World Championships marathoner runs 2:30 in Japan, while Fionnuala McCormack, Steph Twell and Lily Partridge compete at Cross de Atapuerca in Spain
Chris Thompson wins Trafford 10k in tough conditions – weekly round-upMarch 6, 2017
A look at some of the recent performances by British athletes both in the UK and overseas
Attention was on the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade but there were other performances of note by British athletes elsewhere.
Trafford 10k, Manchester, March 5
Chris Thompson continued his build-up to next month’s Virgin Money London Marathon with a 10km win, clocking 28:55 ahead of Richard Horton (29:27) and Andy Maud (29:28).
On chip times, 37 athletes went sub-31:00 in very wet weather conditions.
Elinor Kirk won the women’s race in 33:29 from Alyson Dixon with 33:40.
Full results are here.
Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC Winter Series, Eton, March 5
Joseph Dewar returned to action after nine months out to clock a 6.58 60m PB.
He beat world and London 2012 Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford who clocked 6.75.
England Athletics Race Walking Championships, Coventry, March 5
Despite illness, Tom Bosworth won the 10km race in 40:20, while Gemma Bridge won the women’s race.
Welsh Athletics Indoor International, Cardiff, March 5
Adele Nicoll threw an indoor shot put PB of 16.09m for victory, while British indoor champion Jade Ive beat Sally Peake to win the pole vault on countback after both athletes cleared 4.26m.
Luke Cutts and Adam Hague were joint winners in the men’s event, with 5.35m the winning height.
Jude Bright-Davies broke the under-20 triple jump meeting record with a leap of 15.46m, while four-time IPC European Championships medallist Jordan Howe improved his 60m personal best to 8.16.
Hannah Brier won the women’s 60m from Amy Hunt, 7.44 to 7.45.
Scottish Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships, March 4-5
Ben Gregory broke the Welsh indoor heptathlon record with 5834 points, his performances including a 1.99m PB in the high jump.
Paris Half Marathon, March 5
Susan Partridge was sixth in 75:18.