We look back at the performances of the past week, including those at the Kielder Marathon and National Road Relays

It was a busy week and weekend of action in both Britain and abroad on a variety of surfaces.


Kielder Marathon, October 5

The 1989 national under-17 cross-country winner Ceri Rees won his third successive Kielder Marathon title on Sunday.

Men: 1 Ceri Rees 2:39:42; 2 Lee Muir 2:44:08; 3 Cees Van der Land 2:46:42

Women: 1 Sarah Burrell 3:22:38; 2 Ruth Jones 3:25:57; 3 Julie Oswald 3:27:34

» For results, report and David Hewitson photos see Thursday’s Athletics Weekly


RWA 50km Championships, Hillingdon, October 5

Spain’s Mikel Odriozola Dominquez won in 3:59:02 and fourth placer Dominic King was the first British finisher in fourth in 4:12:41.

Italian Tatyana Gabellone won the accompanying women’s 10km in 49:39.

Men (50km): 1 Mikel Odriozola Dominquez 3:59:02; 2 Luis Manuel Martinez 4:05:16; 3 Ivan Pajuelo Paredes 4:11:43

Women (10km): 1 Tatyana Gabellone 49:39; 2 Grazina Narviliene 51:31; 3 Heather Butcher 53:09

» For results, report and Mark Easton photos see Thursday’s Athletics Weekly


ERRA National Road Relay Championships, Sutton Park, October 4

Aldershot, Farnham and District repeated their South of England Autumn Road Relays double as both their men and women took comfortable victories. A fuller online report can be found here.

» Results, an in-depth report from Martin Duff and photos from Mark Shearman will appear in Thursday’s Athletics Weekly

ERRA National Young Athletes Road Relays, Sutton Park, October 5

Leicester Coritanian and Charnwood were among the winners at the National Young Athletes Road Relays. A fuller online report can be found here.

» For results, report and David Griffiths photos see Thursday’s Athletics Weekly

Bournemouth Marathon and Half Marathon, October 4/5

Around 10,500 runners took part in the second running in the events over the weekend.

Kenyan Andrew Lesuuda won the marathon on his debut in 2:21:41to beat last year’s winner Ebisa Merga of Ethiopia, while Ukranian Kateryna Stetsenko won the women’s race in a swift 2:30:58 from Kenya’s Joan Kigen.

Steve Way was the marathon starter and he finished second in the half-marathon to his training partner.

Men marathon: 1 Andrew Lesuuda 2:21:41; 2 Ebisa Merga 2:25.30; 3 Andrew Clark 2:40:50.

Men HM: 1 Jacek Cieluszecki 69:30; 2 Steve Way 69:43; 3 Peter Baksh 71:22

Women marathon: 1 Kateryna Stetsenko 2:30:58; 2 Joan Kigen 2:33:13; 3 Juliet Champion 3:03:48.

Women HM: 1 Helen Dyke 85:28; 2 3 Charlie Barnard 86:00; 3 Cerri-Anne Santos 86:49;.

» For full results, report and photos see Thursday’s Athletics Weekly

Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon, October 5

Boniface Kongin and Joan Chelimo made it a Kenyan double. A fuller online round-up can be found here.

» A full report and photos will appear in Thursday’s Athletics Weekly

Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, Glasgow, October 5

Stephen Mokoka of South Africa won the men’s half marathon which saw the withdrawal of Ethiopian long distance great Haile Gebrselassie in the early stages, while Kenya’s two-time world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race in an event record time. A fuller online round-up can be found here.

» A full report and photos will appear in Thursday’s Athletics Weekly

Chester Marathon, October 5

Romanian Marius Ionescu of Altrincham won in 2:21:25 while veteran Cathy Stibbs of Kent AC was a surprise women’s winner breaking three hours for the first time and running 27 minutes quicker than she ran in this year’s Virgin London Marathon.

Men: 1 Marius Ionescu 2:21:25; 2 Matty Adcock 2:28:08; 3 Tom Beedell 2:28:54

Women: 1 Cath Stibbs 2:53:28; 2 Melissah Gibson 2:55:09; 3 Catherine Lee 2:56:40

» Full results, a report plus photos from Harry Shakeshaft will appear in Thursday’s Athletics Weekly

Rock n Roll Marathon, Lisbon, October 5

Kenyan Samuel Ndungu won the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 2:08:17, while Visiline Jepkesho won the women’s race in 2:26:42.

Men: 1 Samuel Ndungu 2:08:17; 2 Robert Kwambai 2:10:27; 3 Lawrence Kimayo 2:12:12

Women: 1 Visiline Jepkesho 2:26:42; 2 Agnes Kirop 2:28:45; 3 Azalesh Masrescha 2:29:43

QEOP Winter 10km Series, London Olympic Park, October 4

Lauren Deadman won the race outright by just three seconds in a time of 34:59 and she was first woman by 10 minutes.

Men: 1 Peter Downie 35:02; 2 Daniel Mutlow 35:18; 3 Andrea Fraquelli 37:18

Women: 1 Lauren Deadman 34:59; 2 Kate Tancred 45:19; 3 Shauna Paice 45:47


Leeds, October 1

University of Leeds student Ellie Dooley set a British junior record of 7:13.5 in the mile walk.

Cross country

Notre Dame Invitational, Notre Dame, October 3

Briton Charlotte Arter won the women’s 5km race in 16:09.3.


October 4

Daniel O’Boyle ran the fastest time of 15:14 at Netley Abbey.

Discounting performances which were involved being pulled by dogs, W65 Jane Davies again had the top age-graded performance with a 21:33 at Bushy Park scoring 96.98% on age-grading.

» The above events, plus lots more, will be included in this week’s edition of Athletics Weekly magazine, on newsstands October 9