Weekend Domestic Round-up

Jess Coulson
It has been a great weekend for the start of the autumn season, with some of the fastest times around the country and many personal best times. Marc Scott, Dewi Griffiths and Jess Piasecki-Coulson are the pick of the weekend performances, with Paula Radcliffe and Andrew Butchart also featuring in our news. 



The Cardiff 10k saw fireworks at the front with a three-nation battle for victory. Dewi Griffiths (handicap -5.5) confirmed that his recovery from injury is well on track ahead of Matt Clowes (handicap -5.5) who ran a 29:19 PB. Jake Smith (handicap -4.4) ran a massive PB of 29:31 for third.

Lily Partridge (handicap -1.9) was a popular winner in the women's event in 33:27 over a minute ahead of Rachel Felton (handicap 0.1).


The returning Andrew Butchart (handicap -3.6) came up against the in-form Marc Scott (handicap -6.4) at the Trafford 10k. It was Scott who prevailed in an impressive 28:57 ahead of Butchart's 29:28.

Jess Piasecki (handicap 6.2) dominated the women's event in 32:52 ahead of Eleanor Davis (handicap -0.2) who ran 33:57.


Stephen Scullion (handicap -6.6) ran a 10 mile PB to win the Frank Duffy Dublin 10 mile event in 49:19, pulling away in the final mile for a 20 second victory over Celtic rival Josh Griffiths (handicap -5.1) who also ran a PB in 49:41.

Andrew Annett (handicap -2.2) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (handicap -0.4) were the winners of the Northern Ireland Commonwealth trial race at the Waterside Half Marathon. 

Gladys Ganiel (handicap 1.4) was the winner at the Laganside 10k in Belfast from Laura Bickerstaff, (handicap 4.1) both well ahead of Paula Radcliffe (handicap 8.3) who took in the views at a more leisurely pace. Ben Branagh (handicap -3.6) won the overall title in 32:07. 


Robbie Simpson (handicap -4.3) was one of many elites out in the park for a parkrun at Aberdeen running something closer to his marathon pace in 15:38.