A round-up of some of the action over the festive period, including a win in Poole by Partridge, while Adam Bowden was the quickest parkrunner on Christmas Day
Poole Round the Lakes 10K, December 26
Lily Partridge finished third overall and first woman by almost four minutes in 33:24.
David Long was first man in 31:40, while South of England M50 champion Andrew Leach was first veteran in fourth overall with 33:33.
Witham Boxing Day 5, December 26
Top veteran Ady Whitwam won the race in 25:55 while Victoria Hayes was first woman in 31:14.
Glynneath 5, December 26
Kristian Jones was first in a PB of 23:50, leading home Jonathan Hopkins (24:25) and Guy Smith (24:26).
Clara Evans was first woman in 28:19.
Greencastle 5, December 26
Irish Olympian Paul Pollock was first in 24:52. Catherine Whoriskey was first woman in 28:12.
Brighton Boxing Day Walks, December 26
Malcolm Martin denied former Olympian Ian Richards a seventh successive win with victory in 49:11 to Richards’ 49:24.
Brighton Boxing Day Run, December 26
James Turner won the men’s 7km in 23:55 while Katy Hedgethorne was first woman in 26:30.
Clevedon Boxing Day 4, December 26
2008 Olympian Kate Reed won in a time of 20:53 from former European under-23 champion Emma Pallant, who now focuses on duathlon and triathlon.
Belgian Jean-Pierre Weerts won the men’s race in 19:11.
Ribble Valley 10K, December 27
Marc Scott, who earlier in the month ran a fast 13:38.87 5000m indoors in the USA, continued his winning ways back in the UK with a 29:33 victory which gave him a 26 second win over both Chris Farrell and Richard Allen.
Emily Japp was first woman in 34:35, with track star Alison Leonard fifth in 36:14.
parkrun, December 24/25
Former international steeplechaser Adam Bowden ran the fastest parkrun on Christmas Day with 14:44 at Cassiobury.
Marathoner Paul Martelletti won at Mile End on Christmas Eve with a 15:30 on a day he ran 40 miles. The following day, he ran 27 miles to complete a 200 mile plus training week and set a course record 15:45 at Greenwich.