Weekend update: 5000m indoor record for Marc Scott

Marc Scott and Andy Butchart
This weekend we saw a delighted Teesider triplet, Marc Scott, celebrating three new records and making history with an English, British and European 5000m indoor record at the Boston University Indoor meeting in the USA. 


Marc Scott (handicap -6.2) ran a stunning European indoor 5000m record at the Boston University Last Chance Invitational. Not only did he set a British and English indoor record, but a European indoor record too! Scott ran in a high-quality field finishing in 2nd place in a fantastic 13:08.87 beating Mo Farah’s (handicap -6.4) previous record.

James West  (handicap -5.7) added some excitement to his Olympic year with a stunning 1500mi run of 3:36.93 after an earlier 1:48.67 800 performance. Chris O'Hare (handicap -5.4) was also impressive with a slightly faster 3:36.40.  

Holly Archer  (handicap -0.5) was also in Boston and stormed round the 1500m where she ran a fantastic PB of 4:13.62. 

In the women’s 5000m Amy-Eloise Neale (handicap -1.2) ran 15:32.72.  

The Trafford 10k again attracted a top class field and taking home the popular win for the women was Jessica Judd  (handicap -1.9) who clocked a 32:16 PB, just one week after her silver medal at the National XC championships. Chasing her home was the Manchester based Scot, Eilish McColgan (handicap -3.2) in 32:25. Bronwen Owen (handicap -0.8) set an expected PB of 33:30, after her recent rich vein of form to complete a multi national podium of English, Scottish and Welsh runners.

 After winning the Welsh National Cross Country Championships last weekend, James Hunt (handicap -5.2) continued his rich vein of form with a convincing half-minute win with 29:44 in tough conditions. Chasing him home was renowned marathoner and fellow Welshman Andrew Davies (handicap -5.0), who recently took the M40 marathon record from Steven Way (handicap -0.2) with 2:14:36 in December. Another Welshman, Rowan Axe (handicap -3.5), completed the men’s podium, just 2 seconds behind Davies.  

Some of the bigger events over the weekend are listed here: 

Vitality Big Half

- 15,197 finishers

City of Newport Half Marathon

- 1,920

St Helens 10K

- 1,790

Warwick Half Marathon

- 1,490

Anglesey Island Half Marathon

- 1,198

Bushy Park parkrun

- 1,029


Other results from the weekend are on the following links: 


Road/multi terrain


Cross country 




Some of the bigger events over the weekend are listed here:  
Some of the bigger events over the weekend are listed here:  
Some of the bigger events over the weekend are listed here: