17th September 2018
Berlin Marathon, Berlin, Germany, September 16
In stark contrast to Eliud Kipchoge’s stunning solo world record in the men’s event, the wheelchair race saw a closely contested finale, with no fewer than 12 athletes in contention. In the end it was Loughborough based Canadian Brent Lakatos who took the spoils, with John Charles Smith (coach: Jenny Archer) taking an outstanding third place in a personal best time of 1.29.44, just three seconds down on the winner. After his Great North Run victory last weekend David Weir (Archer) had to settle for 12th, a further 11 seconds back.
Simplyhealth Great East Run Half Marathon, Ipswich, September 16
Former GB junior international Henry Pearce was in good form over 13.1 miles as he fine tunes his preparations for an autumn marathon. Pearce stopped the clock in 66.02, just 13 seconds shy of his personal best set earlier this year, impressive considering this was a solo run, winning by 90 seconds.