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Laura Weightman claims cross country win – weekly round-up

Laura Weightman claims cross country win – weekly round-up

Victory for Weightman in the North East Harrier League, while British athletes compete at NCAA Cross Country Championships

Cross country

Start Fitness North East Harrier League, South Shields, November 19

Twice Olympic 1500m finalist Laura Weightman, who was recently controversially dropped from funding, won the women’s race by well over a minute from Emma Holt.

Morpeth Harriers won the Sherman Cup for the fifth successive year as Carl Avery won the individual men’s race, which attracted 380 starters.

Les Venmore’s report and David Hewitson’s photographs will appear in this week’s AW magazine.

NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Championships, Terra Haute, Indiana, November 19

Amy-Eloise Neale was the leading Briton in eighth, while Charlotte Taylor was 10th, Alice Wright 19th and Calli Thackery 28th.

In the men’s race, Luke Traynor was 13th and Alex George was 15th.

London Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill, November 19

Peter Huck and Stacey Ward won the senior titles.

Alastair Aitken’s report will appear in this week’s issue.

Essex Cross Country League, Horsheath, November 19

Tom Frith won the senior men’s 8km race in 27:39, while Faye Fullerton won the women’s 6km race by 50 seconds in 22:53.

Scottish East District Cross Country League, Alloa, November 19

Kayleigh Jarrett won the women’s race by seven seconds from Jennifer Wetton, while Michael Christoforou was a clear winner of the men’s 9km in 30:07.

Road

Brampton to Carlisle 10, November 20

Nick Swinburn was a clear winner in 50:18, while Tracy Millmore was first woman in 58:35.

David Hewitson’s photographs will appear in this week’s magazine.

Brooks Brighton 10km, November 20

This event was cancelled due to the weather conditions.

Gosport Half Marathon, Hampshire, November 20

Jon Roberts won in a course record 69:40.

Ellie Monks narrowly won the women’s race in 81:36 from W45 Helen Wallingtson’s 81:47.

Todmorden Park 5km, November 17

Just six days after being in Britain’s winning IAU world 50km team, Hannah Oldroyd won the race outright in 18:33.

St Neots Riverside Half Marathon, November 20

David Hudson was first man in 73:40, while Karen Murphy was first woman in 84:53.

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