15th April 2013

Weekend Update

15th April 2013

English Young Athletes Road Relay, Sutton Park, April 14

Honours were shared with six different winners. Swansea Harriers comfortably won the under men’s 17 race and they were anchored to victory by Inter-Counties Cross Country champion Jac Hopkins (coach: Kevin Tobin) with a 11:47. The fastest leg though was Shaftesbury’s Liam Dee’s (Simon Doyle) 11:45.

Leicester Coritanian won the under 15 boys race and they were anchored to victory by English schools cross-country champion Ben Dijkstra’s 12:25 which moved them from third to first on the final leg. Shaftesbury’s Jamie Dee (Simon Doyle) was the fastest with 12:03 to match his brother’s fastest leg award.

Tonbridge, runners-up in the under 15s went one better in the under 13s and were anchored to victory by national and Inter Counties champion Tom Kendrick’s 13:35. The fastest leg though was Charnwood’s Joseph Pollard’s 13:15.

York Acorn narrowly won the under 17 women’s race. Charnwood’s Hannah Nuttall was the fastest by a single second with 13:39.

Bracknell were winners of the under girl’s 15 race by over a minute and they were led by the Goddard twins Grace and Hope (Les Rayment).

Runners-up Warrington had the fastest leg with Inter Counties champion Harriet Knowles-Jones (Russell Tart) was the fastest leg with 13:24.

In the under 13 girls, Herne Hill had the biggest win of the day, taking gold by a minute and a half. Katy-Ann McDonald (Phil Kissi) ran the fastest leg of 14:04, even though she was well in front as she started the final leg.

Results: http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2013/index.php


Brighton Marathon, April 14

Alyson Dixon (self-coached) won in  2:31:10 to take almost four minutes off her PB. That time puts her top of the McCain Power of ten rankings for 2013.

Results: http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=65448&event=Mar&venue=Brighton&date=14-Apr-13


English National Women’s six-stage Road Relay Championships, Sutton Park, April 13

Aldershot Farnham and District dominated the event to win their fourth successive title. Former World Junior 1500m champion Steph Twell (Mick Woods) and South of England champion Lily Partridge (Woods) were their joint  fastest with 16:02 but all six runners were within 34 seconds of each other.

Incredibly they won by over five minutes and it was Aldershot B who took the silver medals, and they were a minute ahead of the first non-Aldershot team of Bristol and West.

Though the Southern club dominated they had none of the three fastest legs.

Katrina Wootton (Harvey Rose), running for Coventry was the fastest with 15:39, with first leg ‘winner’ former European under-23 5000m champion Laura Whittle (George Gandy) and Morpeth’s Olympic 1500m finalist Laura Weightman sharing the second fastest time of 15:48.

Results: http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2013/nat6w13.htm


English National Men’s 12 stage Road Relay Championships, Sutton Park, April 13

Belgrave regained the men’s title, winning by just 16 seconds after over four hours of competition.

They were just 22nd after leg one  but moved through to first on leg eight through Kris Gauson’s 14:20 (Craig Winrow). Their Spaniard Alberto Lozano ran the fastest overall long leg of 25:39.

Leeds were a close second and Cardiff were third. Bristol and West’s Steve Mitchell (Keith Brackstone) the fastest short leg with 14:13.

Results: http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2013/nat1213.htm


Clermont, April 13

JJ Jegede (Peter Stanley) won the long jump with 8.05m/1.4 to go second in the McCain Power of Ten long jump rankings.

Jade Nimmo (Darren Ritchie) won the women’s event with 6.39/0.5 to go top of the outdoor rankings.

Results: http://www.throwscoachflorida.com/results/2013%20results/Results13%20april%202013.htm


IAAF Race Walking Challenge Podébrady 2013, 13th April

Tom Bosworth (Andi Drake) set a new personal best of 84.44 to clock his third B Standard for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow finishing 13th over 20km in Podébrady in the Czech Republic. This moves him to second in the McCain Power of ten rankings for 2013 behind Alex Wright and maintains his 12th position on the UK all-time list, just one second behind his coach Andi Drake. Bosworth put the disappointment of a disqualification in Lugano last month behind him. He passed 5km in 21.32 and the halfway mark in 42.56. Bosworth then accelerated in the 2nd half, walking 41.38 for the last half.

In the junior men’s 10km, 16 year old Cameron Corbishley (Douglas Hopkins), in only his third outing over the distance, took 2 minutes off his previous best in recording 47.02 to go top of the under 17 McCain Power of ten rankings for 2013 finishing in 17th position.

Results: http://www.european-athletics-statistics.org/db/earesults.php?CID=12840486


British and NI Fell Running Championships, Silent Valley, 13 April

Gavin Bland of Borrowdale FR and Helen Fines of Calder Valley FR were the winners of the opening race of the British Championship with three peaks over 10 miles at Silent Valley in the Mournes.

Results: http://www.nimra.org.uk/?page_id=50&race=SilentValley&date=2013-04-13&resultSet=1