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Way to go! Steve bags a new all-time British record over 100k

by Press Release
Monday 5th May 2014
Tags  Ian Berry   |   tzruns   |   National 100K   |   National 50K   |   Steve Way   |   Jen Salter
 
 

Race report: National 100k and National 50k - Saturday, May 3, 2014

National 100k and National 50k - Saturday, May 3, 2014

Photo © Julian Porter Photography

This weekend’s National 100K and National 50K ultra races produced some truly outstanding performances with podium winners in both events running personal best times and a new all-time British record.

The Cyclopark venue in Gravesend hosted the races which incorporated the British Athletics 100k National Championships and the English Athletics National Ultra (50K) Championships.  The Anglo Celtic Plate was also on offer to the winning male and female national teams of England, Scotland and Wales.  The races were organised by the same tzruns team who are responsible for the popular annual Kent Roadrunner Marathon held at the same venue.

National 100k and National 50k - Saturday, May 3, 2014

Photos © Julian Porter Photography

The outstanding performance of the day came from pre-race favourite Steve Way (ENG) who led from the start and finished in a new British 100k (road) record.  His time of 6:19:20 supersedes the previous British best time of 6:24:05 run by Simon Pride in the IAU 100k World Championships in Chavagnes en Paillers in 1999.  Donald Richie holds the British Best (also a World Best) for 100k on a track - 6:10:20 run in London in 1978.  The World Best for 100k road is 6:13:33 run at Lake Saroma in 1998 by Sunada Takahiro (JPN).

Steve’s debut 100k was in Stockholm in August 2013 when he ran 6:40:14 to put him 5th on the All Time British best times for 100k.  Less than three weeks ago Steve finished third in the England Athletics Marathon Championship finishing in a Commonwealth Games qualifying time of 2:16:27.  

National 100k and National 50k - Saturday, May 3, 2014

Photos: Steve Way led from the start and finished in a new British 100k (road) record © Julian Porter Photography

Craig Holgate (ENG) finished in second place and Paul Giblin (SCO) third. The top four placed runners all ran inside the GB team qualification standard of 7:18. Way, Holgate and Giblin took British Championship gold, silver and bronze.

Magali Reymonenq (FRA) dominated the early stages of the women’s 100K race before being forced to withdraw at 54km. Helen Taranowski (ENG) picked up the lead, followed closely by Sarah Perkins (ENG) then the closely packed group of Philippa Taylor (ENG), Jen Salter (WAL) and Karen Rushton (ENG).  Following a conservative start Salter picked her way through to lead the race from 69km. She would not relinquish the lead and took victory just 25 seconds ahead of a fast finishing Perkins.  Taylor pipped Rushton to the final podium step by just 24 seconds.

Salter and Perkins both finished inside the GB team qualification standard of 8:28. As Perkins is not an EA member the British Championship silver and bronze medals were awarded to Taylor and Rushton.

The Anglo Celtic Plate was won by England in both the Men’ and Ladies’ competition.

National 100k and National 50k - Saturday, May 3, 2014

Photos: The Anglo Celtic Plate was won by England in both the Men and Ladies’ competition. l-r:  Hilary Walker (Race Referee), Jen Salter (100K winner), Ian J Berry (Race Director) and Steve Way (100K winner) © Julian Porter Photography

The 50K entry list contained some highly experienced ultra runners and a host of ultra debutees. Two such ultra first-timers lead from the gun – Phil Anthony (East Invicta) and Val Sesto (New Forest).   Despite fears from some quarters that their pace was unsustainable, each dominated and won their races. Anthony possesses a marathon personal best of 2:16:40 and Sesto 2:50:50. Their victories secured them both the England Athletics National Ultra Championship gold.

In the men’s race Julian Rendall (ENG) finished second and Gino Casier (BEL) third.  Championship bronze was secured by Graham Bungay (Totton RC).

In the women’s race Emily Gelder (WAL) finished second ahead of Hannah Oldroyd (ENG) in third. Championship silver and bronze were secured by Oldroyd and Tracey Gibson.

Both 50k winners’ times put them 8th on 2014 World Rankings.

National 100k and National 50k - Saturday, May 3, 2014

Photo: Valeria Sesto, 50k winner and English Athletics National Ultra Champion © Julian Porter Photography

National 100K - Male Winners

1 Steve Way ENG 6:19:20 British Athletics National 100k Championships gold medal
2 Craig Holgate ENG 7:05:45 British Athletics National 100k Championships silver medal
3 Paul Giblin SCO 7:10:31  British Athletics National 100k Championships bronze medal

 

National 100K - Female Winners

1 Jen Salter WAL 8:24:53 British Athletics National 100k Championships gold medal
2 Sarah Perkins   8:25:18  
3 Philippa Taylor ENG 8:31:28 British Athletics National 100k Championships silver medal
4 Karen Rushton ENG 8:31:52 British Athletics National 100k Championships bronze medal

 

National 50K - Male Winners

1 Phil Anthony 2:58:06 English Athletics National Ultra Championships gold medal
2 Julian Rendall  3:13:30 English Athletics National Ultra Championships silver medal
3 Gino Casier 3:25:29  
8 Graham Bungay 3:48:00 English Athletics National Ultra Championships bronze medal

           

National 50K - Female Winners

1 Valeria Sesto  3:36:43 English Athletics National Ultra Championships gold medal
2 Emily Gelder 3:46:48  
3 Hannah Oldroyd 3:56:49 English Athletics National Ultra Championships silver medal
4 Tracey Gibson  4:24:04 English Athletics National Ultra Championships bronze medal

 

Official results have been verified by UKA/IAU and are final. British Athletics and England Athletics Championship Awards remain provisional.

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