3rd October 2022

Weekend round-up (1-2 October 2022)

Great Scottish Run – 10km and Half Marathon, Sunday 2 October

Eilish McColgan (coach: Liz Nuttall, club: Dundee Hawkhill) sliced another second off her British record in the women’s 10km as she continued her excellent 2022 season.

On the roads of Glasgow, the Commonwealth and European medallist recorded a time of 30:18.

Elsewhere, Sammi Kinghorn won the women’s wheelchair race in a time of 26:40, ahead of Melanie Woods (both, Rodger Harkins, Red Star) who posted 28:55.

Meanwhile, Callum Hawkins (Robert Hawkins, Kilbarchan) won the men’s half marathon race in a time of 1:03:35.



TCS London Marathon, Sunday 2 October

Weynay Ghebresilasie (Shettleston Harriers) and Rose Harvey (Phillip Kissi, Clapham Chasers) were the top British finishers in the elite men’s and women’s races in London, while David Weir and Eden Rainbow-Cooper (both, Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) earned third-place finishers in the elite wheelchair races.

Ghebresilasie improved his personal best to 2:11:57 for ninth place in the men’s race; he clocked 2:12:17 in Rotterdam earlier this year. Philip Sesemann (Andrew Henderson, Leeds) was the next Briton across the line in 10th position, also in PB time, recording 2:12:10.

Rose Harvey, who was forced to withdraw from the World Athletics Championships marathon with cramp in July, ran the second quickest time of her career as she earned a top 10 finish in the capital. She ran 2:27:59 on her way to 10th while Steph Twell (Aldershot, Farnham and District) was the next Briton across the line from the elite women’s start in 12th in 2:39:16. Hannah Alderson (Alan Thomas, Yate) was the second fastest British woman overall, setting off from the mass start and finishing in a time of 2:35:56.

Marcel Hug (SUI) and Daniel Romanchuk (USA) dominated the men’s wheelchair elite race, but David Weir showed his quality as he outsprinted Tomoki Suzuki in the final 150m to earn third position in a time of 1:30:41.

Similarly, Eden Rainbow-Cooper was involved in a sprint for the line with a pack of eight athletes and held on for third position; places third to ninth were separated by just five seconds. The time of 1:47:27 was also a significant PB for the Commonwealth medallist.



*Photo: Bobby Gavin