A look at some of the top performances by British athletes over the past week
There was plenty of major action overseas at the weekend including top performances from British athletes in Germany, Japan, Portugal and the USA, as well as the BUCS Cross Country Championships and the Nitro Athletics meeting in Australia (click here for coverage), but there was plenty of other domestic action of note.
Soar Open, Lee Valley, February 1
Anthony Whiteman set a world masters M45 indoor mile record when he finished third in 4:12.94 behind winner Dale King-Clutterbuck’s 4:05.75.
Whiteman’s mark bettered the listed world record for that age category, although there is a faster unratified American mark of 4:12.33 which was run by John Trautmann in 2015.
Lucy Elliott set a world masters W50 mile record of 5:03.60 in a race won by Faye Fullerton’s 4:50.42.
Guy Bracken set a UK M55 3000m record of 9:03.34, and that also bettered the outdoor mark.
A report of the event plus photographs will appear in this week’s AW magazine.
Ashford & District 10km, February 5
Robert Latala won the men’s race in 32:37, while Maria Heslop won the women’s race in 37:01.
Chichester Priory 10km, February 5
On a new course that took in the famous racing circuit, Finn McNally won the men’s race in 30:46. Izzy Coomber was first woman in 35:14.
Martin Duff’s report will appear in this week’s issue.
New Balance Alsager 5, February 5
Jack Martin won the men’s race in 23:44 from Jonny Mellor’s 23:57.
The women’s race was even closer with Lauren Howarth’s 27:24 bettering Sonia Samuels’ 27:26.
Dewsbury 10km, February 5
Mohammed Abu-Rezeq won the men’s race in 30:43, while Alyson Dixon, just back from training in Kenya, won the women’s race in 34:37.
Watford Half Marathon, February 5
Jonathan Cornish was first man in 68:43.
Sarah Stradllng was first woman in 81:11.
Sydney, Australia, February 4
Britain’s Jade Lally set an early world lead and London World Championships standard in the discus with a throw of 62.15m.
South East Schools Cross Country Championships, Brands Hatch, February 4
Lachlan Wellington gained revenge after his narrow loss in the South of England Championships with a clear win over Zak Mahamed, winning the intermediate event in 17:25 to 17:41.
Daniel Stidder won the senior race in 20:49, while 2016 Inter Counties champion Harley Norman won the junior race with the younger South of England under-13 champion Felix Vaughan in third.
Another South of England champion Amelia Quirk won the senior girls race in 15:18.
Jessica Mitchell won the intermediate race while Saffron Moor took the junior title.
South West Schools Cross Country Championships, Truro, February 4
The winner of the boys event was senior Hugh Sadler, intermediate Finn Birnie, junior Henrik Wendin and minor Finn Pardy.
The respective girls winners were Katie-Jayne Hughes, Grace Brock, Alex Scrivenor and Maisy Luke.
Mondeville, France February 4
Eilidh Doyle was among the winners as she clocked 53.36 over the 400m flat.
Kyle de Escofet ran another 60m PB with 6.59 and followed that up with 6.61 to finish fourth in the final. David King set a 60m hurdles PB of 7.65 for a European Indoors qualifying time.
Winston-Salem, USA, February 3
Lee Emmanuel achieved a European Indoor Championships qualifying mark with 7.49.29 for second over 3000m to go second on the UK 2017 rankings.
Champions Lake time trial, Australia, February 5
Hannah Cockroft achieved a sub-one-hour time on her first attempt at the half-marathon distance.
Richard Chiassaro clocked 45:34.
AAI Games, Dublin, February 5
Heather Paton clocked 8.34 to equal the Scottish 60m hurdles record mark held by Gemma Werrett, which was set back in 2011.
Ben Reynolds clocked a European Indoors standard in the event with 7.77.
Rocky Racoon 100, Texas, February 4-5
Scotland international James Stewart won the men’s race in 13:39:13 ahead of Ronnie Delzer who became the USATF 100 mile trail champion. USA’s Sabrina Little won the women’s race in 16:50.