Birchfield Harriers and Thames Valley Harriers both finish fourth in team competition in Birmingham
Enka won the men’s team competition and Sporting Clube de Portugal won the women’s to retain their titles at the European Champion Clubs Cup in Birmingham over the weekend.
The event, held at the Alexander Stadium, saw Istanbul-based Enka go up against home club Birchfield Harriers, RESC of Belgium, Spara AM of Denmark, Playas de Castellon of Spain, Clonliffe Harriers of Ireland, Cosma of Lithuania, Sport Lisboa e Benfica of Portugal, AD Mass Ljubljana of Slovenia and AK Slavia UK Bratislava.
The women’s contest saw Sporting Clube de Portugal take on Thames Valley Harriers, CABW of Belgium, Sparta AM, Valencia Esports of Spain, ASD Bracco Atletica of Italy, Rotterdam Atletiek of Netherlands, AD Kladivar of Slovenia, AK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom of Slovakia and Enka.
Enka’s victory was secured with 163.5 points ahead of Sport Lisboa e Benfica (159), Playas de Castellon (148.5) and Birchfield (132), while Sporting Clube de Portugal won the women’s title with 166 points ahead of Enka (164), Valencia Esports (160) and Thames Valley Harriers (124).
Commonwealth medallist Leon Reid was among those in action for Birchfield and the club’s team captain went quickest in the 200m with a time of 20.85 (-0.4) to beat Jak Ali Harvey of Enka’s 20.91 (+0.1).
Jake Porter won the 110m hurdles in 14.02 (-0.2).
Theo Campbell, James Gladman, Efekemo Okoro and Sadam Koumi combined to claim full points in the 4x400m in 3:07.64.
Esref Apak won the hammer for Enka with 73.50m, while Mesud Pezer threw 19.99m to win the shot put.
The club’s Ilham Tanui Ozbilen clocked 3:41.63 to win the 1500m.
In the 5000m, Thierry Ndikumwenayo of Playas de Castellon clocked 13:38.14 to beat European 10,000m champion Polat Kemboi Arikan from Enka with 13:51.10.
World medallist Pedro Pablo Pichardo went out to 17.30m in the triple jump for Sport Lisboa e Benfica, who also won the pole vault with 2017 Universiade champion Diogo Ferreira clearing 5.55m.
London 2017 world discus champion Andrius Gudzius claimed victory for Cosma with a championship record-breaking throw of 67.82m.
In the women’s pole vault competition, Thames Valley Harriers’ Commonwealth Games fifth-placer Molly Caudery equalled her British under-20 record of 4.40m to win, while Ivet Lalova-Collio completed a sprint double for Enka as she clocked 11.32 (-1.1) and 23.05 (+0.1).
Double European champion Yasemin Can completed a long distance double for Enka, winning the 3000m in 8:57.23 and the 5000m in 15:30.38.
The winning club had victories by Evelise Veiga in the long jump with 6.54m, Irina Rodrigues in the discus with 57.59m and Noelie Yarigo in the 800m in 2:04.65.
Slovenia’s Martina Ratej won the javelin for AD Kladivar with 64.26m.
Full results can be found here.