Plus results from the Campaccio Cross Country, England Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships and more

Coverage of the GAA Miler Meet in Glasgow, including a 14:52.02 5000m by Laura Muir, can be found here.

Read more about Charlotte Arter’s parkrun record of 15:50 in Cardiff here.

County Cross Country Championships

Surrey, Croydon, January 5

Guildford’s John Sanderson (pictured above) won the senior men’s title for the first time, while a close finish in the senior women’s race ended with Epsom & Ewell’s Isabel Brinsden retaining her crown.

Sanderson won from Jack Rowe and Luke Caldwell, while Molly Renfer ran the same time as Brinsden and secured second, with Laura Gent third.

Photo by Mark Shearman

Essex, Chelmsford, January 5

Jess Judd, the 2017 National and Inter-Counties champion, claimed the senior women’s title by more than a minute from Lauren Deadman.

Men’s race winner Adam Hickey retained his senior men’s title ahead of his Southend club-mate Thomas Frith.

Hampshire, Curdridge, Winchester, January 5

Louise Small kept her win streak at this event going with a comfortable women’s race victory over Aldershot club-mate Lauren Hall.

There was another win for an Aldershot athlete as Phillip Sewell claimed the senior men’s title ahead of Serpentine’s Andy Greenleaf.

Lachlan Wellington was the best of the younger men’s age group runners with a solid victory over Ben Willis in the under-20 event.

Cheshire, Warrington, January 5

Woodford Green & Essex Ladies’ Edward Shepherd won the men’s 10.4km by 20 seconds from Nigel Martin and Dan Cliffe.

Helsby’s Hannah Cowley won the women’s 8.3km, finishing six seconds ahead of Sarah Murphy, with Liz Renondeau a further 10 seconds back.

Leicestershire & Rutland, Rotherby, January 5

Newham & Essex Beagles’ Frank Baddick won the men’s title, 24 seconds ahead of Alastair Watson, with Harry Lupton a further five seconds back. Lucy Crookes of Leeds won the women’s title, a minute and a half ahead of Lucy Hall. Elsie Butler was third.

Lincolnshire, Biscathorpe, January 6

Leeds’ Linton Taylor moved up from second last year to take the men’s title, while Cloe Hubbard just got the better of Laura Wilkson to win the senior women’s race.

Norfolk, Thetford, January 6

National bronze medallist Iona Lake led home a posse of her City of Norwich team mates to clinch the senior women’s title, while Logan Smith won from his Norwich club-mate Piers Arnold in the senior men’s race.

Sussex, Bexhill, January 5

World trail running bronze medallist Tom Evans won the senior men’s race by more than a minute, while Nicole Taylor completed a hat-trick of senior women’s titles.

Yorkshire, North Stainley, January 5

Leeds City’s Claire Duck and Emile Cairess both retained their titles, with Duck winning ahead of Nicola Devine and Georgia Malir and Cairess securing success ahead of Jonathan Thewlis and GB triathlon star Jonny Brownlee.

Kent, Brands Hatch, January 5

In his eleventh attempt to win the title, Ben Cole of Tonbridge secured senior men’s success ahead of Max Nicholls.

Tonbridge’s Lucy Reid won the women’s race, 40 seconds ahead of Niamh Bridson.

Warwickshire and Worcestershire, Stretton-Under-Fosse, January 5

Aldershot, Farnham and District’s Ellis Cross won the men’s title, finishing four seconds ahead of Omar Ahmed as Will Richardson was third.

Bournville’s Nicola Sykes won the women’s title by 20 seconds ahead of Polly Keen and Molly Browne.

Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Hughendon Manor, High Wycombe, January 5

Darren Deed won his third title in the past four years as Tim Harris was a minute-and-a-half down behind the now 40-year-old.

16-year-old Tia Wilson dominated the under-20 and under-17 race, winning by two minutes to collect her fourth county cross-country title on the trot.

Held in conjunction with the Bedfordshire championships, men’s Buckinghamshire title winner Alex Bampton was a distant second overall but moved up from third last year to take the title.

Women’s race winner Elle Roche was two minutes clear of the rest in their joint race, after placing second in 2018.

Lancashire, Blackburn, January 5

Daniel Bebbington won by three seconds ahead of his Preston club-mate Nathan Dunn, with Robert Danson third. Sale Harriers’ Katie Hellison took the women’s title ahead of Manx athlete Rachael Franklin.

