Simply Health Great Newham London Run 10K had one of the longest titles and the biggest field of the weekend as more than 6,000 runners experienced the iconic finish on the track inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium.
Great Run By Ahmed Abdulle In Newham
Race winner and junior under-20 Ahmed Abdulle (Ilford, 32:48) was inspired to produce a stunning 10k debut to go more than a minute clear of runners-up Bradley Courtney-Pinn (Pontypridd, 34:06) and Thomas Grimes (East London, 34:23).
Marcus Green (Winchester, 34:35) scrambled across the famous finish line just ahead of the first two women, Lauren Deadman (Havering, 34:36) and unattached athlete Isabel Clark (34:48 PB). Such was the pace of the leading pair that a fine run by W40 master Ruth Jones (Aldershot, 40:26) was almost overlooked in third place.
Good for age marks included M40 David Smith (Wolverhampton, 35:16), M50 Christian Poulton (Cambridge Harriers, 37:07), M60 Robert Cheverton (Lowestoft, 41:10) and M70 Phil Burwell (50:02) as an impressive 1,000 athletes dipped inside 50-minutes.
Leading women's age-group results were achieved by W45 Laura Hales (Woking, 43:22), W55 Gail Hennessy (Eton Manor, 47:04) and W65 Anne-Lucie Norton (60:23).
Starting in the shadow of the 114 metre tall ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture and observation tower in the centre of Olympic Park and with musical entertainment en route, the course loops around the park, passing many of the sports venues made famous by London 2012.
Great Newham London Run is part of the Great Run series of races from Great Run Local 5K runs to full marathons.
Full details are available in runABC race listings.
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