A look at some of the top performances both in the UK and overseas over the past week

The major events of the weekend were the IAU 50km World Championships (report here), the British Athletics Cross Challenge in Milton Keynes (report here) and the Masters International at Glasgow (report here), but there were plenty of other top performances both in the UK and overseas.

Cross country

Cross de Atapuerca, Spain, November 13

Dewi Griffiths in 14th was the leading British man in the senior 9km, clocking 25:49, with former National winner Charlie Hulson 29th in 26:39. Ethiopia’s Aweke Ayalew outsprinted Timothy Toroitich to win as both ran 25:05.

Kate Hulls was the first UK woman in the 8km, placing eighth in 26:24, with Elinor Kirk ninth in 26:32. The race was won by Ethiopian Senbere Teferi in 24:48 and Ireland’s Fionnula McCormack was fifth.

Zoe Wassell, whose mother Jane was second in the W50 Masters International, was second in the under-20 women’s 4km race in 13:21.

Mahamed Mahamed was fourth in the men’s under-20 6km event in 17:40.

2XU Surrey Men’s League, Coulsdon, November 12

Ranelagh’s Jon Pepper won the race in 28:41 as Nick Torry finished second in 28:55 and led Kent AC to an easy team win.

A full report and photographs will appear in this week’s AW magazine.

Alton Sports Hampshire League, Bournemouth, November 12

After a traumatic week, Aldershot Farnham and District’s athletes dominated as five of their men shared first place though officially Harvey Dixon won from Ellis Cross, Joshua Grace, Liam Burthem and Jon Hay with the quintet all timed at 30:35 for the 9.62km.

They were almost as dominant in the women’s race where they had the first four with Louise Small winning the 6km in 20:25 from Phoebe Law (20:56) and Lauren Hall (21:13).

Birmingham League Division 1, Cheltenham, November 12

Cheltenham’s Graham Rush won a competitive 6 miles in 29:37, just two seconds ahead of Patrick Dever as Loughborough dominated the team event.

A full report and photographs will appear in this week’s issue.

Kent League, Sparrows Den, November 12

Scott Overall made a rare Kent League appearance and won in a time of 29:23 for the supposed 10km course though Tonbridge won the team event.

Manchester League, Boggart Hall Clough, November 12

Jack Morris won the men’s race in 32:56 while Danielle Fegan won the women’s race in 31:28.

Steve Green’s report and photographs of the event will appear in this week’s magazine.

Masters International Open, Glasgow, November 12

After the International race, there was an open race which the reserves ran in. Scotland’s M35 Ben Hukins won the men’s race in 25:30, while Gail Griffiths won the women’s 6km in 21:30. Griffiths won by over 100 seconds to underline the selectors error in omitting her as her time would have placed her a clear second in the women’s W50 International race.

NCAA, USA, November 11

Alice Wright won at the Mountain Regional Championships, with Calli Thackery placing 11th.

Amy-Eloise Neale was another British winner, this time at the West Regional Championships, as she finished ahead of Charlotte Taylor. Bethan Knights placed eighth, while Alex Short finished fourth in the men’s race.

Alex George was fifth in Arkansas at the South Central Regional Championships, with Holly Archer 14th in the women’s race.


Cheshire 10km, November 12

Mohammed Abu-Rezeq won the men’s race in 30:27 while Jackie Fairchild won the women’s race in 34:54.

More details and photographs of the event will appear in this week’s issue.

Epsom 10, November 13

In his second race of the weekend, Scott Overall won the men’s race.

More details and photographs will appear in this week’s magazine.

Heaton 10km, November 13

Marc Heaton was first in a time of 31:30 while Helen Waugh won the women’s event in 37:16.

Les Venmore’s report and David Hewitson’s photographs will appear in this week’s issue.

Race walk

Enfield 7 Walk, November 12

Dominic King won in a time of 49:48, while Emma Achurch was first woman in a fast 56:14 ahead of Lithuanian Olympian Neringa Aidietyte’s 57:39.

More details and Mark Easton’s photographs will appear in this week’s issue.

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