Pavey puts in a superb display in South Run
BRISTOL & West AC life member Jo Pavey produced a superb performance to regain the Bupa Great South Run 10-mile title on Sunday – six years after she last won the event.
Pavey led from the gun to win in a time of 53:01 – just 15 seconds slower than she managed in 2006 – 42 seconds clear of fellow Brit Jess Coulson and Berhane Adere, of Ethiopia.
"The crowds were brilliant and I was really pleased how it went. I'm getting older but still enjoying it," said Pavey.
Bristol & West's Olympic marathon runner Clare Hallissey was 13th in 57:52.
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"That was more or less what I expected I my current condition for my first race since the Olympic," said Halllissey.
Women: 1 Jo Pavey (GB) 53:01; 2 Jess Coulson (GB) 53:43; 3 Berhane Adere (Eth) 53:55; 4 Nadia Ejjafini (Eth) 53:55; 5 Gemma Steel (GB) 53:57. GB: 8 Emma Pallant 55:26; 9 Julia Bleasdale 55:35 13 Claire Hallissey (B&W) 57:52.
Bristol & West AC's Annabel Granger was the highest placed local runner in the second runbritain Grand Prix, which concluded at the recent Perkins Great Easter Run half marathon.
Granger scored a total of 947 points over the five qualifying events to finish fourth and pick up a £500 bonus, while Westbury Harriers' in-form Emma D'Alton was seventh on 730 points (£250).
Granger was 11th in the Reading half-marathon, 23rd in the London 10,000m, 12th in the Bristol half and 21t in the Swansea Bay 10k.
Best placed local man was Bristol & West's Robbie Bugden in 11th with 476 points from just two of the five races. The 2013 programme is due to be announced shortly and Bristol is hoping that ether the 10k or the half will be included.
Alec Woods is the new British Masters over-45s champion over 10 miles after an excellent performance in Tiptree, Essex, on Sunday.
Neil Scholes finished 13th (37mins 57secs) of 200 finishers in the Beat The Clock 10k road race in Calne on Sunday.
Bristol & West AC's Daniel Randell finished 50th in the Snowdonia marathon in 3:13.29.
Bitton Road Runners' Pete Clark clocked 3:17.18 in 70th.
Yate & District AC host their annual awards evening on Friday .
Bristol ultra-runner Neil Bryant is back in Bristol after completing 64 ultra marathons on the trot in the Transeurope Footrace.
Bryant was the sole UK representative in this 2,594.8-mile event, which started in Skagen in Denmark on August 19 and finished in Gibraltar last Sunday after travelling the length on Denmark, Germany, France and Spain.
He finished 10th out of 29 runners.
The Avon Cross Country Championships will again be held in conjunction with the Somerset and Wiltshire events at Bath University on Sunday, December 9.
For entry details, contact Keith Brackstone by email at: email@example.com