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  • Originally posted by Laps
    Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. At the moment your posts and threads are still not showing.
    Thanks, Laps. I've let them know by email and Jessica said the web developers are on the case, so it's just a case of waiting.


    • Preview Show for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge at 4pm today at

      The attempt is due to go off early tomorrow (start time to be confirmed later today). It will be live on the BBC Sport app & online.


      • Fast time for Eilish McColgan at the Great South Run (10 miles), 51:38. Not a course record (Sonia O'Sullivan 51:00) but faster than her Mum's 52:00 Scottish Record set at the same race. Marc Scott won the men's in 46:57 from Ben Connor.

        There were two amazing Canadian stories at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon which doubled as the Canadian trials for Tokyo (winner books their spot subject to having the standard).

        Pre-race ...
        Trevor Hofbauer - 27yo; PB 2:16:48 (#41 Canadian all-time); Half marathon PB - 1:04:30
        Dayna Pidhoresky - 32yo; PB 2:36:08 (#33 Canadian all-time); Half marathon PB 1:12:38

        If you know your 2020 Olympic marathon standards you'll understand why neither Hofbauer or Pidhoresky were being talked about as potential contenders for making the Canadian team for Tokyo.

        However ...
        Trevor Hofbauer ran 2:09:51 to win the Canadian Championships and book his place for Tokyo! He's just the 2nd Canadian man to go sub-2:10.

        Then, after being on 2:26 Canadian Record pace for 30km, Dayna Pidhoresky won the Canadian Championships in 2:29:03, now #5 Canadian all-time and also under the Olympic standard so bound for Tokyo.
        Last edited by LuckySpikes; 20-10-19, 17:51.


        • Jakpb Ingebrigtsen broke the Norwegian senior and European junior 10K road record, 27.54:


          • A PB and Olympic standard for Steph Twell at the Frankfurt Marathon - 2:26:40 just outdipping debutant and former steeplechaser Hiwot Ayalew who had reached halfway at 2:19 pace.

            Valary Aiyabei (KEN) won in 2:19:10 PB CR after being on 2:16-low pace at 30km.

            I'd thought Jess Piasecki was running this (she was entered) but there was no sign of her on the leaderboard.

            2:31:14 for Jenny Spink, a 4 minute PB. Hayley Carruthers had been on 2:30-ish pace much of the way but appears to have dropped out after 30km.


            • Great run by Steph - I don’t think Frankfurt is a massively quick course, so potentially on a London/Berlin course she might get quicker, still - and this time should help her get invited to better races abroad.


              • Big PB for Stephen Scullion (2:12:01) and Mick Clohisey (2:13.19) in the Dublin Marathon. Scullion ran a huge negative split - just 1:06.44 at halfway. Not bad, 3 weeks after Doha. Clohisey was wearing the Lunarflys. Scullion is sponsored by Under Armour but I noticed his shoes were completely black. An UA prototype or did he get to work with the spray paint?!

                I saw that at 35k Steph was on for a 2:25.32 time and faded a little, but still an amazing run. 5th on the AT list and a Scottish record - beating Liz McColgan. She's 8th at 5000m and 6th at 10,000m


                • I think philipo will enjoy this -

                  Looking at the pictures included ... ... what's the problem??!


                  • Great news from Italy. Jess Piasecki (née Coulson) won the Firenze Marathon in 2:25:29 today, beating several Africans and recording sub-71 for the second half of the race!

                    Brilliant stuff, putting her 3rd on the UK all-time list. I'm so, so chuffed for her because she's had a rough time in her running career in the last 4 years. The report has it wrong - her debut was in Frankfurt 2015 but she DNF'd around 30km (on 2:29 pace) when she got injured.

                    There's highlights of the race at 9.40pm to 11.15pm tonight on RaiSport - (VPN needed)

                    Over on the country ...

                    What a season Portugal's Mariana Machado is having. She just turned 19 a couple of weeks ago but in the last 2 senior IAAF XC races she's been hanging with Rose Chelimo, beating her in Soria last week and today in Alcobendas she was just a few seconds behind her. Over these 2 races she's beaten all the best senior Spaniards and also Carla Salome Rocha today. Looks like she'll be the hot favourite for the Euro U20 title on home turf in a couple of weeks' time.

                    The British trials for Lisbon took place in Liverpool yesterday with several athletes booking their spots. Ben Connor and Jess Judd were the individual winners. Presumably the team announcement will be this week because the championships are just 2 weeks away (Don't forget I'm running a Fantasy Euro Cross contest! )


                    • Since it's so rare that a British woman wins an international marathon - if you missed watching it last night, here's the highlights broadcast of the Firenze Marathon which someone has uploaded to YouTube.

                      They didn't have cameras on the women's race until the men's finished, so go to the 1:04:25 mark of the video to see Jess Piasecki's last 4km or so. She's right, it was a twisty course so she probably could have broken 2:25 on a more favourable course? Very pretty in places though with some fabulous architecture and running through the narrow, old city streets.


                      • World Athletics have started their Year In Review articles a month earlier than usual - . The first one up a couple of days ago was for the Combined Events.


                        • I have just posted a thread for the 2019 Fantasy Euro Cross contest but it has been blocked for moderation.

                          Ridiculous!! The only links it contains are to the European Athletics website!

                          However, I have PM'd AW admin in the hope it can be approved ASAP so keep your eyes open for it appearing sometime.


                          • LuckySpikes
                            LuckySpikes commented
                            Editing a comment
                            I have reposted the contest in a new thread without the actual links to the EAA's website.

                        • Stewart McSweyn ran a 56/57 last lap at the Zatopek:10 to set a new Australian NR, 27:23.80, beating Ben St. Lawrence's 27:24.95 from 2011. Pat Tiernan was 2nd in 27:30-ish (official results site down at the moment.)

                          In the women's race any chances of a fast time went out of the window after they dawdled through 5000 in a tick under 17 minutes. Genevieve Gregson, on her 10,000 debut, just edged out Canada's Andrea Seccafien for the win in around 32:48.


                          • Here's the Track & Field News World Rankings for 2019 if you're interested:

                            Men's -
                            Women's -

                            Explanation of how they compile them -