Weekend update

Jenny Nesbit

At the Cardiff Met indoor Christmas Classic Jenny Nesbitt followed up her top 10 run at the European Cross country championships with her best track performance by running a Welsh all comers record over 3000m. There were some fast 5 mile road times in London and a world masters record from a Scottish 800m icon from the 1980s too.

The women’s 3000m saw Jenny Nesbitt (handicap -1.6) run 8:44.92 which was the fastest ever seen in Wales from a woman. The performance takes her to ninth on the British all-time indoor list.

The men’s 3000m also saw some great early season from Piers Copeland (handicap -5.8) who won, in 7:59.51 and U20 runner Osian Perrin (handicap -4.5) turned in an impressive in 8:01.20. James Heneghan (handicap -4.9) was next with 8:04.34 and steeplechaser Dan Jarvis (handicap -6.0) was looking good for Christmas with 8:06.86.

The Friday Under the Lights 5 mile event in Battersea saw more top performances with Mahamed Mahamed (handicap -6.1) winning in 23:20 ahead of Liam Dee (handicap -5.8) in 23:24 and Matt Bergin (handicap -4.3) with 23:42.

Lucy Reid (handicap -0.2) was the women’s winner in 26:26 ahead of Nicole Taylor (handicap -1.1) who ran 26:30.  Tessa McCormick (handicap 0.3) clocked 27:11 for third place.

Elsewhere there was a great 800m run from M65 runner Paul Forbes (handicap 3.2) who has a best of 1:45.66 set in 1983, Forbes ran an M65 world indoor record of 2:15.30 at the Glasgow AA Yuletide Open Graded Meeting.

On a challenging course around Saltwell Park in Gateshead with 150 metres of climbing, cross-country champion Calum Johnson (handicap -6.3) won the Saltwell 10km, in a time of 30:09.Alyson Dixon (handicap 0.3) was the women’s winner in 37:02 ahead of   Amy Fuller (handicap 3.1) with 37:45 and Justina Heslop (handicap 2.3)  in 37:57.

UK runbritain rankings for endurance events and age groups 

Other results from the weekend are on the following links: 


Road/multi terrain