SHEFFIELD (GBR, Sep 5): European 10000 metres silver medallist Chris Thompson after doing most of the hard work at the front of the pack saw himself outsprinted by Craig Mottram at the Bupa Great Yorkskire Run on Sunday. Thompson returning briefly to road running after a highly successful track season, lost out by a second to his Australian rival who clinched victory in their 10 kilometres clash on the streets of Sheffield in 28:50 by one second. Writes David Martin. The fast finishing pair breaking clear of the field after eight kilometres before Mottram pulled away to score his narrow victory, stifled the threat of Finn Jussi Utriainen who placed third in 29:02. Freya Murray with a very strong finish and against a domestic field was for the second successive year crowned women‘s champion holding off a persistent challenge from Charlotte Purdue who the previous weekend beat her over 5000m on the track in Cardiff. Her winning 33:01 ahead of Purdue 33:06.
ARANDA DU DUERO (ESP, Sep 4): At road mile European champion Nuria Fernandez competed for first time since her Barcelona win and was the best in 5:01 ahead of Zuema Fuentes-Pila 5:03 and Irene Alfonso 5:04. Diego Ruiz won the men race in 4:10.
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