WILLIARD CHINHANHU and Kate Reed
were the major individual winners of the Chichester Priory 10km race that incorporated the United Kingdom road-running championships.British international and World cross country representative Kate Reed who produced a brilliant performance at the BUPA Great North 3km race the previous weekend in Newcastle when finishing third behind Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot won an eventful Women's race in a new course record time of 32 minutes 7 seconds to collect the Â£250 cash bonus on offer.
...Cheruiyot as expected went to the front from the gun with Britain's Kate Reed setting a strong pace for company in her trademark white socks.
As they entered the half-way point a group of four containing Cheruiyot, Reed
and Ethiopia's Meselech Melkamu broke away after recording a split of 4:33.Reed
continued to press as the Alan Storey coached athlete looked full of confidence and running free with Cheruiyot tracking and beginning to make her
move with Melkamu for company as Reed
slipped back into third.
Bristol despite missing their talismanic British international Kate Reed
maintained second place throughout the race to finish runners-up as the team of Amy Stiles-Chalk (14:40), Katie Knowles (14:57), Claire Willer (15:36) and Charlie Coffey (15:26) clocked 1:00.39.
1 Meseret Defar (ETH) 15:08; 2 Benita Johnson (AUS) 15:28; 3 Jo Pavey (GBR) 15:29; 4 Lauren Fleshman (USA) 15:31; 5 Kate Reed
(GBR) 15:36; 6 Liz Yelling
(GBR) 15:41; 7 Inge Abitova (RUS) 16:20; 8 Sophie Morris (GBR) 16:25; 9 Michelle Cope (GBR) 16:34; 10 Susie Bush (GBR) 16:44; 12 Hannah Whitmore (GBR) 16:48