Star performances in Wilmslow and Liverpool

Charlotte Arter

The roads of Wilmslow saw an impressive 32 minute female performance from our ladder leader whilst, at Liverpool, the best of the UK mud-larks performed at Sefton Park.   

The biggest races of the weekend were:

Wilmslow Festive 10K 

- 3,302

Doncaster 10K - Provisional

- 2,415

British Athletics Cross Challenge (inc European Trials)

- 2,180

PECO League

- 1,251

Derby 10 - Provisional

- 1,242

Bushy parkrun

- 1,118

Eilish McColgan (handicap -3.0) who currently tops the runbritain ladder was well ahead of her female pursuers in Wilmslow, winning in 32:49 ahead of another Olympian, Kate Reed (handicap 8.5)who ran 33:29. Callum Rowlinson (handicap -3.2) was the overall winner in a PB of 31:36. 

Charlotte Arter (handicap  -1.3) and Ross Millington (handicap  -6.5) were among 26 athletes who claimed  automatic selection for the British Athletics team for next month’s European Cross Country Championships as they took hard fought victories in the British Athletics trials at Liverpool.

An incredibly close senior women’s race saw Jess Piasecki (handicap  0.1) and Verity Ockenden (handicap  1.2) battling with Arter throughout as the lead changed hands several times, but the latter kicked when it mattered, taking first place in 26:10. 

A full report is here