Athletics: Steel on form to finish in top five
Charnwood runner Gemma Steel finished fifth in the Great South Run.
The Great Britain athlete completed the 10-mile race, in Portsmouth, in 53min 57sec, just 13 seconds off her personal best for the distance.
European and Commonwealth silver medalist Jo Pavey, who finished seventh in the women's 10,000m at the London Olympics, was a comfortable winner in 53.01.
Steel's fifth-place finish matches her outstanding performance in the same event in 2010, which put her name firmly on the international map, beating off the likes of Olympic marathon champion Constantina Dita.
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Daniel Allinson made a winning return to the Braunstone parkrun, chalking up his third victory in the event more than three months since his last outing.
The Hinckley RC athlete, a previous winner at the Conkers and Coventry parkruns, crossed the line in 16.19, just eight seconds shy of the personal best he set in May.
Charnwood's James Douglas, also a previous winner, finished just four seconds behind to take second place.
Debutant George Ashdown, of Owls, claimed third place, crossing the line in 17.10 to add to the win already recorded at the Milton Keynes parkrun.
Kate McBlane claimed victory in the women's race, running home in a personal best time of 17.51, an 89-second improvement on her previous fastest time for the course.
Charnwood's Kate Ramsey, completing her first Braunstone parkrun since winning it in a personal-best time of 18.31 in July, sealed the runner-up spot, crossing the line in 18.49.
April Beeby recorded her second top-three finish from just her third outing. The Leicester Coritanian ran home in 20.34.
For the fifth time, Charnwood's Jack Douglas was first home in the under-15s race. The youngster, making his seventh appearance, crossed the line in 19.46.
The county's athletics scene picked up two gongs at the England Athletics National Awards.
Cherie D'Silva, the chair of Leicester Athletics Development Group, was given the award for services to disability athletics, while Leicestershire Vision 20/20 Athletics Network picked up the athletics network of the year award.