A look at some of the top international and domestic athletics on the roads, fells and cross-country from the past week
Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, October 30
Mamitu Daska won the women’s race in 2:25:27, just 15 seconds ahead of Germany’s ex-Ethiopian Fate Tola after being over two minutes clear at 35km.
Britain’s Charlotte Purdue set a PB and a World Championships qualifying mark of 2:30:04 in fifth place, while Tracy Barlow was ninth in a PB 2:32:05.
Kenyan Mark Korir won the men’s race in 2:06:48.
James Connor was leading UK male in 15th in 2:19:33, while Paul Molyneux was first M35 (2:21:16) and Rob Keal first M40 (2:25:09).
IAU Trail World Championships, Geres, Portugal, October 29
Luis Hernando of Spain and Caroline Chaverot of France won in respective times of 8:20:16 and 9:39:40.
Andy Symonds in 9th with 9:00:40 was the leading British male, while Jo Meek was the leading British woman in seventh in 10:36:12 and GB’s women won team bronze.
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, October 30
Dereje Debele Tulu of Ethiopia was first man with 2:12:18 and Namibia’s Helalia Johannes was the first woman in 2:32:32 – just one second ahead of Ehite Bizuayehu Gebireyes.
Sergiu Ciobanu in 2:17:40 and Laura Graham, with a PB 2:41:54 won the Irish titles.
Wimbledon Half Marathon, October 30
James Faudemer won the men’s race in 74:11 while Kirsty Sclater won the women’s race in 85:06.
Asda Foundation Sheffield 10km, October 30
Daniel Collinge won the men’s race in 32:38 while W45 Pauline Munro won the women’s race in 37:52.
Photographs of the event will appear in this week’s magazine
Brooks Snowdonia Marathon, Llanberis, October 29
Russell Bentley, who ran 2:26:26 in the Virgin Money London Marathon, won this tough race in 2:35:05.
Jo Nelson, who had already won the Liverpool and Nottingham Robin Hood marathons this year, won the women’s race in 3:03:59.
Emer Casey Memorial 10km, October 30
Sean Fitzpatrick (34:04) and Kate Crawford (41:23) won for the hosts Herne Hill Harriers on this tough Brockwell Park course.
River Thames Half Marathon, Walton, October 30
James Hoad easily won the men’s race in 70:06 while Becky Atkinson won the women’s race in a course record 80:12.
Love Luton Half Marathon, October 30
Chris Oddy won the men’s race in 72:20 while Natasha Peters-Cooper won the women’s race in 83:54.
Brooks Serpentine 5km, October 28
James Laing won the men’s race in 16:15 while Rachel Thomas first woman in 19:15.
John Batchelor set a M75 course record of 21:45 though the top age-graded performance came from W60 Sally Musson who ran 21:26.
Kent Cross-Country League, Tonbridge, October 29
European 1500m finalist Jake Wightman gained his first ever Kent league win as he won the men’s race in 33:02 though Medway and Maidstone won the team race.
17-year-old Jessica Keene won the women’s race, 21 seconds ahead of club-mate Elaine Rayner as Blackheath and Bromley dominated the team events.
Steve Roe’s report and photographs of the event will appear in this week’s magazine.
Liverpool and District Cross-Country League, Arrowe Park, October 29
Richie Burney won the men’s race in 31:38 while Rachael Fairclough was first woman in 37:56.
North of Thames Championships, Kingsbury, October 29
Richard Goodman was first man and retained his title while Naomi Taschowitz was first woman.
Bruce Judd Relays (including Surrey Championships), Guildford, October 29
Aldershot Farnham and District won all three boys’ races but Sutton and District’s Ricky Lutakome was fastest under-17 with 6:26.
Herne Hill easily won the under-17 women’s race and also won the under-13 event but Walton won the under-15 race.
A report plus photographs will appear in this week’s issue.
Red Rose League, Blackburn, October 29
Blackburn’s Chris Arthur won the men’s race in 30:26 and led his team to victory.
Guesting former 800m track star Jessica Judd won the women’s race in 17:44, 71 seconds ahead of official winner Laura Riches but Bury won the team event.
parkrun, October 29
Ian Kimpton was fastest man with 15:04at Ellenbrook Fields, a single second faster than Phil Wicks at Weymouth.
The top age-graded performance came from W50 Clare Elms with 17:42 at Burgess Park.
World Masters Cross-Country Championships, Perth, Australia, October 26
British individual winners were W50 Lucy Elliott and M65 John Skelton.
World Masters Championships, Perth, Australia, October 26-November 6
Early British winners on the track included Tamunonengiye-Ofori Ossai who won the M40 100m in a windy 10.58.
Steve Peters won the M60 race in 12.11. Ben Reynolds won the M50 5000m while Lucy Elliott won the women’s W50 race in 17:31.01.
Caroline Powell won the W60 100m in 14.16 while Sue Yeomans won the W60 pole vault with a leap of 2.75m.
Irie Hill won the W45 vault with 3.50m.
Carol Filer won the W60 heptathlon with a score of 6548 points.
Steve Whyte won the M50 weight with a 19.65m throw while Phil Spivey won the M55 event with 20.68m.