Every GB team member claims a medal at the European Mountain Running Championships in Macedonia
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European Mountain Running Championships, Skopje, Macedonia, July 1
Every member of the GB team claimed a medal, with Emma Gould (pictured below) among the individual medallists.
On her senior international debut, Gould finished third behind a dominant defending champion Maude Mathys of Switzerland and Anais Sabrie of France to also lead GB’s senior women to team bronze. Bronwen Jenkinson was 12th, Katie Walshaw 24th and Heidi Davies 35th.
Bernard Dematteis led Italy to a clean sweep in the senior men’s race, with his twin brother Martin finishing third and Cesare Maestri second.
GB’s Andrew Douglas placed fifth to form part of another silver-medal winning team along with Chris Arthur in 11th, Max Nicholls in 12th and Nick Swinburn in 17th.
Anna MacFadyen and Scarlet Dale both secured individual medals in the under-20 women’s race, claiming silver and bronze respectively behind Italy’s Angela Mattevi, as the GB team won silver. Lauren Dickson was eighth and Rosie Woodhams 23rd.
There was also silver success for Joe Dugdale in the under-20 men’s competition as he finished seven seconds behind two-time champion Gabriel Bularda of Romania and led the GB team to gold.
Euan Brennan was sixth, Matthew Mackay ninth and Josh Boyle 19th.
Photos by Mountain Running UK and Mark Croasdale
FASTFriday, London, June 29
The FAST 5000m saw first Paul Navesey and then Jordan Weaver taking on the pace before Andrew Penney kicked with 160m to go to pull clear and win in a track record of 16:38 ahead of field where 13 runners broke 15 minutes.
The conditions for the early races were hot, but Jack Stroud showed a good burst of pace to win the first race in 17:13. The second 5000m race saw Howell Craske lead home a good field in 15:11 with Georgie Grgec finishing as first woman in a track record of 16:18.
SEAA 10,000m champions were Paul Martelletti and Amy Clements.
Alderley Edge 10k, July 1
The men’s race was won by Ben Fish in 31:49 ahead of Stuart Hawkes and Chris Williams.
The female winner was Kirsty Longley who recorded 36:18 in tough conditions. Katherine Wood and Sarah Murphy completed the top three on a competitive day of racing at the front end.
The event had over 2000 entires.
Marathon du Mont-Blanc
Kilian Jornet claimed victory on his comeback after injury, clocking 3:54:54 just three months after breaking his fibula.
Marc Lauenstein was second and Stian Angermund-Vik third.
Ruth Croft won the women’s race in 4:37:30 from Ida Nilsson and Eli Gordón.
Britain’s Jo Meek and Emma Clayton were 11th and 14th respectively.
Gold Coast Marathon, Australia, July 1
Kenya’s Ruth Chebitok broke the course record to win the women’s race in 2:24:49 ahead of Australia’s Jess Trengove with a 2:26:31 PB.
It was a Kenyan double as Kenneth Mungara won the men’s race in 2:09:49 by one second from Japan’s Kenta Murayama.
Istvan Gyulai Memorial, Hungary, July 1
World and Olympic champion Anita Wlodarczyk won at the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge event with a throw of 74.63m. Hanna Malyshik was second with 73.02m and Malwina Kopron third with 71.94m.
Mediterranean Games, Spain, June 27-30
Morocco’s Rababe Arafi claimed a double victory, winning the 800m (2:01.01) and 1500m (4:12.83).
World 200m champion Ramil Guliyev broke the championship record to win the half-lap event in 20.15.
Bad Langensalza, Germany, June 30
Juan Miguel Echevarría of Cuba leapt a men’s long jump world lead and PB of 8.68m (0.7) as he beat Luvo Manyonga – the South African jumping 8.42m twice.
» Further coverage and results in the July 5 edition of AW