A round-up of some of the top results from the past week

There was plenty of action this weekend other than at the European Under-23 Championships, English Schools Championships and the Lausanne Diamond League.

Track and field

Madrid IAAF World Challenge, July 11

Michael Rimmer finished sixth in the 800m and achieved a UK lead and IAAF World Championships qualifying standard with his time of 1:45.75. The season’s best for the 29-year-old comes after he injured his back in 2014 and required surgery at the end of last year.

Amel Tuka won in a Bosnian and Herzegovina record of 1:43.84.

Niall Flannery won the B 400m hurdles in 49.23 to set an UK-leading time and World Championships standard.

Lynsey Sharp was third in the 800m in 2:00.55 and laura Muir sixth in 2:01.05.

Mike Rodgers won the 100m in 9.88.

French Championships, Villeneuve d’Ascq, July 11/12

Jimmy Vicaut followed up his European record-equalling 100m with another quick time, winning the 100m in 9.92.

He finished second in the 200m to Christophe Lemaitre, who won in 20.28 to Vicaut’s 20.42.

World record-holder Renaud Lavillenie returned to winning ways after two recent defeats to win the pole vault with 5.85m.

UK Women’s League, Premier Division, Birmingham, July 12

Thames Valley Harriers won an exciting match by just three points from hosts Birchfield Harriers.

British Athletics League Division Premiership, Scotstoun, July 11

Newham and Essex Beagles, who were seventh after the first two matches, were easy winners, City of Sheffield were only fourth on the day but actually increased their lead at the top of the table.

Newham’s winners included Tom Burton at 400m hurdles and Dale Clutterbuck at 800m and British 400m champion Rabah Yousif who won the 400m in 46.56.

Additionally Max Eaves won the pole vault with 5.40m.

Kortrijk, Belgium, July 11

There were British wins for Ross Murray at 1500m and Jenny Meadows at 800m.

Murray won in 3:38.51, with Chris O’Hare third. Meadows won in 2:00.56.

Letterkenny, July 10

In finishing fifth, Lennie Waite improved her UK lead in the steeplechase to 9:45.94 and went eighth on the UK all-time lists.

The World Championships standard is 9:44.00.

Székesfehérvár, Hungary, July 7

Sophie Hitchon was fifth in the women’s hammer with 70.19m, her fourth World Championships standard of the year.


NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon, July 12

Internationals John Beattie and Lee Merrien shared the winning men’s time of 68:13 with Beattie getting first place.

Julia Davis was first woman in 80:34.