Morpeth athlete clocks 31:40 at Parelloop 10k, while Cameron Corbishley impresses on 50km race walk debut to become second-quickest ever Brit
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Parelloop 10k, Brunssum, Netherlands, March 24
Just two weeks after running a 10km PB of 31:59 in Trafford, Laura Weightman went even quicker with a time of 31:40 to finish third at the Parelloop 10k.
That time moves the 2018 European 1500m and Commonwealth 5000m medallist from 12th to fifth on the UK all-time list, with only Paula Radcliffe, Liz McColgan, Gemma Steel and Wendy Sly to have ever gone quicker.
Delighted to run another big 10km PB today of 31.40 in Brunssum at the Parelloop 10km! 😃💃🏻 https://t.co/TDpmiueJAb
— Laura Weightman (@LauraWeightman) March 24, 2019
The race was won by Evaline Chirchir in 31:17 from her fellow Kenyan Carolyne Jepkosgei, while men’s race winner was Uganda’s Mande Bushendich in 27:56 from Morocco’s Yakoub Labquira.
Running for England, Jack Gray ran a PB of 29:21 to finish as top Brit, with Paulos Surafel also running a PB of 29:46.
European Athletics Race Walking Permit, Dudince, Slovakia, March 23
Cameron Corbishley made an impressive 50km race walk debut, clocking 3:53:20 to become the second-quickest ever British athlete in the event behind Chris Maddocks with 3:51:37.
Only five British athletes have ever dipped inside four hours for the event but in Dudince two GB walkers achieved it as Dom King clocked 3:56:35, with both athletes well inside the qualification time for the IAAF World Championships in Doha. They secured their spots for the event in Qatar, with the race being the official GB trial event.
Huge debut 50 km walk @camcorbishley straight in at number 2 UK all time in #dudince 3:53:22 (unofficial) Thanks @CaraSloss for tip top nutrition support (100g/hr CHO) #Supernova pic.twitter.com/WKrpEwJxcz
— Andi Drake (@andidrake) March 23, 2019
Scottish National Road Relay Championships, Livingston, March 24
Cambuslang Harriers and Central AC secured success, with Cambuslang claiming the men’s title from Inverclyde AC and Central the women’s ahead of Shettleston.
Luke Traynor and Morag Miller ran the quickest short legs, while Calum McKenzie and Elspeth Curran were the fastest long leg runners.
Self Transcendence 100km/50km Ultra Races, Perth, March 24
At an event incorporating the British 50km and 100km Championships, England’s Charlie Harpur won the 100km title in 6:44:05, with Scotland’s Rob Turner second in 6:51:36.
Sophie Mullins won the women’s 100km title on home soil in 8:03:39, with her team-mate Morgan Windram second in 8:21:36.
— Marco Consani (@mconsani) March 24, 2019
Italy’s Paolo Natali won the men’s 50km in 3:02:14, while Kerry Liam-Wilson was top Brit in 3:13:45. Hannah Oldroyd claimed the women’s win in 3:28:07 from Beth Pascal with 3:35:19.
SIAB Schools International Cross Country Championships in Dublin, March 23
England’s Holly Weedall won the junior girls’ race from Kiya Dee and Katie Johnson, while there was an England clean sweep in the junior boys’ event as Lewis Sullivan won from Christopher Perkins and Joshua Blevins.
Bea Wood of England beat Anna Hedley and Beth Cook to win the inter girls’ race, while Mo Ali comfortably won the inter boys’ gold from fellow England athletes Will Barnicoat and Olly Smart.
Cheshire 10km, March 23
Jess Judd ran a PB of 32:42 to win the women’s race, while men’s race winner was Mo Abu Rezeq in 29:18.
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, Cyprus, March 24
The men’s marathon was dominated by Kenya’s Abel Kibet Rop, who won by 20 minutes in 2:17:40. His fellow Kenyan Ruth Chemisto Matebo secured the women’s title in 2:43:30.
Hilary Kiptum Maiyo Kimaiyo from Kenya won the half-marathon in 67:19 and the female title went to Christine Moraa Oigo, also from Kenya, with a time of 75:37.
The Petrolina 10K Energy Race was the third race of the morning, with the top spots on the podium claimed by Cypriot athletes Avraamis Avraam (34:51) and Olga Andrejeva (37:39).
AW‘s Paul Freary and Olympic silver medallist Wendy Sly were among the age group winners as they clocked 78:49 and 1:46:50 to respectively win the M50 and F60 categories.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) March 24, 2019
London Landmarks Half, March 24
Seyfu Jamaal ran 68:14 to win the men’s race, while women’s title winner was Catriona Paterson in 83:07.
Los Angeles Marathon, USA, March 24
Ethiopia’s Askale Merachi won in a women’s course record of 2:24:12 ahead of Kenya’s Cynthia Jerop (2:25:55) and Lucy Karimi (2:26:16).
Elisha Barno (2:11:46) and John Korir (2:11:53) claimed a Kenyan one-two in the men’s race, with Mexico’s Juan Luis Barrios third (2:12:00).
Central Gauteng Championships, Germiston, South Africa, March 24
Zarck Visser leapt out to an impressive 8.41m (wind reading tbc).
» See the March 28 issue of AW magazine for more from this week’s athletics and running events