Jake Norris and Bayley Campbell make podium in the hammer as the summer season shifts up a gear
Mannheim, Germany, June 24
Molly Caudery’s UK junior pole vault record of 4.53m was the highlight but there were plenty of other encouraging UK performances at this annual junior international match.
Jake Norris (pictured) just missed his recent British junior hammer record with another world class 80.28m throw, while team-mate Bayley Campbell was third with 72.64m.
The day after Alastair Chalmers improved to 50.52, his Bedford runner-up Alex Knibbs took half a second off his PB to go fifth all-time in the UK at under-20 400m hurdles with a 50.57 clocking.
Joshua Zeller improved his 110m hurdles PB to 13.49 in second place which puts him 10th all-time among UK juniors in the under-20 event.
Charlie Dobson won the 200m in 20.75, as Britain’s sprint relay teams clocked 39.83 and 44.57.
JCP Swansea Half-Marathon, June 24
There were course records for Matt Clowes and Tracy Barlow.
Clowes and Josh Griffiths shared the early lead and the 10km point was passed in 30:51 and it was then that Clowes pushed on to take victory and revise the course record set by three-time champion Dewi Griffiths in 2017 by six seconds, stopping the clock in 64:43, as Griffiths finished second in 66:10.
Barlow enjoyed a dominant win in the women’s race, producing a healthy lead by the 10km mark passed in 32:28 and going on to lower Hannah Walker’s course best to 73:51.
Irish marathon champion Laura Graham ran close to her best in 75:57 for second, while Gladys Ganiel of North Belfast Harriers completed the podium positions in 77:23.
— JCP Swansea 1/2 Marathon ?? (@Swansea_HM) June 24, 2018
Wilmslow Half-Marathon, June 24
Mohammed Abu-Rezeq won easily. He passed 10km in 30:43 and 10 miles in 50:30 and his final time of 66:44 gave him a 2:20 win over James Douglas (69:04) as Sarah Lowery was first woman in 80:12.
South of England Inter Counties, Chelmsford, June 24
Jade Lally returned to competition after having an injury at the Commonwealth Games and competing as a guest she won the discus with a 56.53m throw.
World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships, Karpacz, Poland, June 24
Charlotte Morgan, a W40 runner from the Carnethy club in Scotland, was a surprise winner of the women’s race as she led Great Britain to team silver medals behind Austria.
Neither rain, rock nor mud could keep CHARLOTTE MORGAN (GBR) off the top step of the podium at the 15th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Results can be found here: https://t.co/9Ps76BP8Wu pic.twitter.com/E0uVVdLYsh
— WMRA (@WMRAmountainrun) June 24, 2018
Jamaican Championships, Kingston, June 23
In the women’s 100m, Olympic champion Elaine Thompson had to fight hard to beat two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – winning in 11.01 to 11.09.
Tyquendo Tracey won the men’s race in 10.07, while Fedrick Dacres won the discus with 65.13m.
Jamaican Championships, Kingston, June 24
The 2015 world youth champion Christopher Taylor, who is still only 18, won the 400m title in a PB 44.88.
Olympic 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson won the women’s 200m in 22.28. Jahnoy Thompson won the men’s 200m in 20.21.
Former world champion Danielle Williams won the 100m hurdles title in 12.63 while Ronald Levy won the 110m hurdles in 13.16.
Kenyan Championships, Nairobi, June 23
The 800m runner Emmanuel Korir improved his 400m PB to 44.21.
Jonathan Kitilit won the 800m in 1:43.46 while Emily Cherotich won the women’s event in 1:59.52.
Trinidad and Tobago Championships, Port of Spain, June 23
There was a Trinidad and Tobago record of 8.23m for long jumper Andwuelle Wright.
Michelle-Lee Ahye won the women’s 100m in 11.14 while Keston Bledman won the men’s race in 10.20
The 2012 Olympic winner Keshorn Walcott won the javelin with an 84.96m throw.
Japanese Championships, Yamaguchi, June 24
Taio Kanai clocked a Japanese 110m hurdles record in 13.36 while Shota Iizuka clocked 20.34 to win the 200m.
Zhukovskiy, Russia, June 23
The 2013 world long jump champion Aleksandr Menkov won with an 8.28m leap. Aleksandra Gulyaeva won the women’s 800m in 1:59.87.
Port Gentil, Gabon, June 24
Kenya’s Caroline Kipkirui won the 10km in 31:24 from Sandra Chebet (31:46) while Maxwell Kortek won the men’s race in 28:03 from Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu (28:15).
Hoikkado, Japan, June 24
On the same course where Japan’s Takahiro Sunada set the road 100km world record of 6:13:33 20 years ago, 2:17:23 marathoner Nao Kazami won in a world record 6:09:14. The first woman Mai Fujisawa was timed with 7:37:56.
Torbay Half-Marathon, June 24
Tom Merson won the men’s race in 69:04 while Rachel Felton was first woman in 77:07.
Intertrust Athletics Games, St. Peter Port, June 23
Alastair Chalmers followed up his 400m hurdles under-20 championships win at Bedford last week with a PB 50.52 to go fourth all-time among British juniors.
He won by four metres from James Forman’s 50.94, while his older brother Cameron won the 400m in 46.53.
Olomouc, Czech Republic, June 23
Ethiopia’s World Half-marathon champion Netsanet Gudeta won in 67:30 while Stephen Kiprop of Kenya won the men’s race in 60:15.
Madrid, Spain, June 22
China’s Su Bingtian’s Chinese record 100m win in 9.91 headed European junior champion Filippo Tortu’s Italian record 9.99.
Luguelin Santos won the 400m in 44.66 just ahead of Bruno Hortelano’s Spanish record 44.73.
Shara Proctor (6.73m) and Lorraine Ugen (6.60m) led a British one-two in the long jump.
Major breakthrough for @atleticaitalia as @FilippoTortu breaks the 10" wall and pietro #mennea's 39-yrs old #100m record. What a champion!! ??? #tortu #atletica #trackandfield pic.twitter.com/T03xySexib
— francesco mastropierro (@francmst) June 22, 2018
BMC Regional Races, Eltham, June 20
South of England 1500m champion Sean Molloy came from a long way back to pip English cross-country champion Adam Hickey to win the 1500m in a PB 3:50.28.
In a mixed 800m, Revee Walcott-Nolan (2:01.78) just got the better of Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (2:02.01).
Lee Valley Sprint Open, June 20
Andy Robertson won the 100m in a windy 10.26.
BMC Regional Races, Tipton, June 19
Sarah McDonald carried on her top form with a 2:00.91 800m PB in a mixed race.
Markhim Lonsdale won the men’s 800m by almost seven seconds in 1:50.47.
Cardiff Throwers Invitational, June 19
Former world finalist Brett Morse threw a season’s best in the discus with a 61.71m throw.
» See the June 28 issue of AW for more results and news from the past week’s athletics, plus a big preview to the British Championships in Birmingham