Results from the Percy Pud 10k, Podium 5k, California International Marathon and more
A report on the Valencia Marathon, where Steph Twell ran 2:30:12 on her debut, and Ethiopia’s Leul Gebrselassie and Ashete Dido broke the Spanish all-comers’ records to win, can be found here.
Other recent highlights are below.
Percy Pud 10k, Sheffield, December 2
Stockport’s Jack Martin broke the course record with a PB performance, while Eilish McColgan continued her winning ways on the roads.
Martin took 29 seconds off the previous course record with his time of 29:13 ahead of Andrew Heyes (29:31) and James Straw (31:11).
In her last race of the year, McColgan ran 32:39 to come close to her own course record, finishing ahead of Natasha Hartswell (35:48) and Rachel Friend (36:28).
McColgan’s win follows other recent road race successes in Wilmslow and at the Simplyhealth Great South Run.
2018 is a wrap!🎬 Finishing off the year with a win at the Percy Pud 10K🏃💨
Little sluggish starting but finished strong especially with the final 2mile uphill! 5.19-5.14-5.27-5.06-5.12-5.03 splits on a undulating course 🤗
Now it's time to work – 9wks of training here we go!💪 pic.twitter.com/AXQI7nnlQx
— Eilish Mccolgan (@EilishMccolgan) December 2, 2018
Podium 5k, Barrowford, December 1
800m specialist Jamie Webb ran a 14:33 5km PB for victory ahead of his fellow Liverpool Harrier David Devine, with the Paralympic medallist coming close to his PB with 14:37.
In the women’s race, Border Harriers’ 17-year-old Olivia Mason ran a PB of 16:55 to win ahead of Liverpool Harriers’ Rachael Burns with 16:59.
Podium wins for Jamie Webb Liverpool Harriers (14.33) & Olivia Mason Border Harriers (16.55) pic.twitter.com/Hc0p7NJ67W
— podium 5k road race (@podium5k) December 1, 2018
Fukuoka Marathon, Japan, December 2
Yuma Hattori ran 2:07:27 to become the first Japanese athlete to win the race since Tsuyoshi Ogata in 2004.
Britain’s Callum Hawkins had been due to return to marathon action in Fukuoka but he was forced to withdraw with a hamstring niggle.
California International Marathon, Sacramento, December 2
Brogan Austin claimed victory and the USATF Marathon Championships title in 2:12:38, with long-time leader Matt Llano second in 2:12:59. Josh Izewski was third in 2:13:14.
Emma Bates won the women’s title in 2:28:19 on her debut, finishing ahead of Stephanie Bruce with 2:29:21 and Samantha Roecker with 2:30:25.
Australian 50km Race Walking Championships, Melbourne, December 2
Claire Tallent won the women’s race in 4:28:52, while Brazil’s Ciao Bonfim won the men’s race in 3:55:24. Jared Tallent had been a late withdrawal due to injury.
» Further coverage and results in the December 6 edition of AW