Results: 1st – 4th February 2024

Blackmore Vale Half Marathon

Fantastic to see the commitment from our members – especially those who entered at the last minute to ensure Poole AC had enough runners for the DRRL team competition. Well done everyone!


South-West Schools’ Cross-Country Championships, RNAS Merryfield

Congratulations to all our athletes who represented Dorset Schools. William Rabjohns retained his senior boys’ title. Charlie Collins was fifth in the intermediate boys. Erin Wells just made the top ten in the senior girls. Polly Evans and Jemima Chetwood, both at an age disadvantage, made the first dozen in their events. Our athletes helped Dorset Schools to second place in four of the eight races.

  • Senior Boys (6km): 1 William Rabjohns 18:08, 31 Henry Cornish 20:43, 37 Leo Riggs 20:56 Team: 2 Dorset Schools 127
  • Intermediate Boys (4.75km): 5 Charlie Collins 15:23, 38 Oliver Harrison 16:48 Team: 6 Dorset Schools 202
  • Junior Boys (3km): 40 Theo Cobley 10:09, 47 Cameron Wicks 10:16 Team: 2 Dorset Schools 99
  • Minor Boys (2.6km): 14 Charlie Harrison 9:32 Team: 2 Dorset Schools 107
  • Senior Girls (3.7km): 10 Erin Wells 14:14 Team: 2 Dorset Schools 125
  • Intermediate Girls (3.7km): 11 Polly Evans 14:38, 30 Mia Hagan 15:21 Team: 2 Dorset Schools 74
  • Junior Girls (3km): 12 Jemima Chetwood 10:52, 52 Amelia Drew 11:45, Team: 4= Dorset Schools 154

BUCS (British Universities and Colleges) Cross-Country Championships, Templenewsam, Leeds

  • Women’s Short Course (6.56km): 9 Emily Parker (Loughborough) 26:54, 27 Fern Kimber (Nottingham) 28:06
  • Men’s Long Course (9.69km): 24 Mark Ruby (Exeter) 25:20

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Boston, USA

Melissa Courtney-Bryant opened Olympic year with a new 3,000m personal best of 8:37.74 indoors in Boston, an improvement of almost half a second from her previous best set in 2019. She was some three seconds faster than in the same meeting one year ago. Such was the star-studded field that she paced seventh.