A look at some of the latest results in athletics
Be Fit Today Track Academy Open, Dagenham, October 31
In less than favourable conditions, English National and Inter-Counties cross-country runner-up Shaikira King just missed her 1500m PB of 4:38.46 set in September, which ranked her third all-time in the UK under-13 age group, running a top class 4:38.67.
Herne Hill Halloween Harriers Endurance Meeting, Battersea, October 31
While the earlier heavy rain had relented in windy conditions, Herne Hill’s Kiwi Georgie Grgec just missed her PB with a 9:21.7 3000m.
The 2019 UK masters athlete of the year, Clare Elms, ran 10:32.1 in her race to top the UK outdoor W55 rankings by nearly a minute as she scored over 100 per-cent on age-grading.
ATW Cross Country, Merchant Taylors School Series, Rickmansworth, Herts, October 31
Former under-20 Inter-Counties bronze medallist Luke Prior (25:28) was fastest senior man from Alex Lepretre by three seconds, Martin Duff reports.
Runners started in waves of six every 15 seconds and the women were mixed in with the men. Hannah Viner was comfortably the quickest with 28:59.
In younger age groups, Inter-Counties ninth-placer Aimi Weightman took the under-17 women’s plaudits from Kiya Dee, who had won that race, while U13 English National champion Alden Collier was beaten into third in the U15 boys’ standings led by Thomas Redmond.
Gravesend Floodlit Series, Gravesend, October 29
Louis Small, the 2019 South of England and Inter-Counties cross-country champion, achieved a big PB of 31:46 on the tough Gravesend cyclepark circuit.
The 16-year-old won by 107 seconds from his twin brother Jack.
RunThrough Olympic Park 5km & 10km, Olympic Park, November 1
M45 Will Levett’s 5km victory in 16:11 was the pick of the performances.
Dorena, Oregon, USA, October 30
Galen Rupp, the double Olympic medallist (silver in 10,000m in 2012 and bronze in marathon in 2016), blazed through 10 miles in 45:54 and held on well for a 60:22 clocking ahead of Japan’s Suguru Osako who was just under a minute behind.
Thailand by UTMB, October 31 – November 1
Trail runners took to the mountainous terrains of Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai, for the inaugural edition of Thailand by UTMB.
The remnants of the typhoon Molave brought rain and strong winds for the more than 1500 participants to tackle as they took on a range of distances – 100 miles, 120km, 80km, 25km and 10km.
Sanya Kanchai won the 100-mile race in 26:40:06 over a course that includes steep climbs of varied technicality up Pha Ngam, past ancient temples, skirting along the rice fields and with stunning views of the Mae Klang waterfall.
Women’s champion was Phitchanan Mahachot with a time of 36:16:38.
Braganica, Paulista, Brazil, October 31
Felipe Bardi Dos Santos won the 100m in a windy 10.04/2.6 after a 10.03/2.8 semi-final.
Lucas Carvalho won the 400m in 46.40.
European Masters Championships, Funchal, Portugal, October 31
Former world and European marathon champion Martin Fiz from Spain won the M55 title on a hilly course and hot conditions in 79:08.
The overall race winners were M40 Miguel Ferrer Muro from Spain (72:39) and W45 Miriam Paurat from Germany (86:47).
Shelby Township Half Marathon, USA, October 28
Keira D’Amato won the women’s race in a PB 68:57 from Emma Bates (69:44).
Triathlete Morgan Pearson won an exciting men’s race in 62:15 from Tyler Day and Frank Lara (both 62:17).
Wuxi City, China, November 1
London Marathon Olympian Li Zicheng won in 2:14:52 from Yang Dinghong (2:15:40) while world championships participant Li Dan won the women’s race in 2:33:16.
Yao Miao (2:35:08) and Li Zhixuan (2:36:52) completed the top three.
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