While the British Indoor Championships were taking place in Sheffield, Kim Collins maintained his unbeaten record this season over in Berlin and there was road and cross country action both home and abroad

You can find a report for each day of the Sainsbury’s Indoor British Championships via the links below, while the February 19 edition of Athletics Weekly magazine will contain 15-16 pages of photographs, reports and results from Sheffield.

British championships – Saturday
British Championships – Sunday


Berlin, Germany, February 14

Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie won the pole vault with a world-leading 6.02m vault.

In the men’s 60m hurdles Orlando Ortega equalled the world lead with 7.51, with fellow Cuban Dayron Robles second in 7.53 ahead of Aries Merritt with 7.58 and Dimitri Bascou who timed 7.60.

Kim Collins won the men’s 60m in 6.50 to remain unbeaten this season while double European sprint champion Dafne Schippers won the women’s 60m in a PB 7.09.

Shanice Craft won the rarely-contested indoor discus and set a world indoor best of 62.07m.

» Further details and a photograph will appear in this week’s Athletics Weekly magazine, out Thursday

Wien, Austria, February 14

There were world leads for Homiyu Tesfaye in the 1500m as he ran a German record 3:35.71 and Alina Talay of Belarus in the women’s 60m hurdles with her 7.88 victory.

NYRR Millrose Games, New York, USA, February 14

Matt Centrowitz won the mile in a world-leading 3:51.25 to narrowly beat Nick Willis’s Oceania record of 3:51.46, with Bernard Lagat destroying the world masters over-40 record with a time of 3:54.91 in fourth.

There were also world leads in the 3000m for Sally Kipyego with 8:41.72 and in the 60m hurdles for Aleec Harris whose 7.50 improved the time from Berlin earlier in the day.

Bryon Spratling set a world best for the 500m with a time of 60.06.

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

Fayetteville, USA, February 14

There was a world lead in the men’s triple jump of 17.23m by Marquis Dendy and in the women 200m of 22.81 by Kyra Jefferson.


eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona, February 15

Florence Kiplagat clocked 65:09 to improve her own world half marathon record by three seconds. Read more on her world record-breaking performance here.

Tadesse Abraham won the men’s race in 60:42.

RAK Half Marathon, UAE, February 13

Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the women’s race in 66:02 to beat Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska who ran a national record of 66:27.

Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew won the men’s event in 60:05.

North Eastern Counties AA Road Relay Championships, Hetton Lyons Country Park, Tyne & Wear, February 14

Morpeth Harriers regained the men’s title in a course record 65:27.

Lewis Timmins, who ran their first leg in 10:33, ran the fastest time.

Birtley won the women’s race and Morpeth’s Commonwealth and European 1500m medallist Laura Weightman ran the fastest time of 11:36.

» Les Venmore’s report and David Hewitson’s photographs will appear in this week’s AW

Cross country

Kenyan Championships, Nairobi, February 14

Faith Kipyegon won the women’s 8km in 26:24 with world champion Emily Chebet only 14th.

The men’s 12km race was won by Bedan Karoki. World champion Japhet Korir was outside the top 20.

Northern Ireland & Ulster Championships, Lurgan, February 14

Veteran Declan Reed won the men’s race by almost a minute in 37:17. Teresa Doherty won the women’s race in 20:57.

Brooks Sussex League, Lancing Manor, February 14

Howard Bristow and junior Martha Coyle won the senior races.

» Martin Duff’s report will appear in Thursday’s AW