Weekend running update

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The Diamond League in Birmingham showcased many of our finest athletes who are preparing for the World Athletics Championships in Doha in September. Elsewhere in the world of endurance running, Sarah McDonald clocked a sensational 1:59 at the Tipton BMC meeting and Jenny Nesbitt also impressed with a 15:30 5km at the same meeting. Charlie Hulson continued his winning streak at the Podium 5k in Lancashire.  

British Athletics has a comprehensive report on the Birmingham Diamond league on this link.

Some of the running highlights included Lynsey Sharp (handicap -2.5) taking second in the 800m and Eilish McColgan (handicap -3.0)  running a PB of 4:24.71 for third place in the mile. Elliot Giles (handicap -6.5) was another to impress in the 800m for third behind Ireland's winner Mark English (handicap -0.4). who stormed through in the home straight for a memorable victory.

Charlie Hulson (handicap -4.5) was a comfortable winner in 14:17 at the Podium 5K. Jip Vastenburg (handicap -0.5) ran an impressive 16:05 ahead of  Lucy Crookes (handicap 0.3)  in 16:27 with Steph Pennycook (handicap 0.2)  running 16:31 for third place.

Sarah McDonald (handicap -2.5) broke the 2 minute barrier in the women’s 800m in a time of 1:59.91 at the Tipton BMC meeting. Jenny Nesbitt (handicap -1.3) posted a personal best in the 5000m with 15:30.95.

 Did you race at the weekend? If so, remember - the #clickyourclock competition is our regular weekly running competition through the summer!

To enter, register for your running handicap score and then simply #clickyourclock on your result from this week.  All those that improve their handicap score are entered into our random draw to win the prize of a Polar OH1 — Optical Heart Rate Sensor.

More #clickyourclock details are on this link

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