Thousands take part on the streets of the British capital as we bring you our latest UK endurance racing round-up
Vitality London 10,000, September 24
After winning The Big Half earlier this month, Jack Rowe was a clear first in 28:13 in his final race before the World Road Running Championships in Riga on Sunday (Oct 1).
He said: “To be able to run like that is a really good indicator of where I’m at. It was great to see my mates around the course and for those five seconds I completely switched off from running or racing.”
His Aldershot clubmate Ben Bradley was second well over a minute behind.
Top W40 Sonia Samuels was the first woman to cross the line in front of Buckingham Palace in 33:01, despite not feeling in her best form. The Sale Harrier said: “Coming down Birdcage Walk felt like finishing the London Marathon. The crowds were amazing and it’s a race you should put on your bucket list.”
In second place another W40 and the mother of four young children, Andrea Clement set a PB of 33:52 in her first race since May after Achilles problems.
The BMAF cross-country champion of 2022 who was a surprise second in the South of England cross-country championships, was only aiming for a sub-35 and finished 16 seconds ahead of Holly Dixon.
M50 Andy Bond was the pick of the male vets with 33:03 with Dave Ogden winning the M60s by a massive margin in 36:30, the day after helping South London victory in the South Of England Relays.
The wheelchair races were won by Richard Chiasarro in 24:36 and Claudia Burrough in 28:30.
Men: 1 J Rowe AFD 28:13; 2 B Bradley AFD 29:32; 3 C Tharme Cambus 29:34; 4 K Kilrehill IRL 29:46; 5 A Fyfe Edin 29:55; 6 E Cross AFD 30:04; 7 O Bell Ware J 30:34; 8 A Penney Herc W 30:38; 9 B Felton Chelms 30:50; 10 G Gibbens Ton 30:58
M50: 1 A Bond 33:03
M60: 1 D Ogden 36:30
Women: 1 S Samuels Sale Manchester W40 33:01; 2 A Clement B&B W40 33:52; 3 H Dixon Camb H 34:08; 4 H Hall Win W35 34:55; 5 L Boehm Clap C 35:51; 6 H Robinson Bir 36:00; 7 R Woolfe THH 36:00; 8 L Bromilow Mil K W40 36:27; 9 J Muir 36:39; 10 D Hey Birm U 37:18
W45: 1 S Rushforth Brighton Phoenix 38:10
GREENWAY 10km, Cleckheaton, September 24
Overall: 1 A Smith (Aire, M40) 36:37; 2 J Convery (Bing, M60) 36:47; 3 J Clark (Puds P, M40) 37:07
Women: 1 A McKechnie (Queensb, W40) 41:28; 2 N Jones (Bing, W40) 42:15; 3 R Beaumont (Cald V, W50) 44:58
LEIGHTON 10, Leighton Buzzard, September 24
Overall: 1 S Tuttle (Mil K) 56:09; 2 J French…