Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon runner-up in Trafford 10k

RUN: Runner Alyson Dixon braves the bad weather to take part in the Sunderland 10K and Half Marathon Event Picture: DAVID WOOD
RUN: Runner Alyson Dixon braves the bad weather to take part in the Sunderland 10K and Half Marathon Event Picture: DAVID WOOD
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Alyson Dixon continued her preparations for world marathon championship selection in London in August by finishing runner-up in yesterday’s Trafford 10k Road Race.

Welsh star Elinor Kirk took the honours in Manchester on 33min 29sec, with Sunderland Stroller Dixon just 11 seconds behind.

This was Dixon’s second 10k of the year and it was faster than her winning performance in the Dewsbury 10k in February. Her PB for 10k stands at 32.17 from 2015.

Bristol-based Sunderland Harrier Matt Devlin clocked a personal best in 168th (33.55) and Steven Duffy recorded 34.43 for 197th in a quality race.