Charlotte Arter broke another Welsh record on her way to claiming a victory at the Leeds Abbey Dash.

Cumbrian runner Arter, originally from Stockdalewath, near Dalston, ran 31:34 yesterday for the fourth best ever legal British 10km time behind Paula Radcliffe’s 30:21, Liz McColgan’s 30:39 and Wendy Sly’s 31:29. Gemma Steel has clocked 31:26 but that was achieved on an overall downhill course.

It comes after former Austin Friars student Arter ran a Welsh half-marathon record in Barcelona in February.

Arter, 28, finished ahead of Abbie Donnelly and Beth Potter, while Jess Judd was fourth with a time of 32:11.

"It’s always a fast start at Leeds, I tucked in amongst the leading women and some of the guys for the first 3km, but by 5km, I felt it slowing and I decided to push on," Arter, now of Cardiff, who became a full-time athlete at the start of 2019, told Welsh Athletics website.

"Coming back into town, I was looking at the watch thinking I was on for a low 32min time, maybe just under, but it wasn’t until I saw the clock in the last 100m that I realised how quick I’d run!

"I’m delighted to break another Welsh record and lead the team home."

Meanwhile, on Twitter, Arter said: "Twenty four hours later and I still don’t think it’s sunk in...31.34, PB, Welsh record and the win at #AbbeyDash. Couldn’t have asked for a better race! Great performances all round from @WelshAthletics squad."