Impressive recent performances include PBs by Scott in Boston and Arter in Barcelona, while Jakob Ingebrigtsen runs record in Baerum
Links to coverage of the Spar British Athletics Indoor Championships can be found below:
A report on the Millrose Games in New York, where world indoor 3000m champion Yomif Kejelcha was just 0.01 off the world indoor mile record and Josh Kerr moved to third on the UK all-time list with his PB, is here.
While coverage of the fast Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, won by Stephen Kiprop and Senbere Teferi and with a European record by Julien Wanders, is here.
Here we include some other recent top performances.
David Hemery Valentine Invitational, Boston, USA, February 8-9
Marc Scott ran an outright 5000m PB of 13:21.97 to move to third on the UK indoor all-time list behind Mo Farah (13:09.16) and Nick Rose (13:21.27).
It placed him second behind Sean McGorty with 13:21.25 as their times were both IAAF World Championship qualifying standards.
Barcelona Half Marathon, February 10
Charlotte Arter broke the Welsh half-marathon record, improving her PB by almost two minutes with 69:40 to move from 21st to eighth on the UK all-time list.
— Welsh Athletics (@WelshAthletics) February 10, 2019
That time placed her fifth in a race won by Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje in 66:01.
Ireland’s Ann-Marie McGlynn was seventh in a PB of 71:59, while Sonia Samuels and Lily Partridge placed ninth and 10th respectively after running exactly the same time of 72:19. Tracy Barlow ran 72:26, Eleanor Davis clocked 72:44, Clara Evans ran 72:49 and Jenny Nesbitt ran 73:14 to all finish in the top 20.
Kenya’s Eric Kiptanui won the men’s race in 61:04 while Napoleon Solomon broke the Swedish record in fifth with 61:17.
Five British men finished inside 65 minutes, with Dan Studley clocking a PB of 63:58 for 17th, Dominic Shaw running 64:28 in 19th, Lucian Allison clocking 64:29, Josh Griffiths running 64:53 and Andy Davies clocking 64:57. Will Mycroft ran 65:16.
Ireland’s Kevin Seaward was 14th with a PB of 63:38.
Ehime Marathon, Japan, February 10
In her first marathon since a DNF at the London 2012 Olympics, Britain’s second fastest ever marathoner Mara Yamauchi clocked 2:59:31 (chip time 2:58:48).
Nordenkampen, Baerum, Norway, February 10
Double European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke the world under-20 indoor 1500m record, clocking 3:36.21 to better the 3:36.28 run by Belal Mansoor Ali in 2007. Jakob’s older brother Filip won the 3000m in 7:49.73.
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— Iñaki Martinez (@bilbaoatletismo) February 10, 2019
Karsten Warholm won the 400m in 45.65, while Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal won the 3000m in 8:44.68. Michaela Meijer won the pole vault with 4.75m.
Liévin, France, February 10
Sam Kendricks beat Piotr Lisek on countback in the pole vault as both athletes cleared 5.71m.
World indoor champion Samuel Tefera won the 1500m in 3:36.72, while Genzebe Dibaba won the rarely-run 1000m in 2:37.40.
Bahrain’s Birhanu Balew won the 2000m in an Asian indoor record of 5:00.34, while Marie-Josée Ta Lou won the 60m in 7.15.
Madrid Indoor Meeting, Spain, February 8
Yulimar Rojas and Anzhelika Sidorova set world leads, respectively recording a 14.92m PB in the triple jump and clearing 4.91m in the pole vault to move to equal fourth on the world indoor all-time list.
Ewa Swoboda won the 60m in 7.11 ahead of Dafne Schippers with 7.18, while Mike Rodgers won the men’s race from Jan Volko, 6.57 to 6.58.
New Orleans Half Marathon, February 10
Wins were claimed by USA’s Dathan Ritzenhein (61:14) and Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba (71:31).
Rotselaar CrossCup, Belgium, February 10
Britain’s Kate Holt won the women’s 6km in 23:02 from Belgium’s Nina Lauwaert (23:12) and Sofie Van Accom (23:24).
Belgium’s Lander Tijtgat ran 27:20 to win the men’s 9km from Germany’s Richard Ringer (27:35) and European cross country silver medallist Isaac Kimeli (27:45).
Rouen, France, February 9
Sam Kendricks cleared a world-leading 5.90m, while Katie Nageotte cleared 4.74m to win ahead of Katerina Stefanidi with 4.62m.
Fayetteville, February 8
Grant Holloway won his 60m hurdles heat in 7.55 before clocking a world-leading 7.43 to win the final.
Andrew Irwin cleared 5.88m to win the pole vault.
Southern Counties Vets AC Champs, Lee Valley, February 9
Clare Elms gained her second W55 world record of the winter. Returning from a trip to the USA the day before, she was slightly jet lagged but ran a 4:53.87 1500m after an attempt on the 3000m record earlier in the day.
Diana Norman won five golds with three championship bests in the W40 age group, winning the 800m in 2:23.05, the 60m hurdles in 9.52, the high jump with 1.53m, the long jump with 5.18m and the shot with 11.78m.
» Further coverage and results in the February 14 edition of AW