A look at some of the latest performances by British athletes both on home soil and overseas, including a 2:32:10 marathon debut by Partridge and a UK under-17 hurdles record by Pippa Earley
Many highlights of the weekend were provided by the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham (men’s events report here and women’s events report here) and the BUCS Championships (round-up here). Other action included the following:
Seville Marathon, February 19
Lily Partridge finished fourth on her marathon debut with 2:32:10.
That time puts her 30th on the UK all-time list and is the 11th fastest debut by a British female athlete.
Mark Jenkin was first British man in 22nd with 2:27:16.
Further back, AW‘s Steve Smythe set a world record for a 40-year span of sub-3:00 marathons, running 2:56:21 40 years after his first sub-3:00. You can read more about that here.
Surrey Championships, Carshalton, February 18/19
Pippa Earley won the under-17 60m hurdles in a British record 8.41. Her previous best was 8.60 and the record was previously held by Helen Worsley, who ran 8.49 in Birmingham in 1998.
After winning the British title with a PB performance, Jade Ive added another 1cm to her personal best, clearing 4.36m for a UK leading mark and victory. Her PB before 2017 had been 4.15m.
Great North West Half Marathon, Blackpool, February 19
Chris Steele won in a time of 68:30, while Natalie Batey was first woman in 91:15.
Hampton Court Half Marathon, February 19
Dominic Kiralyfi was first man in 72:54, while Sorrell Walsh won the women’s race in 82:32.
Middlesex and Hertfordshire Veterans Cross Country Championships Ealing, February 19
David O’Sullivan of Watford Joggers was the overall winner in 32:40. M50 Michael Ussher was first Middlesex runner in 32:42. London Marathon ever-present Chris Finill was first M55 in 34:16.
Charlene Jacobs-Conradie won the overall women’s race and took the Hertfordshire title in 23:14 while Lauren Morris won the Middlesex title in 25:56.
Valentines 10km, February 19
Michael Eccles was first to finish in 32:32. The leading woman was Dani Nimmock in a PB 35:30.
Wrexham Village Bakery Half Marathon, February 19
Patrick Martin won in a fast 67:56. Dianne McVey took the women’s race in 78:38.