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McLuckie tops UK 5-mile lists plus news of England 10km champs

McLuckie tops UK 5-mile lists plus news of England 10km champs

Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier runs UK lead of 23:37 under lights while there are fast runs in Telford including Sam Harrison’s 31:10 for 10km

FRIDAY UNDER THE LIGHTS CHRISTMAS 5, Battersea Park, London, December 16

In an event that took place in the dark in cold conditions, Henry McLuckie was a clear winner in 23:37 from Adam Clarke (23:46) and Jonathan Escalante-Philips (23:50) as the first six broke 24 minutes for five miles.

The winner from Shaftesbury Barnet won the European under-20 1500m bronze medal last year and this year at the age of 20 has improved his mile PB to 3:57.89 and 5000m best to 13:43.10 and his time puts him top of the UK five-mile rankings for 2022 with Clarke going second.

Dani Chattenton won the women’s race in 27:45 (to go ninth in the UK rankings for 2022) from junior international Ellen Weir (28:20) with Annie Birch third in 28:39.

Henry McLuckie (Graham Smith)

Overall: 1 H McLuckie (SB) 23:37; 2 A Clarke (AFD) 23:46; 3 J Escalante-Phillips (C&C) 23:50; 4 N Shreeve (C&C, M35) 23:51; 5 H Brodie (Bed C) 23:52; 6 D Mulryan (TVH) 23:54; 7 S Jamaal (Lon Hth) 24:09; 8 O Way (ESM) 24:18; 9 E Smith-Rasmussen (Newk) 24:20; 10 M Wilson (Sun) 24:22; 11 T Butler (SB) 24:24; 12 J Millar (B&W) 24:28; 13 W Bryan (Soton) 24:29; 14 C Wyllie (DMV) 24:31; 15 R Wilson (High, M35) 24:33; 16 P Roddy (THH) 24:40; 17 R Sesemann (Kent) 24:44; 18 R Braden (Kent) 24:50; 19 T K³pper (Unatt) 24:53; 20 M Revier (Soton) 24:58; 21 C Emmerson (Bed C) 25:00; 22 C De’Ath (Ton) 25:00; 23 A Walton (HW) 25:05; 24 T Brookes (VP&TH) 25:08; 25 W Newnham (Ryde) 25:12; 26 S Gardner (Belg, M35) 25:15; 27 C O’Neill (Soton) 25:16; 28 J Minter (Bed C) 25:19; 29 S Roberts (Ret) 25:27; 30 G Withers (St Alb) 25:28; 31 J Simmonds (Kent) 25:29; 32 J Taylor-Caldwell (ESM) 25:30; 33 A Ramsier (S Lon) 25:37; 34 C Hudson (Harrow, U20) 25:40; 35 T James (Craw, U20) 25:46; 36 N Wilson (Glas U HH) 25:52; 37 M Welsh (Belg) 25:54; 38 A Tripp (Ips) 25:56

M45: 1 C Compton (Kent) 27:24; 2 A Whitwam (Morp) 27:28; 3 J Lawler (EMAC) 27:36

M50: 1 D Williams (S Lon) 28:26; 2 W Pitt (Kent) 28:29

U20: 3 F Cross (AFD) 26:49

Dani Chattenton (left) (Graham Smith)

Women: 1 D Chattenton (MKDP) 27:45; 2 E Weir (HW, U20) 28:20; 3 A Birch (Kent) 28:39; 4 S Winstone (Soton, W35) 28:54

W40: 1 J Vickers (S Lon) 31:11

Full results on Power of 10 here

KENT CHRISTMAS CRACKER 5, December 17

Rachel McGuinness easily won the overall race in 29:05, a minute clear of men’s winner Jay Bailey.

The previous day the women’s winner had set a 16:32 parkrun PB at Pegwell Bay, where she had…

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