Charlotte Purdue and Helen Clitheroe impress in Edinburgh

Charlotte Purdue
Purdue won the Antrim IAAF Cross Country meeting earlier this year

British duo Charlotte Purdue and Helen Clitheroe finished second and fourth respectively in the women's race at Sunday's Great Edinburgh Run.

The 10km race was won by Kenya's Lucy Kabuu in a time of 32 minutes 28 seconds, with her compatriot Irene Jerotich finishing third.

In the men's race, Kenya's Martin Mathati won in a new course record time of 28 minutes three seconds.

Fellow Kenyan Titus Mbishei was second with Britain's Tom Humphries third.

Japan-based Mathati, who also said: "I found it very tough with Titus constantly surging and it did hurt me.

"This was an important race foe me. It wasn't easy with all the changes of pace."

Sunday represented another strong showing from Aldershot athlete Purdue, who earlier this year won the Antrim IAAF Cross Country meeting in Northern Ireland and was the highest placed European World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria in Spain with a 14th-place finish.

Clitheroe also impressed in Edinburgh, again demonstrating the ability that saw her record a personal best in the 5,000m at the

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