A round-up of the action as the British Athletics Cross Challenge series begins at Llandaff Fields
Alyson Dixon and Justin Gatlin among weekend winners – weekly round-upOctober 2, 2017
A round-up of some of the performances from the past week, both in the UK and overseas
Redcar Half Marathon, October 1
Finishing 10th overall, Britain’s World Championships marathoner Alyson Dixon won the women’s race in 77:30.
Dean Newton won the men’s race in 71:16.
RWA Festival of Walking, Hillingdon, October 1
Heather Lewis won the women’s 10km walk in 49:17.
Emily McHugh won the women’s 5km in 27:06 while Kate Veale won the women’s 20km in 1:52:43.
Southend 10km, October 1
Adam Hickey won the men’s race easily in 30:31. Hannah Viner was first woman in 36:36.
Lincoln Half Marathon, October 1
Matt Bowser (pictured below) dominated the men’s race, winning in 70:46, exactly five minutes ahead of runner-up Sean Fitzpatrick.
Claire Cooney secured the women’s title in 1:32:09. Local triathlete Beth Wilmot was second in 1:33:21.
Kosice, Slovakia, October 1
Sheila Jerotich won the women’s race in a course record 2:27:34 from Sheila Chepkoech’s 2:29:13.
Another Kenyan, Reuben Kerio, won the men’s race in a PB 2:08:12 with a record 13,000 participating in all the events.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, October 1
World 100m champion Justin Gatlin won the Mano e Mano 100m street race with a modest time of 10.52.
Trento, Italy, September 30
World 5000m champion Muktar Edris won the 71st Giro al Sas road race in 28:54 ahead of another Ethiopian Telahun Haile, who ran 28:55.
Breda, Netherlands, October 1
There were wins for Kenyans Edwin Kiptoo in 60:42 and Naomi Jebet in 68:44.
Chilli Pepper Festival, Fayetteville, USA, September 29
Alex George won the men’s division one cross-country race in 29:46 while fellow Brit Mark Shaw won the other division event in 29:56.
Minneapolis, October 1
Shadrack Kipchirchir outsprinted Leonard Korir to claim the USATF 10-Mile title with both athletes timed at 47:33.
Sara Hall won the women’s race in 53:43.
Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League, Gateshead, September 30
Morpeth Harriers won both the senior team races.
Kurt Heron won by over a minute but the fastest time went to another teenager Alex Brown who moved through to 20th position from the Fast Pack.
Emma Holt and Jane Hodgson came through from the Fast Pack taking the first two positions in a women’s race that attracted a record field of 452.
Les Venmore’s report and David Hewitson’s photographs will appear in this week’s AW magazine.
Cheltenham Half Marathon, October 1
Ben Price won the men’s race in 70:33 while Rachel Felton won the women’s race in 78:56.
Great Cumbrian Half Marathon, Carlisle, October 1
Marc Brown won by three minutes in 69:27 while Alison Matthews was first woman in 88:05.
Middlesex 10km, Victoria Park, October 1
Abdishakur Abdulle narrowly won the men’s race in 31:15 from Antonio Silva’s 31;19.
The first woman was Isabel Clark in 35:20.
Bangor 10K, September 30
Gideon Kipsang and Laura Graham were impressive winners, Kipsang breaking the course record with his 30:03 PB and Graham running 34:37 for 15th place overall.
Global Energy Race, Vancouver, Canada, September 24
Britain’s Sarah Inglis won the 10km in a PB 33:28.
» More coverage in the October 5 edition of AW