Staffordshire, Wolverhampton, January 5

City of Stoke’s Alex Brecker and Kate Holt claimed senior men’s and women’s titles respectively.

Middlesex, Greenford, January 5

Rebecca Piggott of London Heathside claimed the senior women’s title from Eilish O’Grady and Yasmin Goater, while the men’s title was won by Shaftesbury Barnet’s Phillip Crout from Alex Lepretre and Chris Wright.

Merseyside, St Helens, January 5

Liverpool Pembroke Sefton’s Kirsty Longley and Liverpool Harriers’ Dejene Gezimu secured senior title success.

Gloucestershire, Rendcomb, January 5

There were senior wins for Bristol & West’s Zoe Wassell and Cheltenham’s Dan Owen.

Northamptonshire, Abthorpe, January 5

Birchfield Harriers’ Jonathan Goringe and Bedford’s Tabatha Walford won the senior titles.

Hertfordshire, St Albans, January 7

Stacey Ward won the women’s title after twice previously being runner-up in the Essex championships.

Paul Adams moved up from seventh last year to claim the men’s win.

» See the January 10 edition of AW for a more in-depth round-up of County Cross Country Championships action

Campaccio Cross Country, Italy, January 6

Hagos Gebrhiwet won the men’s 10km race from his fellow Ethiopian Selemon Barega, 29:18 to 29:22. Uganda’s Albert Chemutai was third in 29:23.

Home favourites Yemaneberhan Crippa (29:56) and Daniele Meucci (30:11) were fourth and fifth respectively, while Britain’s Ross Millington was seventh in 30:16.

Turkey’s European cross country champion Yasemin Can won the women’s 6km in 19:21 ahead of Ethiopia’s Silenat Ysmaw (19:37) and Kenya’s Caroline Chepkemoi (19:46).

Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter was fourth in 19:58 and Italy’s Sara Dossena (20:24) fifth.

England Athletics Senior and Under-20 Indoor Combined Events and Race Walking Championships, Sheffield, January 5-6

John Lane of City of Sheffield and Dearne claimed his first national title, scoring 5758 points to win the senior men’s heptathlon ahead of Kilbarchan’s Andrew Murphy, whose 5523 points puts him second on the Scottish all-time list.

Ben Gregory of Birchfield Harriers was third with 5422 points.

Under-20 athlete Kate O’Connor broke her own senior Irish indoor pentathlon record with 4174 points to take the title, with Ellen Barber of Yeovil (4020) and Lucy Turner of Gateshead Harriers (4011) finishing second and third respectively.

Contesting just the 60m hurdles and shot put, world under-20 heptathlon champion and Commonwealth bronze medallist Niamh Emerson improved her PBs to 8.76 and 13.38m respectively.

Jack Turner of Exeter Harriers won the men’s under-20 heptathlon with 5329 points ahead of Scott Brindley of North Ayrshire AC (5192) and Joel McFarlane of Arbroath & District (5113), both improving on the previous Scottish under-20 record mark held by McFarlane.

In the women’s under-20 pentathlon, Andover’s Holly Mills retained her title and improved her own championship best performance mark to 4051 points. Amaya Scott of Southampton AC was second with 3971 points and Bath’s Jenna Blundell third with 3971.

Cameron Corbishley won the men’s 3000m race walk with a time of 11:54.83, while the women’s title was claimed by Madeline Shott in 14:49.57.

BMC Grand Prix, Sheffield, January 6

Jamie Webb won the 1500m in a PB of 3:43.59 ahead of Jonathan Hay (3:45.64). Joseph Reid won the 800m in 1:50.29.

The women’s 1500m was won by Claire Tarplee in 4:21.85 and the women’s 800m by Tamsin McGraw in 2:13.02.

Miramas, France, January 6

World pentathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson opened her season with a time of 8.56 for 60m hurdles and a best throw of 12.66m in the shot put.

Decathlon world record-holder Kevin Mayer started 2019 with a pole vault clearance of 5.14m.

Xiamen Marathon, January 6

Ethiopian athletes claimed clean sweeps in both races, with Dejene Debela retaining his title in 2:09:26 from Afework Mesfin (2:09:28) and Birhan Nebebew (2:09:36) and Medina Deme winning the women’s title in 2:27:25 from Shasho Insermu (2:27:42) and Fantu Jimma (2:29:55).

» Further coverage and results in the January 10 edition of AW

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