Athletics: National medal for Coritanian boys
Leicester Coritanian under-15 boys won team bronze at the national cross-country relays.
The line-up of Sam Elliott, George Bell and Ben Dijkstra ran a total time of 20min 24.40sec to finish in third place in the under-15 boys 6k event.
Elliott led the team off at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, and ran a solid first 2k in 6.57.60 to hand over in 21st place to Bell, who put Coritanian into contention with a time of 6.51.60.
Bell handed over in ninth place to Dijkstra, who ran the fourth fastest leg of the day in 6.35.20 to take the team to third.
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Coritanian's under-13 girls and under-17 women teams both broke into the top 10.
In the under-17 women's 7.5k, a good start from Mari Smith, who completed her 2.5k leg in 9.18.75, led to her handing over in fifth to Ella Shirley, who ran 9.34.80.
Picking up one place on her leg, Shirley handed over to Rachel Borrows, who ran a sterling leg to finish 10th in 10.42.00.
The under-13 girls were in 21st place in their 6k event after the opening run from Fran Green in 8.08.75. Jordain Waine ran an outstanding second leg in 7.48.45 to bring the team up to sixth.
Alison Curtis, in her major race debut, ran the final leg and her time of 8.28.45 meant that Coritanian finished in 10th place.
There were 12th-place finishes for Owls AC and Loughborough Students in the senior men's and women's events respectively.
Matthew Hallam recorded his first win in the latest Braunstone parkrun.
The Kippax & District Harrier claimed victory in a time of 17min 15sec in his third appearance in this event.
Cameron Keast knocked 39 seconds off his personal best as he ran home in 17.35 to finish second, his highest finish at Braunstone.
Richard Billington (1485 Tri Club) chalked up his 13th top-three finish in his 35th appearance, crossing the line in 17.39 to take third place.
For the fourth time in as many appearances, Trentham's Sarah Johnson took the crown in the women's race, running home in 18.05, just nine seconds short of her personal best.
Seven-time winner Gina Vaughan took second in 20.11, and Florine Hiersemenzel was third in 20.46.
Seb Wheeler was first home for the under-15s for the sixth time, crossing the line in 21.41.
The race marked the 100th parkrun for Braunstone regular Anne Newbery.
The former Huncote Harrier has been involved in the event as a volunteer and athlete since its inception in 2010.
She even ran throughout her entire pregnancy before giving birth to a baby girl, in August this year, after going into labour just minutes after crossing the line.
The 43-year old completed her landmark run in fancy dress in a time of 27.28 and became the first Braunstone parkrunner to join the exclusive 100 Club, the national group of runners who have completed 100 or more parkruns.
Barrow Runners' Stuart Spencer and Hinckley's Louise Gibson ran to glory in the Shepshed 7.
Spencer was first in the seven-mile event in a time of 36min 45sec, while Gibson was the first woman home in 43.28.
Nicola Roder was unable to defend her Biathle World Championship title in Dubai.
She finished sixth in 14min 10sec after a 1,500m run, 200m swim and another 1,500m run.