A look back at some of the performances from the past week including a British junior indoor pole vault record for Adam Hague at the Sale Open, plus results from the Liverpool Cross Challenge and English Schools Cross Cup

The major events of the weekend were the European trials at the Liverpool Cross Challenge and the English Schools Cross Cup at Newquay.

Find an online Liverpool Cross Challenge report here, with much more in-depth coverage to be included in Thursday’s Athletics Weekly. An online English Schools Cross Cup report can be found here, again with much more to be published in this week’s magazine.


Sale Harriers Open Series, Sportcity, November 30

World Junior Championships pole vault finalist Adam Hague cleared 5.41m at the Sale Open for a British junior indoor pole vault record.

The 17-year-old, who will still be a junior in 2015 and 2016, had a previous best of 5.35m recorded outdoors in July. Neil Winter holds the British under-20 outdoor record with 5.50m from 1992.

Niall Brooks, who competed for England in the 2010 Commonwealth Games after finishing fourth in at that year’s World Junior Championships at 800m, won the 600m in 1:21.40.

Cross country

Start Fitness North East Harrier League, Wallington, November 29

James Cripwell won the handicap by 11 seconds though seventh placer Carl Avery ran the fastest time with 35:42 as Tyne Bridge won the men’s team event.

Maxine Czarnecka won the women’s handicap with Emma Holt the fastest with 27:39.

» A fuller report of the event which attracted huge fields will appear in this week’s issue

Scottish North District Championships, Inverness, November 29

There were wins for John Newsom, who won the men’s race by over a minute in 34:44, and Moira Davies, who won the women’s race by 20 seconds in 24:42.


Florence Marathon, November 30

Kenya’s Asbel Kipsang won the men’s race in 2:09:55. Ethiopian Gebireyes Ehite won the women’s race in 2:31:28.

Britain’s Mark Kallenberg was 15th in 2:25:20.

Sydney 2000 Olympic marathoner Mark Steinle, who ran 2:09:17 in the 2002 London Marathon, finished 60th in 2:43:16.

 Seeley Cup 10km, Belfast, November 29

Paul Pollock followed up his win in the Irish Inter Counties with another victory in 30:10.

Self Transcedence 10km, Battersea Park, November 29

London 2012 Olympic marathoner Scott Overall won the race in 30:03.

Wolverton 5, November 29

Katrina Wootton continued her return from heel surgery with a two minute victory in 27:40.

Ian Kimpton won the men’s race in 24:19.

» A fuller report and photograph will appear in this week’s issue

Hillingdon Open 10km Walk & BMAF 20km Walk Championships, Minet Park, November 29

Callum Wilkinson (50:33) and Grazina Narvilene (54:05) won the open walks while Trevor Jones (1:52:53) and Maureen Noel (2:17:16) were the leading masters.

Multi world record-breaker Arthur Thomson impressed with a 2:09:05 victory in his M75 category, a minute quicker than his time in the same event last year.

» Photographs from Mark Easton will appear in this week’s issue


Parkrun, November 29

Margaret Moody achieved the weekend’s top age-graded performance with 22:30 at Black Park which scored 91.45% to be narrowly top from her English Masters W65 team-mate Ros Tabor who ran 22:34 for 91.18%.

The fastest women’s time was from Racheal Bamford at Leeds Hyde Park with 16:43. James Bailey ran the fastest men’s time of the day with 15:36 at Congleton.