Recent highlights from the world of athletics
Other recent highlights from events both in the UK and overseas can be found below.
Inverness Half Marathon, Scotland, March 8
Weynay Ghebresilasie of Shettleston Harriers and Liz Abbott of Lytham St Annes Road Runners won the half-marathon, in respective times of 65:06 and 77:53.
The 5km, which took place alongside the half-marathon, was won by Lucas Cairns and Emily Andrews, both from Inverness Harriers, in respective times of 15:58 and 18:56.
Hillingdon 20, Middlesex, March 8
This 20-mile event saw Annabel Gummow run 2:00:35 to finish fourth overall and top female in her furthest ever race, as George Suthon won the men’s race in 1:56:57.
Loughborough Winter Throws Open, March 7
Taylor Campbell threw a hammer PB of 74.98m to win the men’s event ahead of Craig Murch (72.95m) and Osian Jones (72.59m).
PB 74.98m today in the Loughborough Winter competition, great way to blow the cobwebs out. 😁Happy with the result but hungry for more! 🇬🇧 next stop Portugal 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/ZUrUowtwDQ
— Taylor Campbell (@TaylorLC1996) March 7, 2020
Jess Mayho won the women’s hammer competition with a throw of 64.22m.
Harry Hughes (72.90m) and Freya Jones (53.06m) claimed javelin wins, while discus wins went to Nic Percy (58.25m) and Kirsty Law (56.38m).
Llanelli Half Marathon, Wales, March 8
Dewi Griffiths won the men’s race in 66:52, while Natasha Cockram claimed the women’s title in 75:27.
Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon, March 8
Cambridge and Coleridge runners claimed both titles with Jonathan Escalante-Phillips winning the men’s race in 65:36, while women’s race winner was Victoria Knight in 74:45.
Aldi Chester 10k, March 8
Daniel Jarvis had been due to race at the World University Cross Country Championships in Morocco but after it was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak he ran in Chester instead and won the men’s race in 29:45.
The women’s race was won by Gemma Steel in 36:22.
Irish Masters Indoor Championships, Athlone, March 8
Anne Gilshinan set a world W55 800m record of 2:20.10, breaking Virginia Mitchell’s previous record mark by two seconds.
Nagoya Marathon, Japan, March 8
Mao Ichiyama ran 2:20:29 to claim victory and the third place on Japan’s Olympic marathon team.
Mao Ichiyama wins Nagoya Women’s Marathon in 2:20:29 to score 3rd place on 2029 Olympic team. pic.twitter.com/PBI7sK2WJG
— Japan Running News (@JRNLive) March 8, 2020
Her time moves her to fourth on the Japanese all-time list.
Britain’s Charlotte Purdue was among the pacemakers and she went through the half-marathon mark in 70:26 before clocking 83:30 through 25km and stopping as she continues her preparations for the London Marathon.
Lake Biwa Marathon, Japan, March 8
Kenya’s Evans Chebet ran 2:07:29 to win in the wet conditions ahead of South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka (2:08:05) and Kenya’s Felix Kiprotich (2:08:48).
Serbian Winter Throwing Cup, Sremska Mitrovica, March 7
Adriana Vilagos improved the world under-18 javelin best (500g implement) by three metres, with the 16-year-old recording a mark of 68.76m.
» See the March 12 issue of AW magazine for more from this week’s athletics and running events