Reekie takes further indoor records in New York

Jemma Reekie indoors

In the Millrose Games, New YorkJemma Reekie (handicap -1.3) made it three British records in the space of a week as she revised training partner Laura Muir’s  1500m indoor and mile record with a stunning 4:17.88 effort in the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games.

Jemma Reekie, with a 1500m split of 4:00.52, shaved over a second off Muir’s previous best set in Birmingham last year, before she crossed the line third, to claim yet another British record.

The race saw national records aplenty as winner Elle Purrier (USA) and Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen recorded national records of 4:16.85 and 4:17.26 respectively.

Chris O'Hare (handicap -5.2) took victory in the men’s mile, cutting the tape in 3:55.61. O’Hare made his move with around 400m remaining to sit on the shoulder of Filip Ingebrigtsen (NOR) and then showed his strength to hold off Olli Hoare (AUS), who clocked 3:56.47 for second.

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (handicap -0.6) opened her season with a 2:06.22 effort over 800m and  Amy-Eloise Neale (handicap -1.1) ran  8:58.14 in the women’s 3000m.

At the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting in Dortmund (Germany), Melissa Courtney (handicap -0.8) stormed to victory over 3000m in Germany. She dominated in the closing stages, pulling away from Albania’s Luiza Gega and Kenya’s Roseline Chepngetich to win in a time of 8:49.78.

In the men’s 1500m, European U23 championship silver medallist, Piers Copeland (handicap -5.2), won in a time of 3:40.25.

Philip Sesemann (handicap -5.7) set a season’s best 7:58.09 in the men’s 3000m at the Linz International in Austria.

Over the mud and trails Kate Holt (handicap -0.6) triumphed in the senior women’s race at the Cross-Cup in Rotselaar, Belgium, while Tom Evans (handicap -4.5)  was in record breaking form over 102 km with his 8:03:26 effort at the Tarawera ultra in New Zealand