American and New Zealander triumph in New York City race as we highlight some key results in our post-weekend round-up
New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, New York, September 8
Jenny Simpson and Nick Wills continued their excellent record. Simpson won a record eighth overall (and seventh consecutive) title in a 4:17 course record ahead of Elinor Purrier on the same time though in tenths the times were unofficially 4:16.1 and 4:16.2.
Rebecca Mehra was third (4:22). Jess Judd finished fifth in 4:27 and Amy-Eloise Neale eighth in 4:28.
Willis had a record fifth win as he shared the winning time of 3:52 (unofficially 3:51.7) with Sam Prakel and Chris O´Hare.
A record 9172 runners completed the 39th edition of the race in numerous waves.
European Masters Championships, near Venice, September 5-15
Over the first four days, Britain won 33 gold medals and 90 medals and sit third on the medal table behinds hosts Italy (41 golds and 102 medals) and Germany (38 and 104).
The most successful event has been the 1500m with wins for M40 Matt Barnes, M50 Mark Symes, M55 Guy Bracken, M60 Paul Fletcher, M75 Victor Shirley, W40 Zoe Doyle, W55 Clare Elms and W70 Ros Tabor, while Fletcher also won the 10,000m and Elms the cross-country.
Other cross-country wins were achieved by W50 Lucy Elliott and W70 Penny Forse and the W50 and W55 teams while Andrew Leach easily won the M55 10,000m.
Wins at 100m were achieved by M35 Jonathan Browne, M55 Don Brown, M60 John Wright, M65 Steve Peters and W65 Caroline Powell.
There were long hurdles wins for M45 Ed Betts, M65 Ian Broadhurst (300m hurdles British record 47.48), W35 Nisha Desai, W55 Julie Rogers, W60 Jane Horder and W70 Jean Fail (UK 200m hurdles record 49.42).
In the field, Evaun Williams won both the W80 shot and hammer while W55 Jo Willoughby won the W55 triple jump in an UK record 10.45m.
Anthony Treacher won the M75 triple jump. Iris Holder the W75 triple jump, Andrea Jenkins the W40 weight and Ian Richards the M70 5000m walk.
Daily reports from the event are elsewhere on the AW website with coverage in the September 12 and 19 issues of the magazine too.
Jungfrau Marathon, Switzerland, September 7
Robbie Simpson won this prestigious mountain marathon in 2:59:30 as former English national cross-country champion Steve Vernon was ninth.
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Today was incredible! The pace was fast from the start and at 30km I was 4.5min behind the leaders and in 5th place. My legs were already hurting and I was doubting if I could hold that position to the end. I kept patient and things gradually improved until 38km where I managed to get in the top 3 and finally take the lead at 40km! There were no views at the finish today but it was still the most satisfying victory here so far. Delighted to win such an amazing event for the 3rd time! Thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement in the build up to the race and for the support on the course! #jungfraumarathon #trailrunning #mountainrunning #marathon #eiger
Woodford Green Open, Woodford, September 2
Ros Tabor warmed up for her European Masters 1500m win with a British W70 mile record of 6:48.50.
Breezy conditions meant she was not able to achieve the time (6:37.56) she ran in July in the Soar mile when aged 69, she ran a time that would have bettered American Sharon Gerl’s world mark of 6:38.30.
Lake Vyrnwy Half-Marathon, Wales, September 8
Jonny Mellor won in 64:36 just 10 seconds ahead of Andrew Davies as the first seven broke 70 minutes.
Alison Lavender won the women’s race in 77:58.
City of Salford 10km, September 8
Mohammed Abu Rezeq won in 30:27 while W40 Kirtsy Longley maintained her good form with a 34:29 women’s victory.
Beckum Germany, September 8
The 2012 Olympic champion Jenn Suhr cleared 4.75 to win the women’s pole vault meet here. Behind her three athletes managed 4.70m – French Ninon Guillon-Romarin, Slovenian Tina Sutej and Sweden´s Michaela Meijer.
Taiyuan China, September 8
There were wins for Bahrain’s Marius Kimutai (2:09:43) and Ethiopia’s Belainesh Yami Gurmu (2:29:48).
Tallinn, Estonia, September 8
There was half marathon wins for Evans Cheruiyot (60:29) ahead of Israel’s Maru Tefera (60:52) and Janet Ruguru in the women’s race in 70:19.
Kenyans Josphat Letting (2:12:42) and Pamela Rotich (2:32:16) won the marathon.