Weekend update

Nick Goolab podium with Sesseman and Fitzgibbon mile

The Simplyhealth Great Manchester 10k Run enjoyed impressive performances from the top British runners, Nick Goolab and Steph Twell,  along with Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack.

Nick Goolab (handicap -6.0) continued his exceptional road form at the Great Manchester 10k Run  to finish fourth in the men’s race, crossing the line in 28:42, in a race won by Jacob Kiplimo (UGA) in an impressive 27:31. Hellen Obiri (KEN) took the spoils in the women’s race with Steph Twell (handicap -1.9) the first Brit home, in fourth with a time of 32:41, just two seconds ahead of Ireland's  Fionnuala McCormack, .

In the wheelchair race, JohnBoy Smith pipped Simon Lawson in a thrilling sprint finish, Smith winning by just one second in 22:11 for the 10k event.

At the USATF Distance Classic, Los Angeles, Josh Kerr (handicap -5.5) produced a highly impressive 5,000m debut as he finished second in the high quality race in 13.28.66 with his fellow Scot Chris O’Hare (handicap -6.1) also running a 13.33.99 personal best in the same race.

Kyle Langford (handicap -2.5) went straight to the top of the UK outdoor rankings with his 1:47.31 run for second place over 800m, with 1500m man Neil Gourley (handicap -.5.2) sixth in 1:48.42. There was also a fine 4.09.31 personal best for Amy Eloise-Neale (handicap -1.0) as she finished fourth.

Some of the bigger UK events were: 

Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10K

- 18,308

Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon

- 17,475*

Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run Half Marathon

- 4,521

Chester Half Marathon

- 4,307*

Virgin Sport Hackney Community 5K

- 3,077*

Plymouth Britains Ocean City Half Marathon

- 3,002

* Provisional 

Other results via the following links:


Road/multi terrain


Remember - the #clickyourclock competition is now a regular weekly running competition!

You need to 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


Steven Mowll (handicap 11.4) is presently on top of the leaderboard after his 21:38 Hilly Fields parkrun and a 2.7 improvement in his running handicap.