Weekly round up

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Mesa Classic, Arizona, USA, 10 April 2015

Welshman Aled Davies continued his fine form from the indoor season as he went over the 50m mark in the T42 discus for the first time to set an unofficial Paralympic world record of 50.91m.

John McDonnel Invitational, Fayetteville, USA, 10-11 April 2015

British 400m stalwart finished second to clock a time of 52.96.

ERRA National 12 Stage and 6 Stage road relay championships, Sutton Coldfield, UK, 11 April 2015

Aldershot Farnham and District made it sixth successive women’s 6 stage titles in dominant fashion, with Emelia Gorecka setting out the stalls on the first lap, clocking 29:53 – the fastest women’s long stage on the day. The AFD team finished in 2:13:49, with Bristol and West finishing runners up in 2:16:44 after a long battle with Swansea Harriers who finished third in 2:17:01.

Steve Cram coached Laura Weightman ran the fastest short lap of the day, with 16:44.

The lead in the men’s race changed continuously over the early laps until Morpeth Harriers made a decisive break on lap 3. They briefly looked as if they could have been caught until Ian Hudspith converted a 28 second lead into a 2 minute gap on the penultimate stage. Richard Morrell then had time to run his hands along those of the spectators as he anchored the team home with 4:21:52 – 1:14 ahead of Notts AC, with Leeds City AC in third.

It was Notts AC’s Sam Mitchell that recorded the fastest short lap with 15:01 whilst Shaftesbury’s Michael Callegari clocked the fastest long lap with 26:41.

SPAR Great Ireland Run, Dublin, Ireland, 11 April 2015

European Cross Country champion Gemma Steel took her second victory at the event in the last three years, winning the 10km event ahead of Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton in 33:03 to Britton’s 33:07.

Trofeo Iberico 10,000m track race, Huelva, Spain, 11 April 2015

Lily Partridge smashed her 10,000m personal best to finish third with 32:20.77.

BM (Brighton Marathon) 10k, Brighton, UK, 11 April 2015

Steph Twell got the better of her GB&NI team mates with a decisive victory over Aly Dixon and Helen Clitheroe.

Twell’s time of 32:49 was 48 seconds clear of Dixon’s 33:37 with Clitheroe taking third in 34:10.

Morpeth’s Jonny Taylor went top of the 10km rankings with a time of 29:13 to win the men’s event ahead of Adam Hickey (29:18) and Callum Hawkins (29:21).

Scottish Athletics Field Events Grand Prix, Livingston, UK, 11-12 April 2015

Jo Butterfield became the first European F51 athlete to go over 20m with a throw of 20.03m.


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First published on: 14 April, 2015 12:00 am

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