Carlisle's Charlotte Arter once again finished on the podium in the Vitality Big Half as Sir Mo Farah enjoyed the ideal build-up to April’s London Marathon with a second-successive victory in the men's event.

Farah outsprinted training partner Bashir Abdi and Daniel Wanjiru to cross the line in Greenwich in 61 minutes 15 seconds, while Britain’s Charlotte Purdue also retained her title in the elite women’s race.

Purdue finished in a time of 70 minutes 38 seconds with Steph Twell claiming second place ahead of Arter, of Stockdalewath, who came third at the same event last year.

Farah revealed on Friday he is considering a return to the track to defend his 10,000m title at this year’s World Championships.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist called time on his glittering track career in 2017 to concentrate on marathon running, but the 35-year-old is weighing up a comeback in Doha this autumn.

Farah told BBC Sport: “Conditions were a bit tougher than last year, very windy, but it was nice to get the job done and come first. It’s a nice stepping stone.

“Early on in the race, I felt a bit sluggish and had a bit of cramp but dug in deep and got through it.

“I’m excited [about the London Marathon]. I feel like I have more experience than last year, so I’ve just got to go out there and do the best that I can. But I know I can mix it with the guys for sure.

“After the marathon, we’ll make a decision about what I want to do, but deep down, I do miss the track.”