Chicago and Boston were not the only weekend’s marathons with action over 26.2 miles in Manchester, Eindhoven, Stockholm, Munich, Buenos Aires and Isle of Wight
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Therme Manchester Marathon, October 10
Matthew Crehan took five minutes off his PB to gain his biggest victory to date in 2:18:26 after going through halfway in 66:38.
James Donald (2:20:36) and Dave Barratt (2:22:22) completed the top three.
Anna Bracegirdle, a former Snowdonia Marathon winner and only 16th in 2019, showed her great improvement with a PB 2:40:17 to lead home the women’s race from Heather Townsend (2:44:49).
Sixteen years after setting her 2:38:52 PB, Shona Crombie-Hicks won the W50 event in a fast 2:56:37.
— Manchester Marathon (@Marathon_Mcr) October 11, 2021
She was a former Manchester winner though her best victory was in the overall Flora 1000-mile challenge in 2005 which consisted completing a mile for 1000 successive hours and then being the first competitor in that year’s London Marathon.
Sean Frame won the wheelchair event in 1:39:08.
Ciaran Lewis won the half-marathon in 66:10 from Paul Martelletti (67:01).
Mollie Lewis was first woman in 75:46.
Eindhoven Marathon, October 10
Silas Too won in a PB 2:06:32 as led home a Kenyan top four from Martin Kosgey (2:06:56), Timothy Kiplagat Ronoh (2:07:01) and debutante Simon Kipkosgei (2:07:07).
The women’s race did not have an elite category and was won by Bregje Smits’ 2:48:08.
Stockholm Marathon, Sweden, October 9
Ethiopia’s Atatel Anmut took the 42nd running of the race in a PB 2:29:03 to narrowly miss Grete Waitz’s 2:28:24 course record. Carolina Wikstrom won the Swedish title in 2:29:56
Ethiopia also won the men’s race with Fikadu Teferi’s 2:12:24 putting him just ahead of Kenyans James Kiplagat (2:12:26) and Ronald Korir (2:12:30). Just 10 seconds back on the winner Eritrean-born Samuel Tsegay was fourth in 2:12:34 and claimed the Swedish title in a race that attracted 7000 competitors.
Isle of Wight Marathon, October 9
Traditionally one of Britain’s toughest marathons saw victories for Nick Fisher (2:53:36) and Emilia Enqvist (3:41:32) as just 90 athletes finished.
Buenos Aires Marathon, Argentina, October 10
Florencia Borelli debuted to win in 2:32:28
Hector Garibay was first man in a Bolivian record 2:11:58.
Graz Marathon, Austria, October 10
Charles Ndiema was first in 2:10:43 ahead of Joel Melly’s 2:13:55.
Seine Eure Marathon, Val de Reuil, France, October 10
Kenyan Isaac Koech was first in 2:12:50.
Munich Marathon, October 10
The former European indoor 3000m silver medalist Corinna Harrer captured the German title in 2:43:11.
Alexander Hirschhauser took the men’s race in 2:18:38.
Brighton Half-Marathon, October 9
The winners were Paul Navesey (68:10) and Brighton Phoenix’s Bobby Searle (82:22).
Royal Parks Half-Marathon, London, October 10
Oscar Bell led home over 10,000 runners in 69:14.
W40 competitor Karima Harris was first woman in 85:39.
Run Bournemouth Half-Marathon, October 10
There were victories for Dominic Willmore (67:30) and Sophie Delderfield (81:36).
Worthing 10km, October 10
Holly Dixon won the women’s race in a PB and course record 34:07.
Finn McNally was first man in 30:27.
Groningen, Netherlands, October 10
Victories were achieved by Kenyan Eva Cherono (19:17 – just three seconds outside the record) and Ugandan Rogers Kibet (17:27).
Italian 10km Road Championships, Forli, October 10
Iliass Aouani (28:24) and Sofiia Yaremchuk (32:39) won the Italian titles.
Paris 20km, France, October 10
European 10,000m champion Morhad Amdouni gained victory narrowly in 57:54 ahead of Kenyan Josphat Kiprono Menjo’s 57:57. Samira Mezeghrane-Saad was first woman in 69:08.
Berlin 25km, Germany, October 10
The race celebrated 40 years of participation with victories for Denmark´s Thijs Nijhuis (77:12) and Romanian Liliana Dragomir (90:53).
Russian Cross-Country Championships, Orenburg, October 9
Nikolay Chavkin (10km in 32:23) and Inessa Gusarova (6km in 21:35) gained Russian titles.
Szentes, Hungary, October 9
Robert Szikszai improved his discus PB to 66.93m to go 14th in the world lists for 2021.
New England Cross-Country Championships, Boston, October 9
Callum Elson, who was a surprise winner of the BMC Grand Prix Final 5000m at Eltham, finished second in 24:24 to Kenyan Ezra Mutai’s 23:57.
Start Fitness North East Harrier League, Druridge Bay, October 9
Competitors start in three waves (slow, medium and fast) and Heaton’s Lewis Roberts, from the slow pack, was first of 504 men to finish in 35:46 though Liam Taylor (33:46) was narrowly fastest from Sam Charlton (33:48) from the fast pack. Tyne Bridge won the team event.
Ellen Powell led home the 428 women competitors with a 26:55 from the slow pack but ninth across the line, W40 Jane Hodgson ran 25:11 from the fast pack to be quickest competitor as North Shields Poly took the team honours.
UAH Chargers Invitational Cross-Country, Huntsville, USA, October 9
Briton Toni Moore was third in 17:19 in a race won by her Lee University team-mate Celine Ritter (16:48).
Petts Wood 10km, Kent, October 10
This multi-terrain event, mostly through woodland, saw victories for Joshua Hobbs (33:43) and Carole Coulson (39:48).