Hannah is edged out by ex-Olympic legend Pavey

BRISTOL & West AC’s Hannah Alderson continued her comeback with a well deserved second place in the latest Westbury 5k road race in Wiltshire.

It took former GB international and five-times Olympian Jo Pavey to deny Alderson victory as she made the trip from her home in Devon to win with a time of 16mins 41secs in 16th place overall.

Former GB junior international Alderson (pictured right) was only 12 seconds adrift of Pavey clocking 16:53 in 19th overall while Gloucester’s Gemma Collier was third woman (17:57).

Top man was Ed Knudsen from the promoting club Avon Valley Runners though his time of 15:20 was well outside the course record of 14:30 set last summer.

But Knudsen won it at a canter finishing 27 seconds clear of Simeon Howson (15:47) with Team Bath’s Aidan Daniel third (16:00).