Sunderland Stroller Dixon of the pace in Czech Republic

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Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon finished tenth woman in the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon in the Czech Republic on Saturday night.

In a race dominated by Africans and won by Kenyan Mary Keitany (66.38), the Silksworth runner recorded a time well outside her best (70.38), finishing in 74.15.

Gateshead Harrier Matty Hynes finished 13th overall in 65.46 with Kenyan Joshpat Kiprop winning in 60.21.

Sunderland Harrier Michael Wilson finished sixth (1.53.40) in the England Athletics under-20 800m final at Bedford yesterday.

He had progressed through the heats (1.53.78) and semi final (1.53.77) on Saturday, as a fastest loser to claim his place in the final.

Result of Newton Aycliffe 10k: 1 N Swinburn (Morp) 31:15, 2 C Chapman V40 (Crook) 34:13; 3 M Joyeux (Quak) 34:23.

Women: 1 R Smith (Dur) 35:48, 2 J Stone (M’bro) 36:17, 3 L Thompson (W35) 39:03