Weekly update of records and performances

Dom Brown

We have had a great week of racing with Armagh arguably producing the most impressive results on Thursday with 113 men dipping under 15:00 for 5k and 49 women going below 9:00 for 3k.

Laura Muir was in record breaking form with a 4:18 mile in Birmingham whilst Dom Brown (pictured), James Gormley and Dani Chattenton were in great winning form at the British University Indoor Championships in Sheffield.

See the Armagh report on this link with winning times of 13:43 for men's 5k and 8:59 for Steph Twell (running handicap -1.3) who won the 3k.

Laura Muir (handicap -2.4) was on fire with an emphatic victory, at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, where she smashed the British record on a world-class day of athletics in the Birmingham Arena

Muir won the mile race, shattering Kirsty Wade’s 31-year-old national record, with a mark of 4:18.75 and revised her own 1500m British mark en route, which was recorded at 4:01.83.

Moving ahead early on, it was a simple case of Muir against the clock and she sliced five seconds off the previous best which means she now holds six national records indoor and outdoor.

She said modestly afterwards: “To get the British record was fantastic but, for me, it was just about having a solid run today, coming away with the win and with a good time "

The British University Championships in Birmingham saw many stars of the future showcasing their best form. Dom Brown (handicap -4.5) had the biggest cheers from the home crowd as he front ran a 1500m victory. A similar roar was heard for home grown talent James Gormley (handicap -4.6) as he showed the best tactical nous to outwit Mahamed Mahamed (handicap -5.6), Jake Smith (handicap -4.9) and a fast finishing Linton Taylor (handicap -4.8).  Dani Chattenton went for an audacious 1500/3000m double, but had to settle for the 3000m gold and a 1500m silver.  

The fastest parkruns of the week were run in Worthing, where Tom Evans ran 14:45 and Walsall Arboretum where 16:14 gave Hayley Carruthers the fastest women's time of the weekend.

Ultra runner, Tom Evans (handicap -4.6) was in fine form in Worthing to back up his recent 29:44 10k in Chichester.  Hayley Carruthers (handicap -1.2) backed up her 9:26 3k performance at Armagh with her 16:14 5k parkrun

Other great events are listed below with some of the largest fields of the week: 

Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon

 - 2,826*

Hampton Court Half Marathon

 - 2,619*

Bushy parkrun

 - 1,291  

Hendy Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

 - 1,243   

Southampton parkrun

 - 1,114  

Great North West Half Marathon

 - 909  

* Provisional

Other results can be found on the following links below:


Road/multi terrain


Cross country (XC)