15 year-old Max Burgin makes noise in Manchester as Claire Duck and Stevie Stockton clock 5000m PBs, while in the US, Josh Kerr and Charlotte Taylor impress.

Max Burgin set a world age-15 record and UK under-17 best for 800m, clocking 1:47.50 at the first British Milers Club Grand Prix of the season at Manchester’s Sportcity on Saturday (May 12). More about Burgin’s stunning run can be found here.

In second was under-23 Spencer Thomas in a PB of 1:47.76. Finishing in fourth place was Joseph Reid who improved his Isle of Man record to 1:48.32.

Former European indoor 400m representative took more than three seconds from her best to win the women’s 800m A race in 2:03.86. Runner-up Jemma Reekie’s 2:03.91 was also a new best. Keely Hodgkinson, in fifth, topped the UK under-17 rankings for this year so far with a PB 2:05.27.

Ireland’s Sarah Healy won the women’s 1500m A race in a PB of 4:15.53. Top Brit in the men’s races was Andrew Smith, who set a best of 3:43.75 in placing second behind Italy’s Ossama Meslek. Former European junior 5000m bronze medallist was third in 3:44.00.

Philip Sesemann took the men’s 5000m A race, setting a PB of 13:59.27.

The women’s equivalent saw a pair of PBs at the front for Claire Duck (15:39.68) and Stevie Stockton (15:41.11) as Jess Judd was third in 15:49.54.

Elise Thorner set a European Youth Championships qualifier to win the women’s 2000m steeplechase in 6:52.68. Ben Thomas did likewise in the men’s as his 5:57.89 was good enough for third behind junior Alfred Yabsley (5:50.04).

Shanghai Diamond League (China), May 11

Andrew Osagie was the sole British middle-distance runner in action, clocking 1:46.36 for seventh in the high-calibre race. The 2012 Olympic finalist was racing for the first time since the Commonwealth Games.

Britain’s Reece Prescod was the surprise winner in a top men’s 100m field as he claimed victory by 0.01s pipping China’s Bingtian Su to victory in 10.04. CJ Ujah finished fourth in 10.18.

BMC Gold Standard Races, Lee Valley, May 9

Adam Clarke set a lifetime best to win the mile in 4:02.79. Behind 5000m winner John Sanderson (14:20.14), M40 Kojo Kyereme clocked 14:46.18 for seventh.

Portland Twilight Meeting, Adrian (USA), May 12

Britain’s Charlotte Taylor, who finished sixth at the European Cross Country Championships in December, won the 5000m in 15:52.84. Jack Rowe was second in the men’s 5000m in 14:03.79.

Cambridgeshire County Champs, Peterborough, May 12

Thomas Keen achieved a European Youth Championships qualifying standard of 3:51.02 with a solo effort.

Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships, California, May 13

Scottish athlete Josh Kerr, who broke the NCAA 1500m record earlier this year, won his third-straight Mountain West 1500m title clocking 3:44.69. Kerr is the first athlete in league history to win the metric mile race for three consecutive years.

Atlanta Track Club All-Comers Meet (USA), May 8

Middlesbrough-Mandele’s Hannah Segrave was second in the 800m in 2:03.10.


On the roads this weekend, there were super quick times in Ipswich on Saturday night, and a report can be found here. On Sunday runners battled high temperatures in Bristol, while 10ks and half marathons in Leeds Sunderland, Oxford and Colchester also produced some fine performances. A full road running round-up can be found here.