Personal best for Laura Weightman at Parelloop 10k

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Laura Weightman impressed over 10k with a fabulous 31:39 performance in the Netherlands, this weekend. Only four other UK women have faster PBs.   

Laura Weightman (handicap -1.5) smashed her 10km personal best as she finished third in the Netherlands at the Parelloop 10k in Brunssum. Having run an impressive 31.59 just two weeks ago, the European and Commonwealth medallist carved another 19 seconds off that, crossing the line in 31.40.

That performance puts the Morpeth athlete fifth on the UK all-time list behind Paula Radcliffe (handicap 7.8), Liz Nuttall (27.4), Gemma Steel (-0.6) and Wendy Sly (22.7) who won her category over the weekend in Limassol, Cyprus, as she prepares for the London Marathon.

In the men’s race Cambridge & Coleridge’s Jack Gray (handicap -5.5) was in personal best form. Running for England, he revised his best to 29:21 with Paulos Surafel (handicap -3.9) the next Brit home, also running a PB of 29:46.

Jess Judd (handicap -1.5) was the star of the show on the roads on Saturday in the Cheshire 10k at the picturesque Arley Hall, clocking a lifetime best of 32.42 to take the win, before going on to road relay success the next day. In the men’s race Mohammad Abu Rezeq (handicap -4.2) was victorious in 29.18, with Phil Sesemann (handicap -5.3) second 10 seconds back, whilst Pat Martin (handicap -4.2) also went sub 30 in third.

At the Coventry Half Marathon and Wheelchair raceKare Adenegan (coached by Job King) graced the streets of her home city, winning the 2.5km wheelchair race in a time of 8:33. With a host of Coventry Godiva wheelchair racers in action, the first male athlete home was Joel James in 9:49. Christopher McGurk (running handicap -2.8) and Kelly Edwards (handicap 3.4) were the overall half marathon winners with a PB and a near PB respectively. 

The British 100k Championships and Scottish 50km Championships took place at North Inches Park in Perth, Scotland, with three men bettering the seven-hour barrier. In the men’s 100km event England’s Charlie Harpur (handicap -2.5) was victorious in a time of 6.44.05, with Scotland’s Rob Turner (handicap -0.2) second in 6:51:36 and his fellow countryman Kyle Greig (handicap -1.9) close behind. Sophie Mullins (handicap 7.4) was delighted to take the 100k title in 8:03:39, with Joanna Murphy (handicap 10.0) second in 8:28:01 to make it a Scottish 1-2.

In the 50km races the women’s title was Hannah Oldroyd’s (handicap 0.9), as she crossed the line in 3:28:07 to get the better of Beth Pascal (handicap 8.5), who ran 3:35:19. Italy’s Paolo Natali (handicap 11.9) took the win in the men’s equivalent in 3:02:14, but it was Kerry Liam-Wilson (handicap -2.4), who finished first Brit and took the Scottish title in 3:13:45. 

Some of the bigger races over the weekend were: 

Coventry Half

 - 3,213

Colchester Half Marathon

 - 2,912*

Wilmslow Half Marathon / 10K

 - 2,836*

Hastings Half Marathon

 - 2,598*

Eastleigh 10K

 - 2,518

Larne Half Marathon

 - 2,082

* Provisional results

Various area relays took place and saw the best clubs fielding many outstanding team performances.

Results via the following links: 

Scottish National Road Relays, Livingston



Northern 12 & 6 Stage Road Relays, Birkenhead



Midlands 12 & 6 Stage Road Relays, Sutton Park



Southern 12 & 6 Stage Road Relays, Milton Keynes




Other results can be found on the following links below:


Road/multi terrain


Cross country (XC)