England Athletics Virtual 5k Road Running Championships

Results update 15 July:

England Athletics is delighted to announce the final winners and runners-up from our first ever England Athletics Virtual 5k Road Running Championships. Congratulations to all winners and runners-up and thank you to everyone who entered and took part in the competition, representing clubs from across England. With over 1,700 competitors racing over 11-13 July, the Championships has provided a fantastic opportunity for performance-focused runners to compete, during a time when running activity is restricted, and we’re also pleased to see so many people using the race as a way to gain their first experience of national competition.

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Results – Virtual 5k Road Running Championships 2020

Overall – Men’s winner and runners-up

1. 13:43.00 Frank Baddick, Newham & Essex Beagles AC (verified)
2. 13:48.00 Tom Evans, Lewes AC (verified)
3. 13:56.00 Adam Hickey, Southend AC (verified)

Overall – Women’s winner and runners-up

1. 15:14.00 Dani Chattenton, Milton Keynes Distance Project (verified)
2. 15:59.00 Holly Archer, Cambridge & Coleridge (verified)
3. 16:28.00 Danielle Hodgkinson, Wallsend (verified)

Team winner: Men

AFD AC 43:35 – Alex Pointon 14:18, Joe Morwood 14:26, Jack Boswell 14:51  (all verified)

Team Winner: Women

AFD AC 52:00 – Pippa Roessler 17:00, Lesley Locks 17:28, Katriona Brown 17:32 (all verified)

Ambulant Para:

T20 winners
Women: Hannah Taunton, Taunton AC, 17:10 (verified)
Men: Kieran O’Hara, Havering AC, 16:47 (verified)

T12 winner
Women: no competitors in category
Men: Darren Westlake, South Devon, 18:12 (verified)

Age Groups:

U17 winners
Womens: Pippa Roessler, AFD, 17:00 (verified)
Mens: Willian Newcombe, Cambridge & Coleridge, 15:10 (verified)

U20 winners
Womens: Katriona Brown, AFD, 17:32 (verified)
Mens: Charlie Brisley, Invicta East Kent, 14:54 (verified)

U23 winners
Womens: Holly Dixon, Cambridge Harriers, 16:33
Mens: Tom Mortimer, Stroud & District AC, 14:00 (verified)

V35 winners
Womens: Danielle Hodgkinson, Wallsend, 16:28 (verified)
Mens: Andy Coley-Maud, Clapham Chasers, 14:17 (verified)

V40 winners
Womens: Aly Dixon, Sunderland Strollers, 16:40 (verified)
Mens: Darren Deed, Bedford & County, 14:48 & Paul Martelletti, VP&TH, 14:48 (both verified)

V45 winners
Womens: Kate Rennie, Dacorum & Tring, 17:16 (verified)
Mens: Andy Bond, Dulwich, 15:39 (verified)

V50 winners
Womens: Susan Mcdonald, South London Harriers, 18:30 (verified)
Mens: Mark Symes, AFD, 15:16 (verified)

V55 winners
Womens: Claire Elms, Dulwich, 18:23 (verified)
Mens: Jon James, Wells City Harriers, 16:12 (verified)

V60 winners
Womens: Joanna Thompson, Team Bath, 19:57 (verified)
Mens: Tommy Hughes, Leicester, 16:27 (verified)

V65 winners
Womens: Dorothy Kesterton, Steel City Striders RC, 22:54 (verified)
Mens: Anthony Whitehouse, Totley AC, 18:15 (verified)

V70 winners
Womens: Penny Forse, Stubbington Green RC, 22:40 (verified)
Mens: Ron Cattle, Midland Masters AC, 20:22 (verified)

V75 winner
Womens: No competitors
Mens: Geoffrey Howard, Ilkley, 21:00 (verified)

V80 winners
Womens: No competitors in age category
Mens: Keith Jones, Team Bath, 26:19 (verified)

V85 winners
Womens: No competitors in age category
Mens: No competitors in age category

V90 winners
Womens: No competitors in age category
Mebs: No competitors in age category

Click here for full results information available via the OpenTrack event page.

About the Virtual 5k Road Running Championships 2020

With the original 5k Championships cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, England Athletics launched a free-to-enter virtual version of the race for 2020 to enable runners nationwide to compete at a time when many road race events are on-hold.

As well as creating an exciting platform for performance-focused runners to challenge for the national 5k title, the fact there is no minimum entry standard means the Championships also provided a fantastic opportunity for many runners to gain their first experience in national competition.

The Championships offered plenty of chances for glory – with medals awarded to runners finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall in both women’s and men’s categories plus further opportunities to grab a podium spot in a Club competition and winning medals in the Age Category competitions.

The Club competition, across both women’s and men’s categories, required three runners to score with the final results decided by the accumulated time of the fastest three runners for each club.  With the minimum entry age for the Championships set at 16, the Age Category competition across both women’s and men’s categories incorporated: U17, U20, U23, SEN, V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70, V75, V80, V85 and V90.

The virtual element of the race meant that runners signed up using the OpenTrack virtual running platform and were then required to evidence their run post-race using GPS data. England Athletics and OpenTrack created new rules for the Championships which helped make racing as fair as possible. Entry to the event was free and open exclusively to runners registered with England Athletics via an affiliated club. Participants completed their run between 00:01 Saturday 11 July and 11:59 (am) Monday 13 July.  Evidence of their runs had to then be uploaded by 23:59 Monday 13 July.



Runners MUST ensure they compete in a way that adheres to the letter and spirit of government rules and guidance on social distancing. Consider the time and route you choose in order to minimise the impact on others.

If you are unwell, injured or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently been in contact with someone with symptoms do not take part.

Entrants should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise programme, physical activity, or virtual competition, that there is the possibility of physical injury to you and others. You should always assess the suitability of the exercise/running location, route and equipment being used in order to ensure no risk is posed to others or yourself.  If you engage in a specific exercise or all elements of a programme, physical activity or virtual competition, you agree that you do so at your own risk and you are voluntarily participating in these activities, as well as assuming all risk of injury to yourself.  In doing so, you agree to release and discharge England Athletics from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of the participation in such activity and out of the use of any associated guidance.