uk/results/2016.htm


Berlin Marathon, Berlin, Germany, 25 September

Stuart Spencer was the leading Brit in the typically fast Berlin Marathon, posting a time of 2.19.17 personal best in a race won by Kenenisa Bekele in 2.03.03.

Results: http://powerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=181247&event=Mar&venue=Berlin%2c+GER&date=25-Sep-16


Windsor Half Marathon, Windsor, 25 September

Kojo Kyreme (Conrad Milton) and Lily Partridge were clear winners of the men’s and women’s races, posting times of 67.06 and 77.49 respectively.

Results: http://www.chipresults.co.uk/default.aspx


Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon, Nottingham, 26 September

The British Half-Marathon Championships - incorporated into the Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham - saw Nicholas Torry and Katrina Wootton (coach: Harvey Rose) claim the title of British champion in the men’s and women’s fields respectively.

For Torry, a posting of 66:28 saw him become British Half Marathon champion for the first time, the 39-year-old coming home in second in the race overall behind Barnaba Kipkoech of Kenya, the race’s winner in a time of 65:55.

Wootton blew away her British competition in the women’s category to break the tape in 73:25, a lifetime best on the half-marathon circuit by some three minutes for the 31-year-old. The time was also good enough to see her finish second overall in the women’s discipline, with Kenya’s Winfridah Moseti the first woman over the finish line in 72:52.

*A full report for the British Athletics Half Marathon Championships at the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon will follow later tomorrow morning (27/09)