A look back at some of the performances from the past week including those at the SEAA Inter Counties Championships and Telford 10km
The European Cross Country Championships was the major event of the week, with the British squad topping the medal table with nine medals in Bulgaria, led by Gemma Steel’s thrilling senior win over Kate Avery.
Read our online report here, while the December 18 edition of Athletics Weekly magazine will include much more in-depth coverage.
North East Championships, Town Moor, December 13
Jonathan Taylor, who was 12th in the European Championships in 2012 and just missed out on selection this year, won the men’s race in 38:03, five seconds ahead of Nick Swinburn. There were 355 finishers.
Rosie Smith won the women’s race by a minute.
» Further details including a report and photographs will appear in this week’s Athletics Weekly
SEAA Inter Counties Championships, December 13
Lauren Deadman won the senior women’s race in 20:48, over 100 metres clear of runner-up Georgie Bruinvels.
National under-15 champion Sabrina Sinha narrowly won the under-17 girls race, outsprinting Niamh Brown.
» Further details including a report and photographs will appear in this week’s issue
SEAA Masters Championships, Oxford, December 13
Masters international winner Chris Greenwood won the M40 title. The M50 winner in Nottingham, Ben Reynolds, dropped an age group to help Thames Hare and Hounds win the M40/M45 team race and he finished third and won M45 gold.
Lucy Elliott won the veteran women’s race.
» Further details including a report will appear in this week’s magazine
Telford 10km, December 14
The men’s race was a close affair with 10 seconds covering the leading trio and the race was won by John Beattie, who represented England in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He won in 29:55.
A close second was Steve Mitchell, who showed good endurance for a 3:38.27 1500m runner. He ran 30:03.
Rebecca Robinson won the women’s race in 33:27.
Sneyd Striders Christmas Pudding 10, December 14
Commonwealth triathlon champion Jodie Stimpson made a rare excursion to a running event and won in a time of 58:47.