Scots land PBs in Antrim and Callum on way back

Sunday 28th August 2022

Elite Race Results 2022 – Antrim Coast Half Marathon

There were PBs for two Scottish athletes in a fast Antrim Coast Half Marathon that saw both the men’s and women’s UK all-comers records fall.

Sean Chalmers led the Scotland men’s team home as he finished 13th in 64:57.

There was a new personal best for Fraser Stewart of 66:22 for 20th place, closely followed by Lewis Rodgers in 22nd (66:38) and Michael Christoforou in 26th (67:04).

The men’s race was won by Ethiopian Jemal Yimer in 59:03 with Callum Hawkins continuing his return to racing in 64:02 to be top Scot on the day.

In the women’s race, Virginie Barrand was the first Scot home in 9th place, setting a new PB in 66:29.

Metro Aberdeen club-mate Claire Bruce finished in 17th (81:00) with Rebecca Burns completing the Scottish team in 18th (81:34).

Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw set off at world record pace, going through 5km in 14:43, before settling down to run a UK all-comers record of 64:12.

1st – Jemal Yimer, ETH, 59:03 (UK All-comers’ record)

7th – Callum Hawkins, Kilbarchan, 64:02

13th – Sean Chalmers, SCO/Inverness Harriers, 64:57

20th – Fraser Stewart, SCO/Cambuslang Harriers, 66:22 (PB)

22nd – Lewis Rodgers, SCO/Fife AC, 66:38

26th – Michael Christoforou, SCO/Cambuslang Harriers, 67:04

1st – Yalemzerf Yehualaw, ETH, 64:21 (UK Women’s All-comers’ record)

9th – Virginie Barrand, SCO/Metro Aberdeen, 76:29 (PB)

17th – Claire Bruce, SCO/Metro Aberdeen, 81:00

18th – Rebecca Burns, SCO/Pitreavie AAC, 81:34

With thanks to Mark Nixon


Tags: Antrim, Callum Hawkins, Claire Bruce, Fraser Stewart, Lewis Rodgers, Michael Christoforou, Rebecca Burns, Sean Chalmers, Virginie Barrand

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