A round-up of recent athletics action
BMC Trafford Grand prix, August 18
Jessica Judd won the 1500m in a season’s best of 4:07.50 ahead of Amy Griffiths’ PB 4:09.71. Alex Bell won the 800m by five seconds in 2:01.64, while Somalian Ahmed Bashir Farah won the men’s two-lap contest in a PB 1;48.98.
Look out for Steve Green’s report and Harry Shakeshaft’s photographs in the next issue of Athletics Weekly.
Australian Half-Marathon Championships, Gold Coast, August 19
41-year-old Sinead Diver won in a PB of 69:20 to break Deena Kastor’s world over-40 record of 69:37. She won by nearly four minutes from Marnie Ponton’s 73.26. Jack Rayner won the men’s race in 64:02.
Falmouth 7, USA, August 19
Caroline Chepkoech defended her title with a win over 7.1 miles in 35:48, while Canada’s Ben Flanagan won the men’s race in 32:21. Ross Millington was the leading Briton in tenth in 32:56, with Chris Thompson 12th (33:37) and Callum Hawkins 13th (33:54). A below-par Gemma Steel was 22nd woman in 41:44.
Thum, Germany, August 17
European Javelin champion Christin Hussong won with a 65.07m meeting record.
New Zealand’s world champion Tom Walsh narrowly won the shot put with 21.71m over German David Storl’s 21.62.
Szczecin, Poland, August 15
European champion Michal Haratyk won the shot with 21.08m and Natalya Pryshchepa the 800m in 1:59.91. Adelle Tracey was third in 2:01.34.
Berlin bronze medalist Meghan Beesley finished third in the 400m hurdles in 55.52.
Gothenberg, Sweden, August 18
Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha, who holds the world junior record, won the 3000m in a world-leading 7:28.00, which is the quickest time since May 2011.
World and European high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene cleared 1.97m to win the high jump while Rabah Yousif won the 400m in 45.92.
Gateshead Harriers Quayside 5km, August 15
Lewis Moses repeated his 2017 victory with a winning time of 14:34, which took 10 seconds off Matthew Hynes’ course record set in 2016.
Danielle Hodgkinson easily won the women’s race finishing in 40th postion overall and her time of 16:42 took 14 seconds off Heather Sellars inaugural figures set in 2014.