Studley’s delight as he is crowned England 10k champion

DanStudleyERunnerWinnerDAN Studley claimed the best win of his career at the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k road race yesterday.

The event incorporated the England Athletics Championships so once again attracted a top class domestic field, who were relieved that the incessant rain and high winds dropped off just before the start.

Studley (pictured) ran a canny race sitting in behind Welshman Dewi Griffiths and Jacob Allen before using his track speed to sprint clear at the end.

The unofficial winning time – and on the day there was a problem with the results – was 29mins 43secs which would be a personal best shaving three seconds off his 2013 best.

“A small PB in difficult conditions but nice to be National 10k champion!” said Studley.