WEST marathon international Emma Stepto added the Vitality Bath half marathon title to her Bristol success with an emphatic victory today.
On her return to action from a back injury Stepto paced her effort perfectly, taking the lead just before the halfway mark and then pushing on for an emphatic triumph in 73:50.
“I didn’t expect that at all,” said a clearly surprised Stepto.
To complete a west country clean sweep Bristol & West’s Jenny Jagger was runner-up (75:15) and Stroud-based Rachel Felton was third in a PB of 75:21.
In the men’s race Bideford’s Shaun Antell showed a welcome return to form as he finished seventh and leading west man in a time of 68mins 29secs.
It is the 27-year-old’s fastest time for almost two years.
Just behind clubmate Aaron Richmond was 12th in a personal best time of 69:29.
Top Cornwall runner was David Bartlett of Newquay Road Runners in 34th (73:17), which smashed his previous best of 74:04 set over the same course two years ago.
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