D'Alton's impressive run sees her top local in the Bristol 10k
Emma D'Alton was the best-placed local runner in the Bristol 10k road race as she finished fourth in the women's race on Sunday.
In cool conditions, the Westbury Harrier covered the distance in a time of 35mins 13secs to clip three seconds off her personal best, which she set in the Poole 10k last year.
Coming just a week after she won the UK Trail Running Championships, incorporated into the Marlborough 20 miles race, that presents an impressive achievement for the 35-year-old.
D'Alton said: "I didn't run the Bristol 10k thinking about a time, so I am really pleased with that. I thought I might be in 35-and-a-half shape, but now I'm clearly going to have to target breaking 35 minutes.
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"Initially, I was told I was third in the England Championships which was nice. But then they found that the Ethiopian winner has a British passport, so I just missed out which was a shame."
In the men's race, Bristol & West's super-consistent international duathlete Phil Wyle was top local man in seventh in 30:24, but far happier with their performances will be club-mates Oli Mott and Shaun Antell.
The pair both smashed their personal bests as they finished 11th (30:57) and 13th respectively (31:07). There was also a PB for Clevedon AC's James Rodgers in 27th, while just one place behind Phil Parry picked up the veterans' over-45s prize.
"The team prizes haven't been finalised yet but we packed a lot of runners at the top end and I think we probably won both the men's and women's events," said Bristol & West AC team manager Keith Brackstone.
Bristol 10k – men: 1 Edao Weliy (Kenya) 29:16; 2 Richard Bartole (Kenya) 29;22; 3 Anuradha Cooray (VoA) 29:44; 4 Paul Richardson (Owls) 29:49; 5 Darren Dead (Bed) 30:07; 6 Ian Kimpton (Lincoln) 30:15. LOCAL (all B&W unless stated): 7 Phil Wylie 30:24; 11 Oli Mott 30:57; 12 Ben Noad (Highgate) 30:59; 13 Shaun Antell 31:07; 22 Owain Jones 32:29; 23 Steve Francis 32:36; 27 James Rodgers (Clev) 32:48; 28 Phil Parry (M45 1st) 32:54; 29 Luke Grenfell-Shaw (U20) 32:58; 44 Pete Woodward 34:05; 47 Tom Morris 34:16; 52 Mike Jacobs 34:33. Women: 1 Getenesh Tamarate (Bel) 33:26; 2 Holly Rush (TBAC, W35) 34:35; 3 Emma Taylor-Gooby (Midhurst) 34:50; 4 Emma D'Alton (WH, W35 1st) 35:13; 5 Emma Stepto (CAC, W40 1st) 35:21; Kate Goodhead 35:46; Hannah Alderson 35:51; Annabel Granger 36:47; Jenny Jagger 36:52.
Bristol & West AC's Jon Wills finished 24th in the Bupa Great Manchester Run 10k road race in a time of 30mins 23secs.
Racing at the BMC Young Athletes meeting in Milton Keynes Bristol & West AC's Olivia Sadler won the 1500m A race. The 18-year-old clocked a season's best time of 4mins 33.38secs to finish over three seconds clear of the field.
British junior international Emily Diamond followed up her victory in the British Students Championships with second place in the guest 200m at the Loughborough International Games.
The 20-year-old Bristol & West AC sprinter clocked 24.16secs into a headwind for second place.