A look at some of the top performances from British Athletics League and UK Women’s League action across the country
Track and field
British Athletics League Premiership, Birmingham, July 2
In an exciting match, leaders Birchfield tied with Shaftesbury Barnet and increased their overall lead to four and a half points over Sheffield.
The top individual performance came from Sale’s Rio-bound high jumper Chris Baker, who won with a 2.25m jump.
Newham’s Niall Flannery won the 400m hurdles in 50.84, while the host club’s Leon Reid gained an easy 10.48/21.15 sprint double.
A full report from Nick Pagan plus photographs from David Griffiths will appear in this week’s AW magazine.
UK Women’s League Premiership, Lee Valley, July 2
Birchfield were also involved in a close finish in the women’s equivalent and won by just half a point from Thames Valley who retained their overall lead by a few points.
Bottom club Enfield and Haringay provided two of the best individual performances with Margaret Adeoye winning the 200m in 23.74 and Mary Iheke winning the 400m in 52.94.
Martin Duff’s full report and Mark Shearman’s photographs will appear in this week’s issue.
UK Women’s League, Division 1, Lee Valley, July 3
Blackheath and Bromley won the match to put themselves in line for promotion after last year’s relegation.
UK Women’s League, Division 2 Southampton, July 3
Southampton made the most of the home advantage and enjoyed a clear victory.
Milton Keynes’ Joey Duck won a 12.13/24.11 sprint double, while Sale’s Kelly Massey won the 400m in 54.50. Havering’s Lauren Deadman won a 1500m/3000m double.
British Athletics League Division 1, Bromley, July 2
Thames Valley won their third successive match to ensure promotion for next season with a match to go.
Former English 200m champion Edmond Amaning’s 21.08 200m win was probably their top performance.
British Athletics League Division 2, Kingston, July 2
Hosts Kingston and Polytechnic won the match but it was fourth placers Cardiff who retained a narrow lead overall.
London 2012 Olympian Gareth Warburton won the 800m for Cardiff in a slow 1:53.11.
British Athletics League Division 3, Bournemouth, July 2
Bournemouth were another club who benefitted from being at home but runners-up Newquay and Par retained the overall lead.
Very windy conditions didn’t help track performances but a huge 6.1 m/s tailwind aided James Lelliott to a 7.61m long jump victory.
Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Australia, July 3
Kenyan Kenneth Mungari won in 2:09:00 by a second from Yuki Kawauchi.
Britain’s Paul Martelletti was 13th in 2:18:57.