On a chilly autumnal Sunday morning in perfect racing condition we saw an amazing performance from Eilish McColgan kick starting her season defending her Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash title with a a new course of 32.05, eclipsing Jill Boltz (nee Hunter) 1990 record of 32,15.

In the men’s race Sam Stabler has continued his great form to power away from Ireland’s Paul Pollock. Sam recording 29.13, with Paul second in 29.20 and Ben Connor 3rd in the same time 29.20

In the ladies race Eilish was followed home in by N Ireland’s Emma Mitchell in 32.51 and Ashley Gibson in 3rd in 33.32.

The the ladies race we had 20 athletes run sub 35 with 15 men running sub 30, in what was perfect racing conditions.

In the Junior Dash Ethan Hussey proved yet again that we have an amazing prospect for future Dash records winning the 2k in 5.05. Watch and remember this name people.

In the elite team race the North of England took first place in the inaugural Tudor Shield event. A big thank you to Rob Tudor elite race sponsor who made today’s great elite race possible (and Ikem Billy for allowing the opportunity to happen!)


Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2017

1st Sam Stabler 29.13
2nd Paul Pollock 29.20
3rd Ben Connor 29.20

1st Eilish McColgan 32.05 Course record
2nd Emma Mitchell 32.51
3rd Ashley Gibson 33.32

England 10k Road Championship

1st Sam Stabler 29.13
2nd Ben Connor 29.20
3rd Andrew Heyes 29.22

1st Ashley Gibson 33.32
2nd Rebecca Robinson 33.49
3rd Emma Clayton 33.51

Tudor Trophy Elite Team Race

1st North of England
2nd Midlands
3rd Combined Leeds Univ

1st North of England
2nd Combined Leeds Univ
3rd Midlands

A big thank you to all who make this possible. Alex Grant, Fiona Jerman.
To Charlotte Fisher England Athletics, Rob Tudor Elite race sponsor, Starbucks, Race Ahead and Steve Robinson Armed Forces for post race grub.
To my team Kevin Hussey, Paul Baxter, Jerry Watson, Sally Malir, Mike Baxter. To all the team managers from North of England, Midlands, Scotland, Armed Forces, Combined Leeds Univ and Birmingham Univ

Rob Cameron