A round-up of results from the past week including a world youth indoor pole vault best by Adam Hague at the Sale Open, Lotto Cross Cup action and Saltwell 10km performances

Track and field

Sale Harriers Open, Manchester, December 21

Commonwealth silver medallist Luke Cutts won the pole vault with 5.51m though again the big news of the event came from Adam Hague, who cleared a world youth indoor best and improved his UK indoor junior record to 5.46m.

It was Hague’s own British junior record he beat, the World Junior Championships finalist having cleared 5.41m at the end of last month. The 17-year-old will still be a junior in 2015 and 2016.

Former European Youth Olympic 400m winner Clovis Asong won the 600m in a PB 1:18.40, while 15-year-old English Schools champion Steve Jones equalled his PB in winning the high jump with 1.90m, which was an indoor best.

24 hores D’atletismede Corredors Catalonia, Barcelona, December 20-21

Karen Hathaway covered a distance of 221.560km (137miles 1181 yds) when placing first woman in the Barcelona 24 hour track race. The GB 24 hour international was fifth overall. Placing second in her first 24 hour event was Natasha Doyle with 217.409km (135miles 161 yards).

Hathaway’s distance improves her 24 hour PB by almost 10km and betters the individual qualification mark set by British Athletics for next April’s IAU World 24 hour Championships to be held in Turin. Doyle’s distance surpasses the team qualification mark for the same event.

France’s Stephane Ruel won overall with 252.271km (156ml 1326 yds).

» With thanks to Adrian Stott for information

Cross country

Iris Lotto Cross Cup, Brussels, December 21

It was a Kenyan double as Alex Kibet won from compatriot Abraham Kapsis Kipyatich and Sheila Chepngetich Keter claimed the women’s title ahead of Commonwealth 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon. Ireland’s two-time European Cross Country Champion Fionnuala Britton finished third.

Jonathan Taylor led the British men home, finishing 11th with Jack Martin 15th. Lauren Deadman was the top British women, finishing ninth and one place ahead of her compatriot, the triathlete and duathlete Katie Hewison.

Britain’s juniors were more successful with Grace Baker winning the junior women’s race from Harriet Knowles-Jones and Sabrinha Sinha (U17) and Kathleen Faes (U15) gaining age-group victories.

Cross Internacional de Venta de Banos, Spain, December 21

Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich won the men’s event from Spanish athletes Antonio Abadia and Roberto Alaiz. Mimi Belete beat Sifan Hassan of Netherlands in the women’s race.

South Of Thames Cross Country Championships, Coulsdon, December 20

London champion Dean Lacy of Cambridge Harriers added another title as he was an easy winner of the men’s event. Second place went to leading M40 Chris Greenwood as Tonbridge won the men’s team title.

The women’s race was won by Belgrave’s Melanie Wilkins who led her team to victory.

» A full report and photographs of the event will appear in the next edition of Athletics Weekly magazine

Metropolitan League, Uxbridge, December 20

Michael Callegari won the men’s race in 26:16 while Rachel Felton won the women’s race in 21:41.

Serpentine won both the team events on the day.

» A full report and photographs of the event will appear in the next edition of Athletics Weekly magazine


Saltwell 10km, December 20

Despite windy conditions, North East champion Rosie Smith won in a course record 35:06 as former record holder Alyson Dixon finished a distant second.

Philip Wylie won the men’s race.

» A full report and photographs of the event will appear in the next edition of Athletics Weekly magazine

Brooks Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5km, Hyde Park, December 19

Bradley Goater won the men’s race in 15:20 while Clare Elms won the women’s race in a W50 course record of 18:10.