A round-up of some of the top performances from the past week, including a British junior 10km walk record by Wilkinson

Most eyes were on the English Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday (report here) and the meetings at Melbourne and Jablonec, but there were other results of note worldwide and in Britain.

England Athletics 10km Race Walk Championships, March 6

Callum Wilkinson improved his British junior 10km road race walk record by three seconds, clocking 41:31 at the England Championships.

Bethan Davies won the women’s event in 44:56 to break the Welsh record and go to second on the British all-time list.

Croatian Winter Throwing Championships, Split, March 6

Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic won the discus with her second best ever throw of 70.59m.

Ed Prickett Memorial Relays, Nottingham, March 5

Loughborough won both the men’s and women’s races.

The fastest leg award went to Jack Hallas who clocked 9:32 on the final leg.

Sale Harriers Open Series, Manchester, March 6

British 200m champion Louise Bloor improved her 200m PB to 23.36.

Casablanca 10km, Morocco, March 6

The first five clocked sub-27:40. Bahrain’s Hassan El Abbassi won in 27:26 ahead of Kenyan Morris Munene’s 27:27 and Moroccan Mohamed Ziani’s 27:28.

Paskalia Kipkoech of Kenya won the women’s race in 31:14 ahead of junior Bezunesh Gudeta’s 31:21.  Sweden’s European champion Meraf Bahta ran 31:26 which is the best European 10km road time since 2009.

Essex 20, Langham, March 6

Paul Whitaker won narrowly in 1:47:03 from Paul Molyneux who timed 1:47:08 and the Essex pair led their county to an easy win in the Inter-County competition.

Over-50 Gill Fullen won the women’s race in 2:07:23, which is an unofficial British W50 best.

Kent won the team race.

Paris Half Marathon, March 6

Cyprian Kotut won the men’s race in 61:04 ahead of team-mate Amos Kipruto (61:11) and Ethiopia’s Azmeraw Mengistu (61:17).

Callum Hawkins clocked a 62:36 PB to finish tenth overall and first European.

There was an Ethiopian win in the women’s race through Dibabe Kuma (69:21) ahead of Kenya’s Poline Wanjiku (69:52).

41-year-old home athlete Christelle Daunay clocked 69:58 to finish third as a record 37,480 runners from 127 countries took part and Haile Gebrselassie fired the starting gun.

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