A look at some of the past week’s results including a Trafford 10km win for Jonny Davies, a world M95 200m record-breaking performance by Charles Eugster and a world age-15 400m best by Jamaican sprinter Christopher Taylor
While the European Indoor Championships in Prague took centre stage this week, there were many other top performances happening across the world.
Session-by-session reports covering the European Indoors action can be found here.
Trafford 10km, March 8
In an exciting finish, National junior champion Jonathan Davies (pictured) edged Ben Lindsay in a fast 29:18 to 29:19 as the pair went to the top of the UK rankings. It was Davies’ debut at the event. Five others also went inside 30 minutes.
Alyson Dixon went top of the UK women’s rankings with her 32:30 victory, just missing her PB.
» Steve Green’s report and a Harry Shakeshaft photograph will appear in this week’s AW magazine
Inverness Half Marathon, March 8
Tewoldeberhan Mengisteab won the men’s race in 66:48 after getting away from Michael Crawley in the final mile.
Shona McIntosh won the women’s race in 76:45 from Scottish marathon champion Jennifer Wetton who timed 77:05.
» A fuller report will appear in this week’s issue
Sidcup 10 including the BMAF Championships, March 8
Michael Aldridge won this race outright in 53:49 to win the British Masters Championships where the entry was affected by the British Masters Indoor Championships in Lee Valley.
Aldridge won the M40 gold and other impressive male age group winners were M35 John Kettle in 54:56, M45 John Godden in 55:54, M50 Simon Wright in 55:58 and M70 Peter Giles in 71:08.
Scottish Commonwealth Games marathoner Joasia Zakrzewski won the women’s race in 60:43 to take the W35 title ahead of W50 Clare Elms who ran 62:03.
Other age group winners included W45 Tina Oldershaw in 63:35, W55 Claire Donald in 65:37, W60 Maggie Statham in 72:24 and W65 Ros Tabor in 75:51.
Dulwich Runners won three of the five team titles with North Herts and Doncaster winning a title apiece.
A full report and Jeremy Hemming photographs will appear in this week’s issue
British Masters Indoor Championships, Lee Valley, March 7-8
Charles Eugster broke the world over-95 indoor 200m record, clocking 55.48 to take more than two seconds off the mark set by American Orville Rogers in 2013. The 95-year-old also ran 15.32 to beat the UK over-90 60m record by three seconds.
Watch a video of Eugster’s world record here.
Moira West won the three W65 sprints. Danny Graham, a former 2.22m high jumper, soared over 2.01m for an M35 championship best in his first high jump competition for 13 years.
In the sprints, the quickest was M40 winner Josh Wood’s 7.08 60m. The pole vault saw a European W60 record from Sue Yeomans, who was over 2.91m. After dead-heating last week over 800m, W65s Ros Tabor and Angie Copson battled over 1500m with Tabor winning in 5:37.63, missing Copson’s world W65 record by less than a second.
Guy Bracken was also in top form in the M50 1500m and his time of 4:11.87 took 0.80 of a second off the UK record set by Dave Wilcock in 2004.
The W55 1500m saw front-running Karen Brooks again go within a second of Nancy Hitchmough’s UK record for the second time in a week.
» A more in-depth report by Martin Duff and pictures by Tom Phillips will appear in this week’s issue
Welsh International, Cardiff, March 8
Gareth Warburton clocked 1:52.48 to win the senior 800m on his return to racing following his six-month doping ban.
Luke Cutts won the pole vault with 5.50m to beat Andrew Sutcliffe and Adam Hague, both with 5.30m.
Markhim Lonsdale ran 4:11.09 to win the under-20 men’s 1500m.
Finette Agyapong clocked 24.81 to beat Melissa Roberts in the under-20 women’s 200m.
Varsity Match, Lee Valley, March 4
It was close with both men’s track and field competitions being tied between the rival universities. The women’s competition saw the light blues winning 4-2 in the relays and 5.5-2.5 in the field.
» Emily Moss’s report will appear in this week’s AW
Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships, Cofton Park, Birmingham, March 7
Andrew Butchart and Lily Partridge took the senior victories at an unseasonably warm Cofton Park.
» A more detailed online report can be found here, while in-depth coverage will be included in Thursday’s magazine
French Championships, Arles, March 8
While the big news was the world 20km record by Yohann Diniz, Dominic King did well to win the 50km walk in 4:11:53.
Read more about Diniz’s world record here.
Carifta Trials, Kingston, Jamaica, March 7-8
Christopher Taylor beat Kirani James’ world age-15 400m best which had been set by the now Olympic champion in 2008.
Taylor won the under-18 event in 45.69, taking 0.01 off James’ mark.
World junior 400m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde was also among those in action and he won both the junior 110m hurdles in a 13.22 PB and the junior 400m hurdles in 49.78.
Brisbane, March 7
Olympic champion Sally Pearson showed sharp form to win the sprint hurdles in 12.74 while former world discus champion Dani Samuels won her event with a 64.14m throw.