A look at some of the top performances by British athletes, including a win for Shaftesbury Barnet in Spain and victory for Tish Jones at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Apart from the Paralympic Games and the British Masters Athletic Federation Championships, there was plenty of other action by British athletes over the past few days.


Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, September 18

Belgrave Harrier Tish Jones won in a time of 2:36:13.

Richmond Run Fest 10km, September 18

Chris Thompson clocked 30:20 ahead of fellow Olympian Scott Overall (30:22), while Jo Pavey won the women’s race in 33:10.

Worcester City Run 10km, September 18

Graham Rush and Kate Hulls won the 10km race, while world 800m medallist Jenny Meadows ran 36:37 to finish as second female in her first ever race over 5km after suffering niggles in the build-up to race day.

Admiral Swansea Bay 10k, September 18

Katrina Wootton won the women’s race in a time of 32:54, six seconds ahead of Kenyan Winfridah Moraa Mosetti.

Kenyan Josphat Kipkemboi Kemei won the men’s race in a time of 29:06.

There will be a more in-depth report in this week’s AW magazine,

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon, September 18

Kenyan Freddie Sittuck won in a time of 67:50, just two seconds ahead of Scott Rankin.

Mourne’s Laura Graham won the women’s race in 78:23.

English Half Marathon, Warrington, September 18

Degine Gesimu retained his title in a course record of 67:42. Victoria Atess was first woman in 89:09.

Tynedale Jelly Tea 10, September 18

Eritrean Abraham Tewelde won the men’s race by over 11 minutes from Stephen McGrath in 55:41.

Gerda Steyn won the women’s race on the very hilly course in 69:08.

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

Dam Tot Damloop, Amsterdam, September 18

Olympic 10,000m fourth-placer Alice Aprot from Kenya won the 10 mile race in 51:59. Edwin Kiptoo made it a Kenyan double with a men’s victory in 45:25, while Briton Jonathan Mellor finished tenth in 48:17.

Track and field

European Champion Clubs Cup Junior, Castellon, Spain, September 17/18

Shaftesbury Barnet won the men’s competition by eight points from Turkish team Fenerbahce.

George Evans scored a shot (16.65m) and discus (55.14m) double.

They also achieved a number of track wins, with victories in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, steeplechase and both hurdles races, plus the 4x400m relay.

Blackheath and Bromley finished second to the Turkish team in the women’s competition.

There will be a more detailed report in this week’s magazine.


Self Transcendence 24 Hour Track Race, Tooting Bec, London, September 17/18

Scottish international James Stewart ran 160 miles 672 yards (258.110km) when winning the annual race at Tooting Bec, reports Adrian Tarit Stott. In doing so, he ran 645 laps of the 400m track. The distance is well in excess of the GB individual qualifying standard of 250km for the National 24 hour team.

The distance puts Stewart second in the Scottish all-time rankings, just ahead of Marco Consani who recorded 256.531km in Barcelona last year, and behind Don Ritchie’s 268.251km set in 1991.

It also puts him at seventh on the all-time GB rankings.

Ann Bath showed age is no barrier as the 68-year-old set two world age-group records. Her intermediate time of 20 hours 01 minute and 50 seconds bettered the current listed best performance of USA’s Helen Klein (21:03:01) by over an hour.

The current listed W65 24-hour world best distance of 176.519km held by Germany’s Marianne Dahl was reached at twenty two and a half hours into the race. In the final 90 minutes Bath pushed the mark up to 186.559km (115 miles, 1623 yards).

A total of 45 runners started the event and 26 runners achieved distances in excess of 100 miles.

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