26th September 2022
WEEKEND ROUND-UP (24-25 SEPTEMBER 2022)
Berlin Marathon, Sunday 25 September
David Weir (coach: Jenny Archer, club: Weir Archer Academy) finished third in the elite men’s wheelchair race in the German capital. Clocking a time of 1:29:02, he made the podium behind Marcel Hug (SUI) and Daniel Romanchuk (USA).
In the senior women’s race, Sonia Samuels (Andrew Hobdell, Sale Harriers Manchester) ran a superbly paced race to clock 2:28:15 which was just 11 seconds off her personal best.
Midland Counties Road Relays, Sutton Park, Saturday 24 September
The men’s six-stage road relays title was decided on the final leg in Sutton Park as Notts AC’s Freddie Hessian took the team from third to first to claim the Midlands crown. He overhauled Birmingham Running A&T and Bristol & West on the final leg of the race.
In the women’s four-stage relays, Charnwood’s Gemma Steel (Liz Nuttall) produced a strong final leg to overtake Birchfield’s Bryony Gunn (Peter Stewart) to seal the title. Western Tempo came home to win team bronze.
Northern Athletics Road Relays, Sports City, Manchester, Sunday 25 September
Salford Harriers and Leeds City celebrated victories in the women’s four-stage and men’s six-stage, respectively.
Salford’s team, including Ruth Jones (Duncan Mason) who was selected for the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships earlier this week, saw off the competition to win team gold. Sinead Bent (Mason) anchored the team to victory ahead of Leeds and Vale Royal AC.
In the men’s six-stage, Leeds led from leg two when Joshua Dickinson (Andrew Henderson) took them into the lead, and GB & NI international Philip Sesemann (Henderson) secured the victory for the West Yorkshire team on the final leg. Hallamshire Harriers and Blackburn finished second and third overall.
South of England Road Relays, Crystal Palace, Saturday 24 September
Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets secured the men’s six-stage road relays title at Crystal Palace, while Cambridge Harriers were triumphant in the women’s four-stage race.
Results will follow
Aldershot Road Relays, Saturday 24 September
Aldershot Farnham and District earned a double senior women’s and men’s victory at the event.
Steph Twell confirmed AFD took the four-stage win after the team dominated the four stage race. Bracknell were second while AFD’s B team were third.
In the men’s race, the AFD team led throughout with Ricky Harvie (Tim Eglen) anchoring the team to victory ahead of Tonbridge and Cambridge & Coleridge.