Willis and Simpson win NYRR 5th Avenue Mile – weekly round-up
Willis and Simpson win NYRR 5th Avenue Mile â weekly round-up
by Athletics Weekly
September 14, 2015
Some of the highlights from the past week including at theÃÂ NYRR 5th Avenue Mile,ÃÂ World 100km Championships and theÃÂ World Masters Mountain Running Championships
The Morrisons Great North Run, Great North CityGames and the Brussels Diamond League might haveÃÂ dominated the weekend but there was plenty of other top class action.
A menâsÃÂ Great North Run report can be found here, while a womenâs race report is here. MenâsÃÂ Great North CityGames events coverage is here and womenâs here, while aÃÂ Brussels Diamond League report is here.
NYRR 5th Avenue Mile, September 13
Nick Willis of New Zealand won the menâs race in 3:54.8 to claimÃÂ his third title with Briton Chris OâHare excelling to finish second in 3:55.9. Norwayâs European champion Henrik Ingebrigtsen finished third in 3:56.1.
âThe race style that works for me is to start off at an easy pace and work my legs into it and then wind it up,â said Willis. âOn the road, there are no turns to get boxed in on and you donÃ¢ÂÂt have to run the extra distance to get around people on the final sprint.â
OâHareâs fellow Briton Charlie Grice was seventh inÃÂ 3:57.0.
Jenny Simpson won her fifth womenâs title in 4:29.0 over two-time champion Shannon Rowbury, who ran a time of 4:29.3. Susan Kuijken of the Netherlands placedÃÂ third in 4:29.9.
Bristol Half Marathon, September 13
There was a runaway Kenyan top two as Morris Gachaga won in a course record 61:32 from Christopher Cheruiyot with 61:42.ÃÂ Phil Wicks was a distant third in 65:56.
Teresiah Omosa won the womenâs race in 73:48.ÃÂ Michelle Ross-Cope (74:39) and Jenny Spink (74:56) finished second and third.
Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon, September 13
There were wins for Ben Fish (67:54) and Kelly Crickmore (77:13).
Copenhagen Half Marathon, September 13
Bedan Karoki won in a world-leading 59:14 as Kenyans took the top nine spots. Alex Oloitiptip (59:28), Edwin Kipyego (59:30) and Simon Cheprot (59:32) also went inside the hour.
In the womenÃ¢ÂÂs race, Purity Rionoripo won in 68:29.
World 100km Championships, Winschoten, Netherlands, September 12
Jonas Buud of Sweden won the menâs race comfortably in a time of 6:22:44, having been the only runner capable of churning out sub-40 10kms well into the 60th mile.
Spainâs Asier Cuevas was second in 6:35:49 and Italyâs Giorgio Calcaterra was third in 6:36:49, with the top three also taking the European titles.
The leading Briton was Craig Holgate in 12th in 6:53:32.ÃÂ Marcus Scotney came through strongly to finish 17th in 6:56:12.
USAâs Camille Herron ran 7:08:35 to win the womenâs race.
Swedenâs Kajsa Berg (7:20:48) and Croatiaâs Marija Vrajic (7:27:11) took the other world medals.
Britainâs Joasia Zakrzewski was fifth overall in 7:31:33 â an almost 10-minute PB â and she claimed European bronze behindÃÂ Berg andÃÂ Vrajic.
Zakrzewskiâs team-mateÃÂ Sue Harrison was 10th in 7:39:50.
USA won womenâs team world gold and SwedenÃÂ the menâs.
World Masters Mountain Running Championships,ÃÂ Betws-y-Coed, September 12
British runners claimed 13 gold medals.ÃÂ Morgan Donnelly kicked off the British dominance with a win in the menÃ¢ÂÂs V40 category, clockingÃÂ 42:25.
Karl Gray enjoyed an excellent battle with Martin Cox in the V45 category, with less than 10 seconds separating the pair at the halfway stage. But it was Gray who produced the stronger second half of the race to take the victory in 43:56.
In the combined womenÃ¢ÂÂs V35 and V40 race, Anna Lupton was 17 seconds ahead of Helen Berry at the 5.6km marker and showed no mercy over the second half of the race, coming home in 49:22, almost a minute ahead of Berry.
Katie Beecher won WalesÃ¢ÂÂ first medal of the day with a silver in the V35 race.
Craig Roberts secured his fourth world masters title with victory in the M50 category, while former inter-counties cross-country champion and seasoned GB international Lucy Elliot won the womenÃ¢ÂÂs V45 gold in 52:42.
English athletes took a clean sweep of titles in the combined menÃ¢ÂÂs V65, V70 and V75 races, with gold medals for Bernard Grant, Geoffrey Howard and Norman Bush. In the final championship race of the day, there were gold medals for Ali Keates (V55), Ann-Marie Jones (V60), Lou Lyness (V65) and Brenda Jones (V70).
See this weekâs AW magazine for more.
Track and field
Rieti, September 13
Femi Ogunode won the 100m in 9.93/1.4 while BurundiÃ¢ÂÂs Francine Niyonsaba won the womenâs 800m in 1:57.62 ahead of Faith Kipyegonâs 1:58.02.ÃÂ World champion Maryna Arzamasova finished fourth in 1:58.93.
World silver medallist Adam Kszczot followed up his Brussels 800m victory with another win, this time in 1:44.82.
JamaicaÃ¢ÂÂs Rusheen McDonald won the 300m in 31.94 with Chris Clarke having his best run for some time to run a PB time of 32.29 in second.
Bad Kostritz, Germany, September 13
David Storl enjoyed a 21.37m shot victory over Brussels winner Tom Walsh, who threw 21.25m.
In the womenâs shot Christina Schwanitz won with 19.77m while Nadine Mulller won the womenâs discus with 63.96m and Thomas Rohler the menâs javelin with a 85.22m throw ahead of Czech Jakub Vadlejchâs 84.63m.
Warsaw, September 13
Pawel Fajdek won the hammer with a 81.99m throw while Asafa Powell won the 100m in 9.98.
There was another Jamaican victory in the 110m hurdles as Hansle Parchment won in 13.23.
Britainâs Lucy Hatton was third in the 100m hurdles inÃÂ 13.11.
Watford, September 9
European junior 1500m champion Bobby Clay became the fifth British junior to break nine minutes for 3000m when she ran a 14-second PB of 8:59.12.
British League Qualifying Match, Nottingham, September 12
Rugby and Northampton were clear winners with a score of 307 points, with former league regulars Reading second on 264 points.
Dacorum and Tring Club Championships, Hemel Hempstead, September 13
Sue Yeomans set an European W60 outdoor pole vault record of 2.82m.