MANCHESTER (GBR): Callum Hawkins will be aiming to become the first British man to win the Great Manchester Run on 28 May, informs Athletics Weekly. “I’m looking forward to Manchester as I build on my preparations towards the World Championships in London. Ten kilometres is a distance I don’t get the chance to race much and my time is certainly due a revision,” he said. Hawkins’ lifetime best stands at 29:19. The last British winner of the event was Helen Clitheroe in 2011.
RunBlogRun opines: Callum will probably have to run 28 minutes or better to win Manchester. Truth is, with his half marathon speed, that should be in his fitness level. Callum Hawkins is a quite impressive young runner, who races fearlessly. Looking forward to seeing him race once again.