18th November 2019
World Para Athletics Championships, Dubai, UAE, November 11-17
The Great Britain & Northern Ireland team ended the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships with 29 medals after Gavin Drysdale (coach: Ian Mirfin; club: Red Star) and Kayleigh Haggo (Mirfin; Red Star) won inaugural global titles on the final day of action in Dubai.
World Mountain Running Championships, Villa La Angostura, Argentina, November 16-17
Joe Dugdale (Copeland) and Phillipa Williams (Sheffield RC) claimed individual gold and bronze respectively as the British team collected four medals at the World Mountain Running Championships.
Semi Marathon Boulogne Billancourt, Paris, France, November 17
Jake Smith (James Thie; Cardiff) put himself among illustrious company as he ran a huge half marathon personal best and British under-23 record on the streets of Paris.
Smith, who secured a top-ten finish with eighth in the 10,000m at the European Under-23 Championships back in the summer, clocked 62:02 to finish fifth after 13.1 miles in France.
That took almost two minutes off his previous best with the British record now his and only Mo Farah (Gary Lough; Newham & Essex Beagles), Callum Hawkins (Robert Hawkins; Kilbarchan) and Dewi Griffiths (Kevin Evans: Swansea) ahead of him in the Power of 10 rankings for the half marathon this year.
NCAA regional races, Various, USA, November 15
A host of Brits were in action in the regional cross country races over in the US.
Brits dominated in Oklahoma with Thomas George (Paul de-Camps; Birchfield Harriers) leading the way with second. Patrick Dever (Andy Bibby; Preston) who represented GB & NI at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the spring, was one place behind in third.
Isaac Akers (Bill Boyd; Corby) was eighth, Cameron Field (David Lowes; Liverpool Harriers) was ninth and Scott Beattie (Mike Bateman; Morpeth) was 11th.
William Battershill, a former world youth finalist, was third in Buffalo. Jordan Rowe (Tony Houchin; Thames Valley) placed eighth in Fayetteville.
Jodie Judd (Mick Judd; Chelmsford), who finished sixth in the 5,000m at the European Under-23 Championships in the summer, was 12th in Tallahassee.