Weekend Round-up

Seyfu Jamaal rb pic

Seyfu Jamaal had a breakthrough victory at the massive Milton Keynes Half Marathon  this weekend with a  66:06 winning time. The GB&NI cross-country teams were proud to be podium performers in five of the seven events in the European Cross Country Championships in Portugal. Elsewhere the Telford 10k was a loaded field as reported yesterday and Verity Ockenden was in great form in the indoor 5000m at Boston.

Seyfu Jamaal (handicap -4.6) from London Heathside astounded the field at the Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon  with an eye catching 66:05 win! This time is now tops the u20 runbritain rankings table for 2019. 

Great Britain and Northern Ireland won five team gold medals at the 2019 SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon to top the medal table once again. For a full report click here.

Verity Ockenden (handicap -1.3) moved to 11th on the runbritain 5000m rankings with a clocking of 15:34 indoors at the Sharon Colyear-Danville meeting at Boston USA over the weekend.

Of the 674 Saturday parkruns, the biggest field was again at Bushy park in London, while the fastest were at Dulwich for men and Pegwell Bay for women.

It was Chloe Sharp (handicap 1.1) who was the fastest woman with her Pegwell Bay parkrun  performance of 16:52. Not only did this give her a personal best time but it also took 0.3 off her handicap score! Australian, Elliott McGaughran, was speeding around Dulwich Park with a 15:03 for the London 5k parkrun.

The European Cross Country Championships report is here and the Telford 10k summary here (results).

Some of the bigger event were: 

 Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

 - 2,136 finishers*  

 Tatton Yule Yomp 10K

 - 1,487

 Start Fitness Gwent League

 - 1,318

 Bushy Park parkrun

 - 1,153

 Telford 10K

 - 1,122   

 Chiltern League

 - 1,027

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Other results from the weekend are on the following links: 


Road/multi terrain


Cross country