It is Grittleton 10k glory for Luke and Hannah

lukeevansLUKE Evans edged out Wiltshire favourite Simon Nott in the Grittleton 10k road race yesterday as the pair dominated the event.

Evans did enough to win in a time of 32mins 04secs with Nott of Calne Running Club just four seconds behind. As for the rest of the 360-strong field they were almost three minutes off the pace set by the top guys with third place going to Andy Cannel in 35:05.

Evans’ Bristol & West clubmate Ciaran McQuade also made the top ten in seventh (36:25).

Leading woman was former GB junior international Hannah Alderson. Alderson, who started her career at Yate & District AC and then moved on to Bristol & West AC, finished 10th overall in 37:17.

The 24-year-old, whose last outing was the Bristol half marathon, is now running unattached having dropped out of competitive athletics for a few years. But Alderson, who works as a teacher in Bristol, clearly still has a lot to offer and it is great to see her back racing well again.

Hannah Alderson training near her home in Old Sodbury   GSR128V11

Second woman was Eilidh Bell of Chippenham Harriers (39:19) with Alexandra Cutts of South West Road Runners third in 39:43.

Portishead Running Club’s Emily Currie was eighth in 42:37, which smashed her personal best by over two minutes so well done to her.