A round-up of this weekend’s athletics results, including a record-breaking throw by Divine Oladipo in the USA and road race action in the UK
It was a very busy weekend with the English, Welsh and Scottish National cross country championships and England Athletics Under-20/17/15 Indoor Championships. The Tokyo Marathon – won by Wilson Kipsang in 2:03:58 and Sarah Chepchirchir in 2:19:47 – was the pick of the overseas events.
Birmingham, USA, February 24
Divine Oladipo threw 16.41m to improve on the British junior indoor shot put record of 16.38m set by Sophie McKinna in 2013.
Ames, USA, February 25
Ama Pipi won the 200m in a 23.19 PB to move to fifth on the UK indoor all-time list. She also finished fourth over 60m in 7.46 after clocking 7.41 in her heat.
Thorpe Park Half Marathon, February 27
In the first ever running of the race, Andy Vernon won in a time of 65:28 ahead of another Olympian, Scott Overall, who was second in 66:25.
Georgie Bruinvels was first woman in 75:50.
Bournemouth 10, February 26
British masters marathon record-holder Steve Way won in a time of 55:13.
Ceri-Ann Santos was the first woman in 67:03.
Bourton 10km, February 26
Alex Lee was first man in 32:34, just two seconds ahead of Dave Bell.
The leading woman was Rachel Felton who finished 12th overall in 35:12.
Vitality Brighton Half Marathon, February 26
Julia Davis won in a PB 74:27 which gave her a seven-minute victory.
Jonathan Tipper was the first overall in a 8000 strong field in a PB 68:37.
Martin Duff’s report will in this week’s magazine.
Netherhall 10, February 26
This race incorporated the British Masters Championships and there were overall wins for M35 James Scott-Buccleuch (55:36) and W40 Joasia Zakrzewski (61:41). On a very windy day on an undulating course the pick of the age group winners were M65 Ben Grant’s 66:46 and M75 John Gardener’s 78:36.
Roding Valley Half Marathon, February 26
George Gurney was the first man in 72:35 and the women’s race was won by Linsey Colman in 89:06.
Brooks Serpentine 5km, February 24
Andy Brooker won by just two seconds in 15:40 from Alex Robinson.
Rachel Thomas was first woman in 18:57.
World’s Best 10k, San Juan, February 26
In San Juan for the annual NACAC Council meeting, IAAF president Seb Coe ran the 10km event and clocked 48:05.