Mellor – British Marathon Champion and round up

London Marathon – Sun 4th October

Congratulations to Jonny Mellor who became the British Marathon Champion as the leading British athlete in the London Marathon.

Both Jonny Mellor and Charlie Hulson were in the elite field and were paced by Sir Mo Farah. The Brits started to fall away with just Jonny and Ben Connor left on the final lap. Jonny managed to pull away from Ben to finish 13th in 2:10.38, just outside his PB, but a second time inside the Olympic qualifying time. Charlie Hulson finished in 20th in a new PB of 2:13.34.

Both had used the Cheshire half marathon on 20th Sept as a warm up, where they finished together in 65.52.

Elsewhere there have been races every weekend at Trafford and around the country.  At Battersea, Joe Wigfield brought his 1500m PB down to 3:40.85 and Max Wharton ran a PB of 3:46.70 at Nuneaton.

Alistair Rutherford ran 8:41.69 for 3000m at Nuneaton and Liam McCay ran a couple of exceptional times for his age running 4:13.7 over 1500m and 9:20.40 over 3000m

Over 800m Max Wharton ran 1:49.10, Mackenzie Woodward ran a PB of 1:58.57  and there were some excellent PB’s from Josh Redmond, Harry Sweeney, Iwan Williams, Oscar Kewley, Charlie Rigby, Bobby Burney and Max Taylor and Lexie Ellis.

In the sprints, Valentin Analogbei (100m & 200) ran big PB’s alongside  Quinton Mahoney in the 100m. Kelly Aru ran 9.86 over 75m and 20.15 over 150m  to rank 1 & 2 in the country.

In the field, Lewis Guest jumped out to 14.28 in the triple jump  in Yeovil, whilst Emily Dibble launched the javelin 40.89 at Moulton to surpass KJT at the top of the Liverpool Harriers rankings  


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