In-form Ellie scorches to PB in red-hot Cardiff 5k

In-form Ellie scorches to PB in red-hot Cardiff 5k

In form: Ellie Wallace standing on the far right in third place

ELLIE Wallace continued her fine autumn form with another huge personal best last night.

Competing in the Cardiff 5k road race the 22-year-old North Somerset AC runner smashed her previous best time of 16:58, set only two months ago in the South West PB Series at Odd Down, with a sparkling 16:16.

In a strong, mixed field Wallace dug in with determination and renewed confidence after some fine recent performances to finish third woman overall behind Wales internationals Charlotte Arter and Jenny Nesbitt.

The 5k road best comes after her recent PB over the distance on the track in Nottingham when she clocked 16:18.82 to slash 20 seconds off her debut tine of 16mins 38.42secs.

Wallace, who has now returned to her family home in Nailsea after completing her degree at Florida State University, has linked up again with coach Julian Emery.

Also, in Cardiff Bristol & West AC’s Ben Maliphant just missed his PB by two seconds as he placed 45th in 15:42 while NSAC junior William Cheek was 63rd.

B&W teenager Megan Hornung ran a swift16:55 on her debut at the distance.

1 Charlotte Arter (Cardiff) 15:29; 2 Jenny Nesbitt (Cardiff) 15:44; 3 Ellie Wallace (NSAC) 16:16 (PB).

Men: 45 Ben Maliphant (B&W) 15:42; 63 William Cheek (NSAC, U20) 16:09; 106 Megan Hornung (B&W, U17) 16:55;

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