A look at some of the top performances by British athletes over the past week, including results from the Stanford Invitational and IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, April 2

Stockport’s Patrick Martin made a successful marathon debut to win in a time of 2:22:37.

Tom Charles (2:23:55) and Andrius Jaksevicius (2:24:28) set PBs to complete the podium.

Finishing 27th overall, Georgie Bruinvels was the leading woman in a PB 2:37:03, regaining the title she won on her marathon debut in 2015.

Charlotte Firth (2:45:28) was second and Gemma Connolly (2:46:43) third.

A report and photographs of the event will appear in this week’s AW magazine.

IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting, Rio Maior, Portugal, April 1

Tom Bosworth placed second in the 20km race walk, clocking 80:58 for his third fastest ever time to also go inside the qualifying mark for the IAAF World Championships in London.

Stanford Invitational, California, March 31-April 1

Eilish McColgan finished third on her 10,000m debut, clocking 32:10.59 for an IAAF World Championships London 2017 qualifying time. Charlotte Taylor was just one second and a place behind her, also achieving a World Championships qualifying mark.

Matti Mortimore threw a PB of 77.47m for the best javelin mark by a British male athlete since 2012.

Ieuan Thomas clocked 8:33.68 to win the 3000m steeplechase A race, while Alex George ran a 5000m PB of 13:40.66 for fifth and Amy Eloise Neale won on her debut over the distance with 15:39.30.

Nick Millerwon the hammer with 75.58m, while Taylor Campbell threw a PB of 72.89m.

Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Spring Open, Eton, April 1

Jake Norris threw the 7.26kg hammer 68.86m for the best ever throw by a British 17-year-old.

Florida Relays, March 30-April 1

Zak Seddon achieved a PB and London World Championships qualifying standard with a time of 8:30.17 to win the 3000m steeplechase.

Carlsbad 5000, USA, April 2

Andy Vernon finished fourth in 13:53. Adam Clarke and Tom Lancashire placed 11th and 13th with respective times of 14:25 and 14:31.

Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10km, April 2

Joe Wilkinson won in a PB time of 30:23 from Lincoln Wellington club-mate Matt Bowser.

Masters International winner Claire Martin was first woman in 35:13.

Cardiff Bay 10km, April 2

The race was easily won in 29:08 by Dewi Griffiths with Matt Clowes second in 30:06

Clara Evans won the women’s race  in 34:59.

Brooks Paddock Wood Half Marathon, April 2

2:32 marathoner Tracy Barlow won the women’s race in 74:07, well clear of three-time winner and leading W50, Clare Elms (83:41), and Hastings Half Marathon winner Sarah Gruber (84:22).

Daniel Gaffney won a more competitive men’s race in 68:36, 12 seconds up on Neil Boniface.

Croydon Half Marathon, April 2

Chris Wright (72:19) and Carole Penlington (87:08) won the event.

Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon, April 2

Dejene Gezimu won the race with a time of 65:52 ahead of Andrew Davies on 67:15.

Michelle Nolan overhauled early leader Diane McVey to win by just two seconds in 79:38.

Tom Scott Memorial 10, Motherwell, April 2

Weynay Ghebresilasie won in a time of 49:40 ahead of Derek Hawkins (49:57).

The first woman was Katie White in 58:20.

Loughborough Half Marathon, April 2

The races were won by Michael Coltherd (70:25) and Lucy Niemz (85:43).

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