25th November 2019
Away from the British Athletics Cross Challenge in Liverpool, there were further notable results on the terrain as well as on the roads.
Firenze Marathon, Florence, Italy, 24/11/2019
Jess Piasecki (Robert Hawkins; Stockport) claimed a maiden marathon victory as she cut the tape first in Florence in 2:25:28.
Piasecki ran a smart race and clocked the fastest time of the year by a British athlete, beating Charlotte Purdue’s 2:25:38 and making her the third fastest British woman over the marathon of all time behind Paula Radcliffe and Mara Yamauchi.
NCAA Cross Country Division One Championships, Indiana, USA, 23/11/2019
Patrick Dever (Andy Bibby; Preston) ran a superb race to claim 11th spot at the NCAA Championships, clocking 31:00 and helping Tulsa University to a fifth place finish in the team standings.
Euan Makepeace (Matt Roe; Charnwood) also produced a good showing to take 15th position and cross the line as first scorer for Butler University five seconds further back.
The women’s equivalent saw Hannah Nuttall (John Nuttall; Charnwood) the first British athlete home, claiming 35th position in 20:43, while European Under-23 10,000m sixth placer Jodie Judd (Mick Judd; Chelmsford) clocked a respectable 21:02, good enough for 62nd place, with Poppy Tank (Simon Anderson; City of Plymouth) four seconds further back in 74th.